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Title: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on September 24, 2015, 06:54:00 pm
Hey all!  I have the date for the Racing with the Saints vintage race this next year but, I was wondering if anyone knew of the dates for Whiskey Creek and a possible race in Marion/Marian Michigan?  Some friends and myself plan to compete at all of these races!

Thanks,
House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on September 24, 2015, 06:54:53 pm
Also, if there are more races in Michigan that I didn't mention/aware about please toss those in there as well :)

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: slip on September 24, 2015, 07:20:22 pm
House,

Unfortunately, Whiskey Creek has decided not to run races this year.  Not sure on the fate of Onekema, but BEVRA has 5 races scheduled this year. Check out their website @ Bevraracing.com

SLIP
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on September 24, 2015, 07:38:24 pm
I'm disappointed to hear that Whiskey Creek isn't running this year!  Please keep me in the loop on Onekema and I'll look into BEVRA's schedule!  I know they have several races per year!

Just so it's out there for anyone who might want to attend or compete Racing with the Saints is Jan. 23rd 2016!  I'm in no way affiliated with the group but, I will say that they are great bunch and if you want to have a good time attend!  It's a huge party to say the least :)!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on September 25, 2015, 12:43:28 am
Don't forget the GLASS series inda u p --- greatlakesseries.com  season isn't posted yet
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on September 25, 2015, 03:48:45 pm
Thank you swamprat!  We might have to cross the bridge and do a little racing up that way one weekend?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ditchbanger on September 25, 2015, 04:08:43 pm
 The  "TC 250"   single cylinder enduro .
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on September 25, 2015, 05:57:28 pm
Thanks Ditchbanger but, none of us have any one lungers......yet!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 01, 2015, 11:23:29 am
You want to know about races in Michigan and elsewhere, try this site  http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 01, 2015, 03:43:22 pm
Thank you Racerx!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: BC on October 01, 2015, 04:16:48 pm
There's Lucky Thumb in Deford and MPX in Sebewaing that rotate every weekend starting the day after Christmas.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 01, 2015, 04:39:37 pm
Hey BC!  That isn't part of the BEVRA organization is it?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: BC on October 01, 2015, 05:02:46 pm
No Bevra is in Lakeview. Total seperate series. Bevra has both land and lake track. Lucky Thumb and MPX worked together last year for the Thumb ice series. If you go  to luckythumb.com and mpxracing.com you can get more info. they are both motorcylcle clubs so right now there web sites are primarily toward the motorcylces but they do have there classes and rules posted. Fairly new to the vintage racing so just know a little about all 3 tracks plus the Saints. all are great places to race and a lot of fun. Will be rotating between them all. So if you see the Havoc Racing Trailers pull in come on down and say hi!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on October 01, 2015, 05:04:19 pm
No BEVRA is a different group. Track is on land just outside of lakeview. Very good group to race with.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 01, 2015, 07:41:24 pm
Thanks for clearing that up guys!  BC, if I see the Havoc Racing Trailer I'll definitely come down and see ya and likewise if you see an old white Ford motorhome with Ubee Racing across the hood in red letters!  Stop on in and say hi, would be glad to meet ya!  Same goes to anyone on here, if you see the Ubee Racing on the hood stop in and say hi!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 70 MF on October 01, 2015, 10:16:01 pm
Gladwin has a race at the fairgrounds, they dye the ice blue 8)

Not sure if it is happening this year, but Mt. Pleasant Speedway has put on racing in the past also ???
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 75TTFan4ever on October 02, 2015, 07:40:52 am
I've raced Lucky Thumb the past 4 or 5 years. Great short track racing and a great bunch of people running it. It has grown tremendously the past couple years. Not uncommon to have 1000 spectators there on a Saturday night under the lights. They race the vintage sleds, motorcycles, side cars, quads and sometimes lawnmowers. Only complaints I had last year is it took over an hour to get on the ice for practice because of the motorcycles/quads. Then I would race in one class, come off the ice and get right back in the staging area and not have time to shut my sled down to cool and I was right back out for the next class. Then sit for 2 hours and watch the bikes run. Seems they could mix the bikes in with the sleds more to give you some time between classes. It is a lot longer drive, but I will be racing all the BEVRA races this year instead of the Lucky Thumb races because of that. If BEVRA or someone else is not running, I will head to LT.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 02, 2015, 01:04:49 pm
See it's just the opposite for me 75TTFan4ever.  BEVRA races are only a couple of ours away where the Lucky Thumb races are considerably further.  At any rate it looks like if a fellow wanted to, he could race every weekend all winter long! 

Again, if you see the old white Ford motorhome with Ubee Racing on the hood in red letters?  Stop on in and I'll fix ya a cup of coffee or an adult beverage if your so inclined!  I'm doing this just to have a good time, meet new people, and spend good time with good friends!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 05, 2015, 12:08:52 am
Marion is Febuary 20. Not sure when Standish will be.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 05, 2015, 12:15:21 am
Don't forget the GLASS series inda u p --- greatlakesseries.com  season isn't posted yet

George, that's not racing. That's turning your gall bladder into mush!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Hazard Racing on October 05, 2015, 01:16:47 pm
White Cloud , Mi grass drags 10/18/15
Vintage and modern classes .
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 05, 2015, 01:43:30 pm
I appreciate it Randy, I assume Randy??  I was looking for oval ice racing dates but, appreciate it all the same!  We'll see ya this coming Saturday in Hastings though!\

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 05, 2015, 02:13:55 pm
I put a bug in the ears of the Clare County fairgrounds in Harrison. They are looking into putting on a vintage race. I hope they do. Their track is shaped like Pocono, 3 different corners and 3 different straightaways. Looks like it would be a fun track!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 05, 2015, 02:48:56 pm
I put a bug in the ears of the Clare County fairgrounds in Harrison. They are looking into putting on a vintage race. I hope they do. Their track is shaped like Pocono, 3 different corners and 3 different straightaways. Looks like it would be a fun track!

Sounds like a good time Rick, keep us in the loop as to what happens please?  I'm really looking forward to racing this winter!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 05, 2015, 03:34:28 pm
I put a bug in the ears of the Clare County fairgrounds in Harrison. They are looking into putting on a vintage race. I hope they do. Their track is shaped like Pocono, 3 different corners and 3 different straightaways. Looks like it would be a fun track!

Sounds like a good time Rick, keep us in the loop as to what happens please?  I'm really looking forward to racing this winter!

House

ME TOO
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 08, 2015, 02:08:39 am
Might be vintage racing in Hale this January! Key word, might. But it is looking good.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 08, 2015, 02:55:16 pm
Hell yeah!  The more options my friends and I have the better!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 08, 2015, 04:29:56 pm
For the last few years Hale has had their "Hale Yes Winterfest towards the end of January that included a vintage show, snowmobile drag racing and a car bump & run. This year they dropped the drag racing. My buddy was talking to the guy that put it on and mentioned about vintage racing. He seemed to be excited. 1/2 mile horse track at the Iosco County fairgrounds. I hope it happens.

Edit: They didn't drop the drag racing.  That is still on Sunday, ovals will be on Saturday
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 08, 2015, 04:50:23 pm
For the last few years Hale has had their "Hale Yes Winterfest towards the end of January that included a vintage show, snowmobile drag racing and a car bump & run. This year they dropped the drag racing. My buddy was talking to the guy that put it on and mentioned about vintage racing. He seemed to be excited. 1/2 mile horse track at the Iosco County fairgrounds. I hope it happens.

Half mile horse tracks aren't just for horses and flat track bikes  ;)

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 08, 2015, 06:01:19 pm
For the last few years Hale has had their "Hale Yes Winterfest towards the end of January that included a vintage show, snowmobile drag racing and a car bump & run. This year they dropped the drag racing. My buddy was talking to the guy that put it on and mentioned about vintage racing. He seemed to be excited. 1/2 mile horse track at the Iosco County fairgrounds. I hope it happens.

Half mile horse tracks aren't just for horses and flat track bikes  ;)

House

I know! They are for us snowmobile racers! ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 09, 2015, 11:30:32 am
This event just popped on http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/16_jan_16_twin_lake_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 09, 2015, 01:08:00 pm
Thanks RacerX!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: VSracer on October 09, 2015, 02:13:35 pm
Don't forget the GLASS series inda u p --- greatlakesseries.com  season isn't posted yet

George, that's not racing. That's turning your gall bladder into mush!

Looks like racing to me.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 10, 2015, 01:48:31 am
Well ya, but not my kind of racing! Too old for that, my body can't handle that abuse! Eh George?

 ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on October 10, 2015, 02:36:09 am
Well Rick. Just for us old guy we are doing three ice ovals this year along with three snow ovals and four lemans course enduro's , so you can't puss out now  lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 11, 2015, 11:00:52 am
Here's another one with radar runs and grudge match racing on  http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)


(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/13_feb_16_harrison_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 11, 2015, 10:32:31 pm
Well Rick. Just for us old guy we are doing three ice ovals this year along with three snow ovals and four lemans course enduro's , so you can't puss out now  lol

Ice ovals? I like ice ovals!  We will have to pencil you in on our schedule!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on October 11, 2015, 11:08:36 pm
Well Rick. Just for us old guy we are doing three ice ovals this year along with three snow ovals and four lemans course enduro's , so you can't puss out now  lol

Ice ovals? I like ice ovals!  We will have to pencil you in on our schedule!
ill keep you posted
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 12, 2015, 01:29:35 am
Well Rick. Just for us old guy we are doing three ice ovals this year along with three snow ovals and four lemans course enduro's , so you can't puss out now  lol

Ice ovals? I like ice ovals!  We will have to pencil you in on our schedule!
ill keep you posted

Sweet!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 12, 2015, 01:18:09 pm
Well Rick. Just for us old guy we are doing three ice ovals this year along with three snow ovals and four lemans course enduro's , so you can't puss out now  lol

I'm 38.  Does that qualify me as an old guy yet?  I'd like to run these races as well lol!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 12, 2015, 01:27:52 pm
Well Rick. Just for us old guy we are doing three ice ovals this year along with three snow ovals and four lemans course enduro's , so you can't puss out now  lol

I'm 38.  Does that qualify me as an old guy yet?  I'd like to run these races as well lol!

House

NO! Mike, I have shoes in my closet older than you. My son Is older than you! LOL. By all means you gotta race these vintage races. It's a lot of fun and you don't have to spend a ton of money!

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 12, 2015, 02:28:52 pm
Well Rick. Just for us old guy we are doing three ice ovals this year along with three snow ovals and four lemans course enduro's , so you can't puss out now  lol

I'm 38.  Does that qualify me as an old guy yet?  I'd like to run these races as well lol!

House

That's my plan buddy, race as much as I can this winter!  Made a little headway on the sled over the weekend and last week.  Should be ready long before racing starts! 

House

NO! Mike, I have shoes in my closet older than you. My son Is older than you! LOL. By all means you gotta race these vintage races. It's a lot of fun and you don't have to spend a ton of money!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 15, 2015, 09:52:11 pm
Last year we raced 3 races. This year looks like 6 or more! Woo Hoo!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 16, 2015, 04:44:07 pm
Hell yeah!  Let me know which races you guys are going to be at please?  I look forward to meeting you as well as others!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 16, 2015, 07:26:20 pm
Standish happening again? That was my first race ive ever ran last year. Only ran that and marion. Building a mod polaris this year for the BEVRA series and hopefully hit marion again. That was a darn blast! Even though i only made laps stupid fuel gremlins.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 16, 2015, 07:53:58 pm
Standish happening again? That was my first race ive ever ran last year. Only ran that and marion. Building a mod polaris this year for the BEVRA series and hopefully hit marion again. That was a darn blast! Even though i only made laps stupid fuel gremlins.

As far as I know. I have been talking with James McKeon, who put it on last year,  and told me that he was doing it again this year but out on the bay.

Which Standish race, the first or the second? I raced the second one, Gladwin and Marion.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 16, 2015, 08:11:11 pm
Whatever one was at the short track that was dyed blue. We had the obnoxiously loud pos cat that wouldnt stay running. We threw the kitchen sink at it and replaced everything in it after marion and all seems well now.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 16, 2015, 09:21:42 pm
Whatever one was at the short track that was dyed blue. We had the obnoxiously loud pos cat that wouldnt stay running. We threw the kitchen sink at it and replaced everything in it after marion and all seems well now.
 

Well he had one January 17 I believe and then one Febuary 1. I remember you guys, Marion had you grind all your studs, right?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 16, 2015, 10:44:47 pm
Was the Feb 1st one then. No that wasnt me at Marion. My avatar is at Marion in 440 liquid.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 16, 2015, 10:47:04 pm
After stanish we put the stock pipe back on since there wasnt many classes for a mod sled. Nice and quiet now and will do 5 laps with no issues. And it prolly wont get ran much this year. THe polaris that Flannery is building is gonna take all the time
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 17, 2015, 12:12:54 am
Was the Feb 1st one then. No that wasnt me at Marion. My avatar is at Marion in 440 liquid.

Ya, OK. You parked a couple of trailers from us. I was the one that flipped in the '74 440 stock heat.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 17, 2015, 12:14:26 am
Gladwin is racing January 16th and February 13th this year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: James McKeon on October 17, 2015, 12:42:42 am
Standish races this year are January 30th and February 6th. We are going to have them out in front of whites beach.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 17, 2015, 12:44:21 am
Sweet!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: James McKeon on October 17, 2015, 12:47:38 am
As soon as I get flyers made up with the rules I will post them too
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: James McKeon on October 17, 2015, 12:50:01 am
I also made a Facebook page tonight for the races. The group is called Past time vintage Snowmobile races.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 17, 2015, 01:10:22 am
Was the Feb 1st one then. No that wasnt me at Marion. My avatar is at Marion in 440 liquid.

Ya, OK. You parked a couple of trailers from us. I was the one that flipped in the '74 440 stock heat.
Ya like i said your sled looks familiar with the bright green on it. Not sure how many fairgrounds races we'll be able to hit with running BEVRA. For sure marian that was a blast. Have to run the polaris in the misfit class.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 17, 2015, 01:14:31 am
Was the Feb 1st one then. No that wasnt me at Marion. My avatar is at Marion in 440 liquid.

Ya, OK. You parked a couple of trailers from us. I was the one that flipped in the '74 440 stock heat.
Ya like i said your sled looks familiar with the bright green on it. Not sure how many fairgrounds races we'll be able to hit with running BEVRA. For sure marian that was a blast. Have to run the polaris in the misfit class.

We are building a "misfit" also! Game on buddy!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: scrap cat on October 17, 2015, 01:42:21 am
talked to an official of the marion race this evening and the race will be held the third weekend in feb, there was some class changes but just for 120's and 80 and older trail stock classes it sounds like,don't think there website is updated yet, its a fun event. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 17, 2015, 03:17:52 pm
Was the Feb 1st one then. No that wasnt me at Marion. My avatar is at Marion in 440 liquid.

Ya, OK. You parked a couple of trailers from us. I was the one that flipped in the '74 440 stock heat.
Ya like i said your sled looks familiar with the bright green on it. Not sure how many fairgrounds races we'll be able to hit with running BEVRA. For sure marian that was a blast. Have to run the polaris in the misfit class.

We are building a "misfit" also! Game on buddy!  ;D
Its only a misfit for fairgrounds races. Fits the stock and superstock classes for bevra. Not sure why they call it stock class when u can run 121 skids and short skis with offset bars. But thats what the rules say. Flannery power FTW!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 17, 2015, 08:26:57 pm
Well we are not sure what we are building, so it is a true misfit!

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 17, 2015, 09:14:16 pm
What length northstars are those? Just got some 16in ones today.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 17, 2015, 09:51:05 pm
28" with 20"springs. Item #: 03-015

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on October 18, 2015, 06:51:08 pm
Glass has a deal with the I-500 group to have a vintage 40 lap race on the big track Wednesday night right after the woodys challenge , mod singles ,stock singles and stock twins upto 340. 6 inch carbides 50 studs fastest thirty race  it will be called the Brad Redman memorial cup , mix of glass rules and ISR rules we will post all the info soon    George
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 18, 2015, 11:49:12 pm
Well that sounds like fun. But our stocker won't make the rules unless we take out 200 studs and change carbides! Oh, and take out 100 cc's!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Hazard Racing on October 19, 2015, 12:38:40 am
Why so few studs with the kind of speed that the sleds will be carrying on 1 mile track ?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 19, 2015, 12:49:53 am
That's what I thought!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on October 19, 2015, 12:54:13 am
We normally run no studs lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 19, 2015, 01:00:49 am
We normally run no studs lol


Great! The old cleats outta bite in real good! LOL.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 19, 2015, 04:59:15 pm
Thanks for the race dates guys, really appreciate the help!  I never thought this thread would blow up like it has lol!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 20, 2015, 12:06:11 am
Thanks for the race dates guys, really appreciate the help!  I never thought this thread would blow up like it has lol!

House

 Ya, me either. This vintage racing is growing, it's great.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: tspencer22 on October 20, 2015, 04:53:40 am
Mod Rules in GLASS-- are RUBBER TRACKS ONLY [NO cleated tracks ]---Terry ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 20, 2015, 02:26:45 pm
Yes it is growing and thanks Terry! 

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on October 20, 2015, 02:35:07 pm
ISR won't let a cleated track on the track at all
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 20, 2015, 04:35:09 pm
So, our engine is too big, too many studs, too much carbide and too many cleats! Oh well!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 20, 2015, 05:00:53 pm
So, our engine is too big, too many studs, too much carbide and too many cleats! Oh well!
Why is your engine too big? I assume its the 80 hellcat in your signature? If so the 80 el tigre was a 500 ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 20, 2015, 09:45:33 pm
So, our engine is too big, too many studs, too much carbide and too many cleats! Oh well!
Why is your engine too big? I assume its the 80 hellcat in your signature? If so the 80 el tigre was a 500 ;)

To run at the Soo in the vintage race with our '73 El Tigre. It's a 440 and the cc limit is 340.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 20, 2015, 09:47:04 pm
Glass has a deal with the I-500 group to have a vintage 40 lap race on the big track Wednesday night right after the woodys challenge , mod singles ,stock singles and stock twins upto 340. 6 inch carbides 50 studs fastest thirty race  it will be called the Brad Redman memorial cup , mix of glass rules and ISR rules we will post all the info soon    George

This was what I was responding to.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 22, 2015, 09:23:02 pm
Might be vintage racing in Hale this January! Key word, might. But it is looking good.

Got some more info,  Hale is leaning heavily towards putting on a race in January, 3rd saturday i believe.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on October 23, 2015, 03:44:35 pm
Nice!  As always we appreciate you keeping us in the loop!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 23, 2015, 05:06:58 pm
My pleasure sir.
As Red Green would say, "We're all in this together"!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on November 21, 2015, 01:17:08 am
Was by the mechanics shop tonight and the motor is coming along nicely, won't be long now 😏!  Really hoping that race in Hale happens on the 3rd of January that way we get some seat and tuning time in before we go to Eagle River the following weekend!  Getting pumped about this upcoming season 😜!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on November 21, 2015, 01:28:18 am
We were at Flannery's shop last weekend checking on our motor and dropping off some parts. We arent far out. Couple weeks final tuning and setup. Got all the best in the sports parts on it and in it. Not long now before we are turning laps
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on November 21, 2015, 12:48:23 pm
We were at Flannery's shop last weekend checking on our motor and dropping off some parts. We arent far out. Couple weeks it the roller gets dropped to him for final tuning and setup. Got all the best in the sports parts on it and in it. Not long now before we are turning laps

Doug is top notch!  Had the pleasure of meeting him at Whiskey Creek this past winter.  If you don't mind me askin?  What was your wait with Doug and getting your motor done?  Just wondering what his usual work load and leade times are is all.

Thanks,
House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on November 21, 2015, 02:57:05 pm
House, you going to run any of the fairground races around here?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on November 21, 2015, 09:54:39 pm
House, you going to run any of the fairground races around here?

We'll race anywhere, doesn't much matter lol!  Depends on what's going on at different places that particular weekend?  Like I said though, we'll race anywhere lol!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on November 21, 2015, 10:10:58 pm
We were at Flannery's shop last weekend checking on our motor and dropping off some parts. We arent far out. Couple weeks it the roller gets dropped to him for final tuning and setup. Got all the best in the sports parts on it and in it. Not long now before we are turning laps

Doug is top notch!  Had the pleasure of meeting him at Whiskey Creek this past winter.  If you don't mind me askin?  What was your wait with Doug and getting your motor done?  Just wondering what his usual work load and leade times are is all.

Thanks,
House
Hes a busy man. They were engines all over the shop in various stages. Look at all the vintage work he does. Hes still has a few drag projects as well. But hes had it about a month now. Was taken down to the crank and rebuilt from bottom up.  Even as busy as he was he still spent about 30min with us going over what hes done and what clutching we need. Hoping by Christmas it'll be done. The the impatient wait for ice!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on November 22, 2015, 12:36:58 pm
We were at Flannery's shop last weekend checking on our motor and dropping off some parts. We arent far out. Couple weeks it the roller gets dropped to him for final tuning and setup. Got all the best in the sports parts on it and in it. Not long now before we are turning laps

Doug is top notch!  Had the pleasure of meeting him at Whiskey Creek this past winter.  If you don't mind me askin?  What was your wait with Doug and getting your motor done?  Just wondering what his usual work load and leade times are is all.

Thanks,
House
Hes a busy man. They were engines all over the shop in various stages. Look at all the vintage work he does. Hes still has a few drag projects as well. But hes had it about a month now. Was taken down to the crank and rebuilt from bottom up.  Even as busy as he was he still spent about 30min with us going over what hes done and what clutching we need. Hoping by Christmas it'll be done. The the impatient wait for ice!

No doubt about Doug being a busy man!  So did he just rebuild your motor or did he give it the works?  My mechanic should have my motor done some time here next week and I still have a bit of work to do on the chassis but, it's all coming together!  Then like you said, the impatient wait for ice.  Might even have to load up and head North for a weekend so we can test and tune?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on November 23, 2015, 11:02:48 am
Standish races this year are January 30th and February 6th. We are going to have them out in front of whites beach.


Cool!  What type of race(s).  Oval, Drag, X-Country?  Any update on flyers?   Don't see it on http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm) and http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm) calendars. 

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on November 23, 2015, 12:26:08 pm
Standish races this year are January 30th and February 6th. We are going to have them out in front of whites beach.


Cool!  What type of race(s).  Oval, Drag, X-Country?  Any update on flyers?   Don't see it on [url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm[/url]) and [url]http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm[/url] ([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm[/url]) calendars.


Those Standish races are ice ovals.

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on November 23, 2015, 12:53:20 pm
That's going to be a great venue. I can't wait James!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on November 23, 2015, 07:40:44 pm
That's going to be a great venue. I can't wait James!

Will there be races at Hale this year Rick?  Would love to get a race under my belt before Eagle River!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on November 23, 2015, 09:39:16 pm
We were at Flannery's shop last weekend checking on our motor and dropping off some parts. We arent far out. Couple weeks it the roller gets dropped to him for final tuning and setup. Got all the best in the sports parts on it and in it. Not long now before we are turning laps

Doug is top notch!  Had the pleasure of meeting him at Whiskey Creek this past winter.  If you don't mind me askin?  What was your wait with Doug and getting your motor done?  Just wondering what his usual work load and leade times are is all.

Thanks,
House
Hes a busy man. They were engines all over the shop in various stages. Look at all the vintage work he does. Hes still has a few drag projects as well. But hes had it about a month now. Was taken down to the crank and rebuilt from bottom up.  Even as busy as he was he still spent about 30min with us going over what hes done and what clutching we need. Hoping by Christmas it'll be done. The the impatient wait for ice!

No doubt about Doug being a busy man!  So did he just rebuild your motor or did he give it the works?  My mechanic should have my motor done some time here next week and I still have a bit of work to do on the chassis but, it's all coming together!  Then like you said, the impatient wait for ice.  Might even have to load up and head North for a weekend so we can test and tune?

House
It got the works and then some ;). Our garage looks like Xmas day. Boxes everywhere. Waiting on our steering parts from Randy and then its game on to get it to a roller.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on November 24, 2015, 01:07:53 am
That's going to be a great venue. I can't wait James!

