Another great day at the track.
Thanks Neil the SoCal Motor Bicycle Racing event organizer, Ryan and Travis local racers, LB mopeds, Mike scoot TV, Arrow Motorized Cycles, Joker Motorcycle, and everybody who came to support the race.
NEXT RACE: Saturday OCTOBER 19th 2013 GRANGE TRACK Apple Valley, Southern California
Photo: Scotto (right) won 1st place unlimited class talking to Brian (left) from http://www.nashmoto.com/ won 1st place in Mid Range 8hp class.
RESULTS for the Chinese Bicycle PRO class:
SoCal Motor Bicycle Racing: Grange Motor Circuit.
June 1st 2013 10 Lap Final:
(David Rust, Master tuner and owner of Arrow Motorized Cycles)
66 cc 2 STROKE PRO CLASS Chinese Motor Bicycles ONLY:
1st: # 88 Jim Rust. ARROW MOTORIZED CYCLES
2nd: # 57 Kevin Takahushi. PISTON BIKES
3rd: # 87 Jeff Fitzgerald. ARROW MOTORIZED CYCLES
4th: # 68 Norm Neal. VENICE MOTOR BIKES [non Pro bike]
Did Not Finish : Flat front tire. #89 Ryan Scruggs ARROW MOTORIZED CYCLES
Results for the 11hp + Unlimited class:
1st # 3 Scotto Motor Bicycle 212cc 4 stroke
2nd # 191 Ryan Mayer Tomahawk Moped Motobecane 50cc single variated 2 stroke
3rd # 99 Brian Motor Bicycle 160cc 4 stroke
Scotto uses a Harbor Freight Generator Motor 212cc 4 stroke $99 on sale, modified combustion chamber, race exhaust, Tomar racing clutch, bigger carb. He’s trying to start a new race class using the cheap 99cc Motor on his blue bike. Check out all the other cheap pull start motors from 79cc to 212cc made in China sold at a local Harbor Freight store in Los Angeles or online. They even have a 420cc motor for $600.
More coming this week …..
Mid Range class 8hp morning Heat 1 race:
Race Motor Bicycles:
Moped trophies hand made by Ryan Mayer and Travis local racers. Honest Mike Scoot TV took moped 1st place in the slow amateur class and Ryan and Tyler from Long Beach Mopeds took moped 1st and 2nd place in the Mid Range 8hp class.
Lunch time: Track cruise with all the bikes.
6 videos total
More coming this week …..
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Good time last Friday Feb 1st, 2013 at the Grange’ race track in Apple Valley (1h30 from Los Angeles), watching a private moped race event organized by Fink’s moped store in San Diego.
I met a very good group of people that might come back to Grange’ in April to participate in the Southern California motorized bicycle/moped event, first official race of the season 2013.
Here are few pics and a video of my trip to the track…
Check out their facebook page Fink’s Moped Co-Op
Fink’s moped crew at Grange’ track:
Tyler of “Knuckleheads” moped gang from Long Beach-Los Angeles, ripping his kitted 70cc Derbi Variant in the straight:
Mike of “Woolly Bullies” moped gang in Los Angeles, looking for leftover chili inside Chris Hernandez beetle car and shooting guns during the race’s lunch break.
Video of my trip to the race:
First official Motobecane moped race in Brazil January 20th, 2013:
On board video:
Maicon Fuser #1 moby street racer/tuner and Super Moto professional rider showing his amazing skills during practice laps with his yellow moby XR tubular frame 70cc air cooled. I think he won the race event.
(At the beginning of the video, check out how Vinicius Magnusson from Facebook/Moby Racing starts his moby er3 variator idler bearing function with the “cardboard trick”, he needs a Tomahawk Pull Start )
Puch E50 racing in Switzerland.
FRENCH MOPED RACING 50cc variated:
Vintage photo: Peugeot 103 dual variated 50cc race moped.
The top teams are gearing up for the 2013 season:
Bidalot RS 50cc variated technology, Neo CNC machined cases with Derbi euro Bidalot Factory 50cc race kit, Mykitech race pulley with custom lightened clutch bell with aluminum fins.
Bialot 50cc custom CNC cases with cooling fins+ cylinder head + intake manifold + variator + lightened Bidalot clutch pulley + mbk av10 aluminum swing arm.
60 days left before the 1st SoCal moped/motrized bicycle race April 7th 2012 at Grange Track, Victorville.
I should have enough time to paint and reassemble my 50cc race moped with no fairings this year to blend in. I’m the only dedicated moped racer left in Southern California and I’m starting to lose the motivation to compete. But I’ll try to attend and support the event organized by Neil and race against the motorized bicycles.
We don’t really have any motivated racers or fast mopeds left in Los Angeles, but if you want to come and play with your moped or just watch the race, mark that date on your calendar. The track is only 1h30 min away from LA and 60 days should be plenty of time to get your bike ready.
There should be 3 or 4 events this season with scooter, moped, bicycle classes and maybe some drag racing. This year I’m not looking to win or prove anything but just have fun on Saturday afternoon with other racers on the track. It’s always a good experience to share and learn new riding or tuning skills. The fast electric bikes are fun to watch too.
For more details, check out Neil’s post on http://www.mopedarmy.com forum moped general discussion:
The world fastest mobility scooter 70 mph (normal speed 4-8 mph)
Puch moped rally in PARIS:
” Breda-Paris Rally on 50cc vintage Puch mopeds. It shows friend fuckers, hardship, the odd biker love, karma & harmony/discrepancy. Rules? What is the final rule? Money: to spend it on a thrilling party. Why Paris? Solely to ride. In Paris.”
That video says it all. No matter what country or type of vehicle, it’s always been about speed.
So we’re back from Grange’, 1st moped race March 12 – 2010. We had a lot of fun even though it ended up being just me against Tracy who won the first race of the season he’s now the man to beat. Good, that takes a lot of pressure off my shoulders
Here’s how the race went down:
- 1st round: I take 1st place and Tracy 2nd (obviously). The Rcx being faster than the moby without the launch lever it wasn’t really fare so I had to slow down a little to make it more fun and competitive. (quick note: The Rcx reached 14,000 rpms on the stand with new jetting, it screams!)
- 2nd round: Tracy takes 1st place and I can’t finish the race running out of gas! We rushed to get on the track for the second round and I didn’t check my gas tank. What’s ironic is that prior to that round I was making fun of Tracy refilling his moby’s tank which was adding more weight to his bike and make it even easier for me to win that 2nd race.
Final result, Tracy wins the race placing 2nd and 1st. I lose by placing only 1st in the first round. We still have to figure out the point system but Tracy has the lead now.
The lesson is that in moped racing you never know what’s going to happen until the checkered flag goes down. Well done Tracy, you won fair and square! Although I suspect that you sipped some gas out of my tank between rounds.
I want to thank all the mopeders who showed up to support the event and I hope that you guys can bring your moped next time for the 2nd race in May 28 at the same track Grange’. I know that we’ll see more Gr1 bikes finished and ready to race this time. I hope to see more open fast mopeds too. Come on guys, bring your fast street bike and lets race!
Also, I met with Josiah the SoCal minigp organizer and we’re talking about doing a big moped race event with camping and BBQ party to have the NoCal, SoCal moped racers compete against each other all at once. The event would be in August 20th at Buttonwillow. You may want to mark that date on your calendar.
Check out Ryan’s rusty motobecane with a 2 speed Solo pulley on it… rad!
Man, I love that track in the middle of the desert !
Extra photos from Saturday practice at Grange’.