It’s race time

Just quick a reminder to moped, scooter and motorized bicycle riders living in Southern California, that the race is coming this Saturday April 7th at Grange’ race track in Victorville desert just 1h30 away from Los Angeles.

My crew and I will bring a portable BBQ and drinks. I’ve been told spectators can drink beer as long as they keep it low key. So bring bring your moped and have fun with us on the track or just come with your friends and Chihuahuas to watch the race or enjoy a hot dog or burger cooked by sushi master Edison.

Some motorized bicycle racers will be there Friday night for a BBQ party and moonlight ride on the track. If you’re planning on racing it’s recommended to come early Saturday morning. The track opens at 7am for practice until 9:45am. The heat races start at 10am, lunch break around noon, the official races around 1pm.

Track fees: Racers $45 – Spectators $10

Message from Neil Senior the race event organizer:  “Only 5 days to the first 2012 SoCal Motor Bicycle Racing event at Grange Motor Circuit. The weather forecast is clear and calm with temperatures in the 70’s.
Going to be a really great turnout for this race with mopeds ranging from slow to fast to very fast! Please reserve a moped race # by choosing one between 150 to 199 then emailing me at Thanks”

Here ‘s the mopedarmy link for more details.

SoCal Moped Race Sat April 7th 2012 Grange Track, Victorville

Video of the last race Nov 11, 2011 I attended with my 2 race mopeds. You can see my motobecane av10 50cc air cooled 11hp with fairings at the time on the pause image at 9:15 min.

NHK adjustable steering damper:

Just in time before the race, I installed a steering damper on my motobecane av10 50cc race moped:

Peugeot 103 rcx 50cc race moped.

Custom mounts for GoPro HD Hereo2.



  1. westseattleryan

    How do you like the NHK Damper and how did you determine the best place to mount it?

    Great stuff

    • tomahawktuning

      Unfortunately I didn’t try it on the track cause I loaned my bike. But it felt good during the test run on the soft position. My body who raced the bike said it took him a couple of laps to get use to it but then felt safe.
      Mount it close as close as possible to the frame.

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