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Discussion in 'Racing' started by Rich B, Oct 14, 2017.
Remember the t shirts, Juggs by Routt ?
Kenny Coolbeth posted his thoughts on the AZ Mile track conditions on Facebook:
We got some pretty good rain this morning in Sacramento. Unusual but not unheard of for late May. Might not rain again until October.
If this was the local short track I used to ride, I'd be thrilled because a few days after a rain, it could be groomed to a perfect DG cushion. Doubt it will be a problem for the Mile and might help the surface.
Tell us about your racing, brakes, no brakes, Ossa, Harley Sprint what was it spill your guts please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You youngsters have better things to do than listen to my old stories about carving wheels from stone and racing for prized dinosaur eggs so I could feed my village.
Youngsters, Thanks I will be 74 in Nov. Bet I older than you. Come on, we love hearing the history from everyone on their racing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't. We Want stories and pictures!
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How did you do ? Are you going to Sonoia if it is the same track bikes ran on YEARS ago it is banked to the point the starting line was in the pits !!!!!!!!!! J/B #17 told D/A #13 If he was going to be the director of flat track it was bs for him to be racing in all the classes. J/B said he got home at 3am, glad we didn't come.
Prairie City in Sac still runs a groomed DG cushion shorttrack,they do races and practice days. We could both go there and regain past glories!
Its a funny deal,virtually every rider said some version of what Kenny said,but AFT has no problem putting a race on here and signed up for some more years of it. Who is checking out these tracks in advance?
It takes a lot for someone like Kenny C to pull off and just say F it. No lighting,dust bowl,long delays for "celebrity" shorttrack races the crowd had no interest in and couldnt see anyway..........then they got to work on over watering a track that remained dusty. It would be hard for a Factory to look at some of these races and figure its good idea to build a purpose built bike for it all.
Peoria, 1981. Wayne Rainey in the lead
photo by Gary Van Voorhis
I did pretty well. I ran the TT and for some reason my brake hanger got caught against the kennedy nut and bent everything pretty good. My dad and I worked on it and filed/bent back all the bracketry and sourced another kennedy nut and it lasted the weekend. During the main event I was leading (in the novice class of course) but got run wide twice by a guy on a triumph twin. The second time I got ran wide we got together pretty good and I nearly went of the track. In the same corner my father passed me on the inside but I didn't have enough laps to catch him and pass him so he won the race and I finished second. The racing went on a while and I got home at 2:30 AM
Don't think I'll be able to make Senoia, my racing budget is all but blown currently and I'm planning on riding up to go see the Red Mile at beginning of June. The weather isn't looking good for Sonoia. I wish you would have came to aonia, would have been fun to hang out!
Any pictures are all petroglyphs and the sundials used to track my lap times have all been lost.
I did a very limited amount of roadracing with AFM here in Northern California, a few years of supermoto and some Flat Track and TT at Prairie City. Never made it to Lodi. My results show I was really just there to add noise and color to enhance the experience for the real racers. Wish I was joking about the sundials.
I know. I'm probably going to watch the Super Hooligans tomorrow night.
Ive got a spare set of wheels for my 300,some DTX tires could be stuck on. Prairie City does look fun. Flattracking cant be that hard compared to what we were doing last Friday
Fans Choice doing Lodi Fri. and Bryan #4 will run the Sat mile
Thanks for the memories. I only wish we at the PMC could draw the crowds we once had. I can also remember the grandstands, bleachers and the infield being filled at Springfield!
If Stevey Bonsey can walk he would come out and run Lodi,he likes running the local shows before the big races. Lodi has the widest fastest blue groove imaginable. It comes in quick and is fast!
In the past there has been a 25,000.00 purse at Lodi before National.
<Sigh> That sounds like my story . I did get passed by a very young fast guy at Oak Hill speedway near Henderson TX , what was his name , Swank , Shcatz , oh yeah Schwantz . In my defense he was on a 1982 GS that was a Superbike spec bike at the time built by a shop in TX , and I was on a clapped out 250 CC KR Kawasaki that was well past its best if used by date . Of course we could have switched motorbikes and he would still have passed me All I remember was a very loud howling noise and seeing a blur as he went by . What was he , like 17 at the time ? At least his becoming world champ a few years later soothed the hurt