Will there be races at Hale this year Rick?  Would love to get a race under my belt before Eagle River!

House

Haven't heard anything yet. I'm waiting for the lake to freeze. But weather isn't cooperating! Deer season started out sucky!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on November 24, 2015, 12:42:09 pm
That's going to be a great venue. I can't wait James!

Will there be races at Hale this year Rick?  Would love to get a race under my belt before Eagle River!

House

Haven't heard anything yet. I'm waiting for the lake to freeze. But weather isn't cooperating! Deer season started out sucky!

Yes, deer season started out pretty warm but I had some luck!  The shallows and the channels on the lakes around here have a skim of ice on them but, not near enough.  Thanks Rick and please keep me in the loop?

Thanks,
House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on November 24, 2015, 12:47:31 pm
Oh I will. I'd like to run that track.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on November 30, 2015, 08:28:22 pm
That's going to be a great venue. I can't wait James!

Will there be races at Hale this year Rick?  Would love to get a race under my belt before Eagle River!

House

Well I just got the word that there WON'T be any oval races at Hale. Sorry Mike. I was looking forward to racing there.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: yzrp.com on December 01, 2015, 03:29:21 am
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Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 01, 2015, 03:53:47 am
That sounds good but I CAN make my sled turn left, and I like it!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 01, 2015, 09:11:32 pm
Ex drag racer, Rookie turn left guy now lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 02, 2015, 12:27:16 am
Ex drag racer, Rookie turn left guy now lol

LOL! Well Ryan just think of it as drag racing then turn around and drag race back. But you do it 4-5 times! More drag racing!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 02, 2015, 01:14:52 am
Ex drag racer, Rookie turn left guy now lol

Rookie here as well so you're not alone!  That probably should concern you a bit lmao 😜
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 02, 2015, 01:49:38 am
Ex drag racer, Rookie turn left guy now lol

Rookie here as well so you're not alone!  That probably should concern you a bit lmao 😜
[/quote

I Love to race against rookies!  Back in the mid 70's we raced at East Jorden. Now that was 2 drag strips with 2 turn-arounds
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 02, 2015, 07:05:49 pm
We were at Flannery's shop last weekend checking on our motor and dropping off some parts. We arent far out. Couple weeks it the roller gets dropped to him for final tuning and setup. Got all the best in the sports parts on it and in it. Not long now before we are turning laps

Doug is top notch!  Had the pleasure of meeting him at Whiskey Creek this past winter.  If you don't mind me askin?  What was your wait with Doug and getting your motor done?  Just wondering what his usual work load and leade times are is all.

Thanks,
House
Hes a busy man. They were engines all over the shop in various stages. Look at all the vintage work he does. Hes still has a few drag projects as well. But hes had it about a month now. Was taken down to the crank and rebuilt from bottom up.  Even as busy as he was he still spent about 30min with us going over what hes done and what clutching we need. Hoping by Christmas it'll be done. The the impatient wait for ice!

No doubt about Doug being a busy man!  So did he just rebuild your motor or did he give it the works?  My mechanic should have my motor done some time here next week and I still have a bit of work to do on the chassis but, it's all coming together!  Then like you said, the impatient wait for ice.  Might even have to load up and head North for a weekend so we can test and tune?

House
It got the works and then some ;). Our garage looks like Xmas day. Boxes everywhere. Waiting on our steering parts from Randy and then its game on to get it to a roller.

Nice!  Look forward to seeing that sled at some races this winter!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 02, 2015, 07:08:56 pm
Ex drag racer, Rookie turn left guy now lol

Rookie here as well so you're not alone!  That probably should concern you a bit lmao 😜
[/quote

I Love to race against rookies!  Back in the mid 70's we raced at East Jorden. Now that was 2 drag strips with 2 turn-arounds

East Jordan is a neat town, a friend of mines dad has some property up there by the valley.  Now there's a neat little watering hole in the town of Elsworth called The Nugget!  I was so drunk in there I could find my a$$ if I had 14 hands lmao!  I believe we tried to load up some married ladies too  :-X

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 03, 2015, 12:25:09 am
We were at Flannery's shop last weekend checking on our motor and dropping off some parts. We arent far out. Couple weeks it the roller gets dropped to him for final tuning and setup. Got all the best in the sports parts on it and in it. Not long now before we are turning laps

Doug is top notch!  Had the pleasure of meeting him at Whiskey Creek this past winter.  If you don't mind me askin?  What was your wait with Doug and getting your motor done?  Just wondering what his usual work load and leade times are is all.

Thanks,
House
Hes a busy man. They were engines all over the shop in various stages. Look at all the vintage work he does. Hes still has a few drag projects as well. But hes had it about a month now. Was taken down to the crank and rebuilt from bottom up.  Even as busy as he was he still spent about 30min with us going over what hes done and what clutching we need. Hoping by Christmas it'll be done. The the impatient wait for ice!

No doubt about Doug being a busy man!  So did he just rebuild your motor or did he give it the works?  My mechanic should have my motor done some time here next week and I still have a bit of work to do on the chassis but, it's all coming together!  Then like you said, the impatient wait for ice.  Might even have to load up and head North for a weekend so we can test and tune?

House
It got the works and then some ;). Our garage looks like Xmas day. Boxes everywhere. Waiting on our steering parts from Randy and then its game on to get it to a roller.

Nice!  Look forward to seeing that sled at some races this winter!

House
It'll be around. Bevra races and Marion for sure.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 03, 2015, 04:35:47 pm
We were at Flannery's shop last weekend checking on our motor and dropping off some parts. We arent far out. Couple weeks it the roller gets dropped to him for final tuning and setup. Got all the best in the sports parts on it and in it. Not long now before we are turning laps

Doug is top notch!  Had the pleasure of meeting him at Whiskey Creek this past winter.  If you don't mind me askin?  What was your wait with Doug and getting your motor done?  Just wondering what his usual work load and leade times are is all.

Thanks,
House
Hes a busy man. They were engines all over the shop in various stages. Look at all the vintage work he does. Hes still has a few drag projects as well. But hes had it about a month now. Was taken down to the crank and rebuilt from bottom up.  Even as busy as he was he still spent about 30min with us going over what hes done and what clutching we need. Hoping by Christmas it'll be done. The the impatient wait for ice!

No doubt about Doug being a busy man!  So did he just rebuild your motor or did he give it the works?  My mechanic should have my motor done some time here next week and I still have a bit of work to do on the chassis but, it's all coming together!  Then like you said, the impatient wait for ice.  Might even have to load up and head North for a weekend so we can test and tune?

House
It got the works and then some ;). Our garage looks like Xmas day. Boxes everywhere. Waiting on our steering parts from Randy and then its game on to get it to a roller.

Nice!  Look forward to seeing that sled at some races this winter!

House
It'll be around. Bevra races and Marion for sure.

Marion is a for sure for us and some BEVRA events as well!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 03, 2015, 06:57:01 pm
There are a few new races in listed in the last couple weeks http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 03, 2015, 08:16:57 pm
Why isnt the Marion race listed on there?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on December 03, 2015, 08:24:53 pm
2016 race's    Great Lakes antique snowmobile series. GLASS

January 23rd Newberry
Snow enduro

February 3rd Brad Redman memorial Cup race week I-500 track  Ice oval enduro

February 12 th Detour under the lights --snow sprint.

February 13th Drummond Island.  Snow enduro

Feb 20th Hessel Bay 100. Ice oval

Febuary 27 th goetzville snow sprints

 March 5th Kinross.  Snow enduro

March 12 th Raber Bay 100  ice oval enduro

March 19th Cedarville/Hessel   
Rockview raceway snow enduro
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 04, 2015, 12:24:43 am
Why isnt the Marion race listed on there?

It is.

20 Feb
  One Lunger 100 Vintage Snowmobile Race.
Turner, ME  turnerridgeriders.com

Great Lakes Antique Snowmobile Series Hessel Bay,  Ice Oval.
Hessel, MI  greatlakesseries.com

 BEVRA Vintage Snowmobile Racing.
Lakeview, MI   bevraracing.com

 Marion Vintage Snowmobile Racing, Show, and Swap.
Marion, MI    Poster

 MPX Vintage Snowmobile Racing.
Sebewaing, MI  mpxracing.com     Poster
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 04, 2015, 12:33:54 am
My eyes failed me lol. Long nights in the shop wrenching
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 04, 2015, 12:34:51 am
Picking up a tx250 tomorrow night. Prolly wont be out this year. Gonna try for some small bore wins!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 04, 2015, 01:01:21 am
My eyes failed me lol. Long nights in the shop wrenching

Picking up a tx250 tomorrow night. Prolly wont be out this year. Gonna try for some small bore wins!

LOL, you are not that old that you are having eye trouble! A 250 eh? COOL! What are you going to do with the Cat this year?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 04, 2015, 03:34:15 am
Put a for sale sign on it at the races.  Replaced alot of stuff on it. All new ignition and fuel pump. Updated the primary clutch. Needs nothing just a driver. $1000obo
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 04, 2015, 01:12:57 pm
Put a for sale sign on it at the races.  Replaced alot of stuff on it. All new ignition and fuel pump. Updated the primary clutch. Needs nothing just a driver. $1000obo

Hmmmmm....... A driver, eh? I drive!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 04, 2015, 01:22:14 pm
2016 race's    Great Lakes antique snowmobile series. GLASS

January 23rd Newberry
Snow enduro

February 3rd Brad Redman memorial Cup race week I-500 track  Ice oval enduro

February 12 th Detour under the lights --snow sprint.

February 13th Drummond Island.  Snow enduro

Feb 20th Hessel Bay 100. Ice oval

Febuary 27 th goetzville snow sprints

 March 5th Kinross.  Snow enduro

March 12 th Raber Bay 100  ice oval enduro

March 19th Cedarville/Hessel   
Rockview raceway snow enduro

Lets not forget Racing with the Saints on the 23rd of January as well!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 04, 2015, 01:29:57 pm
2016 race's    Great Lakes antique snowmobile series. GLASS

January 23rd Newberry
Snow enduro

February 3rd Brad Redman memorial Cup race week I-500 track  Ice oval enduro

February 12 th Detour under the lights --snow sprint.

February 13th Drummond Island.  Snow enduro

Feb 20th Hessel Bay 100. Ice oval

Febuary 27 th goetzville snow sprints

 March 5th Kinross.  Snow enduro

March 12 th Raber Bay 100  ice oval enduro

March 19th Cedarville/Hessel   
Rockview raceway snow enduro

George, you threw me a curve! Earlier you said that you were doing 3 ice ovals. Well you neglected to mention that those were enduro's. Where are the ice oval SPRINT's? Yer killin me down here! ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on December 04, 2015, 01:43:46 pm
Our formate is to start day with 20 lap sprint/ Enduro

Kitty cat/120
Jr A and B
Powder puff stock and mod
45+ stock and mod and twin stock
Twin stock
Two up stock
Champ-7 laps  mod singles
Stock 50 lap
Stock and mod enduro  on the ice oval it will 100 laps on 1/4 mile track

So as that you are my age Rick with a mod single you can run 3 races  ISR rules with a few of our own twists




Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 04, 2015, 05:39:17 pm
Well maybe my body can last 20 laps. Will our stock  '73 440 El Tigre' with 130 studs in a cleated track make your rules? With the crappy winter weather predictions we may HAVE to cross the bridge to get some racing in! At least shoot the bull about collage' eh?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on December 04, 2015, 06:11:14 pm
Read our rules on web site , than get back to me lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 04, 2015, 09:14:05 pm
Put a for sale sign on it at the races.  Replaced alot of stuff on it. All new ignition and fuel pump. Updated the primary clutch. Needs nothing just a driver. $1000obo

Hmmmmm....... A driver, eh? I drive!  ;D
Buy it and you can drive it all you want!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 04, 2015, 10:32:50 pm
Put a for sale sign on it at the races.  Replaced alot of stuff on it. All new ignition and fuel pump. Updated the primary clutch. Needs nothing just a driver. $1000obo

Hmmmmm....... A driver, eh? I drive!  ;D
Buy it and you can drive it all you want!

Buy it! Oh, I see, there is a stipulation! Hmmmmm............
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 04, 2015, 11:27:26 pm
Read our rules on web site , than get back to me lol

NO, we don't make your rules!  Darn it!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 05, 2015, 06:19:50 am
Put a for sale sign on it at the races.  Replaced alot of stuff on it. All new ignition and fuel pump. Updated the primary clutch. Needs nothing just a driver. $1000obo

Hmmmmm....... A driver, eh? I drive!  ;D
Buy it and you can drive it all you want!

Buy it! Oh, I see, there is a stipulation! Hmmmmm............
make me an offer ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 06, 2015, 12:25:17 am
Put a for sale sign on it at the races.  Replaced alot of stuff on it. All new ignition and fuel pump. Updated the primary clutch. Needs nothing just a driver. $1000obo

Hmmmmm....... A driver, eh?
Buy it and you can drive it all you want!

Buy it! Oh, I see, there is a stipulation! Hmmmmm............
make me an offer ;)

I'll have my guy get ahold of your guy and they'll do lunch!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 06, 2015, 03:38:11 pm
2016 race's    Great Lakes antique snowmobile series. GLASS

January 23rd Newberry
Snow enduro

February 3rd Brad Redman memorial Cup race week I-500 track  Ice oval enduro

February 12 th Detour under the lights --snow sprint.

February 13th Drummond Island.  Snow enduro

Feb 20th Hessel Bay 100. Ice oval

Febuary 27 th goetzville snow sprints

 March 5th Kinross.  Snow enduro

March 12 th Raber Bay 100  ice oval enduro

March 19th Cedarville/Hessel   
Rockview raceway snow enduro


Lets not forget Racing with the Saints on the 23rd of January as well!

House



The Saints should be a good one.  Heck there's vintage racing all over the state this winter teshios got them broke out at http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 07, 2015, 12:52:50 am
IF there is cold temps to make & KEEP ice.  February may be the only month to hold races!  :(
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 07, 2015, 02:03:07 am
IF there is cold temps to make & KEEP ice.  February may be the only month to hold races!  :(

C'mon now!  Gotta have more optimism than that😁!  It has been a warm December though, I saw 50 today on the thermometer.  No bueno!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 07, 2015, 02:47:17 am
So this sled followed us home yesterday instead of basket case 250 we were going to get. Bevra 340 fan class winning sled. Got something i can race against you with Rick! Shes built and supposedly has no problem running the air cooled class ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 07, 2015, 11:22:18 am
So this sled followed us home yesterday instead of basket case 250 we were going to get. Bevra 340 fan class winning sled. Got something i can race against you with Rick! Shes built and supposedly has no problem running the air cooled class ;)

Has Flannery had his fingers in that one too 🙈?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 07, 2015, 12:32:33 pm
So this sled followed us home yesterday instead of basket case 250 we were going to get. Bevra 340 fan class winning sled. Got something i can race against you with Rick! Shes built and supposedly has no problem running the air cooled class ;)


Ok, game on buddy! 😆  But we are STOCK!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 07, 2015, 12:36:39 pm
IF there is cold temps to make & KEEP ice.  February may be the only month to hold races!  :(

C'mon now!  Gotta have more optimism than that😁!  It has been a warm December though, I saw 50 today on the thermometer.  No bueno!

House


Oh I'm hoping like crazy for cold weather, but it's not looking good.😕
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 07, 2015, 08:14:35 pm
So this sled followed us home yesterday instead of basket case 250 we were going to get. Bevra 340 fan class winning sled. Got something i can race against you with Rick! Shes built and supposedly has no problem running the air cooled class ;)

Has Flannery had his fingers in that one too 🙈?

House
No sir lol. Im going to see Flannery tomorrow actually ;). This one was gone through by a competant Yamaha builder.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 07, 2015, 08:16:09 pm
So this sled followed us home yesterday instead of basket case 250 we were going to get. Bevra 340 fan class winning sled. Got something i can race against you with Rick! Shes built and supposedly has no problem running the air cooled class ;)


Ok, game on buddy! 😆  But we are STOCK!
This ones stock too! Hell it even has a single carb. Albeit its a rather large single carb but its a single lol. This one is all "stock". Just has northstars and offset bars. Our polaris is stock also. Fits Bevra Stock D rules to a T
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 07, 2015, 08:28:36 pm
So this sled followed us home yesterday instead of basket case 250 we were going to get. Bevra 340 fan class winning sled. Got something i can race against you with Rick! Shes built and supposedly has no problem running the air cooled class ;)

Has Flannery had his fingers in that one too 🙈?

House
No sir lol. Im going to see Flannery tomorrow actually ;). This one was gone through by a competant Yamaha builder.

Doc Fang I presume ;) ?  I saw him at the Hastings grass drags a couple months back!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on December 08, 2015, 12:17:38 am
Whats the old saying.... o yeh.... there is nothing stock about a stockcar.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: MnSPD on December 08, 2015, 02:09:04 am
Ironwood is running some vintage classes during the TLR series. 300 FA/LQ 440 Super Stock, 340 Sup Mod, 440 ifsx, maybe others. Check out their web page. Ironwoodsnowmobileolympus.com Great fast track!

Steve
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 08, 2015, 03:24:20 am
So this sled followed us home yesterday instead of basket case 250 we were going to get. Bevra 340 fan class winning sled. Got something i can race against you with Rick! Shes built and supposedly has no problem running the air cooled class ;)

Has Flannery had his fingers in that one too 🙈?

House
No sir lol. Im going to see Flannery tomorrow actually ;). This one was gone through by a competant Yamaha builder.

Doc Fang I presume ;) ?  I saw him at the Hastings grass drags a couple months back!

House
We know Larry pretty well actually. But no it was a guy who retired and went to Florida. Cant remember his name. But my dad who will be riding it mostly already mentioned Larry's name and him going through it lol.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 08, 2015, 11:22:06 am
So this sled followed us home yesterday instead of basket case 250 we were going to get. Bevra 340 fan class winning sled. Got something i can race against you with Rick! Shes built and supposedly has no problem running the air cooled class ;)

Has Flannery had his fingers in that one too 🙈?

House
No sir lol. Im going to see Flannery tomorrow actually ;). This one was gone through by a competant Yamaha builder.

Doc Fang I presume ;) ?  I saw him at the Hastings grass drags a couple months back!

House
We know Larry pretty well actually. But no it was a guy who retired and went to Florida. Cant remember his name. But my dad who will be riding it mostly already mentioned Larry's name and him going through it lol.

I don't know Doc Fang personnally but, I do know he's a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Yamahas!  Have fun with the sled!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 08, 2015, 12:01:55 pm
Just saw this on facebook Michigan races listed http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm)  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 08, 2015, 02:04:37 pm
Just saw this on facebook Michigan races listed [url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url] ([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url])  :D


Thanks RacerX!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 08, 2015, 05:52:20 pm
So this sled followed us home yesterday instead of basket case 250 we were going to get. Bevra 340 fan class winning sled. Got something i can race against you with Rick! Shes built and supposedly has no problem running the air cooled class ;)

Has Flannery had his fingers in that one too 🙈?

House
No sir lol. Im going to see Flannery tomorrow actually ;). This one was gone through by a competant Yamaha builder.

Doc Fang I presume ;) ?  I saw him at the Hastings grass drags a couple months back!

House
We know Larry pretty well actually. But no it was a guy who retired and went to Florida. Cant remember his name. But my dad who will be riding it mostly already mentioned Larry's name and him going through it lol.

I don't know Doc Fang personnally but, I do know he's a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Yamahas!  Have fun with the sled!

House
Ya my dads known him for prolly 25 years. Raced against him and Nick for years when we drag raced. He did one of my yamaha kart motors back in the day and it was stupid fast. My dad just wants to turn some laps. This sled was cheap and it dependable. Also a proven winner so it was a win win.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 08, 2015, 06:09:47 pm
So this sled followed us home yesterday instead of basket case 250 we were going to get. Bevra 340 fan class winning sled. Got something i can race against you with Rick! Shes built and supposedly has no problem running the air cooled class ;)


Has Flannery had his fingers in that one too 🙈?

House
No sir lol. Im going to see Flannery tomorrow actually ;). This one was gone through by a competant Yamaha builder.

Doc Fang I presume ;) ?  I saw him at the Hastings grass drags a couple months back!

House
We know Larry pretty well actually. But no it was a guy who retired and went to Florida. Cant remember his name. But my dad who will be riding it mostly already mentioned Larry's name and him going through it lol.

I don't know Doc Fang personnally but, I do know he's a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Yamahas!  Have fun with the sled!

House
Ya my dads known him for prolly 25 years. Raced against him and Nick for years when we drag raced. He did one of my yamaha kart motors back in the day and it was stupid fast. My dad just wants to turn some laps. This sled was cheap and it dependable. Also a proven winner so it was a win win.

Nothing wrong with that!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 09, 2015, 12:20:09 am
Looking pretty good Rick for having a Feburary deadline!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 09, 2015, 12:27:04 am
And i thought we were behind
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 09, 2015, 03:13:44 am
I hope we can race in February!  ???
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 09, 2015, 03:40:39 am
And i thought we were behind

Looking good  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 09, 2015, 03:58:45 am
And i thought we were behind


You are Ryan!  We are about a week away from testing but with this warm weather, looks like we all will be ready when a track has ice! The TX does look good. Always did.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 09, 2015, 08:18:05 am
And i thought we were behind


You are Ryan!  We are about a week away from testing but with this warm weather, looks like we all will be ready when a track has ice! The TX does look good. Always did.
We'll be ready by Xmas. About a 1% chance we'll have ice though. Waiting on our decals to be printed and the race seat to come back and hopefully its done.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 10, 2015, 02:48:30 am
Being 6'1 im not sure how im gonna ride this thing lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 10, 2015, 02:49:20 am
We just spent about a grand on a Woody's & Wahl's order today! Hope we can use the stuff this year!   ???
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 10, 2015, 02:50:47 am
Being 6'1 im not sure how im gonna ride this thing lol


That' where being 5'10" comes in handy! ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 10, 2015, 02:51:02 am
Tell me about it. We spent so much money with Wahl they gave us our own account. Got some free hats though!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 10, 2015, 02:52:08 am
Being 6'1 im not sure how im gonna ride this thing lol


That' where being 5'10" comes in handy! ;D
Its feisty for a fanner though!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 10, 2015, 02:54:53 am
Being 6'1 im not sure how im gonna ride this thing lol


That' where being 5'10" comes in handy! ;D
Its feisty for a fanner though!



You going to run it against the 440 f/a's?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 10, 2015, 02:59:50 am
Being 6'1 im not sure how im gonna ride this thing lol


That' where being 5'10" comes in handy! ;D
Its feisty for a fanner though!



You going to run it against the 440 f/a's?
Prolly have to at Marion since you arent allowed bars or skis. My dad will ride it more than me in the masters fan class.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 10, 2015, 03:06:22 am
Being 6'1 im not sure how im gonna ride this thing lol


That' where being 5'10" comes in handy! ;D
Its feisty for a fanner though!



You going to run it against the 440 f/a's?
Prolly have to at Marion since you arent allowed bars or skis. My dad will ride it more than me in the masters fan class.


Masters, what's that?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 10, 2015, 03:07:44 am
Class at BEVRA for the AARP crowd lol. 50 and over riders. think its a 0-400 fan class. They have a couple free air masters classes too i think
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 10, 2015, 03:11:52 am
Pfft, 50. I'm going be 60 in March and still running with you young whipper snapers! He he he!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 10, 2015, 03:13:05 am
Not bad for an old man! Bill who we got it from is 67 and he won a couple classes with it
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 10, 2015, 03:15:13 am
Tough to beat old age & trechery!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 10, 2015, 03:02:16 pm
Being 6'1 im not sure how im gonna ride this thing lol


That' where being 5'10" comes in handy! ;D
Its feisty for a fanner though!



You going to run it against the 440 f/a's?
Prolly have to at Marion since you arent allowed bars or skis. My dad will ride it more than me in the masters fan class.

