THE WEEKLY FEED: MARCH 8, 2017

BLAST FROM THE PAST

RIP TIM HART

I never met Tim Hart, but he played a huge role in my early years as a motocrosser. He was unique in his look, an orange Bell Star ribboned with white crosshatches. He was one of our local stars, blitzing night racing at Irwindale, Ascot and Lions raceway. And he had the look, long hair, a flair for getting great starts and along with Billy Payne, helped to give Maico’s the mark of a So Cal machine that dominated the action. In the early seventies his snipped out of Cycle News and Motorcycle Weekly photos were stapled all over the walls of my bedroom.

Tim went on to race nationally as a privateer on a Maico in 1971. Yamaha hired the Torrance California racer in 1973 and he went on to win the 125 opener at Hangtown in 1975, infamous as the mud race that stopped Marty Smith from winning every national that year. He went on to win one more 125 National and a 250 at Lake Whitney, Texas.

Born in 1949, Tim grew up in Torrance, California and spent the entirety in the South Bay. He was 67 years old when he passed. I will never forget what he gave to the sport and to a teenager who was riding a Honda 160 in a field and wanted to emulate the Bell Star, white striped Tim Hart.

God speed.

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How great is this shot? Glen Helen’s infamous Talladega first turn under the gun of the mini class at the Big Six event. That’s my neighbor, young Mr. Dawson at the wheel of the machine.

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GNCC VIBES

STEWARD BAYLOR IS THE FASTEST MAN IN OFF-ROAD…RIGHT NOW

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Winning the first National Enduro of year, the first Full Gas Sprint Enduro and the first GNCC of 2017 puts Steward Baylor in an elite spot. He has shown that he not only has the versatility to compete at several different aspects of the sport, he has the fire and the speed to win. Congrats!!!

WHIBS RACES GNCC!

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Race Report: GNCC Rnd1 ~ Big Buck Rider: Paul Whibley Team : AmProYamaha Bike: Yamaha YZ 125 Result: 3rd XC3 Class It had been a while since I had lined up for a GNCC; 28 months to be exact; it was great to be back on the line hearing that ten second call again. I got a good start and nabbed the holeshot. The track was pretty cut up and dusty. We quickly caught the back of the XC2 class. After leading about 10 miles my adrenaline started to wear off and I began to succumb to the flu that had kept me off the bike all week. I quickly dropped to fourth. I tried to ride a consistent pace that I hoped would see me through to the finish. At the final pit stop I was done. Nothing left. To be honest I was just happy to be back on a bike again at he race and to make it to the finish line was awesome. To come home 3rd was so cool. Hopefully with another week I can get back to full strength and be on the hunt for a win in Florida.

TREVOR’S FIRST XC1 GNCC-4TH

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Mounted on Honda’s new CRF450RX,  XC1 rookie, the 2016 XC2 lites National Champion, Trevor Bollinger.  rounded the first corner  in 10th place. Trevor switched his Eric Siraton tuned CRF450RX into attack mode and began to picking his way toward the front. Soon after the first hour of racing Trevor had made his way to the top five amongst the elite of the XC1 class. From there he picked up another position to 4th OA, on his way to a strong debut finish nearly missing the podium by a mere 20 seconds.

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Boyesen Releases New KTM and Husqvarna Carbon Tech Reed

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NANO-RESIN CARBON MATRIX ALIGNMENT OFFERS QUICKER REVS AND THE BEST POWER TRANSFER ACROSS ALL RPM RANGES.

Boyesen’s CarbonTech Reeds target  performance and come in as a cost-effective upgrade option for KTM/Husqvarna/Husaberg intake system. They have been specifically designed to offer improved durability while helping to overcome the sealing and power loss issues experienced by the latest generation of the KTM and Husqvarna stock reed petals.

CARBONTECH RC2 PERFORMANCE FEATURES

  • Advanced nano-resin carbon molecular alignment is superior to all other carbon on the market.
  • Precisely pre-curved reed arc profile ensures better valve sealing at reed tip.
  • Wider reed dimension for maximum sealing on the valve surface.
  • Improved reed mounting edge design eliminates any potential of the reed shifting during operation.
  • The most responsive, yet smooth power delivery available.
  • Easier to Ride low RPM riding.
  • Crisper, smoother transition from Low to Mid.
  • “Connects your hand to the power”.

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HUSQVARNA STRIPES LOGO TEE
T-shirt made of high-quality single jersey fabric with Husqvarna Motorcycles logo/stripe screen print. Husqvarna emblem on the neck. – 100% cotton.
MSRP $ 29.99 (USD)

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WORCS RACING- BACK IN THE DAY

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Full gates were the norm in 2007 and Factory support was at its peak in west coast based off-road venue. You would expect to see Kurt Caselli, Justin Soule, Ricky Dietrich, Bobby Garrison, Bobby Bonds, Damon Huffman, Nathan Woods and Robby Bell on the gate.

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

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In 1981 I raced mainly Husky’s in any enduro I could get to. For a short period I switched to a Maico, 490 test bike. It was a beast, both in girth and in power. In open terrain I had some success, in the Northern California enduros I got my butt handed to me. This is Texas Canyon playing in the snow.

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