On Saturday evening after the first day's race, I was relating the story of this woodchuck that ran on to the track right in front of me. Marty Yannerilla intruppts the story and asked - "Did he beat you too?".
During one of the practice sessions on Friday old man, Phast Phill Turkington pulled a calf muscle trying to push start his bike. He spent the rest of the weekend walking with a limp. He ended up racing his MT and RS both Saturday and Sunday. Took three fourths on Saturday. The sore leg was slowing him down. He did better on Sunday but not sure where he placed other than I know he took a third on the MT in one race.
Marty Yannerilla did very well on his MT. Took a first on Saturday and a second on Sunday.
Charlie Cole's Moto-Guzzi self destructed on the starting grid on Saturday. So his weekend was done.
Nevill Nesbit ended up low siding on the last lap of his race on his RS on Sunday. About a hundred yards from the finish line. Only thing hurt was his pride.
Rabbie Demetrius is not going to want to take his sidecar to Mid-Ohio anymore. Last time there the Chief drove him into an air-fence. This time he drove it into the gravel trap by the keyhole. He even convinced his girlfriend that it was her fault because "she didn't move fast enough." I think everyone else convinced Christina that is really was Rabbie's fault and she should be a real woman and never take the blame for anything.
Saw the Smith's there, Frank, Cathy and the Jersey Girl. She was modeling the latest in NHF race wear. And looking very good.
Swap meet seemed to be going down hill. Looking like it's a lot easier to shop for stuff on ebay than searching through the junk heaps there. Driving to Mid-Ohio it looks like a scene out of the Grapes of Wrath with the flat bed trailers loaded down with mid-70's jap junk.
Other than that the food was good in the pits and the beer was cold. So other than my being slow it was a very good weekend. And the only rain we got was on the drive out Thursday.
don't worry about the world's supply of 350's and slopers.... when we race dudes have used the shit all up..... we will just start a honda 250 rebel class. ha ha.
5000 wierdo's from ohio, a shitty swap meet, racing and one girl in a nhf tank top vs lots of chicks in bikini's at a beach two blocks from my house......hmmmmmm. i'm lazy.... stayed at the beach. no offense to jersy girl.
I did hear a kinda funny story about a friend. He races RS125 and he's pretty damn fast. On Saturday though, he gets passed in the front straight by some other guy who poured a little too much on trying to get by him. They both come into turn 1 (a fast but blind left hander) with Scott on the outside. The other guy gets spooked and loses it. He goes down hard. After lying there for a minute, he gets up and starts kicking his bike. Then he proceeds to stand there and wait for Scott, flipping him off every time he passes. Last I heard no fights in the paddock happened. The guy did file a complaint....
Come to think of it, if say, 1973 is the cutoff year for vintage now, will 1993 be the cutoff in 20 years? AHRMA already has started the suberbike (up to '82) class, what will the next group of cheapo racers be when a 350 costs as much as an old triumph?
No offense taken although I would take the track ANY DAY over the beach
There was a pretty good USCRA showing. Everyone did awesome, and it was great seeing you all. I can't wait for the next race. Rabbie, Phil, Craig and Marty looked all good. The group that let me hang out in there garage (Jordan Levitt, Aron Ahlstrom, Kenny Cummings, Jamie Waters and Andrew Anderson) all did well also. It was a good time, and if you missed it to go to the beach that is your loss
hangin out with my son in the surf is better than any race/track day. he is amazing. he is 21/2 years old and i have been pushing him into waves on boogie boards and one of my surfboards. if you were there you would understand