What's this nonsense that bars and skis aren't allowed at Marion?  Is that just for purely stock classes?  I'm building my sled to meet or exceed ISR super stock rules!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 10, 2015, 05:09:34 pm
Their stock rule is " if it didn't come from the factory like that, it's not stock". Stock skis, stock handle bars. They do allow 3" ski spredders, handle bar hooks and .020 cylinder overbore.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 10, 2015, 05:14:28 pm
I'm assuming they have a super stock class then?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 10, 2015, 08:24:30 pm
Nope they sure dont. Everything there is trail stock as listed. For the sleds that show up with bars and shorts skis they make a "misfit" class. Actually was about 8 sleds in it last year if i remember. Thats what ill be running in on the TX. Kind of sucks but thats what Marion does. 350 entries last year with hardly any mod sleds. Just think if they did normal rules like BEVRA how many sleds they'd have show up. All the other fair races have stock and improved stock classes i think.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on December 10, 2015, 11:09:14 pm
Be aware that marion doesn't really want the misfit class period and it may go away. Marion has an awesome turn out for what they want to do. The trail stock class isn't really something they want either, but they allow it. They only really want the 74 and older and they have a ton of those show up. Wish some of them would bring those sleds to BEVRA for the barnstormer class.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 70 MF on December 10, 2015, 11:47:50 pm
Be aware that marion doesn't really want the misfit class period and it may go away.

They talked about doing away with letting any (mod sleds) run a few years ago when that Rupp went over the fence into the crowd. 1 bale of hay high and a chain link fence ain't gonna stop a sled at the speeds they were carrying. Heck, at the speed a lot of the trail stock sleds are going at Marion...probably isn't going to stop some of them either.

Wish some of them would bring those sleds to BEVRA for the barnstormer class.
I'm really surprised that the barnstormer class isn't bigger than it is at BEVRA
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on December 10, 2015, 11:58:09 pm
70MF, the trail stock classes have gotten pretty fast there. You should bring the exciter back sometime. I guess I would have to narrow that down as your cornering the market on those. lol Hows the 81 coming along?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 70 MF on December 11, 2015, 12:41:52 am
70MF, the trail stock classes have gotten pretty fast there. You should bring the exciter back sometime. I guess I would have to narrow that down as your cornering the market on those. lol Hows the 81 coming along?

Cornering the market ???, come on man, I only have 3 of them...LOL

I'm re-tired from oval racing.... I'm just too tired to do it any more ;D Still have the '79 Ex ready to go for my son if he decides if he wants to give racing a shot ;) He wants to try his hand at drags first, probably let him run it up at Fast Eddie's on Houghton Lk. this year

'81 Exciter is coming along nicely, just waiting on a couple things to finish it up...looks a lot different than when I bought it in Oct. ;)

(http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv320/jjstrauch/81%20exciter/002_zpspmr0yov9.jpg) (http://s695.photobucket.com/user/jjstrauch/media/81%20exciter/002_zpspmr0yov9.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 11, 2015, 02:12:46 am
Be aware that marion doesn't really want the misfit class period and it may go away. Marion has an awesome turn out for what they want to do. The trail stock class isn't really something they want either, but they allow it. They only really want the 74 and older and they have a ton of those show up. Wish some of them would bring those sleds to BEVRA for the barnstormer class.
We dont have any "mod sleds". Have two ISR BEVRA legal stock class sleds. Which have northstars, offset bars, and a 121 skid if you prefer it. Theres nothing mod about them that makes them any faster. If anything they are safer because they are better setup to go into a corner better than sled with stock skis and a straight bar. Alot of those "trail stock" sleds are just as fast in a straight line and then u add in a cable pulled brake how does that make it any safer at the end of a straightaway?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 11, 2015, 02:15:04 am
FYI not attacking anyone just sharing my opinion on the trail stok rules for Marion. I had a blast there last year. Over 300 entries. Just think how many more theyd have if they allowed the "stock" class sleds show up instead of making you run against whatever mod sleds show up.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 11, 2015, 02:28:41 am
Be aware that marion doesn't really want the misfit class period and it may go away. Marion has an awesome turn out for what they want to do. The trail stock class isn't really something they want either, but they allow it. They only really want the 74 and older and they have a ton of those show up. Wish some of them would bring those sleds to BEVRA for the barnstormer class.

Ain't no skin off my backside if I race there or not!  It would be just another race for us to run but if they don't want super stocks, ISR rules, I won't bother going!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: yzrp.com on December 11, 2015, 02:31:59 am
The 2016 Yankee Zephyr Racing Promotions Snowmobile Ice & Snow Snowmobile drag racing schedule as of 12-9-2015
January 22nd & 23rd Tip Up Town USA Houghton Lake Michigan Ice & Snow drag event.
January 29th & 30th Genesee County Snow Drags Mount Morris MI Snow drag event.
February 5th & 6th North American Snow Festival Cadillac MI
Ice & Snow drag event.
February 19th & 20th Anchor Bay Ice Bash Fair Haven MI Ice drag event.
February 26th & 27th Cedar Springs Snow Bash Cedar Springs MI Snow drag event.
April 8th & 9th Schuss Mountain Snowmobile Hill Climb Mancelona MI Snow Hill Drag event.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 11, 2015, 02:40:03 am
Be aware that marion doesn't really want the misfit class period and it may go away. Marion has an awesome turn out for what they want to do. The trail stock class isn't really something they want either, but they allow it. They only really want the 74 and older and they have a ton of those show up. Wish some of them would bring those sleds to BEVRA for the barnstormer class.

Ain't no skin off my backside if I race there or not!  It would be just another race for us to run but if they don't want super stocks, ISR rules, I won't bother going!

House
Me neither as there is a BEVRA race that weekend anyways. Just the whole atmosphere and the racing. 2500 spectators. It was just very cool to race in it and it was a good time. Just sucks
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 11, 2015, 03:36:43 am
I liked racing at Marion until the end of my race. Marion is Marion. We plan to race there again this year with our stocker. They want true vintage sleds, untouched, to race as I see it. Our '73 doesn't make BEVRA's barnstormer class.  So we race where we can. Lucky Thumb doesn't allow a cable brake, which came stock for the sled so that's out. So for me and my team mate, the fairground races are where we go. We do plan to run our mod sled at BEVRA at least once. No one set of rules are perfect for everybody.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 11, 2015, 03:46:07 am
The 2016 Yankee Zephyr Racing Promotions Snowmobile Ice & Snow Snowmobile drag racing schedule as of 12-9-2015
January 22nd & 23rd Tip Up Town USA Houghton Lake Michigan Ice & Snow drag event.
January 29th & 30th Genesee County Snow Drags Mount Morris MI Snow drag event.
February 5th & 6th North American Snow Festival Cadillac MI
Ice & Snow drag event.
February 19th & 20th Anchor Bay Ice Bash Fair Haven MI Ice drag event.
February 26th & 27th Cedar Springs Snow Bash Cedar Springs MI Snow drag event.
April 8th & 9th Schuss Mountain Snowmobile Hill Climb Mancelona MI Snow Hill Drag event.


If this weather stays like this you won't be holding any racers either.  I see you have noice oval sprints on your schedule!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 11, 2015, 11:00:04 am
I liked racing at Marion until the end of my race. Marion is Marion. We plan to race there again this year with our stocker. They want true vintage sleds, untouched, to race as I see it. Our '73 doesn't make BEVRA's barnstormer class.  So we race where we can. Lucky Thumb doesn't allow a cable brake, which came stock for the sled so that's out. So for me and my team mate, the fairground races are where we go. We do plan to run our mod sled at BEVRA at least once. No one set of rules are perfect for everybody.

No cable brake at Lucky Thumb huh?  Guess I won't be racing there 😒!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 11, 2015, 12:06:52 pm
The 2016 Yankee Zephyr Racing Promotions Snowmobile Ice & Snow Snowmobile drag racing schedule as of 12-9-2015
January 22nd & 23rd Tip Up Town USA Houghton Lake Michigan Ice & Snow drag event.
January 29th & 30th Genesee County Snow Drags Mount Morris MI Snow drag event.
February 5th & 6th North American Snow Festival Cadillac MI
Ice & Snow drag event.
February 19th & 20th Anchor Bay Ice Bash Fair Haven MI Ice drag event.
February 26th & 27th Cedar Springs Snow Bash Cedar Springs MI Snow drag event.
April 8th & 9th Schuss Mountain Snowmobile Hill Climb Mancelona MI Snow Hill Drag event.


If this weather stays like this you won't be holding any racers either.  I see you have noice oval sprints on your schedule!


Does vintage have their own class(es) or if enough show they get a class or does vintage run with late model? 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 11, 2015, 06:55:59 pm
The 2016 Yankee Zephyr Racing Promotions Snowmobile Ice & Snow Snowmobile drag racing schedule as of 12-9-2015
January 22nd & 23rd Tip Up Town USA Houghton Lake Michigan Ice & Snow drag event.
January 29th & 30th Genesee County Snow Drags Mount Morris MI Snow drag event.
February 5th & 6th North American Snow Festival Cadillac MI
Ice & Snow drag event.
February 19th & 20th Anchor Bay Ice Bash Fair Haven MI Ice drag event.
February 26th & 27th Cedar Springs Snow Bash Cedar Springs MI Snow drag event.
April 8th & 9th Schuss Mountain Snowmobile Hill Climb Mancelona MI Snow Hill Drag event.


If this weather stays like this you won't be holding any racers either.  I see you have noice oval sprints on your schedule!


Does vintage have their own class(es) or if enough show they get a class or does vintage run with late model?


Well in "vintage" racing it's only vintage. Which is pretty much leaf spring sleds. Then broke down into engine sizes and/or type of sled( i.e. trail stock, super stock, modified and then some may go as far as the old Sno Pro sleds.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 11, 2015, 09:19:11 pm
I'm assuming they have a super stock class then?

House


Marion's super stock class is called "improved"!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on December 11, 2015, 11:45:17 pm
Ryan66, NOT disagreeing with you on the safety thing. Just stating its their race to do what they want and yes there is other races to attend on the same day. Was just letting people know that the misfit class may not always be there at marion.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 12, 2015, 03:59:55 am
Ryan66, NOT disagreeing with you on the safety thing. Just stating its their race to do what they want and yes there is other races to attend on the same day. Was just letting people know that the misfit class may not always be there at marion.
Gonna wait till it gets closer and give them a call and see if they'll have it. Really want to run there again
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 12, 2015, 10:11:57 am
I'm assuming they have a super stock class then?

House


Marion's super stock class is called "improved"!

That will work!  As long as I know there is a class I can run!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 70 MF on December 12, 2015, 10:56:19 am
I think all the 'Improved' classes are '74 and older only...

http://www.marionvintagesnowmobileclub.com/race-rules-by-class.html (http://www.marionvintagesnowmobileclub.com/race-rules-by-class.html)

It used to be anything 74 and newer with skis/bars/mods was run under what they called an 'Outlaw" class, not sure what they call it now? I don't even see a class listed for them....I think whatever shows up just gets put out on the track together ???

The pic in my profile is the last year I ran up there (2012) on a stock '80 250 Enticer....had to run in the 340 Trail Stock class because they don't have a singles class for it. Did alright with it, didn't come in last and finished ahead of quite a few 340 twins ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on December 12, 2015, 01:57:11 pm
70MF, 81 exciter is looking good! Your going to need a 78 exciter next year, lol. Those little 250 enticers run pretty good. Hope your son does well at the drag races.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 12, 2015, 06:20:02 pm
Standish races this year are January 30th and February 6th. We are going to have them out in front of whites beach.


Well I just got off the phone with James, the races at Standish are now back at the fairgrounds. Hopefully the weather will cooperate!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 13, 2015, 12:36:04 pm
Standish races this year are January 30th and February 6th. We are going to have them out in front of whites beach.



Well I just got off the phone with James, the races at Standish are now back at the fairgrounds. Hopefully the weather will cooperate!


You think they could have them on different days?  Look at teshios site for Michigan http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm)  Allbrightshores used to race on sunday and lot of folks from the other circuits came out.  Food for thought. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 13, 2015, 01:45:53 pm
Standish races this year are January 30th and February 6th. We are going to have them out in front of whites beach.



Well I just got off the phone with James, the races at Standish are now back at the fairgrounds. Hopefully the weather will cooperate!




You think they could have them on different days?  Look at teshios site for Michigan [url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url] ([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url])  Allbrightshores used to race on sunday and lot of folks from the other circuits came out.  Food for thought.



Well those dates are on Saturdays.  Gladwin put on their races for a couple of years at Allbright Shores. What are they racing there this year? I looked on teshios, couldn't find anything for Allbright Shores.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 871exciter on December 13, 2015, 05:03:27 pm
There hasn't been any races at Albright shores since 07 or 08 the track is demolished as far as I know.. Wish they still had races there it was an awesome place to race..I took the last 2 first place trophies from there in the super stock 440 fan class..nice 3/8 mile banked oval..
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 14, 2015, 01:06:02 am
The track is still there, I just looked on the satellite imagery. Too bad nobody utilizes' it.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 22, 2015, 12:47:23 pm
Looks like Saturday race cancelled at MPX  http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm) 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 22, 2015, 01:11:07 pm
Looks like Saturday race cancelled at MPX  [url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url] ([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url])


That's not a surprise.  Appreciate you keeping us up to speed on that RacerX!  Hopefully we'll have some ice soon  :)

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 22, 2015, 01:41:16 pm
ICE? What's that?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 22, 2015, 02:02:01 pm
ICE? What's that?

I feel your pain Rick!  Maybe someday  :-[

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 22, 2015, 11:15:21 pm
ICE? What's that?

I feel your pain Rick!  Maybe someday  :-[

House
Ive got 2 new race sleds sitting in the shop collecting dust. This is torture
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 23, 2015, 02:20:23 am
ICE? What's that?

I feel your pain Rick!  Maybe someday  :-[

House
Ive got 2 new race sleds sitting in the shop collecting dust. This is torture


Me too! Well one is new!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 23, 2015, 11:16:45 am
Going to need ice soon, the sled is almost done!  If it isn't done before New Years it will be shortly after.  Unfortunately I won't be making it to Eagle River but, hopefully we can get the sled done while I'm on vacation?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 23, 2015, 12:27:52 pm
Any update on possible races in Standish again this season. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 23, 2015, 12:47:36 pm
As far as I know they are still on. Tenitive dates are Jan 30th & Feb 6th.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 23, 2015, 03:07:02 pm
As far as I know they are still on. Tenitive dates are Jan 30th & Feb 6th.

Nice!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 23, 2015, 11:43:10 pm
As far as I know they are still on. Tenitive dates are Jan 30th & Feb 6th.

Nice!


If we get cold weather, whatever that is?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 23, 2015, 11:59:54 pm
I hear ya!  Me and Mother Nature aren't on speaking terms right now!  I called her some pretty bad names but, she's earned every one of them!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 24, 2015, 12:12:46 am
I hear ya!  Me and Mother Nature aren't on speaking terms right now!  I called her some pretty bad names but, she's earned every one of them!


You're mean Mike!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 24, 2015, 02:46:35 am
By the looks of it the first race at Gladwin will prolly get canceled. Maybe we'll be turning laps by the end of Jan at this rate. Picked up our new seat today courtesy of Hazard Racing. Badass to say the least. Only bright spot of the day lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 24, 2015, 03:05:20 am
I talked to Mike from Gladwin a couple of weeks ago and he said that the first race (Jan 16) looks like a no go. I think he might be right.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 24, 2015, 03:14:45 am
I talked to Mike from Gladwin a couple of weeks ago and he said that the first race (Jan 16) looks like a no go. I think he might be right.
Fingers crossed for St Charles
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 24, 2015, 03:27:53 am
I talked to Mike from Gladwin a couple of weeks ago and he said that the first race (Jan 16) looks like a no go. I think he might be right.
Fingers crossed for St Charles


No doubt! This sucks!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 24, 2015, 12:45:18 pm
As far as I know they are still on. Tenitive dates are Jan 30th & Feb 6th.

Rick1st thanks.  Anybody know any details or a poster.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 24, 2015, 01:48:42 pm
I hear ya!  Me and Mother Nature aren't on speaking terms right now!  I called her some pretty bad names but, she's earned every one of them!


You're mean Mike!

I know  ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 24, 2015, 01:50:34 pm
I talked to Mike from Gladwin a couple of weeks ago and he said that the first race (Jan 16) looks like a no go. I think he might be right.
Fingers crossed for St Charles

For sure fingers crossed for St. Charles!  I have a crew of people, 2 motorhomes worth  ::), coming to watch and good time at that race!  I hope its a go?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 26, 2015, 01:35:47 pm
Well it's looking like the weather might be coming around. Hope so. So Mike, how much did you pay for your own spectators?  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 27, 2015, 01:42:14 am
Sold the cat today :(. Ordered more parts and gear. Its never ending.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 27, 2015, 03:47:02 am
Well it's looking like the weather might be coming around. Hope so. So Mike, how much did you pay for your own spectators?  ;D

I told the guys that there's free drugs and women of questionable morals at this event!  Apparently that was enough to draw interest 😏
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 27, 2015, 10:50:37 pm
Well it's looking like the weather might be coming around. Hope so. So Mike, how much did you pay for your own spectators?  ;D

I told the guys that there's free drugs and women of questionable morals at this event!  Apparently that was enough to draw interest 😏


SWEET!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 28, 2015, 01:26:02 am
Got a jingle from the wrench today and he's made some progress 😃!  Hopefully we'll have this rig together in the next couple weeks?  Made some progress on the sled and trailer over the weekend but, had to slow down or I wouldn't have anything to work while I'm on vacation 😉!  I'm afraid I won't know how to act when all these projects are done?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 28, 2015, 04:44:30 am
Got a jingle from the wrench today and he's made some progress 😃!  Hopefully we'll have this rig together in the next couple weeks?  Made some progress on the sled and trailer over the weekend but, had to slow down or I wouldn't have anything to work while I'm on vacation 😉!  I'm afraid I won't know how to act when all these projects are done?
We should be 100% finished Tuesday night. Ill have to throw a few pics up. Got the new trailer all sorted with fancy led lighting and painted the walls. After this week we are gonna be looking for things to keep us busy waiting on ice!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 28, 2015, 11:48:47 am
There is always something to do on them.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 28, 2015, 01:22:36 pm
It's 8:18 am now here in N.E. Michigan and I have 24 degrees, WOO HOO! Weather reports are saying we are due for an ice storm later this afternoon. And to expect downed power lines. GREAT! Just got power restored from the wind Thursday. Oh well, at least it's getting cold!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 28, 2015, 03:29:28 pm
Got a jingle from the wrench today and he's made some progress 😃!  Hopefully we'll have this rig together in the next couple weeks?  Made some progress on the sled and trailer over the weekend but, had to slow down or I wouldn't have anything to work while I'm on vacation 😉!  I'm afraid I won't know how to act when all these projects are done?
We should be 100% finished Tuesday night. Ill have to throw a few pics up. Got the new trailer all sorted with fancy led lighting and painted the walls. After this week we are gonna be looking for things to keep us busy waiting on ice!!!

Going to be doing the same, painting walls and replacing marker lights.  Not sure if I'm going to go LED or not though?  Just ordered new tires for the trailer this morning and they should be in this afternoon  :).  This old trailer I got did not have a service door in the side so me and the crew made an opening, fashioned a door, but didn't have any hinges or latching hardware to finish.  That may get finished tonight?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 28, 2015, 03:30:42 pm
It's 8:18 am now here in N.E. Michigan and I have 24 degrees, WOO HOO! Weather reports are saying we are due for an ice storm later this afternoon. And to expect downed power lines. GREAT! Just got power restored from the wind Thursday. Oh well, at least it's getting cold!

We had low 30s this morning and the ice that is coming your way!  The ice wasn't all that bad and the wind wasn't bad either.  Hopefully you folks keep your power?

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 29, 2015, 12:43:19 am
7:30 pm now and it's 26 degrees and I have 2" on my deck and still coming down! I hope this snow stays snow and it stays cold. WOO HOO!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 29, 2015, 12:44:33 am
Got a jingle from the wrench today and he's made some progress 😃!  Hopefully we'll have this rig together in the next couple weeks?  Made some progress on the sled and trailer over the weekend but, had to slow down or I wouldn't have anything to work while I'm on vacation 😉!  I'm afraid I won't know how to act when all these projects are done?
We should be 100% finished Tuesday night. Ill have to throw a few pics up. Got the new trailer all sorted with fancy led lighting and painted the walls. After this week we are gonna be looking for things to keep us busy waiting on ice!!!

Going to be doing the same, painting walls and replacing marker lights.  Not sure if I'm going to go LED or not though?  Just ordered new tires for the trailer this morning and they should be in this afternoon  :).  This old trailer I got did not have a service door in the side so me and the crew made an opening, fashioned a door, but didn't have any hinges or latching hardware to finish.  That may get finished tonight?
Ya we added to the existing led's. My dad can never have enough chicken lights as he calls them. Should see his semi lol. Had a work bench made for the front of the V. Mounted a grider, vice, and clutch tool to it. Pretty slick. But hopefully they never get used, if they are we either messed something up or something isnt working right haha. But to answer your led question id go to them. Alot brighter and barely use any power which is good on the generator. Think all thats left is to sticker the trailer and the sleds. Mother nature seems to be getting rid of her PMS and bringing cold temps
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 29, 2015, 12:45:07 am
7:30 pm now and it's 26 degrees and I have 2" on my deck and still coming down! I hope this snow stays snow and it stays cold. WOO HOO!
Snow?! all i have is freezing rain and ice
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 29, 2015, 02:39:21 am
7:30 pm now and it's 26 degrees and I have 2" on my deck and still coming down! I hope this snow stays snow and it stays cold. WOO HOO!
Snow?! all i have is freezing rain and ice

Well now it's warming up and starting to sleet! Man I don't want RAIN! I got 6" of snow on my deck table, freezing rain would be better than pure rain. I just wish it would just get down to 20, not asking much!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 31, 2015, 12:11:28 pm
Couple of Michigan race updates today on http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 31, 2015, 12:45:40 pm
I was wondering if they were going to be able to run the early January races.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on December 31, 2015, 03:29:46 pm
Hope the sled is back together and tuned for the Jan. 16th show @ BEVRA!?!?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 31, 2015, 06:32:06 pm
Hope the sled is back together and tuned for the Jan. 16th show @ BEVRA!?!?

House


Your sled maybe ready but the tracks won't!

Edit: After looking at the extended weather, looks like Michigan is going to get upper teen temps next week. COOL!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 02, 2016, 01:37:42 pm
Hope the sled is back together and tuned for the Jan. 16th show @ BEVRA!?!?

House


Your sled maybe ready but the tracks won't!

Edit: After looking at the extended weather, looks like Michigan is going to get upper teen temps next week. COOL!

So they won't have the track ready for the first BEVRA race on the 16th?  Looking forward to St. Charles as well!  Are you running that race Rick?  Pretty certain that Ryan66 is running St. Charles.  We'll be good timing in the pits 😜
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 02, 2016, 05:30:34 pm
Unless its gets real cold real quick im betting the first bevra race will be a no go. Im counting on St charles being the first race. I like that they have similar rules to bevra and isr. Stock class not trail stock rules.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 03, 2016, 10:34:03 pm
Hope the sled is back together and tuned for the Jan. 16th show @ BEVRA!?!?

House


Your sled maybe ready but the tracks won't!

Edit: After looking at the extended weather, looks like Michigan is going to get upper teen temps next week. COOL!

So they won't have the track ready for the first BEVRA race on the 16th?  Looking forward to St. Charles as well!  Are you running that race Rick?  Pretty certain that Ryan66 is running St. Charles.  We'll be good timing in the pits 😜


Well we hope to.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on January 04, 2016, 11:41:31 am
Hope the sled is back together and tuned for the Jan. 16th show @ BEVRA!?!?

House


Your sled maybe ready but the tracks won't!

Edit: After looking at the extended weather, looks like Michigan is going to get upper teen temps next week. COOL!

So they won't have the track ready for the first BEVRA race on the 16th?  Looking forward to St. Charles as well!  Are you running that race Rick?  Pretty certain that Ryan66 is running St. Charles.  We'll be good timing in the pits 😜


Well we hope to.
Rick, make sure the air-dam plate covers area up to base of reed blocks minimum (will help in event of belt grenad'ing)..

The more I play it back (what went down) in my mind, it has to have been additional air forced in from secondary windage... Make sure to bump the mains up to where I recommended for safety margin.... And bump primary from 150/300 to somewhere in the 165/310 range area.....
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 04, 2016, 12:36:35 pm
Unless its gets real cold real quick im betting the first bevra race will be a no go. Im counting on St charles being the first race. I like that they have similar rules to bevra and isr. Stock class not trail stock rules.


Is Gladwin still a go?  Seen nothing in stone it's not.  That would be a good tune up race for Saint Charles.

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/16_jan_16_gladwin_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 04, 2016, 12:39:41 pm
I'll make a call today, was wondering that myself.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 04, 2016, 10:21:32 pm
I called Mike, from the Gladwin Fairgrounds, and as of right now the Jan. 16th race is a go. They have been and are putting down water tonight. We are supposed to be in the single digits tonight. But he will know Thursday if things change.
I'll keep you guys posted.
 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on January 05, 2016, 12:47:18 am
Didnt gladwin have  74 and older classes before? The flyer list 84 and older for all classes?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 05, 2016, 12:22:39 pm
I called Mike, from the Gladwin Fairgrounds, and as of right now the Jan. 16th race is a go. They have been and are putting down water tonight. We are supposed to be in the single digits tonight. But he will know Thursday if things change.
I'll keep you guys posted.
 

Rick1st good job man thanks for letting us know.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 05, 2016, 12:54:33 pm
My pleasure as I was wondering myself.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: boonehoss on January 05, 2016, 01:47:50 pm
I was at the track in Gladwin Sunday after Church and it was dirt (obviously) but there looked to be a water truck on site. If they laid down water last night it certainly is ice today. The forecast for the rest of the week doesnt look favorable though.

Yes, for the guys that were running in the 75 and older class we are now grouped with sleds that are at least 10 years newer. Going to be tough racing against the TX's, Twisters and the Yamahas. I think the only fairground races that want the old sleds is Marion. Oh well it still should be fun and gives us the opportunity to be around other people interested in the same sport.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 05, 2016, 10:08:42 pm
I was at the track in Gladwin Sunday after Church and it was dirt (obviously) but there looked to be a water truck on site. If they laid down water last night it certainly is ice today. The forecast for the rest of the week doesnt look favorable though.

Yes, for the guys that were running in the 75 and older class we are now grouped with sleds that are at least 10 years newer. Going to be tough racing against the TX's, Twisters and the Yamahas. I think the only fairground races that want the old sleds is Marion. Oh well it still should be fun and gives us the opportunity to be around other people interested in the same sport.


Well Mike said that they were driving the frost down Saturday & Sunday nights before they could put any water down. He said that they had an inch of ice and he wants at least 4 inches. They may shorten the race laps to 5 or so to help save the ice.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on January 05, 2016, 11:52:36 pm
Its too bad that the smaller races are trying to get rid of the older race sleds. Marion really does seem to be the only place that pulls in so many of the 74 and older sleds.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 06, 2016, 11:08:28 am
I'm not so sure that they want to get rid of them. Gladwin has added a few classes and bunched  up  some to get all the races in. Not happy with that but it is what it is. At least I have a safe place to race.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 06, 2016, 12:26:17 pm
Lucky Thumb and MPX have classes for the "older stuff"  like HR and HD type carb classes and such.  also saw this on teshios site at  http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm) this morning



(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/2016_glass.jpg)


Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on January 06, 2016, 04:24:35 pm
I'm not so sure that they want to get rid of them. Gladwin has added a few classes and bunched  up  some to get all the races in. Not happy with that but it is what it is. At least I have a safe place to race.


How do you know it's a safe place do they have insurance that you know of? Or is it like other Michigan race groups with no insurance and a ambulance but only one person in it.......How do you drive a ambulance and work on someone when there's only one person to do both things?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 06, 2016, 09:29:58 pm
I have raced there before and they have insurance. Jeeze!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 07, 2016, 12:39:13 am
Lucky Thumb and MPX have classes for the "older stuff"  like HR and HD type carb classes and such.  also saw this on teshios site at  [url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url] ([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url]) this morning



([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/2016_glass.jpg[/url])

Does lucky thumb still only allow hydraulic brakes?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on January 07, 2016, 01:59:35 am
I have raced there before and they have insurance. Jeeze!

It was a question asking if they did that's why I asked nothing more nothing less. There a few places that don't and i didn't know if that was one of them or not. Just a question is all it was. Jeeze!!!!!!!
     Lol easy.
We mite come up there to race as well but are team won't go without insurance is why i was asking. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 07, 2016, 02:06:49 am
Lucky Thumb and MPX have classes for the "older stuff"  like HR and HD type carb classes and such. 

Does lucky thumb still only allow hydraulic brakes?


Check out this page      http://www.luckythumbmotorcycleclub.com/vintage-snowmobile.html (http://www.luckythumbmotorcycleclub.com/vintage-snowmobile.html)             

#5 states ...  CAN RUN HYDRAULIC BRAKES IN ALL CLASSES. ALL CLASSES 340 CC AND OVER MUST HAVE HYDRAULIC BRAKES.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 07, 2016, 04:48:59 am
Lucky Thumb and MPX have classes for the "older stuff"  like HR and HD type carb classes and such. 

Does lucky thumb still only allow hydraulic brakes?


Check out this page      [url]http://www.luckythumbmotorcycleclub.com/vintage-snowmobile.html[/url] ([url]http://www.luckythumbmotorcycleclub.com/vintage-snowmobile.html[/url])             

#5 states ...  CAN RUN HYDRAULIC BRAKES IN ALL CLASSES. ALL CLASSES 340 CC AND OVER MUST HAVE HYDRAULIC BRAKES.


Guess that leaves me out of racing at lucky thumb!  I'm not putting forth the time, money, and effort to make the brakes on my sled hydraulic.  Not at this juncture anyways!  That's too bad they require hydraulic brakes'
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 07, 2016, 11:14:55 am
I have raced there before and they have insurance. Jeeze!

It was a question asking if they did that's why I asked nothing more nothing less. There a few places that don't and i didn't know if that was one of them or not. Just a question is all it was. Jeeze!!!!!!!
     Lol easy.
We mite come up there to race as well but are team won't go without insurance is why i was asking.


Fair enough, I stand corrected, sorry.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 07, 2016, 11:17:29 am
Lucky Thumb and MPX have classes for the "older stuff"  like HR and HD type carb classes and such. 

Does lucky thumb still only allow hydraulic brakes?


Check out this page      [url]http://www.luckythumbmotorcycleclub.com/vintage-snowmobile.html[/url] ([url]http://www.luckythumbmotorcycleclub.com/vintage-snowmobile.html[/url])             

#5 states ...  CAN RUN HYDRAULIC BRAKES IN ALL CLASSES. ALL CLASSES 340 CC AND OVER MUST HAVE HYDRAULIC BRAKES.


Guess that leaves me out of racing at lucky thumb!  I'm not putting forth the time, money, and effort to make the brakes on my sled hydraulic.  Not at this juncture anyways!  That's too bad they require hydraulic brakes'



We may convert but it's only for one venue, alot of time involved.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 07, 2016, 12:43:52 pm
Just checked out teshios site at http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm) and found this today.  That weekend you got Lucky Thumb GLASS Harrison Hougton Lake and Gladwin races going on.  The more vintage the better.

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/13_feb_16_harrison_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 07, 2016, 10:53:54 pm
I just got off the phone with Mike, from Gladwin, he still has ice on the track. He told me that with this weekend warm temps that he is confident they won't lose hardly any ice. And next Monday thru Wednesday nights will start back up putting more water down.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on January 08, 2016, 06:50:35 am
Lets hope they can keep enough ice then because the season is growing shorter by the second.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 08, 2016, 11:47:32 am
Lets hope they can keep enough ice then because the season is growing shorter by the second.


X2
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on January 08, 2016, 11:52:31 am
BEVRA will annouce by weds evening if we are racing on the 16th.

Maxi
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 08, 2016, 12:12:13 pm
BEVRA will annouce by weds evening if we are racing on the 16th.

Maxi


They maybe affected more by the warming weekend than us northerners. Hope they don't lose too much either.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 08, 2016, 06:01:43 pm
9 degrees for a low next week
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 08, 2016, 11:22:10 pm
BEVRA will annouce by weds evening if we are racing on the 16th.

Maxi

Appreciate it Maxi!  Keep us in the loop please?  Hopefully the sled will be ready if you are indeed racing?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 09, 2016, 11:58:05 am
Just updated on http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm)   MPX cancelled today's Races in Sebewaing.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 09, 2016, 12:03:00 pm
Just updated on [url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url] ([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url])   MPX cancelled today's Races in Sebewaing.


Not suprised. Too bad.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 10, 2016, 12:01:45 pm
Well winter is here, I have about 3" of snow on my deck at 7 o'oclock this morning. I have been wanting cold weather to freeze a lake so we can do some testing. Ahhg!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 10, 2016, 12:35:59 pm
Well winter is here, I have about 3" of snow on my deck at 7 o'oclock this morning. I have been wanting cold weather to freeze a lake so we can do some testing. Ahhg!

Looks like BEVRA, Gladwin, and Lucky Thumb next weekend might be a Test, Tune, and Race for a lot of folks.  If the weather folks are right.  ???   
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 10, 2016, 02:33:03 pm
Well winter is here, I have about 3" of snow on my deck at 7 o'oclock this morning. I have been wanting cold weather to freeze a lake so we can do some testing. Ahhg!

Some how or another the little bit of ice on the lake survived the rain for the past couple days!  Now the temps are in the high 20s and steady dropping so hopefully we'll have some decent ice soon?  At this juncture the race sled still isn't finished and not sure if we'll be ready for BEVRA next weekend?  My biggest hopes are to be ready for St. Charles in 2 weeks 😃!  Are you racing St. Charles Rick?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 10, 2016, 03:08:15 pm
Well winter is here, I have about 3" of snow on my deck at 7 o'oclock this morning. I have been wanting cold weather to freeze a lake so we can do some testing. Ahhg!

Some how or another the little bit of ice on the lake survived the rain for the past couple days!  Now the temps are in the high 20s and steady dropping so hopefully we'll have some decent ice soon?  At this juncture the race sled still isn't finished and not sure if we'll be ready for BEVRA next weekend?  My biggest hopes are to be ready for St. Charles in 2 weeks 😃!  Are you racing St. Charles Rick?

House


We are pretty sure. Hopefully the stocker survives Gladwin!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 10, 2016, 03:42:07 pm
Any word on the Standish races?  Dates are a few pages back, details.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 10, 2016, 04:00:05 pm
Any word on the Standish races?  Dates are a few pages back, details.

No word yet. I talked with James , who put it on last year, in the middle of the week. He told me that the fair board has not contacted him yet.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: TC250 on January 10, 2016, 06:33:20 pm
I have raced there before and they have insurance. Jeeze!

It was a question asking if they did that's why I asked nothing more nothing less. There a few places that don't and i didn't know if that was one of them or not. Just a question is all it was. Jeeze!!!!!!!
     Lol easy.
We mite come up there to race as well but are team won't go without insurance is why i was asking.
What most racers don't realize is the insurance covers property damage and injury to spectators,doesn't cover injury to racers.This is why racers and crew are required to sign a waiver.I'm sure all policies are different,but I have had insurance on races  many times and every one I looked into didn't cover the people racing.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 10, 2016, 07:42:23 pm
You may be right. But the fairgrounds would have to have some kind of liability insurance. I guess I did sign a waiver. But if memory serves me when I raced M.I.S.A. back in 75-76 I signed a waiver too!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on January 10, 2016, 09:56:29 pm
Very few if any races cover the drivers or track workers , that's why the waiver , no sign no race ,ISR covers drivers for a small amount than you must have ins to cover from there , I no at I-500 in Soo there is a agent that will write a week end ins policy for drivers
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 11, 2016, 12:09:34 am
Man George, you are just full of it, aren't you? Information that is!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on January 11, 2016, 01:19:50 am
This is my job lol. At least one of them , if you want to put on a vintage race let me no , I can aim you the right directions, from ins, radios, announcers , were to get trophys and when to run
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 11, 2016, 01:38:58 am
This is my job lol. At least one of them , if you want to put on a vintage race let me no , I can aim you the right directions, from ins, radios, announcers , were to get trophys and when to run


Thanks George, but I don't want put one on, I just want to race them!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on January 12, 2016, 11:10:42 pm
BEVRA Round 1 scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed until 1/23/16. Mark Pitcher and the entire Pitcher Perfect crew are burning the midnight oil, but the track will not be ready for this weekend. Many thanks to the Pitchers for all their efforts in this topsy turvey winter so far.

I will send out a mass email to registered forum members, but please spread the word to anybody, especially new members who might not be in the loop.

Max
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 13, 2016, 12:34:36 am
Looks like racing season is starting out a little slow this year, except up north!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 14, 2016, 11:03:00 am
Update just in about Gladwin at https://www.facebook.com/VintageSnowmobileNetwork (https://www.facebook.com/VintageSnowmobileNetwork)


Ya, when I talked with Mike last he mentioned about reducing the amount of laps. And with this warming trend coming not looking real good.  :(  Oh well, at least we are racing!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 14, 2016, 03:35:45 pm
BEVRA Round 1 scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed until 1/23/16. Mark Pitcher and the entire Pitcher Perfect crew are burning the midnight oil, but the track will not be ready for this weekend. Many thanks to the Pitchers for all their efforts in this topsy turvey winter so far.

I will send out a mass email to registered forum members, but please spread the word to anybody, especially new members who might not be in the loop.

Max

Thanks Max!  Appreciate you keeping us in the loop!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 15, 2016, 11:32:34 am
Just saw Lucky Thumb cancelled tomorrow night on the Michigan vintage snowmobile events page.  That is too bad for BEVRA and LT no racing tomorrow.  Gladwin is still a go on their latest update. Think a lot of state wide racers going to show at Gladwin to get some seat time in?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 15, 2016, 01:23:13 pm
Motor should be assembled by the end of the day and I have a lake with ice on it so we'll be getting some seat time in for sure ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 15, 2016, 04:31:34 pm
Motor should be assembled by the end of the day and I have a lake with ice on it so we'll be getting some seat time in for sure ;)

Are you going to Gladwin Mike? If so, will see you there.  ;D  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 15, 2016, 05:15:55 pm
Motor should be assembled by the end of the day and I have a lake with ice on it so we'll be getting some seat time in for sure ;)

Are you going to Gladwin Mike? If so, will see you there.  ;D  ;D ;D

Not going to be able to make it Rick  :-[!  Just heard from the wrench and my motor will be together some time tomorrow.  Looking good for St. Charles though  :D!  I'll look for your trailer there!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 15, 2016, 05:19:25 pm
Check out the latest update on the Michigan vintage snowmobile page at http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm) 

Saint Charles has been rescheduled to February 20th.  Other stuff also.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 15, 2016, 06:04:39 pm
Check out the latest update on the Michigan vintage snowmobile page at [url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url] ([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url]) 

Saint Charles has been rescheduled to February 20th.  Other stuff also.


Good looking out!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 15, 2016, 07:06:35 pm
See ya'll at BEVRA next weekend we're gonna be ready!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 15, 2016, 08:21:33 pm
See ya'll at BEVRA next weekend we're gonna be ready!

Should be as well :)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 15, 2016, 09:11:23 pm
Check out the latest update on the Michigan vintage snowmobile page at [url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url] ([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url]) 

Saint Charles has been rescheduled to February 20th.  Other stuff also.



Boy, that's a screw up on their part. Same day as Marion!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 16, 2016, 12:41:17 am
Just spoke with John of the Fair Board in Gladwin.  Gladwin Vintage Races tomorrow postponed until next Saturday, the 23rd of January.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 16, 2016, 12:44:58 am
Just spoke with John of the Fair Board in Gladwin.  Gladwin Vintage Races tomorrow postponed until next Saturday, the 23rd of January.


Well darn it.   ;D :(
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 16, 2016, 12:33:20 pm
Updated Gladwin Flyer

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/23_jan_16_gladwin_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 16, 2016, 06:46:23 pm
Updated Gladwin Flyer

([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/23_jan_16_gladwin_mi.jpg[/url])



Thanks for the update. Boy that sure is one fine looking '73 El Tigre 440 you have on the flyer! And the driver looks like he's kickin a$$!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 17, 2016, 03:31:16 pm
Well here she is after 6months of building. After today it will be 100% ready for next weekend minus testing.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 17, 2016, 03:32:15 pm
another
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: spark1013 on January 17, 2016, 08:26:44 pm
The Saints race parking area was flooded and you would have had 2 layers of ice with an air gap between the two.  The ground had thawed and you would have had a helluva mess. Trucks & trailers would get stuck so I applaud the fellas at the Saints for making the tough call and postponing the race.  Yes there will be races competing against each other for sleds and drivers (BEVRA, Marion, Saints) but in the grand picture of it all will be OK.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 17, 2016, 10:47:55 pm
another

Nice looking sled Ryan, for a Polaris! No really, NICE! Good luck this year.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: tspencer22 on January 18, 2016, 06:48:08 am
Rick that's the same foot rest you guys didn't want , fit the Polaris like it was made for it . Ryan is close by so I'm helping them where I can , might even tell them some of your secrets. ::)  Terry
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 18, 2016, 10:20:40 am
Oh GREAT! Threre goes the neighborhood!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 18, 2016, 01:47:45 pm
Updated Gladwin Flyer

([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/23_jan_16_gladwin_mi.jpg[/url])



Thanks for the update. Boy that sure is one fine looking '73 El Tigre 440 you have on the flyer! And the driver looks like he's kickin a$$!  ;D


So where are you racing next Saturday Rick?  BEVRA or Gladwin? 

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 18, 2016, 03:37:45 pm
Secrets? Only one i know is go fast and turn left. Think ive got a good setup to do so.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 18, 2016, 04:52:33 pm
Well.....I typed in the address for Gladwin and I hate to say it but, I'll be racing in Lakeview on this next Saturday.  It's half the distance there vs. Gladwin!  Now if Gladwin were the only show that day I'd make the trip!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 18, 2016, 08:32:45 pm
Updated Gladwin Flyer

([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/23_jan_16_gladwin_mi.jpg[/url])



Thanks for the update. Boy that sure is one fine looking '73 El Tigre 440 you have on the flyer! And the driver looks like he's kickin a$$!  ;D


So where are you racing next Saturday Rick?  BEVRA or Gladwin? 

House



Gladwin, it'45 minutes from us. Besides they put my picture on their flyer!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 19, 2016, 04:14:00 pm
I can appreciate that Rick!  Well....Problem after problem have been plaguing the assembly of my race sled.  Now I'm trying to run down a genuine Yamaha carb boot, Parts Unlimited boots are junk and Mikuni are too big and won't seal.  Closest dealer that have any is in Wisconsin and I'm waiting for a call back from him.  I have 3 days basically to get this thing tuned and chassis set up to race on Saturday!  Not looking good for all of that being accomplished :(
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 19, 2016, 04:23:07 pm
I can appreciate that Rick!  Well....Problem after problem have been plaguing the assembly of my race sled.  Now I'm trying to run down a genuine Yamaha carb boot, Parts Unlimited boots are junk and Mikuni are too big and won't seal.  Closest dealer that have any is in Wisconsin and I'm waiting for a call back from him.  I have 3 days basically to get this thing tuned and chassis set up to race on Saturday!  Not looking good for all of that being accomplished :(
Shitty feeling. Been there. Somebody on here has to have one laying around. Put a wanted post up and ship next day air. We are going testing tomorrow and i thought we were cutting it close. Good luck hope you find it
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 19, 2016, 04:43:12 pm
I can appreciate that Rick!  Well....Problem after problem have been plaguing the assembly of my race sled.  Now I'm trying to run down a genuine Yamaha carb boot, Parts Unlimited boots are junk and Mikuni are too big and won't seal.  Closest dealer that have any is in Wisconsin and I'm waiting for a call back from him.  I have 3 days basically to get this thing tuned and chassis set up to race on Saturday!  Not looking good for all of that being accomplished :(
poopty feeling. Been there. Somebody on here has to have one laying around. Put a wanted post up and ship next day air. We are going testing tomorrow and i thought we were cutting it close. Good luck hope you find it

Appreciate it Ryan!  What's bad and I can't help but feel this way is that this bridge should have been crossed 2 months ago!!!  You smell what I'm stepping in?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 19, 2016, 11:28:17 pm
I can appreciate that Rick!  Well....Problem after problem have been plaguing the assembly of my race sled.  Now I'm trying to run down a genuine Yamaha carb boot, Parts Unlimited boots are junk and Mikuni are too big and won't seal.  Closest dealer that have any is in Wisconsin and I'm waiting for a call back from him.  I have 3 days basically to get this thing tuned and chassis set up to race on Saturday!  Not looking good for all of that being accomplished :(
poopty feeling. Been there. Somebody on here has to have one laying around. Put a wanted post up and ship next day air. We are going testing tomorrow and i thought we were cutting it close. Good luck hope you find it

Appreciate it Ryan!  What's bad and I can't help but feel this way is that this bridge should have been crossed 2 months ago!!!  You smell what I'm stepping in?

House
Sounding like someone dropped the ball perhaps? U find a solution yet?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 19, 2016, 11:54:06 pm
I can appreciate that Rick!  Well....Problem after problem have been plaguing the assembly of my race sled.  Now I'm trying to run down a genuine Yamaha carb boot, Parts Unlimited boots are junk and Mikuni are too big and won't seal.  Closest dealer that have any is in Wisconsin and I'm waiting for a call back from him.  I have 3 days basically to get this thing tuned and chassis set up to race on Saturday!  Not looking good for all of that being accomplished :(

Well we have been testing now for a week. Things has fallen into place for the stocker. Now we are waiting for a new clutch spring and going to do a final test Thursday with the modified sled. Hope it works out because we are going to race it anyways.
I hope your stars align and things come together and get it race ready! Good luck.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 20, 2016, 12:02:42 am
I can appreciate that Rick!  Well....Problem after problem have been plaguing the assembly of my race sled.  Now I'm trying to run down a genuine Yamaha carb boot, Parts Unlimited boots are junk and Mikuni are too big and won't seal.  Closest dealer that have any is in Wisconsin and I'm waiting for a call back from him.  I have 3 days basically to get this thing tuned and chassis set up to race on Saturday!  Not looking good for all of that being accomplished :(

Well we have been testing now for a week. Things has fallen into place for the stocker. Now we are waiting for a new clutch spring and going to do a final test Thursday with the modified sled. Hope it works out because we are going to race it anyways.
I hope your stars align and things come together and get it race ready! Good luck.
Im headed out all day tomorrow. Not sure what to expect. But im told it should be close minus setting up the suspension for my riding style. The yamaha should be turn key.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on January 20, 2016, 01:17:40 am
Ryan66, did you get your tech vest figured out?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 20, 2016, 01:42:33 am
Ryan66, did you get your tech vest figured out?
Ya i have one. Showed it to another bevra member and said its fine. Its a snocross one made by 661. Has full chest abdomen coverage over the shoulder and down to my tailbone.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 20, 2016, 02:46:40 pm
I can appreciate that Rick!  Well....Problem after problem have been plaguing the assembly of my race sled.  Now I'm trying to run down a genuine Yamaha carb boot, Parts Unlimited boots are junk and Mikuni are too big and won't seal.  Closest dealer that have any is in Wisconsin and I'm waiting for a call back from him.  I have 3 days basically to get this thing tuned and chassis set up to race on Saturday!  Not looking good for all of that being accomplished :(
poopty feeling. Been there. Somebody on here has to have one laying around. Put a wanted post up and ship next day air. We are going testing tomorrow and i thought we were cutting it close. Good luck hope you find it

Appreciate it Ryan!  What's bad and I can't help but feel this way is that this bridge should have been crossed 2 months ago!!!  You smell what I'm stepping in?

House
Sounding like someone dropped the ball perhaps? U find a solution yet?

No ball dropping, just slow!  It's really frustrating and this isn't the first time, happened to a friend of mine too!  Hopefully the needed parts get here on time so we can make the show!  If you see an old white Ford motorhome there Saturday Ryan?  I'll be there 😃

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 20, 2016, 02:49:41 pm
I can appreciate that Rick!  Well....Problem after problem have been plaguing the assembly of my race sled.  Now I'm trying to run down a genuine Yamaha carb boot, Parts Unlimited boots are junk and Mikuni are too big and won't seal.  Closest dealer that have any is in Wisconsin and I'm waiting for a call back from him.  I have 3 days basically to get this thing tuned and chassis set up to race on Saturday!  Not looking good for all of that being accomplished :(

Well we have been testing now for a week. Things has fallen into place for the stocker. Now we are waiting for a new clutch spring and going to do a final test Thursday with the modified sled. Hope it works out because we are going to race it anyways.
I hope your stars align and things come together and get it race ready! Good luck.

Hope your parts come in as well!  My parts should be here Thursday noonish so we should be able to get some seat time in on the lake Thursday afternoon and all day Friday!  Should have everything pretty close after that, given parts show up?  Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 20, 2016, 03:24:10 pm
I can appreciate that Rick!  Well....Problem after problem have been plaguing the assembly of my race sled.  Now I'm trying to run down a genuine Yamaha carb boot, Parts Unlimited boots are junk and Mikuni are too big and won't seal.  Closest dealer that have any is in Wisconsin and I'm waiting for a call back from him.  I have 3 days basically to get this thing tuned and chassis set up to race on Saturday!  Not looking good for all of that being accomplished :(
poopty feeling. Been there. Somebody on here has to have one laying around. Put a wanted post up and ship next day air. We are going testing tomorrow and i thought we were cutting it close. Good luck hope you find it

Appreciate it Ryan!  What's bad and I can't help but feel this way is that this bridge should have been crossed 2 months ago!!!  You smell what I'm stepping in?

House
Sounding like someone dropped the ball perhaps? U find a solution yet?

No ball dropping, just slow!  It's really frustrating and this isn't the first time, happened to a friend of mine too!  Hopefully the needed parts get here on time so we can make the show!  If you see an old white Ford motorhome there Saturday Ryan?  I'll be there 😃
Will do! We whave a new Chevry half ton dark grey with a 24ft dark grey trailer. We'll be there. Off to the lake now
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 20, 2016, 10:09:09 pm
Boy, sure are glad we are done testing. Ready to race!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 21, 2016, 12:18:03 am
Just got in myself. All i can say is WOW this new sled is amazing. I never thought it would go into a corner as hard as it does. Its a slot car. I didnt have to touch a thing. Mr Flannery got the setup almost spot on. Cant wait for saturday!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 21, 2016, 11:39:37 am
We'll see if the finger crossing has done any good when the mail lady shows up?  Glad to hear you fellows got your tuning done!  If all goes well I'll get some in this afternoon?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 21, 2016, 11:51:56 am
We'll see if the finger crossing has done any good when the mail lady shows up?  Glad to hear you fellows got your tuning done!  If all goes well I'll get some in this afternoon?

House
Just got in myself. All i can say is WOW this new sled is amazing. I never thought it would go into a corner as hard as it does. Its a slot car. I didnt have to touch a thing. Mr Flannery got the setup almost spot on. Cant wait for saturday!


Good luck guys.  As  Darrell Walltrip says, "LET'S GO RACING BOYS "!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on January 21, 2016, 06:10:00 pm
i am surpirised no one mentioned marion!   what a hoot 1/2 mile ice oval, show, & swap great food awesome party, uh uhm,  event !!!! go to www.marion (http://www.marion) vintage snowmobile club, its the real thing
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on January 21, 2016, 06:11:08 pm
oops its feb 20 they have the current flyer on their site, alot of history at this track
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 21, 2016, 06:27:34 pm
Marion was mentioned, some hub bub about St. Charles rescheduling to their date.  I'm certain it's a great time!

On another note, I can't win for losing!  Flange didn't show up in the mail today so I'm still dead in the water!  Called the "guy" at the dealer in Wisconsin where I purchased it from and stated that I wanted expedited shipping.  He tells me he didn't do 2nd day because it was $22.00!  Holy Moley???  I would have paid it, not problem!  Long story short it isn't looking good for me to race this weekend either!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 21, 2016, 07:57:59 pm
Marion was mentioned, some hub bub about St. Charles rescheduling to their date.  I'm certain it's a great time!

On another note, I can't win for losing!  Flange didn't show up in the mail today so I'm still dead in the water!  Called the "guy" at the dealer in Wisconsin where I purchased it from and stated that I wanted expedited shipping.  He tells me he didn't do 2nd day because it was $22.00!  Holy Moley???  I would have paid it, not problem!  Long story short it isn't looking good for me to race this weekend either!

House


Bummer Mike! Might as well come on up to Gladwin to watch us!  ;D  Heated trailer, coffee, sloppy joes, how can you go wrong?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 21, 2016, 08:00:56 pm
oops its feb 20 they have the current flyer on their site, alot of history at this track

Ya Marion is a nice big track. You carry alot of speed there. And big, long corners. Also on the back straight you get to pass cars driving along M-66. Last year I passed a Toyota!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 22, 2016, 11:50:53 am
Marion is cool.  Here is the poster on teshios Michigan site http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm)

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/20_feb_16_marion_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 22, 2016, 12:09:46 pm
One more day before race day. Going to go over the sleds one more time today then load up the trailer for Gladwin. I wish everybody racing a safe race day and have fun. As the guy at Eagle River said, "The race isn't won oon the first lap. We are all friends here". Be careful.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 22, 2016, 12:10:54 pm
Marion was mentioned, some hub bub about St. Charles rescheduling to their date.  I'm certain it's a great time!

On another note, I can't win for losing!  Flange didn't show up in the mail today so I'm still dead in the water!  Called the "guy" at the dealer in Wisconsin where I purchased it from and stated that I wanted expedited shipping.  He tells me he didn't do 2nd day because it was $22.00!  Holy Moley???  I would have paid it, not problem!  Long story short it isn't looking good for me to race this weekend either!

House


Bummer Mike! Might as well come on up to Gladwin to watch us!  ;D  Heated trailer, coffee, sloppy joes, how can you go wrong?

Appreciate the invite Rick 😃!  However if it does show up today we may still have time to get her tuned and ready?  I out the skis in last night, was in the barn till 12:30am!  Not much left other than tuning.  Wrench is keeping his schedule open this afternoon so he can help if the flange shows up!  Hope it all comes together 🍀
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: emrickmn on January 22, 2016, 06:23:05 pm
You want to know about races in Michigan and elsewhere, try this site  [url]http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm[/url] ([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm[/url])


Thanks for the link
Should be at our place on Drummond during the enduro
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 22, 2016, 06:50:38 pm
In the trailer now buttoning things up. Get the carbides sharpened and we are set.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 22, 2016, 10:13:24 pm
Good luck in Lakeview this weekend Ryan and Rick good luck to you in Gladwin!  Give em hell fellas!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 22, 2016, 10:27:32 pm
Thanks Mike. Trailer's loaded, hooked up and ready to go. I take it no parts. That sucks.
Good luck Ryan.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 23, 2016, 12:13:10 am
Thanks Mike. Trailer's loaded, hooked up and ready to go. I take it no parts. That sucks.
Good luck Ryan.
Same to you guys! Was at Terrys for awhile today he says hes going to Gladwin tomorrow.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 23, 2016, 12:43:08 am
Thanks Ryan. Terry didn't know what he was going to do Wednesday when I talked to him.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 23, 2016, 01:05:22 am
Thanks Ryan. Terry didn't know what he was going to do Wednesday when I talked to him.
Let me see a pic of the new sled all done
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 23, 2016, 02:12:28 am
Thanks Ryan. Terry didn't know what he was going to do Wednesday when I talked to him.
Let me see a pic of the new sled all done

Ok.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 23, 2016, 11:32:05 am
Thanks Ryan. Terry didn't know what he was going to do Wednesday when I talked to him.
Let me see a pic of the new sled all done

Ok.

Very Nice.  Looking forward to seeing it run today at Gladwin.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: LUMPY on January 23, 2016, 12:00:58 pm
Ya Marion is a nice big track. You carry alot of speed there. And big, long corners. Also on the back straight you get to pass cars driving along M-66. Last year I passed a Toyota! Rick1st



M-66 at the track is a 45 MPH zone  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 23, 2016, 03:01:15 pm
Thanks Mike. Trailer's loaded, hooked up and ready to go. I take it no parts. That sucks.
Good luck Ryan.

No parts and crappy explanations from the postal service in regards as to why my part went on the nickel tour of southern Michigan?  I'm done with the postal service when it comes to stuff like this!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 23, 2016, 10:58:17 pm
Thanks Mike. Trailer's loaded, hooked up and ready to go. I take it no parts. That sucks.
Good luck Ryan.

No parts and crappy explanations from the postal service in regards as to why my part went on the nickel tour of southern Michigan?  I'm done with the postal service when it comes to stuff like this!

House


Too bad. I guess thats our goverment run mail system.
Mike, took 2nd again today. The mod sled took 4th. Lucky we did as the right ski spindle/saddle bolt broke and was almost falling out. All in all a good day, as you told me on the phone, we loaded up both sleds in one piece and we aren't hurt.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 23, 2016, 11:32:34 pm
Thanks Mike. Trailer's loaded, hooked up and ready to go. I take it no parts. That sucks.
Good luck Ryan.

No parts and crappy explanations from the postal service in regards as to why my part went on the nickel tour of southern Michigan?  I'm done with the postal service when it comes to stuff like this!

House


Too bad. I guess thats our goverment run mail system.
Mike, took 2nd again today. The mod sled took 4th. Lucky we did as the right ski spindle/saddle bolt broke and was almost falling out. All in all a good day, as you told me on the phone, we loaded up both sleds in one piece and we aren't hurt.

Glad you guys didn't get hurt!  A good day indeed!  Makes me wonder if I shouldn't change the bolts holding my saddles to their springs!  I have grade 5 bolts in there right now and should probably use grade 8?

On another note, my part is now in Detroit!  Progressively moving further East if I'm not mistaken?  Yeah, I burned a guy up at the post office today about it!  Still no logical explanation.  I give up on those clowns!  I'll be lucky if I'm ready to race next weekend?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on January 24, 2016, 12:33:20 am
Good running today Rick... Loved how a comment was made that wasn't backed up in the results... Glad Jeff got "bad signals" that slowed him down, or that could have been a real mess no doubt... :o

Let's hope these next several days predictions are wrong .... I hate summer, summer sucks!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 24, 2016, 12:41:42 am
Ditto brother! Summer sucks, and a blue speedo too!  :o
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 24, 2016, 12:46:46 am
Thanks Mike. Trailer's loaded, hooked up and ready to go. I take it no parts. That sucks.
Good luck Ryan.

No parts and crappy explanations from the postal service in regards as to why my part went on the nickel tour of southern Michigan?  I'm done with the postal service when it comes to stuff like this!

House


Too bad. I guess thats our goverment run mail system.
Mike, took 2nd again today. The mod sled took 4th. Lucky we did as the right ski spindle/saddle bolt broke and was almost falling out. All in all a good day, as you told me on the phone, we loaded up both sleds in one piece and we aren't hurt.

Glad you guys didn't get hurt!  A good day indeed!  Makes me wonder if I shouldn't change the bolts holding my saddles to their springs!  I have grade 5 bolts in there right now and should probably use grade 8?

On another note, my part is now in Detroit!  Progressively moving further East if I'm not mistaken?  Yeah, I burned a guy up at the post office today about it!  Still no logical explanation.  I give up on those clowns!  I'll be lucky if I'm ready to race next weekend?

House

NO! Stay with grade 5! Our grade 8's broke, grade 5 flex more and won'snap!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 24, 2016, 12:56:12 am
Thanks Ryan. Terry didn't know what he was going to do Wednesday when I talked to him.
Let me see a pic of the new sled all done

Ok.

Very Nice.  Looking forward to seeing it run today at Gladwin.

It was great to meet you today. See you back there in 3 weeks.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on January 24, 2016, 02:02:06 am
Ditto brother! Summer sucks,



and a blue speedo too!  :o
You brought that up again.... I didn't say nor hint one darn thing about that.... LMAO
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: David Schark on January 24, 2016, 02:18:00 am
The Saints Snowmobile Club at 8230 S Fordney Rd in St Charles known as Racin With the Saints has changed there date to the 27th of February. Racing to start at 11:00 am. Please pre register at SaintsSnowmobileClub.com
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 24, 2016, 02:42:05 am
Not a bad outing for us today at BEVRA. Sleds stayed in one piece! Took 1st in 440 sportsman, 3rd in stock C and 3rd in stock D. over 10 sleds in each class. Sled did awesome. Just needs some fine tuning through the center of the corner and its gonna be tough to beat. Dad finished 2nd in masters fan, 2nd in sportsman A, and 3rd in B stock. Not a bad day!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 24, 2016, 08:48:10 am
Nice Ryan. Glad the new ride is running good.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 24, 2016, 04:19:40 pm
Thanks Mike. Trailer's loaded, hooked up and ready to go. I take it no parts. That sucks.
Good luck Ryan.

No parts and crappy explanations from the postal service in regards as to why my part went on the nickel tour of southern Michigan?  I'm done with the postal service when it comes to stuff like this!

House


Too bad. I guess thats our goverment run mail system.
Mike, took 2nd again today. The mod sled took 4th. Lucky we did as the right ski spindle/saddle bolt broke and was almost falling out. All in all a good day, as you told me on the phone, we loaded up both sleds in one piece and we aren't hurt.

Glad you guys didn't get hurt!  A good day indeed!  Makes me wonder if I shouldn't change the bolts holding my saddles to their springs!  I have grade 5 bolts in there right now and should probably use grade 8?

On another note, my part is now in Detroit!  Progressively moving further East if I'm not mistaken?  Yeah, I burned a guy up at the post office today about it!  Still no logical explanation.  I give up on those clowns!  I'll be lucky if I'm ready to race next weekend?

House

NO! Stay with grade 5! Our grade 8's broke, grade 5 flex more and won'snap!

Fair enough, I'll leave it alone!  Man I wish that flange would show up so we can get this sled dialed in!  The past couple days have been torture with virtually nothing to do.  Me and idle time don't get along!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 24, 2016, 08:18:44 pm
Thanks Mike. Trailer's loaded, hooked up and ready to go. I take it no parts. That sucks.
Good luck Ryan.

No parts and crappy explanations from the postal service in regards as to why my part went on the nickel tour of southern Michigan?  I'm done with the postal service when it comes to stuff like this!

House


Too bad. I guess thats our goverment run mail system.
Mike, took 2nd again today. The mod sled took 4th. Lucky we did as the right ski spindle/saddle bolt broke and was almost falling out. All in all a good day, as you told me on the phone, we loaded up both sleds in one piece and we aren't hurt.

Glad you guys didn't get hurt!  A good day indeed!  Makes me wonder if I shouldn't change the bolts holding my saddles to their springs!  I have grade 5 bolts in there right now and should probably use grade 8?

On another note, my part is now in Detroit!  Progressively moving further East if I'm not mistaken?  Yeah, I burned a guy up at the post office today about it!  Still no logical explanation.  I give up on those clowns!  I'll be lucky if I'm ready to race next weekend?

House

NO! Stay with grade 5! Our grade 8's broke, grade 5 flex more and won'snap!

Fair enough, I'll leave it alone!  Man I wish that flange would show up so we can get this sled dialed in!  The past couple days have been torture with virtually nothing to do.  Me and idle time don't get along!

Use your free time to think up trick stuff for your sled!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on January 25, 2016, 04:31:36 am
Even a good day for the jag, jeff rode it to aforth place finish . I was the only fan out of 16 sleds
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 25, 2016, 01:27:42 pm
Thanks Mike. Trailer's loaded, hooked up and ready to go. I take it no parts. That sucks.
Good luck Ryan.

No parts and crappy explanations from the postal service in regards as to why my part went on the nickel tour of southern Michigan?  I'm done with the postal service when it comes to stuff like this!

House


Too bad. I guess thats our goverment run mail system.
Mike, took 2nd again today. The mod sled took 4th. Lucky we did as the right ski spindle/saddle bolt broke and was almost falling out. All in all a good day, as you told me on the phone, we loaded up both sleds in one piece and we aren't hurt.

Glad you guys didn't get hurt!  A good day indeed!  Makes me wonder if I shouldn't change the bolts holding my saddles to their springs!  I have grade 5 bolts in there right now and should probably use grade 8?

On another note, my part is now in Detroit!  Progressively moving further East if I'm not mistaken?  Yeah, I burned a guy up at the post office today about it!  Still no logical explanation.  I give up on those clowns!  I'll be lucky if I'm ready to race next weekend?

House

NO! Stay with grade 5! Our grade 8's broke, grade 5 flex more and won'snap!

Fair enough, I'll leave it alone!  Man I wish that flange would show up so we can get this sled dialed in!  The past couple days have been torture with virtually nothing to do.  Me and idle time don't get along!

Use your free time to think up trick stuff for your sled!

I still have little hit and miss stuff to do like restrict the rearward movement of the snow flap.  Still need to get the numbers on and polish her up!  I have plenty of time this week to accomplish those things!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 25, 2016, 03:21:00 pm
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: boonehoss on January 25, 2016, 04:20:56 pm
That is an extremely nice looking vintage racing sled. If anyone out there has something similar to a sled like this and are/is interested in selling it please let me know. With the new rules at the fairground tracks I am bringing a knife to a gunfight with the sled I have now. :-[ Looks like Randy Hazard ski spreaders. ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 25, 2016, 04:28:08 pm
Thanks! Started out as a 926 mile stock barn find. You are correct in your observation as well.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: boonehoss on January 25, 2016, 04:39:25 pm
Wow, what a praise! You were meant to have it! Perhaps I'm wrong but didn't you have a Cat advertised on Craigslist?
If it was yours did it sell easy for you?

Race safe and enjoy your season.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on January 25, 2016, 05:09:03 pm
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

You and your dad did very well for the 1st time racing with us and with two new sleds to boot. Hung right in there with Spencer Hassevoort and Brice Pretzel and Bill Kerkstra, that's about as tough as you will find in Michigan.  Looking forward to seeing you run more, although it is odd seeing my number going around the track and me not driving it...lol.

You might want to check the toe in on the old Bill Lowe enticer, seemed very darty and that's usually a sure sign of being slightly toed in.  Just an observation while you were passing me at the start finish line.

Maxi
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 25, 2016, 05:35:18 pm
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

Looking good Ryan!  Hopefully I'll be out there with you this next weekend?  Part should be waiting in the mailbox for me when I get home from work.  Some coordinating with the wrench and maybe make some things happen this afternoon?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 25, 2016, 06:16:13 pm
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

You and your dad did very well for the 1st time racing with us and with two new sleds to boot. Hung right in there with Spencer Hassevoort and Brice Pretzel and Bill Kerkstra, that's about as tough as you will find in Michigan.  Looking forward to seeing you run more, although it is odd seeing my number going around the track and me not driving it...lol.

You might want to check the toe in on the old Bill Lowe enticer, seemed very darty and that's usually a sure sign of being slightly toed in.  Just an observation while you were passing me at the start finish line.

Maxi
Well thank you sir. My goal going in was to try and compete with the best. SPencer and Keeton were two that stood out. Wanted to go where the fast guys are. Fairgrounds are fun but the in my eyes the higher level is bevra. I had a blast all day. Ill be back tghis weekend for sure as long as gthe weather holds out. Pops is a part time racer lol. His work schedule puts him on weekends some times so ill be solo this weekend. Ive never ridden the enticer yet but ill throw the tape on it and see what it looks like for toe in. Thanks for the observation.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 26, 2016, 01:42:27 am
Even a good day for the jag, jeff rode it to aforth place finish . I was the only fan out of 16 sleds

Ya, he did well. He just needed a little more power!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 26, 2016, 01:44:13 am
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

Dang Ryan! Quite a step up from last year! Looking good.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 26, 2016, 02:28:39 am
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

Dang Ryan! Quite a step up from last year! Looking good.
Ya not sure what happened lol. Got on the TX and it just clicked. Shooting to try and go for more wins this weekend
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 26, 2016, 02:47:12 am
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

Dang Ryan! Quite a step up from last year! Looking good.
Ya not sure what happened lol. Got on the TX and it just clicked. Shooting to try and go for more wins this weekend

Isn't that what we all want? Are you bringing it to Marion?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 26, 2016, 03:06:58 am
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

Dang Ryan! Quite a step up from last year! Looking good.
Ya not sure what happened lol. Got on the TX and it just clicked. Shooting to try and go for more wins this weekend

Isn't that what we all want? Are you bringing it to Marion?
No. For one ill have to run against the mods which im sure it would do fine against. Or improved or whatever it is they call it. 2 its the weekend of the stud boy cup race. Wanna try and go for that
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 26, 2016, 12:17:50 pm
We ran Gladwin last weekend and had a great time, great show even tho our sleds didn't really fit the program. We will be going back. Thanks to everyone that was involved at Gladwin for putting together a nice track for us to use last weekend.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 26, 2016, 11:14:54 pm
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

Dang Ryan! Quite a step up from last year! Looking good.
Ya not sure what happened lol. Got on the TX and it just clicked. Shooting to try and go for more wins this weekend

Isn't that what we all want? Are you bringing it to Marion?
No. For one ill have to run against the mods which im sure it would do fine against. Or improved or whatever it is they call it. 2 its the weekend of the stud boy cup race. Wanna try and go for that

Oh, I see, afraid to run against our modified?  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 26, 2016, 11:16:22 pm
We ran Gladwin last weekend and had a great time, great show even tho our sleds didn't really fit the program. We will be going back. Thanks to everyone that was involved at Gladwin for putting together a nice track for us to use last weekend.

Hey, are you one of the 42's running in the pro mod class?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 26, 2016, 11:33:22 pm
Yeah Rick that's us, was a little worried about class structure , but we had a blast was a good track to get some seat time on.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 27, 2016, 01:26:45 am
Cool! We had fun too.  You guys have nice sleds. Glad you made it. Jeff told me he doesn't think he can pitch his sled like you guys do in the corners. We are old ya know.  If it's in your schedual Marion is Febuary 20th. Big flat half mile. You guys would FLY there. Anyways, it was nice to see top notch equipment. Thanks for coming. We are back there Feb 13th. Got 2 weeks to get the bugs out.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 27, 2016, 01:36:47 am
Thanks for the kind words Rick, we will be back to Gladwin for the next race for sure .....at this point and weather we will run where ever there is ice.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 27, 2016, 02:11:50 am
Thanks for the kind words Rick, we will be back to Gladwin for the next race for sure .....at this point and weather we will run where ever there is ice.


COOL! Rock on boys!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 27, 2016, 01:07:58 pm
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

Dang Ryan! Quite a step up from last year! Looking good.
Ya not sure what happened lol. Got on the TX and it just clicked. Shooting to try and go for more wins this weekend

Isn't that what we all want? Are you bringing it to Marion?
No. For one ill have to run against the mods which im sure it would do fine against. Or improved or whatever it is they call it. 2 its the weekend of the stud boy cup race. Wanna try and go for that

Oh, I see, afraid to run against our modified?  ;D
Come on over to lakeview and ill jump down to 340 mod ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 27, 2016, 01:40:36 pm
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

Dang Ryan! Quite a step up from last year! Looking good.
Ya not sure what happened lol. Got on the TX and it just clicked. Shooting to try and go for more wins this weekend

Isn't that what we all want? Are you bringing it to Marion?
No. For one ill have to run against the mods which im sure it would do fine against. Or improved or whatever it is they call it. 2 its the weekend of the stud boy cup race. Wanna try and go for that

Oh, I see, afraid to run against our modified?  ;D
Come on over to lakeview and ill jump down to 340 mod ;)

Speaking of 340 mod, I have some stuff up my sleeve for this next racing season ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 27, 2016, 03:21:29 pm
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

Dang Ryan! Quite a step up from last year! Looking good.
Ya not sure what happened lol. Got on the TX and it just clicked. Shooting to try and go for more wins this weekend

Isn't that what we all want? Are you bringing it to Marion?
No. For one ill have to run against the mods which im sure it would do fine against. Or improved or whatever it is they call it. 2 its the weekend of the stud boy cup race. Wanna try and go for that

Oh, I see, afraid to run against our modified?  ;D
Come on over to lakeview and ill jump down to 340 mod ;)

Speaking of 340 mod, I have some stuff up my sleeve for this next racing season ;)
So do we ;) in the shape of a 440 supermod
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 27, 2016, 04:05:56 pm
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

Dang Ryan! Quite a step up from last year! Looking good.
Ya not sure what happened lol. Got on the TX and it just clicked. Shooting to try and go for more wins this weekend

Isn't that what we all want? Are you bringing it to Marion?
No. For one ill have to run against the mods which im sure it would do fine against. Or improved or whatever it is they call it. 2 its the weekend of the stud boy cup race. Wanna try and go for that

Oh, I see, afraid to run against our modified?  ;D
Come on over to lakeview and ill jump down to 340 mod ;)

Speaking of 340 mod, I have some stuff up my sleeve for this next racing season ;)
So do we ;) in the shape of a 440 supermod

Nice!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 27, 2016, 04:41:02 pm
Hope BEVRA has ice for this weekend we will head over if they do
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 27, 2016, 05:04:51 pm
Thought this was a pretty cool pic from a photographer. I think I picked up the body position rather quickly lol. 4th time on an oval sled and now have maybe 30 laps on the TX total.

Dang Ryan! Quite a step up from last year! Looking good.
Ya not sure what happened lol. Got on the TX and it just clicked. Shooting to try and go for more wins this weekend

Isn't that what we all want? Are you bringing it to Marion?
No. For one ill have to run against the mods which im sure it would do fine against. Or improved or whatever it is they call it. 2 its the weekend of the stud boy cup race. Wanna try and go for that

Oh, I see, afraid to run against our modified?  ;D
Come on over to lakeview and ill jump down to 340 mod ;)


We just might!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 27, 2016, 06:10:09 pm
We haven't heard anything yet out of the BEVRA camp as far as no races this coming weekend.  Think we would have by now if that were the case?  All goes well I'll be there!  Of course I've been saying that for the past couple weeks :(

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 27, 2016, 07:13:59 pm
I would think they'd have to call it by tomorrow night if they are gonna cancel. 40 saturday. Ive never had to race when its been that warm so i dont know how long a track will last.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 27, 2016, 07:33:08 pm
I would think they'd have to call it by tomorrow night if they are gonna cancel. 40 saturday. Ive never had to race when its been that warm so i dont know how long a track will last.

Depends on how good it was going into it?  I know last year at the St. Charles race it was kinda warm and the track went south quick!  However, don't know how good it was going into it?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 27, 2016, 07:59:58 pm
Track was in great shape in my eyes. Couple rough spots down low. guess it depends on how much water they got down before the warm up? If it gets to dirt ill call it a day. 2nd set of carbides havent showed up yet.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 27, 2016, 08:01:16 pm
I think you/we will be ok come this weekend!  40* or not, if my sled is ready I'm going racing :)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 27, 2016, 08:46:39 pm
That's what the green wheel is for if there is a race we will be there , to much into sleds not to run carbide and studs can be Sharpen or replaced only so many races a year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 27, 2016, 08:51:54 pm
That's what the green wheel is for if there is a race we will be there , to much into sleds not to run carbide and studs can be Sharpen or replaced only so many races a year.
Oh ill do what it takes. Sitting top 3 in all my classes right now. Wanna trt and stay there
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 27, 2016, 08:57:52 pm
Ryan is there  someone over there that will sharpen carbide for you, we never race without fresh set on even if we have to pull off old set and sharpen and reinstall. Sharp carbides is huge, we can tell the difference if we don't .
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 27, 2016, 10:20:13 pm
Putting a sled together for my cousin today to try and run at BEVRA , he is looking for a cheaper protective vest any suggestions?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 27, 2016, 11:12:40 pm
Putting a sled together for my cousin today to try and run at BEVRA , he is looking for a cheaper protective vest any suggestions?
Ya i have Terry spencer 2 miles from me who does. My polaris was brand new last weekend and the yami had a fresh sharpen before the race last weekend. I have another set coming. I got one off ebay for $30 think its a 661 brand. But there really is no cheap safe jacs. Maybe find a used on there as well.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 27, 2016, 11:15:57 pm
Thanks Ryan I'll let him know, we have ours and like them but he is looking for something affordable as he is just getting started. Hope to see you at the track this weekend wanting to get some more practice seat time in.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 28, 2016, 12:28:50 am
Thanks Ryan I'll let him know, we have ours and like them but he is looking for something affordable as he is just getting started. Hope to see you at the track this weekend wanting to get some more practice seat time in.


Like you need more practice! I figured out today just who you are thanks to Terry. I watched the Eagle River final again today. You sandbagger!  ;D Third place. Finding that out made us feel pretty good about our Hellcat!  Thanks Brice. It was a pleasure to meet you even I didn't know who I was talking to. When you get to Gladwin on the 6th, look for the Woody's banner on our trailer and stop by.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 28, 2016, 12:43:49 am
I am not Bryce I didn't fair that well at Eagle first time on the sled, Bryce runs Randy's sled. He did awesome up there. I am heading to Bevra to chase him around the track, only makes you faster chasing the fast guys around the track . My name is Ryan you can check us out on totally TWISTED  Vintage racing on Facebook.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 28, 2016, 12:47:26 am
Here are a few pics from Eagle thought you might enjoy.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 28, 2016, 11:44:56 am
Opps! Sorry for the confusion. The #42 confussed meWell anyways you did great. Awesome pics, thanks Ryan!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 28, 2016, 12:26:39 pm
No problem Ricj just didn't want people thinking we are faster than what we are  ;D see you up to gladwin next race.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 28, 2016, 01:53:42 pm
I watched the finals that Sunday on the computer, that is a sharp sled you have there Fortytwo!  Never thought I would have a guy who raced Eagle posting on my thread lol?

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 28, 2016, 02:51:11 pm
Thanks House we like our sleds as far as Eagle go everyone should make it up there , we ain't nothing special just thought we would go give it a try and had a blast will be up there again next year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 28, 2016, 03:23:59 pm
Thanks House we like our sleds as far as Eagle go everyone should make it up there , we ain't nothing special just thought we would go give it a try and had a blast will be up there again next year.
Ya i cant wait to get there next year! We are having a supermod built for next years WC.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 28, 2016, 05:12:05 pm
Thanks House we like our sleds as far as Eagle go everyone should make it up there , we ain't nothing special just thought we would go give it a try and had a blast will be up there again next year.


Do you need an extra pit crew?  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 28, 2016, 05:27:20 pm
We took 5 sleds and 8 guys and we had our hands full, after the crash in the picture we had to fully disassemble the entire rear suspension and drop track to beat the thing straight for the finals on Sunday. Good time but there is a lot that can go wrong up there  :o they give ya lots of room to run. I think that was the hardest thing trying to stay on throttle for the entire straight away. We learned alot our first year hope to improve next year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 28, 2016, 06:40:50 pm
Just saw Lucky Thumb races this Saturday on the 30th cancelled at http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 28, 2016, 08:10:10 pm
Saw a post on FB BEVRA is a go......hope its true that would be awesome
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 28, 2016, 08:10:34 pm
Saw a post on FB BEVRA is a go......hope its true that would be awesome
Races are on for BEVRA
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 29, 2016, 02:27:45 am
Go get'em buddy!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on January 29, 2016, 05:32:50 pm
Just checked BEVRA's Facebook page and nothing posted since Monday so I guess it's safe to assume everything is a go for tomorrow!

As far as myself, waiting on the wrench and we're going to finish tuning this sled this afternoon!  With any luck the 77H Yamaha will be in Lakeview 😃
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 29, 2016, 07:03:56 pm
Just checked BEVRA's Facebook page and nothing posted since Monday so I guess it's safe to assume everything is a go for tomorrow!

As far as myself, waiting on the wrench and we're going to finish tuning this sled this afternoon!  With any luck the 77H Yamaha will be in Lakeview 😃
They posted on their forum and a thread on here that the races are a GO. I repeat the races are on for tomorrow.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 31, 2016, 02:05:33 am
Good time at Bevra , got a little slushy but hey we got to race. First time for us at the Land Track and we will be back next weekend. Top Notch . Thanks to the whole crew that put the track together and made it possible to have a race today when noone else did.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 31, 2016, 12:20:28 pm
So 42, how'd ya do?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on January 31, 2016, 02:14:26 pm
The 42 team looked very good. Lots of fast sleds in there group.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on January 31, 2016, 02:32:37 pm
Thanks 320 , Rick we had a pretty decent day had a few issues with sleds but we will have that corrected for next weekend. Took 1st in Superstock 440 free air but was one of the best and hardest races I ran on that sled made the pass for the win in the last 25 yrds. Took second in 440 super mod ......behind Pretzle so that's almost like first for me lol. Good time had by all and good group of guys to race with we will be back there next weekend hopefully with some better racing weather.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 31, 2016, 02:51:28 pm
Thanks 320 , Rick we had a pretty decent day had a few issues with sleds but we will have that corrected for next weekend. Took 1st in Superstock 440 free air but was one of the best and hardest races I ran on that sled made the pass for the win in the last 25 yrds. Took second in 440 super mod ......behind Pretzle so that's almost like first for me lol. Good time had by all and good group of guys to race with we will be back there next weekend hopefully with some better racing weather.


Well thats good to hear Ryan. Our mod sled has been bitten by an electrical gremlin. It was missing a little at Gladwin. Thought it was the teather, put in a new one. Did some testing yesterday and now it's missing more now. Thinking we have stator issues. Hope to have it ready for Gladwin the 13th.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 01, 2016, 12:24:08 am
Had a great time yesterday!  Didn't do worth a squat on the track but, didn't expect to either!  Met some great people, got some great tips for set-up, got some seat time and most importantly I didn't wreck 😉! 

This is a pic from yesterday!  The guy on the high chair with the Hamms Premium hat on is me and the other fellow is my friend George!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 01, 2016, 02:56:01 am
Had a great time yesterday!  Didn't do worth a squat on the track but, didn't expect to either!  Met some great people, got some great tips for set-up, got some seat time and most importantly I didn't wreck 😉! 

This is a pic from yesterday!  The guy on the high chair with the Hamms Premium hat on is me and the other fellow is my friend George!

You got friends? Hmmmmm..........
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 01, 2016, 11:19:20 am
Had a great time yesterday!  Didn't do worth a squat on the track but, didn't expect to either!  Met some great people, got some great tips for set-up, got some seat time and most importantly I didn't wreck 😉! 

This is a pic from yesterday!  The guy on the high chair with the Hamms Premium hat on is me and the other fellow is my friend George!

You got friends? Hmmmmm..........

I know right?  Baffles me too lol!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 01, 2016, 12:46:01 pm
Had a great time yesterday!  Didn't do worth a squat on the track but, didn't expect to either!  Met some great people, got some great tips for set-up, got some seat time and most importantly I didn't wreck 😉! 

This is a pic from yesterday!  The guy on the high chair with the Hamms Premium hat on is me and the other fellow is my friend George!

You got friends? Hmmmmm..........

I know right?  Baffles me too lol!

Weird!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 01, 2016, 01:21:40 pm
I gotta get me some of those.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: BC on February 01, 2016, 05:19:34 pm
Was Definately a great time at Bevra this weekend. Thought the track held up real well for how warm it was. Was extremely loose but was loose for almost everyone. Definately enjoyed the seat time. looking forward to the next race. COME on COLD WEATHER!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 01, 2016, 05:21:55 pm
I gotta get me some of those.

It was a pleasure to meet you Ryan!  You ever need any help in the pits and I'm there?  Don't hesitate to ask!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 01, 2016, 05:51:48 pm
I gotta get me some of those.

It was a pleasure to meet you Ryan!  You ever need any help in the pits and I'm there?  Don't hesitate to ask!
Nice meeting you as well. Thanks for the offer. Usually my dad is with me but hes on the east coast for work.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: slip on February 01, 2016, 06:38:17 pm
Yeah, nice talking to ya Ryan.  We were the Single Cyl. guys parked next to ya. Oh, and thanks for all the patience with us crowding ya.

Smitty
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 01, 2016, 06:55:54 pm
Also, I'd like to mention that I met one of the coolest older gentlemen that I've ever met!  His name was Francis and if I could remember his last name I probably couldn't pronounce it because it was long and complex lol!  All I know is he went out there and gave a seminar on his GPX ;)!  After the race he came in and asked how he looked lol.  We told him he looked good and then he asked how close the 2nd place sled was and I told him coming out of turn 2 on the first lap he had 5-6 sled lengths on 2nd lmao!  He didn't believe me at first and then his helper told him the same.  Good stuff :)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 01, 2016, 06:58:25 pm
Yeah, nice talking to ya Ryan.  We were the Single Cyl. guys parked next to ya. Oh, and thanks for all the patience with us crowding ya.

Smitty
No problem. Alof of people there this weekend and i got there a little later than i wanted so i may have been crowding you guys. One your girls asked me about my safe jac. I got it off ebay SIXSIXONE makes. I think they call it a snowcross vest
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 01, 2016, 06:59:50 pm
Also, I'd like to mention that I met one of the coolest older gentlemen that I've ever met!  His name was Francis and if I could remember his last name I probably couldn't pronounce it because it was long and complex lol!  All I know is he went out there and gave a seminar on his GPX ;)!  After the race he came in and asked how he looked lol.  We told him he looked good and then he asked how close the 2nd place sled was and I told him coming out of turn 2 on the first lap he had 5-6 sled lengths on 2nd lmao!  He didn't believe me at first and then his helper told him the same.  Good stuff :)
Francis Higgenbotham. He won Eagle River this year in the super senior class. I watched him unload his sled from the back of a suburban yesterday lol. Could learn alot from that guy. I love picking the brains of the older guys. I got a few around me i speak to almost daily for advive and ideas.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 01, 2016, 10:44:13 pm
https://plus.google.com/117210546086351306917/posts/69TWiRL9hCx 

Just trying to see if this works lol if it does its just a few pics I pulled from Brian Caswell Facebook Album of the Bevra race. Mostly guys running with us but Ryan you might be in there.....hope it works. Brian took some awesome pics on Sat thanks they all turned out great.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 01, 2016, 11:31:00 pm
https://plus.google.com/117210546086351306917/posts/69TWiRL9hCx 

Just trying to see if this works lol if it does its just a few pics I pulled from Brian Caswell Facebook Album of the Bevra race. Mostly guys running with us but Ryan you might be in there.....hope it works. Brian took some awesome pics on Sat thanks they all turned out great.
Ya he posts them on his facebook page and usually a link on the bevra forum page. My avatar is one of his pics
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 01, 2016, 11:32:53 pm
https://plus.google.com/117210546086351306917/posts/69TWiRL9hCx 

Just trying to see if this works lol if it does its just a few pics I pulled from Brian Caswell Facebook Album of the Bevra race. Mostly guys running with us but Ryan you might be in there.....hope it works. Brian took some awesome pics on Sat thanks they all turned out great.
Damnit your boy on the 42 blue merc cost me a top 5 in stock C!!! I was passing him when he spun out and i almost high sided trying to avoid him. Thats racing
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 02, 2016, 12:44:46 am
I gotta get me some of those.


Friends? Hmmmmm........ If you need one, I can be bought!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 02, 2016, 11:11:56 am
Also, I'd like to mention that I met one of the coolest older gentlemen that I've ever met!  His name was Francis and if I could remember his last name I probably couldn't pronounce it because it was long and complex lol!  All I know is he went out there and gave a seminar on his GPX ;)!  After the race he came in and asked how he looked lol.  We told him he looked good and then he asked how close the 2nd place sled was and I told him coming out of turn 2 on the first lap he had 5-6 sled lengths on 2nd lmao!  He didn't believe me at first and then his helper told him the same.  Good stuff :)
Francis Higgenbotham. He won Eagle River this year in the super senior class. I watched him unload his sled from the back of a suburban yesterday lol. Could learn alot from that guy. I love picking the brains of the older guys. I got a few around me i speak to almost daily for advive and ideas.

That's it Higgenbotham.  I heard someone say something about him and Eagle but, I thought it was from back in the day and on a 78 SRX?  Maybe both?  He's for sure good stuff and next time I see him I'll pick his brain!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 02, 2016, 04:33:23 pm
Also, I'd like to mention that I met one of the coolest older gentlemen that I've ever met!  His name was Francis and if I could remember his last name I probably couldn't pronounce it because it was long and complex lol!  All I know is he went out there and gave a seminar on his GPX ;)!  After the race he came in and asked how he looked lol.  We told him he looked good and then he asked how close the 2nd place sled was and I told him coming out of turn 2 on the first lap he had 5-6 sled lengths on 2nd lmao!  He didn't believe me at first and then his helper told him the same.  Good stuff :)
Francis Higgenbotham. He won Eagle River this year in the super senior class. I watched him unload his sled from the back of a suburban yesterday lol. Could learn alot from that guy. I love picking the brains of the older guys. I got a few around me i speak to almost daily for advive and ideas.

That's it Higgenbotham.  I heard someone say something about him and Eagle but, I thought it was from back in the day and on a 78 SRX?  Maybe both?  He's for sure good stuff and next time I see him I'll pick his brain!

Don't pick mine, not much left to pick and then you break off little pieces and they fall out! :o
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 02, 2016, 05:39:43 pm
Also, I'd like to mention that I met one of the coolest older gentlemen that I've ever met!  His name was Francis and if I could remember his last name I probably couldn't pronounce it because it was long and complex lol!  All I know is he went out there and gave a seminar on his GPX ;)!  After the race he came in and asked how he looked lol.  We told him he looked good and then he asked how close the 2nd place sled was and I told him coming out of turn 2 on the first lap he had 5-6 sled lengths on 2nd lmao!  He didn't believe me at first and then his helper told him the same.  Good stuff :)
Francis Higgenbotham. He won Eagle River this year in the super senior class. I watched him unload his sled from the back of a suburban yesterday lol. Could learn alot from that guy. I love picking the brains of the older guys. I got a few around me i speak to almost daily for advive and ideas.

That's it Higgenbotham.  I heard someone say something about him and Eagle but, I thought it was from back in the day and on a 78 SRX?  Maybe both?  He's for sure good stuff and next time I see him I'll pick his brain!

Don't pick mine, not much left to pick and then you break off little pieces and they fall out! :o
I tend the pick the brain of the guys who used to be fast Rick. Hahaha sorry that was too easy!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 02, 2016, 11:35:32 pm
Keep looking at weather with the thought races prob wont happen this weekend, but just hope it gets cold enough at night to keep the test pond froze....an entire day of testing would be sweet.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 03, 2016, 01:05:25 am
Also, I'd like to mention that I met one of the coolest older gentlemen that I've ever met!  His name was Francis and if I could remember his last name I probably couldn't pronounce it because it was long and complex lol!  All I know is he went out there and gave a seminar on his GPX ;)!  After the race he came in and asked how he looked lol.  We told him he looked good and then he asked how close the 2nd place sled was and I told him coming out of turn 2 on the first lap he had 5-6 sled lengths on 2nd lmao!  He didn't believe me at first and then his helper told him the same.  Good stuff :)
Francis Higgenbotham. He won Eagle River this year in the super senior class. I watched him unload his sled from the back of a suburban yesterday lol. Could learn alot from that guy. I love picking the brains of the older guys. I got a few around me i speak to almost daily for advive and ideas.

That's it Higgenbotham.  I heard someone say something about him and Eagle but, I thought it was from back in the day and on a 78 SRX?  Maybe both?  He's for sure good stuff and next time I see him I'll pick his brain!

Don't pick mine, not much left to pick and then you break off little pieces and they fall out! :o
I tend the pick the brain of the guys who used to be fast Rick. Hahaha sorry that was too easy!


Well at least I look GOOD!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 03, 2016, 01:08:09 am
Keep looking at weather with the thought races prob wont happen this weekend, but just hope it gets cold enough at night to keep the test pond froze....an entire day of testing would be sweet.


We just got 4" of snow and now it's sleeting, then supossed to turn into rain. We may not be able to get back on the lake either!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 03, 2016, 03:20:59 am
Keep looking at weather with the thought races prob wont happen this weekend, but just hope it gets cold enough at night to keep the test pond froze....an entire day of testing would be sweet.
Yep i just made a bunch of suspension changes tonight not counting on racing this weekend. With hopes of being able to test it out somewhere this weekend. Not looking good
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 03, 2016, 11:46:10 am
Also, I'd like to mention that I met one of the coolest older gentlemen that I've ever met!  His name was Francis and if I could remember his last name I probably couldn't pronounce it because it was long and complex lol!  All I know is he went out there and gave a seminar on his GPX ;)!  After the race he came in and asked how he looked lol.  We told him he looked good and then he asked how close the 2nd place sled was and I told him coming out of turn 2 on the first lap he had 5-6 sled lengths on 2nd lmao!  He didn't believe me at first and then his helper told him the same.  Good stuff :)
Francis Higgenbotham. He won Eagle River this year in the super senior class. I watched him unload his sled from the back of a suburban yesterday lol. Could learn alot from that guy. I love picking the brains of the older guys. I got a few around me i speak to almost daily for advive and ideas.

That's it Higgenbotham.  I heard someone say something about him and Eagle but, I thought it was from back in the day and on a 78 SRX?  Maybe both?  He's for sure good stuff and next time I see him I'll pick his brain!

Don't pick mine, not much left to pick and then you break off little pieces and they fall out! :o

I've picked yours already and you're still able to type so I didn't hurt ya too bad lol? 

On a different note!  Haven't been able to make it out to the barn after the races, hell haven't even unloaded the trailer.  Tonight though I'll get out there and get some things done!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 03, 2016, 07:45:00 pm
Since it's not looking good for racing this coming weekend?!?!  Don't forget Gladwin next weekend!



http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/13_feb_16_gladwin_mi_2.jpg (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/13_feb_16_gladwin_mi_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 03, 2016, 08:54:28 pm
Since it's not looking good for racing this coming weekend?!?!  Don't forget Gladwin next weekend!



[url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/13_feb_16_gladwin_mi_2.jpg[/url] ([url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/13_feb_16_gladwin_mi_2.jpg[/url])



How do you like the picture that they used?   ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 04, 2016, 03:04:07 am
Since it's not looking good for racing this coming weekend?!?!  Don't forget Gladwin next weekend!



[url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/13_feb_16_gladwin_mi_2.jpg[/url] ([url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/13_feb_16_gladwin_mi_2.jpg[/url])



How do you like the picture that they used?   ;D


That's a pretty sweet Cat in that picture!  Wonder who owns it  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 04, 2016, 03:06:18 am
Speaking of this coming weekend.  I haven't seen anything yet as to whether or not there's going to be a race in Lakeview this weekend?  Hope we hear something soon!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 04, 2016, 04:54:44 am
Speaking of this coming weekend.  I haven't seen anything yet as to whether or not there's going to be a race in Lakeview this weekend?  Hope we hear something soon!
The ground was coming through in 3 and 4. I wouldnt get your hopes up. Rain and warm temps. I havent seen a night yet thats been cold enough to make ice
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: dkchapp on February 04, 2016, 04:57:19 am
#42 good job sneaking past me on the last lap of the 440 FA Final     Hope you make it back so we can do that again
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 04, 2016, 12:41:08 pm
Since it's not looking good for racing this coming weekend?!?!  Don't forget Gladwin next weekend!



[url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/13_feb_16_gladwin_mi_2.jpg[/url] ([url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/13_feb_16_gladwin_mi_2.jpg[/url])



How do you like the picture that they used?   ;D


That's a pretty sweet Cat in that picture!  Wonder who owns it  ::)



I wonder too!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 04, 2016, 02:01:56 pm
Speaking of this coming weekend.  I haven't seen anything yet as to whether or not there's going to be a race in Lakeview this weekend?  Hope we hear something soon!
The ground was coming through in 3 and 4. I wouldnt get your hopes up. Rain and warm temps. I havent seen a night yet thats been cold enough to make ice

That's what I was afraid of!  I still haven't seen anything on here or Facebook as to whether or not there's going to be a race this weekend?  If I had to assume I would say no but, you what they say about assuming  :o
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 04, 2016, 02:53:26 pm
Bevra just posted on FB race for 2-6-16 is cancelled
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 04, 2016, 08:00:48 pm
Thanks Fortytwo!

Does anyone know how long the track at Gladwin is? 

Thanks,
House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 04, 2016, 08:26:54 pm
I would call it a long 1/4 mile .....350 ft straights and decent corners def smaller than Bevra but its a nice track
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 04, 2016, 10:06:53 pm
Seen MPX IN Sebewaing officially canceled
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 04, 2016, 10:26:06 pm
Our yamaha is for sale if anyone is interested. One of the fastest 340 fans at bevra. Hasnt finished worse than 3rd in the first two races. Has won in stock B and Masters fan. Turn key sled needs nothing but gas. Has won MANY races with previous owner. Most at bevra know the sled. Need to pad the mod sled funds
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 04, 2016, 10:43:56 pm
Sweet Ryan someone will be interested , its a good intro sled . seen in run last weekend, nice looking enticer. As far as padding funs for the mod sled that might cover the carbs lol. Good luck selling it , bring it to Gladwin next weekend and race it with a for sale sign on it, seen many people sell sleds that way. No better way to get into racing than a sled that is set up already.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: #99racer on February 04, 2016, 11:18:21 pm
My uncle talked to a guy from Marion today, there not going to have the misfit class this year for the 80 and older mod sleds 😔 Kinda a bummer
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: nobody on February 05, 2016, 01:34:20 am
Yea We love the people and the track at Marion, but the first time we took the single mod there to race they told my son....please do not ever bring that back here again. They really like old slow barn sleds. The crowd they pull into the stands is terrific!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 05, 2016, 02:12:55 am
I would call it a long 1/4 mile .....350 ft straights and decent corners def smaller than Bevra but its a nice track

Thank you sir!  I'll see you all at Gladwin and I may have a motorhome full of derelicts with me as well 😜!  Us SW Mi folk ain't right 😏
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 05, 2016, 02:27:42 am
Sweet Ryan someone will be interested , its a good intro sled . seen in run last weekend, nice looking enticer. As far as padding funs for the mod sled that might cover the carbs lol. Good luck selling it , bring it to Gladwin next weekend and race it with a for sale sign on it, seen many people sell sleds that way. No better way to get into racing than a sled that is set up already.
Exactly what im doing. For sale sign on the windshield. Turn key even has a brand new belt on it lol. It hasnt finished worse than 3rd in Stock B and masters class this year.  That little sled should do real well there. Nothing touches it for speed at bevra lol. Just bought a pdc clone starfire. Gonna need starfire glass so i can run pro mod. It'll have a flannery reed motor in it next year. Might try it out the way it is at the last bevra race.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 05, 2016, 02:29:51 am
So what makes up the "improved"classes at gladwin? Obviously i have to run improved with both sleds.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 05, 2016, 02:35:15 am
Your stocker is improved at Gladwin, and the Starfire PDC runs Pro 440. Where you pick up the PDC I know a guy that was selling on or is selling one.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 05, 2016, 02:43:26 am
Your stocker is improved at Gladwin, and the Starfire PDC runs Pro 440. Where you pick up the PDC I know a guy that was selling on or is selling one.
I wont have the starfire for 2 weeks or so. Gotta go pick it up. Its out of state. Which one do you know of? I have a TX you prolly saw run last week. ISR supersrtocker. and the yamaha. What does improved mean? mod sleds or what
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 05, 2016, 02:46:56 am
Improved is basically your sled , stock is stock from factory...steel skis and all. Improved is northstars skis.....all the way to a mod stock style sled. Pro 440 is full super mod with Wahl skids anything goes.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 05, 2016, 02:48:47 am
There is a guy that had/has a really well 40" front end 340 PDC supermod up around Imaly City?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 05, 2016, 02:53:26 am
Thanks Fortytwo!

Does anyone know how long the track at Gladwin is? 

Thanks,
House



Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......................Where have I heard that question before?

It was great talking to you today. You crack me up!  ;D


Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 05, 2016, 02:55:54 am
Improved is basically your sled , stock is stock from factory...steel skis and all. Improved is northstars skis.....all the way to a mod stock style sled. Pro 440 is full super mod with Wahl skids anything goes.
So ill be running against mod stocks? Should be fun. Short track hp wont mean much. But i think ive got plenty under the hood lol. This starfire is in Wisconsin. Needs a few upgrades. Derby skis, 73 glass for pro mod, and a flannery reed motor lol. Has aaen motor in it now and pipes. BUt has the best of everything else in it.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 05, 2016, 02:57:17 am
There is a guy that had/has a really well 40" front end 340 PDC supermod up around Imaly City?
Got any more info on it? or pics
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 05, 2016, 03:04:07 am
Improved is basically your sled , stock is stock from factory...steel skis and all. Improved is northstars skis.....all the way to a mod stock style sled. Pro 440 is full super mod with Wahl skids anything goes.
So ill be running against mod stocks? Should be fun. Short track hp wont mean much. But i think ive got plenty under the hood lol. This starfire is in Wisconsin. Needs a few upgrades. Derby skis, 73 glass for pro mod, and a flannery reed motor lol. Has aaen motor in it now and pipes. BUt has the best of everything else in it.


Ryan, are you coming to Gladwin?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 05, 2016, 03:28:01 am
Improved is basically your sled , stock is stock from factory...steel skis and all. Improved is northstars skis.....all the way to a mod stock style sled. Pro 440 is full super mod with Wahl skids anything goes.
So ill be running against mod stocks? Should be fun. Short track hp wont mean much. But i think ive got plenty under the hood lol. This starfire is in Wisconsin. Needs a few upgrades. Derby skis, 73 glass for pro mod, and a flannery reed motor lol. Has aaen motor in it now and pipes. BUt has the best of everything else in it.


Ryan, are you coming to Gladwin?
Ya made some suspension changes and need to test it.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 05, 2016, 11:26:17 am
Thanks Fortytwo!

Does anyone know how long the track at Gladwin is? 

Thanks,
House

Yeah I put that question on here and then I though hell, I'll just call Rick lol!  Good talking with you as well!  See ya on about a week!


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......................Where have I heard that question before?

It was great talking to you today. You crack me up!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 05, 2016, 12:24:13 pm
Improved is basically your sled , stock is stock from factory...steel skis and all. Improved is northstars skis.....all the way to a mod stock style sled. Pro 440 is full super mod with Wahl skids anything goes.
So ill be running against mod stocks? Should be fun. Short track hp wont mean much. But i think ive got plenty under the hood lol. This starfire is in Wisconsin. Needs a few upgrades. Derby skis, 73 glass for pro mod, and a flannery reed motor lol. Has aaen motor in it now and pipes. BUt has the best of everything else in it.


Ryan, are you coming to Gladwin?
Ya made some suspension changes and need to test it.

COOL!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 05, 2016, 12:33:15 pm
Just saw on http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm) the MPX Races tomorrow in Sebewaing are cancelled.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 06, 2016, 02:07:59 am
Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: excited440 on February 06, 2016, 02:39:14 am
Gladwin is the 13th correct? I was at the first one. Great track.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on February 06, 2016, 05:24:43 am
Put the for sale sign on the back. Some one you pass may buy it.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 06, 2016, 12:08:06 pm
Any word on the streets about possible racing at Standish this year? 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 06, 2016, 12:47:30 pm
Any word on the streets about possible racing at Standish this year?


From what I have heard, don't think it's going to happen this year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 06, 2016, 07:51:21 pm
Gladwin is the 13th correct? I was at the first one. Great track.

That is correct!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 07, 2016, 02:35:13 am
This coming Saturday. Friday night temps, -2. Saturday high of 7.  :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 07, 2016, 04:31:09 am
This coming Saturday. Friday night temps, -2. Saturday high of 7.  :-\
Free airs will be running good! Bring alot of jets ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 07, 2016, 11:53:20 am
Ya buddy!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: steppininit on February 08, 2016, 12:12:36 am
What is the plan for that St Charles , Mi race? Land track, do they have any ice? Weather in Michigan looks pretty warm.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 08, 2016, 01:22:20 am
What is the plan for that St Charles , Mi race? Land track, do they have any ice? Weather in Michigan looks pretty warm.



It's been warm up here, in the mid 30's. But down there it was in the 50's. My wife was in Midland today and said that they didn't have much snow. They pushed back their race to Feb. 27th. I talked to Mike from Gladwin today. He said that they lost about an inch of ice. They watered the track friday nite. Going to water tuesday and wednesday nite and maybe thursday nite. But it isn't looking good for St. Charles unless it get s cold down south.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 08, 2016, 04:09:14 pm
No Gladwin for me :( Got word that BEVRA is running this weekend now since we are getting real cold temps this weekend.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 08, 2016, 05:05:48 pm
No Gladwin for me :( Got word that BEVRA is running this weekend now since we are getting real cold temps this weekend.


AWW shucks!  :-[ I wanted to see your sled. Oh well, maybe next time!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 08, 2016, 08:37:34 pm
No Gladwin for me :( Got word that BEVRA is running this weekend now since we are getting real cold temps this weekend.


AWW shucks!  :-[ I wanted to see your sled. Oh well, maybe next time!
Cant really see much when you're behind it!!!! Again, too easy lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: BC on February 08, 2016, 10:23:00 pm
The warm weather hasn't helped St Charles but if the long term forcast and the river cooperates the Saints should go on as planned on the 27th. The guys already have a good foundation for the track. Just need the river to stay in her banks so the parking lot will freeze.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 09, 2016, 02:15:42 am
No Gladwin for me :( Got word that BEVRA is running this weekend now since we are getting real cold temps this weekend.


AWW shucks!  :-[ I wanted to see your sled. Oh well, maybe next time!
Cant really see much when you're behind it!!!! Again, too easy lol


Coming in behind to lap you! Now that was easy!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: tspencer22 on February 09, 2016, 06:00:25 am
You should go over to BEVRA Rick ,you can beat Ryan I WON'T SHARPEN HIS RUNNERS THIS WEEK  ;D ;D ::)--Terry
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 09, 2016, 01:35:09 pm
You should go over to BEVRA Rick ,you can beat Ryan I WON'T SHARPEN HIS RUNNERS THIS WEEK  ;D ;D ::)--Terry
Ouch that stings!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 09, 2016, 02:50:36 pm
You should go over to BEVRA Rick ,you can beat Ryan I WON'T SHARPEN HIS RUNNERS THIS WEEK  ;D ;D ::)--Terry
Ouch that stings!!!

I heard that you don't know how to sharpen your carbides! We built a sharpener like Terry's and do our own.  I'm thinkin you should too and quit bothering OUR technical advisor.  :D

Terry, we probably would smoke him with the El Tigre'!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 09, 2016, 04:07:10 pm
yes i know I dont like bothering him either he has enough on his plate. But i watched him do it last time its not difficult. Theres supposed to be someone in bevra who makes the jig to hold the grinder. In the process of getting that info. Other option is wahl sells one.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 09, 2016, 05:24:17 pm
Just copy Terry's.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 09, 2016, 05:38:20 pm
Just copy Terry's.
I dont have a welder or the means to make it. I think he said he had the drawing for the one he has still. I'll prolly see him later
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 09, 2016, 06:49:48 pm
Not looking good for me racing this weekend, BEVRA or Gladwin.  Just had to put my mom in the hospital, again, yesterday and she isn't doing so well :(.  All I can say is be safe this weekend guys, stay in one piece, and I'll see ya at a race again eventually.  I may not be there in person but, I'll be thinking about you guys!  Take her easy!

Mike
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 09, 2016, 06:55:00 pm
Good luck to your mom bud. Family comes first over anything else.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 09, 2016, 06:59:27 pm
Good luck to your mom bud. Family comes first over anything else.

Thanks bud, appreciate the well wishes! 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 10, 2016, 12:18:21 am
Not looking good for me racing this weekend, BEVRA or Gladwin.  Just had to put my mom in the hospital, again, yesterday and she isn't doing so well :(.  All I can say is be safe this weekend guys, stay in one piece, and I'll see ya at a race again eventually.  I may not be there in person but, I'll be thinking about you guys!  Take her easy!

Mike

Well Mike, I was looking forward to meeting you but as Ryan said, family comes first. Jeff & my prayers are with her, you and your family.

Rick
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 10, 2016, 04:43:57 am
PRAYER SENT
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 10, 2016, 01:15:11 pm
Appreciate all the well wishes guys.  Visited with her for a while last night and she seems to be doing a little better, ate more for dinner than I've seen her eat in a while!  She cracks me up, she told me to go racing this weekend lol!  I'll have to see how she's doing in another day or so before I make that decision?  Gotta love mom :)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 10, 2016, 05:15:15 pm
Appreciate all the well wishes guys.  Visited with her for a while last night and she seems to be doing a little better, ate more for dinner than I've seen her eat in a while!  She cracks me up, she told me to go racing this weekend lol!  I'll have to see how she's doing in another day or so before I make that decision?  Gotta love mom :)

Glad she's doing better.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 11, 2016, 04:32:48 am
Lot of stuff going on this weekend.  Changes also.  Lucky Thumb cancelled, but MPX is now on plus other stuff.  Details and schedule at teshios site at  http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 11, 2016, 05:16:17 pm
Thanks for the update. Will check them out.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 11, 2016, 05:35:25 pm
Well....Gonna be racing in Lakeview Saturday!  Mom got released from the hospital today so she's doing a lot better but, has to go into an extended care facility for some rehab.  Be home in a couple weeks I imagine?  Have a lot of work to get done but, that's what vacation days are for right ;)?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 11, 2016, 05:45:41 pm
Well....Gonna be racing in Lakeview Saturday!  Mom got released from the hospital today so she's doing a lot better but, has to go into an extended care facility for some rehab.  Be home in a couple weeks I imagine?  Have a lot of work to get done but, that's what vacation days are for right ;)?
Good news. See ya Saturday
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 11, 2016, 06:34:31 pm
Well....Gonna be racing in Lakeview Saturday!  Mom got released from the hospital today so she's doing a lot better but, has to go into an extended care facility for some rehab.  Be home in a couple weeks I imagine?  Have a lot of work to get done but, that's what vacation days are for right ;)?
Good news. See ya Saturday

Thank you sir and yes I'll see you Saturday. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 12, 2016, 01:25:05 am
Well that's good news that she was released from the hospital. Good luck Saturday.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rosko018 on February 12, 2016, 03:40:43 am
yes i know I dont like bothering him either he has enough on his plate. But i watched him do it last time its not difficult. Theres supposed to be someone in bevra who makes the jig to hold the grinder. In the process of getting that info. Other option is wahl sells one.

We have the one from wahls, works slick
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: tspencer22 on February 12, 2016, 05:00:15 am
Where are you Ryan? thought I would hear from you by now , lets get the runners done . Give me a call --Terry
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 871exciter on February 12, 2016, 12:54:17 pm
Terry I touched them up for him yesterday he got with me on Wednesday.. You guys should bring the Champ Sled over to BEVRA tomorrow.. Good times.. Rob#871
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: emrickmn on February 13, 2016, 01:02:13 am
Drummond race tomorrow
High temp should be around zero. Oughtta really wake up the old thumpers.
Looking forward to it

Trails around the island range from very good to icy
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 13, 2016, 01:19:50 am
Oval sprints at Gladwin. We will be up to 14. Got ya beat!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 14, 2016, 12:32:57 am
Oval sprints at Gladwin. We will be up to 14. Got ya beat!  ;D


Nice style as you take the Checkered Flag for 1st today at Gladwin.  Cold was brutal, shutter kept sticking, picture quality not the greatest, but ... better than nothing.

(http://www.teshio.com/temp/rick41.JPG)

 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2016, 01:28:30 am
Oval sprints at Gladwin. We will be up to 14. Got ya beat!  ;D


Nice style as you take the Checkered Flag for 1st today at Gladwin.  Cold was brutal, shutter kept sticking, picture quality not the greatest, but ... better than nothing.

([url]http://www.teshio.com/temp/rick41.JPG[/url])

 



Thanks RacerX.  Picture looks good to me.  ;D  Two years of racing the '73 El Tigre to get here!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on February 14, 2016, 01:58:31 am
Was awesome watching you run it wire to wire Brother!! And without 2 of the plugs firing..... :o :o
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2016, 02:02:04 am
Was awesome watching you run it wire to wire Brother!! And without 2 of the plugs firing..... :o :o

Thanks Rusty, I enjoyed you being there. Just think if I had all 4 plugs firing?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 14, 2016, 02:06:17 am
Good job today Rick and nice ride on the hellcat getting it to the podium
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 14, 2016, 02:47:20 am
Hellcat 2nd from top; 42 third from the bottom. 

(http://www.teshio.com/temp/rickhellcat.JPG)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 14, 2016, 03:41:36 am
Cool pic of the starting line thanks
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Hazard Racing on February 14, 2016, 03:49:25 am
Pretty cool , that's a hole new group of vintage mods that I have not seen before (other than 42)
The 65 looks kinda bad A$$.
Sure is nice to a lot different sled brands represented in the mods.

It would sure be great to see all of those sleds at BEVRA , we would have one hell of a show.


Randy
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2016, 11:00:33 am
Good job today Rick and nice ride on the hellcat getting it to the podium


Thanks Ryan,  it was fun. We still have a long ways to go with it. We had a great day. I want to thank all the people that put on the Gladwin Vintage races.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2016, 11:52:09 am
Now we gotta get Jessie's Jag some speed!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: #99racer on February 14, 2016, 01:38:30 pm
Looks like a good turnout,wish I was there,my uncle drove our 99 sled , I was driving home from Florida, glad everyone was safe and had fun!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2016, 03:29:13 pm
Looks like a good turnout,wish I was there,my uncle drove our 99 sled , I was driving home from Florida, glad everyone was safe and had fun!

They said that they had 196 sleds registered. A great turn out.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2016, 03:31:17 pm
Pretty cool , that's hole new group of vintage mods that I have not seen before (other than 42)
The 65 looks kinda bad A$$.

It would sure be great to see all of those sleds at BEVRA , we would have one hell of a show.


Randy

Well Randy, I'm glad they were at Gladwin. We hope to make it down to Lakeview!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on February 14, 2016, 09:07:35 pm
Hellcat 2nd from top; 42 third from the bottom. 

([url]http://www.teshio.com/temp/rickhellcat.JPG[/url])

Forty two... You were running pretty darn good too!!! :o
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on February 14, 2016, 09:09:11 pm
Was awesome watching you run it wire to wire Brother!! And without 2 of the plugs firing..... :o :o

Thanks Rusty, I enjoyed you being there. Just think if I had all 4 plugs firing?
Question.. You glad you listened (and decided to run)? :)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2016, 10:54:26 pm
Was awesome watching you run it wire to wire Brother!! And without 2 of the plugs firing..... :o :o

Thanks Rusty, I enjoyed you being there. Just think if I had all 4 plugs firing?
Question.. You glad you listened (and decided to run)? :)


Well ya!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: emrickmn on February 14, 2016, 11:03:33 pm
Drummond race tomorrow
High temp should be around zero. Oughtta really wake up the old thumpers.
Looking forward to it

Hats off to the guys tough enough to run 150 laps in sub zero temps.
Cold probably kept the crowd down though. Special shout out to the corner works who stood there for the duration.
Looked like the number of entries was about rite though.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on February 15, 2016, 05:22:55 am
R.ick, you need a new wrench on the jag, I left the carb boot loose when I changed the jet, and the carb turned 90 degrees.I
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 15, 2016, 12:25:54 pm
R.ick, you need a new wrench on the jag, I left the carb boot loose when I changed the jet, and the carb turned 90 degrees.I

Well maybe, but You are just fine! :D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 15, 2016, 05:00:06 pm
Well that's good news that she was released from the hospital. Good luck Saturday.

Thanks Rick, she's settled in comfortably at home! 

Racing didn't go so well Saturday, need more testicular fortitude!  Ran 3 classes and in the 3rd heat race I wrecked in between turns 3 and 4!  Sled came around me and then flipped!  I was pretty sore yesterday but, much better today!  Sled isn't too worse for wear either!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 15, 2016, 08:34:49 pm
Well that's good news that she was released from the hospital. Good luck Saturday.

Thanks Rick, she's settled in comfortably at home! 

Racing didn't go so well Saturday, need more testicular fortitude!  Ran 3 classes and in the 3rd heat race I wrecked in between turns 3 and 4!  Sled came around me and then flipped!  I was pretty sore yesterday but, much better today!  Sled isn't too worse for wear either!

Well like the truckers say, "Keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down"! But in your case, the studded side down!  ;D

It was nice talkin with ya today.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 16, 2016, 01:13:59 pm
Well that's good news that she was released from the hospital. Good luck Saturday.

Thanks Rick, she's settled in comfortably at home! 

Racing didn't go so well Saturday, need more testicular fortitude!  Ran 3 classes and in the 3rd heat race I wrecked in between turns 3 and 4!  Sled came around me and then flipped!  I was pretty sore yesterday but, much better today!  Sled isn't too worse for wear either!

Well like the truckers say, "Keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down"! But in your case, the studded side down!  ;D

It was nice talkin with ya today.

I'm going to take that advice to heart Rick lol!  It was talking with you yesterday as well, always good conversation!

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2016, 01:11:00 am
I talked with Rich from Marion today. They have over 8" of ice on the track. They also have added the UV pond dye to repel the sun and have the track covered. So Marion is a go Saturday, in case you were wondering.  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 18, 2016, 01:23:41 am
I talked with Rich from Marion today. They have over 8" of ice on the track. They also have added the UV pond dye to repel the sun and have the track covered. So Marion is a go Saturday, in case you were wondering.  :D
Be there if Bevra cancels
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2016, 03:04:00 am
I talked with Rich from Marion today. They have over 8" of ice on the track. They also have added the UV pond dye to repel the sun and have the track covered. So Marion is a go Saturday, in case you were wondering.  :D
Be there if Bevra cancels

Oh goodie!  :D We can't race the modified since they dropped that class. >:(
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 18, 2016, 03:30:13 am
Good luck at Marion Rick , its on the list to race one day just need to build a sled that fits there classes ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on February 18, 2016, 04:43:43 am
Rick tell Jeff I haave the jag FIXED. Jess
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 18, 2016, 01:38:04 pm
Ya after going back and reading there rules there is no classes for me. Nothing for the 340 fan and id run the tx in 440 pro max. Alll because of the offset bars as i see youre allowed to run northstars now and any seat. So bevra or nothing for me this weekend.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 18, 2016, 03:05:23 pm
Ya after going back and reading there rules there is no classes for me. Nothing for the 340 fan and id run the tx in 440 pro max. Alll because of the offset bars as i see youre allowed to run northstars now and any seat. So bevra or nothing for me this weekend.

Did you get the TX back together?  Looking like I'm going to have a trailer full of sleds coming up this week.  Couple friends of mine finally got their oval sleds finished!

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 18, 2016, 03:19:36 pm
I talked with Rich from Marion today. They have over 8" of ice on the track. They also have added the UV pond dye to repel the sun and have the track covered. So Marion is a go Saturday, in case you were wondering.  :D

Using a pond die preventing weed growth works great in water because the aqua blue pond dye creates SHADING that inhibits photosynthesis in water deeper than two feet.   The reason it looks blue is because blue and yellow dyes shades specific portions of the sunlight spectrum (both red-orange and blue-violet) required by underwater aquatic plant growth.  However, thinking it reflects or repels sunlight at the surface is an inaccuracy.   When used in ice nearing freezing or over 32 degrees it actually acts as a solar collector because of being darker color than white or clear.   

Yeah, if it's very cold out from track build to race day dyeing the water with pond dye looks cool when froze and will have very little effect on ice integrity.  But, near or over 32 degrees it will turn the surface of the ice to mush and then melt, accelerated in direct sunlight.   

Best bet in sketchy temperature track locations is build the track with nothing but pure water when you can and pray for snow (white covering) or blow snow over it.  Plow on race day morning.  Food for thought for you track builders out there.   

At Marion with 8+ inches of ice and the track covered; wait to plow on race day should be fine with the current forecast of 49*F tomorrow with Mostly Cloudy (good thing) and 44*F and Party Sunny on race day.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 18, 2016, 03:33:10 pm
Ya after going back and reading there rules there is no classes for me. Nothing for the 340 fan and id run the tx in 440 pro max. Alll because of the offset bars as i see youre allowed to run northstars now and any seat. So bevra or nothing for me this weekend.

Did you get the TX back together?  Looking like I'm going to have a trailer full of sleds coming up this week.  Couple friends of mine finally got their oval sleds finished!
Just waiting on cylinder to come back. Will know after noon today if its gonna be back tomorrow. Had a rush order put on it at us chrome. Told them if its back to me tomorrow their whole department gets a pizza lunch on us lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 18, 2016, 04:00:28 pm
Ya after going back and reading there rules there is no classes for me. Nothing for the 340 fan and id run the tx in 440 pro max. Alll because of the offset bars as i see youre allowed to run northstars now and any seat. So bevra or nothing for me this weekend.

Did you get the TX back together?  Looking like I'm going to have a trailer full of sleds coming up this week.  Couple friends of mine finally got their oval sleds finished!
Just waiting on cylinder to come back. Will know after noon today if its gonna be back tomorrow. Had a rush order put on it at us chrome. Told them if its back to me tomorrow their whole department gets a pizza lunch on us

That's some incentive right there  :D!  Good luck on that and see ya Saturday!  BTW, I'm bringing some characters up with me!  Good bunch of guys!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2016, 04:14:04 pm
Ya after going back and reading there rules there is no classes for me. Nothing for the 340 fan and id run the tx in 440 pro max. Alll because of the offset bars as i see youre allowed to run northstars now and any seat. So bevra or nothing for me this weekend.

Did you get the TX back together?  Looking like I'm going to have a trailer full of sleds coming up this week.  Couple friends of mine finally got their oval sleds finished!
Just waiting on cylinder to come back. Will know after noon today if its gonna be back tomorrow. Had a rush order put on it at us chrome. Told them if its back to me tomorrow their whole department gets a pizza lunch on us

That's some incentive right there  :D!  Good luck on that and see ya Saturday!  BTW, I'm bringing some characters up with me!  Good bunch of guys!

Ya mean there are MORE than just you?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 18, 2016, 05:52:44 pm
Ya after going back and reading there rules there is no classes for me. Nothing for the 340 fan and id run the tx in 440 pro max. Alll because of the offset bars as i see youre allowed to run northstars now and any seat. So bevra or nothing for me this weekend.

Did you get the TX back together?  Looking like I'm going to have a trailer full of sleds coming up this week.  Couple friends of mine finally got their oval sleds finished!
Just waiting on cylinder to come back. Will know after noon today if its gonna be back tomorrow. Had a rush order put on it at us chrome. Told them if its back to me tomorrow their whole department gets a pizza lunch on us

That's some incentive right there  :D!  Good luck on that and see ya Saturday!  BTW, I'm bringing some characters up with me!  Good bunch of guys!

Ya mean there are MORE than just you?

You don't even want to know lol!  These guys make me look like a choir boy  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 18, 2016, 06:36:28 pm
My names Ryan and i like to party
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2016, 06:47:35 pm
Rick tell Jeff I haave the jag FIXED. Jess

Will do.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2016, 06:49:27 pm
Ya after going back and reading there rules there is no classes for me. Nothing for the 340 fan and id run the tx in 440 pro max. Alll because of the offset bars as i see youre allowed to run northstars now and any seat. So bevra or nothing for me this weekend.

Did you get the TX back together?  Looking like I'm going to have a trailer full of sleds coming up this week.  Couple friends of mine finally got their oval sleds finished!
Just waiting on cylinder to come back. Will know after noon today if its gonna be back tomorrow. Had a rush order put on it at us chrome. Told them if its back to me tomorrow their whole department gets a pizza lunch on us

That's some incentive right there  :D!  Good luck on that and see ya Saturday!  BTW, I'm bringing some characters up with me!  Good bunch of guys!

Ya mean there are MORE than just you?

You don't even want to know lol!  These guys make me look like a choir boy  ::)

Hmmmmmm............ ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2016, 06:51:28 pm
Good luck at Marion Rick , its on the list to race one day just need to build a sled that fits there classes ;D

Thanks, and good luck to you too!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2016, 08:39:19 pm
My names Ryan and i like to party

Ya, I saw how you like to party Saturday, until I came out of turn 2 then I couldn't see you anymore!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 18, 2016, 08:42:31 pm
Must have me confused with someone! Havent seen the back of a cat all year. darn thunderjet im sick of seeing though
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 03mach1 on February 19, 2016, 12:47:50 am
Nothing wrong with a Thunder Jet



Paul Keeton# 10
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 19, 2016, 12:24:52 pm
Nothing wrong with a Thunder Jet



Paul Keeton# 10


I think they are cool, especially the old big mouth ones. The Jim Adema ones.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 19, 2016, 12:32:44 pm
:(  Just saw MPX cancelled tomorrow on http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm) but added races on the 28th :)  Glad to see they checked the site and moved it to Sunday instead of same day as St. Charles. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 19, 2016, 12:35:19 pm
Thanks RacerX.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 19, 2016, 01:22:37 pm
Nothing wrong with a Thunder Jet



Paul Keeton# 10


I think they are cool, especially the old big mouth ones. The Jim Adema ones.
This one runs real good. Paul can drive. Hes def beat me more times than ive beat him. Should have something for him tomorrow ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 19, 2016, 01:40:49 pm
Nothing wrong with a Thunder Jet



Paul Keeton# 10


I think they are cool, especially the old big mouth ones. The Jim Adema ones.
This one runs real good. Paul can drive. Hes def beat me more times than ive beat him. Should have something for him tomorrow ;)

I take it you got your cylinder back and the TX will be out tomorrow?

Also, this crew of guys I'm bringing along like to party too lol!

House
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 19, 2016, 01:43:54 pm
Nothing wrong with a Thunder Jet



Paul Keeton# 10



I think they are cool, especially the old big mouth ones. The Jim Adema ones.
This one runs real good. Paul can drive. Hes def beat me more times than ive beat him. Should have something for him tomorrow ;)

I take it you got your cylinder back and the TX will be out tomorrow?

Also, this crew of guys I'm bringing along like to party too lol!

House
Its on a UPS truck right now out for delivery it says. Pops is at home awaiting its arrival to reinstall. So to answer your question yes the TX will be out tomorrow and looking for a stock C or D class win. US Chrome is amazing! They got it Tuesday and rewelded and plated it and back to my door on Friday. Unreal service.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 19, 2016, 01:57:17 pm
Nothing wrong with a Thunder Jet



Paul Keeton# 10



I think they are cool, especially the old big mouth ones. The Jim Adema ones.
This one runs real good. Paul can drive. Hes def beat me more times than ive beat him. Should have something for him tomorrow ;)

I take it you got your cylinder back and the TX will be out tomorrow?

Also, this crew of guys I'm bringing along like to party too lol!

House
Its on a UPS truck right now out for delivery it says. Pops is at home awaiting its arrival to reinstall. So to answer your question yes the TX will be out tomorrow and looking for a stock C or D class win. US Chrome is amazing! They got it Tuesday and rewelded and plated it and back to my door on Friday. Unreal service.

I like to hear real world testimonies of products and service!  You've got me sold if I ever need anything done they're 1st on my list!  We'll see ya tomorrow!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 19, 2016, 02:07:22 pm
I have used Millennium Technologies twice, also a great company, lifetime warrenty. I think one can't go wrong with either companies.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 19, 2016, 02:51:54 pm
I have used Millennium Technologies twice, also a great company, lifetime warrenty. I think one can't go wrong with either companies.

That's right now I recollect to our conversation earlier in the week.  You're right, can't wrong with either.  I think with Millennium they have "stock" reconditioned cylinders on hand for a quick turn around or if you just need to buy one.  Late model stuff that is, not any of this old stuff we mess with unfortunately.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 19, 2016, 03:21:40 pm
Yes you are right, no cylinders for old stuff!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 19, 2016, 08:28:10 pm
Bevra race is cancelled. Maybe show up to marion and see if they throw us out lol. They gotta let us run something.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 19, 2016, 08:39:56 pm
Bevra race is cancelled. Maybe show up to marion and see if they throw us out lol. They gotta let us run something.

Cool. We aren't bringing the mod because they dropped the class but are bringing the El Tigre'.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 19, 2016, 09:00:56 pm
They told me to not even show as they dont have a class for the "superstock" sleds. Too fast for their insurance they say
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 19, 2016, 09:22:43 pm
They told me to not even show as they dont have a class for the "superstock" sleds. Too fast for their insurance they say


:(
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Lot of stuff cancelling not only in Michigan, but all over according to http://teshio.com/vsn/events.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/events.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 19, 2016, 11:58:36 pm
They told me to not even show as they dont have a class for the "superstock" sleds. Too fast for their insurance they say


Ya, that's where our mod sled is, too fast! LOL.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 21, 2016, 01:09:42 pm
So how did you crazy cats do yesterday?  I expected to get up and see some good hearted exchanges 😃!  At least some bragging anyways 😏
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: boonehoss on February 21, 2016, 02:03:05 pm
I think Rick had some mechanical woes but cudos to him for running top notch equipment in slop all day. He has a real passion for what he does.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 21, 2016, 08:17:36 pm
I think Rick had some mechanical woes but cudos to him for running top notch equipment in slop all day. He has a real passion for what he does.


Thanks Dan. That's what is was, slop. I hit a big lump of slush and the sled turned left hard and I just fell off. We made a gear change for Jeff. It helped but we were out motored in both classes. Along with the Jag!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on February 21, 2016, 09:10:29 pm
The jag has seen it/s last race. Cant beat two carbs and a tuned pipe
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 21, 2016, 09:44:48 pm
The jag has seen it/s last race. Cant beat two carbs and a tuned pipe

To bad, it's a fun ride!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 21, 2016, 10:05:30 pm
Glad you're ok Rick!  I hope next weekend at the Saints the ice holds up well!  If I'm not mistaken that's the last of the racing for us this year?  Unless somebody knows something about more racing?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 21, 2016, 10:46:10 pm
Saints and Bevra are both on schedule for next weekend, Bevra ID also on the schedule for make up date for the following weekend. Sebewaing MPX is talking about having a Sunday race this coming weekend too ( ad a make up but not interfere with the saints race. ........pray for a couple more weeks of cold weathet
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 22, 2016, 12:35:50 pm
Glad you're ok Rick!  I hope next weekend at the Saints the ice holds up well!  If I'm not mistaken that's the last of the racing for us this year?  Unless somebody knows something about more racing?


Ya, I'm ok. Now I'm fightig the flu. I think we are done for the year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 22, 2016, 01:30:09 pm
Saints and Bevra are both on schedule for next weekend, Bevra ID also on the schedule for make up date for the following weekend. Sebewaing MPX is talking about having a Sunday race this coming weekend too ( ad a make up but not interfere with the saints race. ........pray for a couple more weeks of cold weathet
Temps this week look good for making ice at night. Teens and 20s the last half of the week. Looking any further i feel this will be our last weekend of racing. Hopefully not but it doesnt look promising.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Hazard Racing on February 22, 2016, 02:13:08 pm
The jag has seen it/s last race. Cant beat two carbs and a tuned pipe


The single carb Exciters and SS Yamaha's do very well at the BEVRA events.
They even compete well in the 440 single pipe /340 mod stock combo class .
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 22, 2016, 02:35:19 pm
Glad you're ok Rick!  I hope next weekend at the Saints the ice holds up well!  If I'm not mistaken that's the last of the racing for us this year?  Unless somebody knows something about more racing?


Ya, I'm ok. Now I'm fightig the flu. I think we are done for the year.

Don't say that Rick!  I was hoping to meet you and Jeff at The Saints this coming weekend!  Hope you get over the crud quickly!!

Mike
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 22, 2016, 02:36:41 pm
Saints and Bevra are both on schedule for next weekend, Bevra ID also on the schedule for make up date for the following weekend. Sebewaing MPX is talking about having a Sunday race this coming weekend too ( ad a make up but not interfere with the saints race. ........pray for a couple more weeks of cold weathet
Temps this week look good for making ice at night. Teens and 20s the last half of the week. Looking any further i feel this will be our last weekend of racing. Hopefully not but it doesnt look promising.

I hear ya Ryan!  We won't be in Lakeview this next weekend, gotta go to St. Charles and do that race!  That's the race for guys with a rockstaresque lifestyle ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 22, 2016, 02:41:01 pm
The jag has seen it/s last race. Cant beat two carbs and a tuned pipe


The single carb Exciters and SS Yamaha's do very well at the BEVRA events.
They even compete well in the 440 single pipe /340 mod stock combo class .
Single carb and stock pipe 340 over here. Just gotta make that single carb bigger hint hint. My enticer has no problems with the exciters, trail twisters, sno jets, and whatever other fan sleds u wanna throw at it.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 22, 2016, 02:45:33 pm
Saints and Bevra are both on schedule for next weekend, Bevra ID also on the schedule for make up date for the following weekend. Sebewaing MPX is talking about having a Sunday race this coming weekend too ( ad a make up but not interfere with the saints race. ........pray for a couple more weeks of cold weathet
Temps this week look good for making ice at night. Teens and 20s the last half of the week. Looking any further i feel this will be our last weekend of racing. Hopefully not but it doesnt look promising.

I hear ya Ryan!  We won't be in Lakeview this next weekend, gotta go to St. Charles and do that race!  That's the race for guys with a rockstaresque lifestyle ;)
Looks like a fun race for sure. Seems to be a good group that puts it on, But its the stud boy cup this weekend at bevra. Sled is all back together and ready to chase that money! Sounds healthier than before and tweaked the setup.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 22, 2016, 03:25:42 pm
Just saw the GLASS March 5th races in Kinross show cancelled on http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: BC on February 22, 2016, 03:42:24 pm
If the forecast holds out Saturday should be a good time.  Was at the Track Saturday and it held up quite well. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 22, 2016, 03:53:09 pm
Saints and Bevra are both on schedule for next weekend, Bevra ID also on the schedule for make up date for the following weekend. Sebewaing MPX is talking about having a Sunday race this coming weekend too ( ad a make up but not interfere with the saints race. ........pray for a couple more weeks of cold weathet
Temps this week look good for making ice at night. Teens and 20s the last half of the week. Looking any further i feel this will be our last weekend of racing. Hopefully not but it doesnt look promising.

I hear ya Ryan!  We won't be in Lakeview this next weekend, gotta go to St. Charles and do that race!  That's the race for guys with a rockstaresque lifestyle ;)

Sweet!  Have fun, stay in one piece, and if I don't see you till next racing season be good ;)! 
Looks like a fun race for sure. Seems to be a good group that puts it on, But its the stud boy cup this weekend at bevra. Sled is all back together and ready to chase that money! Sounds healthier than before and tweaked the setup.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 23, 2016, 12:11:27 am
alot of great racing at the marion 1/2 mile saturday, even with the temps it was a great turnout-mooose
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 23, 2016, 12:23:59 am
alot of great racing at the marion 1/2 mile saturday, even with the temps it was a great turnout-mooose

A great turn out. They always do. Too bad the track was soft and slushy.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 23, 2016, 03:21:54 am
GREAT JOB, BTW RICK, IMPRESSIVE-MOOOSE
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on February 23, 2016, 05:02:53 am
Thanks for the hint hint, the intakes on the jag are only 30 mm. Has a butterfly carb 34 mm stock only 120 degrees total intake timing ,can muffler. see what I mean? Jess
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: tspencer22 on February 23, 2016, 05:28:02 am
Hey-- don't bother Jess he has a 250 Enticer to repair and get running for me this week or next --Terry ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 23, 2016, 02:17:20 pm
GREAT JOB, BTW RICK, IMPRESSIVE-MOOOSE

Thanks, if ya mean falling off the sled and taking out the trophy table?  :-[
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 23, 2016, 02:26:54 pm
GREAT JOB, BTW RICK, IMPRESSIVE-MOOOSE

Thanks, if ya mean falling off the sled and taking out the trophy table?  :-[
Thats one hell of a way to get a trophy! Gald you're ok though. From the pic the sled didnt look to hurt did it fair ok?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 23, 2016, 03:29:55 pm
OMG! I wondered where you went? i saw that too, i was down on one and couldn't really see what sled it was, wth happened ? slush? you were flyin!!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 23, 2016, 11:27:07 pm
GREAT JOB, BTW RICK, IMPRESSIVE-MOOOSE

Thanks, if ya mean falling off the sled and taking out the trophy table?  :-[
Thats one hell of a way to get a trophy! Gald you're ok though. From the pic the sled didnt look to hurt did it fair ok?


I was surprised nothing bent or broke. Just a lot of straw!




OMG! I wondered where you went? i saw that too, i was down on one and couldn't really see what sled it was, wth happened ? slush? you were flyin!!!!



I couldn't get any speed in the straights but sure could in the corners as the bottom was clean ice. Anyways, as I came out of 4 I could 3rd place in front of me and I could gain ground in the corners. I could run the corners wide open. So coming out of 4 I rolled up on the seat the sled hit some slush and turned hard left and just slid off the sled. Got soaked! And right in front of the grand stands!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: BC on February 23, 2016, 11:43:32 pm
Saints Cancelled!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 24, 2016, 02:02:06 am
OMG! I wondered where you went? i saw that too, i was down on one and couldn't really see what sled it was, wth happened ? slush? you were flyin!!!!


Why didn't you stop in at the trailer to meet in person?  :'(

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: GreggB on February 24, 2016, 02:30:29 am
The Saints race in St. Charles Michigan for February 27th has been cancelled due to poor ice conditions.
The date for the 2017 race is January 21st.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Hazard Racing on February 24, 2016, 03:14:42 am
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 24, 2016, 11:45:48 am
i would've rick, the only time i was up in the pits you were busy gettin ready to head out for one of your heats and i was heading back to my swap set-up- i had planned on doin the pit tour as i haven't been around in a couple of years and wanted to give all my bros a bump, but as time went on with my back and right knee i was able to go over to turn one and back and sit in my truck, now if ida had a cane - great riding- next time - moose
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 24, 2016, 01:04:23 pm
i would've rick, the only time i was up in the pits you were busy gettin ready to head out for one of your heats and i was heading back to my swap set-up- i had planned on doin the pit tour as i haven't been around in a couple of years and wanted to give all my bros a bump, but as time went on with my back and right knee i was able to go over to turn one and back and sit in my truck, now if ida had a cane - great riding- next time - moose

You should have stopped. I would have handed you a wrench! ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 24, 2016, 02:06:57 pm
that's about the only thing i'm good at anymore
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 24, 2016, 02:11:56 pm
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 24, 2016, 04:29:57 pm
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
They are on they said. They are making a call friday if they are gone run a full program or cut practice and heat races out.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 24, 2016, 04:34:05 pm
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
They are on they said. They are making a call friday if they are gone run a full program or cut practice and heat races out.

Hope they do practice and heat races.  I need the seat time and so do my friends!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 24, 2016, 04:41:46 pm
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
They are on they said. They are making a call friday if they are gone run a full program or cut practice and heat races out.

Hope they do practice and heat races.  I need the seat time and so do my friends!
i agree considering the stud boy cup will be the first race of the day. Nothing like going in dry!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 24, 2016, 10:07:54 pm
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
They are on they said. They are making a call friday if they are gone run a full program or cut practice and heat races out.

Hope they do practice and heat races.  I need the seat time and so do my friends!

You STILL have FRIENDS? Hmmm.......... ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 25, 2016, 01:06:31 am
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
They are on they said. They are making a call friday if they are gone run a full program or cut practice and heat races out.

Hope they do practice and heat races.  I need the seat time and so do my friends!

You STILL have FRIENDS? Hmmm.......... ::)

I know right 😏!  Why don't you, FRIEND, and Jeff come on out to Lakeview and play with Ryan and I?  Bring both sleds, they have classes for both 😉!  That is if you're feeling up to it after the illness and all?  Hope you're feeling better bro?!?!?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 25, 2016, 01:41:15 am
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
They are on they said. They are making a call friday if they are gone run a full program or cut practice and heat races out.

Hope they do practice and heat races.  I need the seat time and so do my friends!

You STILL have FRIENDS? Hmmm.......... ::)

I know right 😏!  Why don't you, FRIEND, and Jeff come on out to Lakeview and play with Ryan and I?  Bring both sleds, they have classes for both 😉!  That is if you're feeling up to it after the illness and all?  Hope you're feeling better bro?!?!?


As much as we would like to, we have too much to do on the sleds. And as far as the stock sled, if the ice isn't hard and flat no sense in racing it. Learned that last Saturday. The mod, still don't have a handle on the rear suspention. Hope to get down there next year.  ???
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 25, 2016, 04:08:17 am
Bevra is very flat and smooth as long as it stays cold. On warm days 3 and 4 gets bumpy
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 25, 2016, 10:19:49 am
BEVRA could be huge on Saturday, just saw on teshios site that Lucky Thumb and St. Charles are both cancelled for the 27th.  http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 25, 2016, 01:24:19 pm
BEVRA could be huge on Saturday, just saw on teshios site that Lucky Thumb and St. Charles are both cancelled for the 27th.  [url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url] ([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm[/url])

Lucky thumb/mpx is running sunday
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 25, 2016, 01:54:04 pm
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
They are on they said. They are making a call friday if they are gone run a full program or cut practice and heat races out.

Hope they do practice and heat races.  I need the seat time and so do my friends!

You STILL have FRIENDS? Hmmm.......... ::)

I know right 😏!  Why don't you, FRIEND, and Jeff come on out to Lakeview and play with Ryan and I?  Bring both sleds, they have classes for both 😉!  That is if you're feeling up to it after the illness and all?  Hope you're feeling better bro?!?!?


As much as we would like to, we have too much to do on the sleds. And as far as the stock sled, if the ice isn't hard and flat no sense in racing it. Learned that last Saturday. The mod, still don't have a handle on the rear suspention. Hope to get down there next year.  ???

Like Ryan said, BEVRA is a very flat track now as for the hard part well......Mother nature is in charge of that one.  I understand if you guys can't make it, just thought you guys might like to get one more ride in before it's all done?

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 25, 2016, 02:26:51 pm
If the track holds up there is a make up race next weekend too. Supposed to be cold this coming week so it looks like a possibility.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 25, 2016, 03:04:19 pm
Hell yeah!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: #99racer on February 25, 2016, 03:12:44 pm
55* and rain Sunday by flint😔
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 25, 2016, 03:51:55 pm
55* and rain Sunday by flint😔
Im in Grand blanc.The forecast already changed. After monday it was all low 20s and teens for lows. Now i just see low 20s and around 35 for most days during the day.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 25, 2016, 05:26:29 pm
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
They are on they said. They are making a call friday if they are gone run a full program or cut practice and heat races out.

Hope they do practice and heat races.  I need the seat time and so do my friends!

You STILL have FRIENDS? Hmmm.......... ::)

I know right 😏!  Why don't you, FRIEND, and Jeff come on out to Lakeview and play with Ryan and I?  Bring both sleds, they have classes for both 😉!  That is if you're feeling up to it after the illness and all?  Hope you're feeling better bro?!?!?


As much as we would like to, we have too much to do on the sleds. And as far as the stock sled, if the ice isn't hard and flat no sense in racing it. Learned that last Saturday. The mod, still don't have a handle on the rear suspention. Hope to get down there next year.  ???

Like Ryan said, BEVRA is a very flat track now as for the hard part well......Mother nature is in charge of that one.  I understand if you guys can't make it, just thought you guys might like to get one more ride in before it's all done?

Well tonight after work I'm blowing out the driveway. