Monday, July 5, 2010

3rd of July

We had a pretty good night at Jolly Rogers (sic). The track has changed over the years, now it's a banked dirt "paperclip" track. The rider turnout was a little low but we still met up with some old racing friends.
Since I'm on the disabled list with my ankle, Scott was racing my bike in Vintage. Bill entered the 125 class with his beautiful KX125 framer.

The Vintage heat started out well for Scott. He came through turn one in 4th place, but was able to make a pass for 3rd by the end of the lap. Then he tried to make up time on the leaders and over-cooked it going into turn one on the 3rd lap and low sided. He was able to pick up the bike and finish the race, but he'd get last choice on the line for the main.

As it turned out, last choice was the inside "pole", which wasn't ideal, but Scott made the most of it and had a great start in the feature, finishing the first lap in 2nd place. The real competition was a guy on a framer Husky 410 4 stroke, and Leo Vadnais campaining an air-cooled Yamaha 2 stroke. Well Leo didn't have a great start and it took him a couple laps to catch Scott, and another lap to set up a good pass, which he did. Scott finished in third, but had a pretty good gap on the rest of the field. Vintage has been a good class, with lots of brands represented. This race had 2 Husqvarnas, 2 Yamahas, a Honda twin and a nice Maico.

Bill was struggling with a grabby clutch for his heat and feature, which left him stalled on the line twice. He was able to get restarts and put in a good ride, but I think he's ready to make the transition to his new flat track project, an RD350 that he's been working on. Should be ready by the next round...

Scott wearing the 6th St. Specials tee.

Man & machine..

Scott in practice, ridin' a high line.

The pit-out gives racers a view of turn one. The pro's were out on the track when I took this.

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