District 37 Racers and Curious Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Motodisiac, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Raced the RUTS Meltdown 26 this weekend, Saturday it was already in the 90's by 9 am and dead calm :cry Got a bad start and the dust was so bad you just couldn't see. Not sure how I did, maybe 9th or 10th overall, possible 2nd in class.

    Sunday it was quite a bit cooler and we started an hour earlier, but still no wind. But this time I had a great start and led it start to finish, 1st OA! :clap
    I guess the dust was just as bad, but I didn't have to deal with it :D

    Braaap!

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  2. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    :clap

    Jesus, you rode well!

    :lol3

    congrats on the OA mIkey.... that's awesome and I know that the RUTS courses are tough.... they dont mess around and they love putting you through all that cross grain stuff. WAY easier to deal with the dust when yer out front eh!??!
  3. JonU

    JonU Long timer

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    Hey guys, I'm currently trying to figure out how to get into some racing (yes I'll be a novice. I also have a friend who wants to try giving racing a shot. He woud be on an ATV and I'll be on a bike. I realize you guys are out in Southern Cali and Arizona and I'm in El Paso. I'm just curious how often you guys have races around the Imperial Valley area? I'm not from around there but all of my Mom's family lives in that area. It would be a great way to get out and visit them while also getting a chance to try out some racing. I've been looking for something around my neck of the woods, but it appears that the district I would be in doesn't seem to do much (i think it's D20).
  4. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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  5. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    OK, 2014 season is officially under way.

    Last weekend I raced 1st GP of the year, Dirt Diggers at Taft. Got 7th out of 18 racers in my Hwt Novice class, and I cannot see how I could have done better. I was really pushing myself, and the guy in front of me still finished almost two minutes ahead. With 1st place in Novice EIGHT minutes faster than me, I think someone may have been sandbagging :eek1.

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    Going to Shane Watt's DirtWise school in two weeks, hopefully I will pick up some skills that will allow me to advance to 6th in the next race :)
  6. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    awesome man! congrats!!

    I love the Taft GP and I was so bummed to miss it. I miss racing so badly.... and its probably going to be at least another year before I Get back out there again!

    :cry

    slide once for me dood
  7. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Well, I'm delighted to let you guys know that I had my best result thus far - 3rd in HWT Novice at Round 2 in Glen Helen (out of 20+). I even got a trophy! :)

    The race was a little bit of mudfest, but the track layout was awesome, and the fact that the whole course did not have a single jump worked in my favor.

    I couldn't get going at the start (electric start advantage my ass) and was last off the line, about 5-7 seconds back. This helped to avoid 1st corner carnage, and I slowly started passing people one by one. It rained a little bit mid race, and I even thought about ditching my goggles because I could not see where I was going. Luckily I still had a couple of tear offs left.

    I was really pumped at the finish line, knowing that I did pretty well. I normally get passed by a lot of people from classes that start behind as we always go first. This race was different though, I only got passed by two guys on two smokes, and I kept them in sight for most of the race.

    Can you tell I'm proud of my 3rd? :clap Now I have to word towards 2nd. It was about 30 sec in front of me, I know I can pick up the pace a little bit.
  8. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Nice ride Motodisiac! Keep racing and the speed will continue to come.
  9. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    congrats dood!! I super jealous having never managed a trophy. and Glen Helen is SOOOO much fun, I had a blast out there. Did they send you guys through the parking lot again!?

    :ear
  10. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    I entered the not so tuff e nuff enduro yesterday. Looking forward to some desert fun.
  11. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    It wasn't parking lot this time but pretty long road section where I was bouncing off the rev limiter. I will try to post video soon.

    D.

  12. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    the last time that i raced there, I had just done a SoCal Supermoto class and I had been commuting on my KTM from time to time so I was VERY comfortable on the asphalt, sliding the 525.
    Coming out of the dirt and into the parking lot I could hear a race leader coming up behind me and he did EVERYTHING he could to get around me in the parking lot and it was just not happening. I had my slides down pat into the corners and out and I could hear him behind me on what was probably a 450 and he kept hitting his rev limiter. The second we got near the dirt I just moved over because as soon as we touched the dirt he would be gone but it was a good feeling that I was that quick, Supermoto style. I must have picked up 20 spots in the parking lot that race