Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Jared Mees has come on really strong at the end of the season to lead the points chase going into the Final at Pomona. Talk about an exciting series. When the No.1 Plate is decided at the last event, it is like icing on the cake to a fantastic competitive season. Mees leads Smith and Jake Johnson 260,247 and 244 points.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Just as they were getting ready to get hot laps and qualifying started for the Grays Harbor Half Mile, a thick wet cloud settled on the track and soaked the place good and properly. They wheelpacked for hours, hoping to squeeze some of the moisture out of the track and all of a sudden the cloud lifted and they ask the fast guys if they wanted to see if the track was ridable. A cluster of them wobbled out onto the track and literally tested the waters. Halbert and Bonsey immediately cracked the throttle got up to speed. The rest took it very cautiously. When this test session was flagged everybody converged on Halbert to hear his opinion. "It's fast,slippery ,treacherous. My kind of track. Lets race !" The race was cancelled. Fortunately for all the racers and fans who traveled to the remote corner of Washington State, the AMA, the Promoter and the Track got together and announced they would try to run it the next day. They did and it was fantastic. The banked little half-mile provided intense close pack racing and we will be back next year.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jim McMurren has been through a real rough patch lately but, things are looking up and he is on the road to recovery albeit, minus a lower right leg. For a Harley Sprint racer, that's your shifting foot. Jim will have to perfect his third gear starts! "Too Fast" Tom Ferguson has been riding one of Jim's Sprints with great success and last Saturday night Round 9 SCFTA at Perris he won another Classic 500/750 Brakeless Main for the absent Team Sprint leader.Please send Jim some positive brain waves/ prayers.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Another fantastic race meeting for the So Cal Flat Track Assoc. with Round 9 held on a beautiful day and as usual, a perfectly prepared track. Kayl Kolkman won a start to finish battle with Jimmy Wood in the Pro Main. Icing on the cake to a great day of dirt track action. September weather is more like it, with 85F and a nice breeze. Way better than the 95 and 100+F of the last two meets. "Night before the National" coming up on Friday Oct 10th, right before the Pomona Half Mile National on Saturday the 11th.It is going to be a big night. Beat the traffic and get there early, gates open at 11:00am, practice starts at 3:00pm