Posts Tagged ‘USCRA’

Pack It Up | Seeley G50 Sets Sail

We've been tardy at posting one of the biggest announcements in our racing times... the invitation to compete in the Island Classic at Phillip Island, Australia, January 24-26, 2014.  The Australians have graciously extended their hand to a select few Americans, inviting them to compete in this huge event, and we are most flattered to have been included.  There are 2 groups of American racers heading over; a West Coast group headed up by Dave Crussel, and an East Coast group, arranged by Bob Coy (USCRA).  Our little sub-group - ... read more

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Racer 2007 | The Evolution of a Norton Racer

January 2007: I've been racing long enough now to see a recurring theme emerge. Rebuilding after each season is a gross understatement. This is my 1962 Slimline frame sitting on Great Jones street in Manhattan sometime in January 2007 after a healthy dose of media blasting; this so I can find the cracks and flaws hidden under the paint. I present the 2007 rebuild. Chasing that chatter that plagued me in '06.   After some crack repairs (see the front mount for spot welds) it was determined that this old ... read more

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Racer 2006 | The Evolution of a Norton Racer

USCRA Eurocup Pre-Grid, NHIS, 6/12/06 Photo courtesty of Matthew Robbins www.matthewrobbinsphoto.com January 2006: Okay...where do I begin? It's no secret that racing is tough on bikes, riders and pocketbooks, but my little surprise this off-season came from out of nowhere. It all started with a pesky oil leak from the filler cap on the oil tank that reoccurred throughout last season. I decided to pull the tank to see if I could fashion some sort of repair. Lo and behold, as I pulled the tank ... read more

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Racer 2005 | The Evolution of a Norton Racer: 2005

    March 5, 2005, debuting new Works Performance alloy shocks, a custom Kirby fairing from Andy Molnar (with built-in belly pan), and a set of brand-new sticky Avon AM23/AM22 race tires, prepped and ready for the first race of 2005 only one week away with WERA at Virginia International Raceway (VIR).  Notice the rock salt on the ground. It does not feel like race weather around here.   Fueling up at V.I.R., March 12, 2005.   Click HERE for the soothing sights/sounds of a Norton at full ... read more

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