Racing season ends…for now

The racing season has finally ended in the formal sense.  Now the development and scheduling of events for 2017 begins.  There really isn’t a “Downtime” in racing at the level we try to attain. The Mancup Finals in Georgia didn’t go as hoped, with a clutch management system malfunction eluded detection and resolution, costing us…

Slimey Crud Run 2016

Check out #1 in the list… Top 10 Highlights of the Fall 2016 Slimey Crud Run: The Usual Suspects

Breaking News!!!

We have decided that maybe Speed Week is the choice for the land speed racing in 2017.  All the big players, all the big cars, and 7 days to “break records or break parts”.  Maybe both?   We’ll keep you all posted.  Once again, THANK YOU ALL!! EDIT: The hotel rooms are skyrocketing – we are…

Bonneville Update: September 28

Well as everyone is aware of, the World Finals at Bonneville was cancelled.  Enough rain fell the week before that the course remained under water too long to allow the proper preparation required to put on an event of that caliber.  My wife was coming back through Wendover and stayed at the motel we had…

The mad dash starts with the Mancup drag race at Rockingham NC.  Driving down I picked up Mitch Brown, owner of Monster Race Products in downtown Chicago.  These were the same streets the Blues Brothers roamed and it was just as crazy.  I must say GPS doesn’t play well under the El. Leaving the big…

Sunday riding

One of the traditions I have tried to keep up with is the opportunity to ride the red turbo bike around the block on the Sunday morning before we leave.  This allows the settling in of the systems and verification of their function.  It is also a suspension test as Madison’s streets are rougher than…

September 11, 2016

First off I want to remember the loved ones and their families lost in the September 11 tragedy.  I remember standing by the timeclock at the shop when the news of the first plane came over the radio, followed by the next ones.  It truly felt like the end of the world may have been…

Keep on going…

Work continues in four fronts.  The double is ready to run on alcohol and switch to nitro very soon.  We hope to be running the injected Ducati today to verify the systems.  The blown Ducati is getting the top end cylinders, new pistons and heads installed in preparation for going back in the chassis next…

Updates!

Hello All, Well the entry forms have been mailed, and thank you all for the help in that area!  I was wondering how much longer we would have to wait to do that. Speed Week segued into the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (formerly known as the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials) and using an unconventional track…

Speed Week is on!!!

The salt is fast and hard, and having the benefit of hindsight (this being written on the last day of Speed Week) the course eventually got bumpy, causing the biggest hitters to finish up and go home early. It wasn’t too bad at the outset as the new Speed Demon car recorded a 403 mph…

On another note:

We just got a beautiful new bike in this morning: 1955 BSA CBD34. (The vinyl on the pedestrian slicer was wrong, so we corrected the DBD, which reflects a different model, to the proper CBD) Kick-kick-kickstarting it in the driveway!