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Old 07-29-2012, 08:25 AM   #781
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:25 AM   #782
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:24 AM   #783
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I guess the camera really does add 10 lbs....



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Old 07-31-2012, 06:13 PM   #784
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the minis look super fun
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:48 PM   #785
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I have more on the Mini than anything else, didn't even bring the 89.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:57 AM   #786
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i should know this but which district do you race? seems all of MSC's mini classes have age restrictions. would you say the 150fs dominate the class? any guys ripped 85s?
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:22 PM   #787
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The series that I race is called ACR (American Classic Racing)www.acrmx.com which was started by a couple guys that were not happy with AHRMA which is more about the machine being period correct than the actual racing. There are a lot of guys that were pro or almost pro in the 70's/80's that choose to race this series for a number of reasons, one being the level of competition and it still being gentleman racing, two is that we get to ride at the premier tracks in the east and are welcomed with open arms because there are no "mini" dads protesting every move that is made.
In the riders meeting at Central the president of ACR said that in there 13 years of existence there has never been a protest as a matter of fact. I for one am more likely to stop and pick up somebody that is down (I did at Evansville for someone who was stuck under there bike) than roost someone after block passing them in a corner and that is the mindset of most ACR riders. It is said in the riders meeting again and again that if you want a trophy just come up and get one and that is not worth getting hurt for a $6.00 trophy, we all have to work on Monday.

So, on to the mini class, there is an adult mini class that is supposed to be for ttr125's,drz's and the Honda CRF-fs which is what I ride. Some people do ride 85's and the CRF150 R both of which are real MX bikes not like the play bikes that we ride. In the helmet cam video you can see that group take off from the playbikes in no time at all because they actually have suspension and horsepower. There is the same mix of bikes in the ACR under 18 class with the same results but at ACR it is what it is and nobody complains.

I'm happy with my 150f and as long as your battling with a like bike it's all good. If I want to race a real bike I ride my YZ...
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Speaking of the YZ... In flight at Central.

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Old 08-01-2012, 12:55 PM   #789
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #790
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #791
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very, very, very cool
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:52 PM   #792
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ACR sounds great. How much is sign up these days?

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Old 08-01-2012, 05:46 PM   #793
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ACR sounds great. How much is sighn up these days?
ACR requires no card or membership fee, some tracks require AMA cards (because thats how they are insured?) and every track charges what they want. Most are $10.00 to get in the gate wether you race or not and $30 a class, some discount the 2nd or 3rd class. Pricing is the same as D34/MSC and NESC or close to it.
Having raced MSC/D34 and some NESC I can tell you that there is no comparison, we had 225 entries on Saturday divided among 12 moto's(x2) so we were done at 4:00 or so. Other racing has 25+ moto's(x2) and even though the numbers have dwindled in total entries (used to be 900 in NESC/D34 now it is 4-500 at Southwick) there is still at least 25 separate motos so no matter what if your the last 10 motos at Claverack your watching the sun set on the start line while you launch blindly into the first corner and chances are they are cutting laps in the second moto as well.
Show up with a BMW GS (Jason) and they will let you race, there was a guy on a 59 BSA at Binghamton, want to race a modern bike there's a spot for you, bring your 5 year old and there is a greenhorn class, mini class and you can pretty much ride anything as long as the front wheel is 19" or smaller, Rupp or ToteGoat your welcome, there was a guy on a very fast Harley sportster for awhile, Honda CB 750 4cyl well there was a guy on one of those. 125 2 stroke has become the bike of choice because of the fun factor so you can choose a multitude of classes and the 125 GP is the class that gets the biggest turnout and is chock full of former NESC/D34 champs as well as former semi Pros. Jimmy Weinert was racing with us when his son started to excel in the sport and I lined up next to him quite a few times.
Southwick held a vintage heros day a few years back and Gary Jones rode one of my Bultaco's, Pomeroy was there, Weinert,Mike Bell, Warren Reid, Buck Murphy,as well as others I can't remember. Mark Barnett rode my 80 RM125 at Budds Creek as well as 5 other classes which was amazing to see.
ACR is the best race series this side of the Mississippi without a doubt.
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