Florida Trail Riders Hare Scrambles Race, Punta Gorda, Florida 2017

Biketographer went to the Florida Trail Riders hare scrambles races on Sunday, at Punta Gorda, Florida.

8 inch x 10 inch prints are $18.69 each plus tax.  8×10 Reprints (of same image) are only $3.74 plus tax.  (print one “8×10″ per sheet, or that image 4″ x 5”, four times per sheet.)

With each print purchased, you may receive a .jpg file for your personal use. File will be 600 pixels on the long dimension. How large is 600 pixels?  The images above are only 300 pixels on the long side, so your 600 pixel ‘digital image’ will be 2x as wide and 2x as high.  A perfect size for sharing on facebook etc.

We previously photographed the Sunday races at FTR’s Indiantown Hare Scramble.

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FTR Hare Scrambles Race, Indiantown, Florida

A Florida Trail Riders sanctioned hare scramble race was held the weekend of November 18-19 near Indiantown, Florida.  Biketographer was there for the Sunday races.

Here are a few samples of the day.

Look for Biketographer at the FTR hare scramble near Punta Gorda, Florida December 9, 10.  My plan is to set up my 8×10 printer at the track, in the evening.  Prints are $18.69 each plus tax.  8×10 Reprints (of same image) are only $3.74 plus tax.  (print one “8×10″ per sheet, or that image 4″ x 5”, four times per sheet.)

With each print purchased, you may receive a .jpg file for your personal use.  File will be 600 pixels on the long dimension.  How large is 600 pixels?  The images above are only 200 pixels, so your 600 pixel ‘digital image’ will be 3x as wide and 3x as high.  A perfect size for sharing on facebook etc.

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Homestead Speedway CCS Motorcycle Racing May 7, 2017, Part 2

As promised, here is part 2 of CCS Motorcycle Racing at Homestead on May 7.  Most of these images are from the ‘afternoon’ races.   I only saw one small cloud in the sky all day, which means I went through a log of SPF 30 sunblock lotion.  Temperature was around 80 for the high of the day.

GTU Experts in turn 7 at Homestead Speedway CCS Motorcycle Races

GTU Experts in turn 7 at Homestead Speedway

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Homestead Speedway CCS Motorcycle Racing May 7, 2017

I’d like to show you some images from the Championship Cup Series motorcycle races at Homestead Speedway May 7, 2017.

GTO Expert / Amateur split, turn 7 Homestead Speedway

Turn 7 right hander; GTO Expert / Amateur split

Because all motorcycles and riders have to go through tech inspection before being allowed on the track, the job of Tech Inspector guarantees you get to meet the prettiest racers.

I have a lot of photos from this race, so I will break this up into two blog postings; to see the rest of part 1
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“When You Gotta Go” or “Where There’s a Will There’s a Way”

Sometimes, you are determined to go racing, but do not bother to use traditional methods.

Spotted on the infield at Daytona Internations Speedway, March 2017

I would never make fun of this guy.  You have heard that phrase about ‘glass houses’, right?  So let me show you how I often traveled to Moroso and Homestead to race in CCS Lightweight Sportsman Class.

1984 Yamaha RZ350 on its way to Moroso. Probably 1995.

Got to love Ancra Tie Downs.  One on each wheel secure the bike to the bumper, and more go from the handlebars, through both rear windows, and back out and to the rear frame.  It shook and wobbled with every start, stop, or bump.

I eventually bought a one axle enclosed trailer.  One time on the way back from an F.T.R. hare scramble in Okeechobee the bumper of this motorhome suddenly broke, almost completely off.  I was able to stop in town and take care of the situation.

Sons of Speed / Daughters of Speed New Smyrna Speedway

It was a tough decision; I woke up Saturday morning at Daytona International Speedway about 7 hours before the 76th Daytona 200 thinking about the antique / vintage races at New Smyrna Speedway 12 miles away.  Should I actually miss the Daytona 200 to go see a ‘new’ race?  I had no idea what it would be like.  But I did know that I wanted to see 100 year old bikes actually being used.

Of course the tires and wheels were ‘new’.  The frames were replicas.  But the spirit was 100% board track;  no brakes, no suspension, no gear box and no clutches to be found on the track. Click Here to See More Photos and Read the Whole Article

Daytona Int’l Speedway Fall Cycle Scene October 2016

Behind the scences at a motorcycle endurance race.

True bike nuts, like me, also enjoy ‘behind the scenes’ images and stories.   For racers, family, friends, and pit crew, “behind-the-scenes” is where races are won and lost.

In racing, nothing is un-important.  Without ever type of spare part on hand, a ‘simple’ failure of an exhaust bracket will elminate any hope of finishing the endurance race.

Pit lane official keeping an eye on the Schwemmer/Ashmead team during refueling.

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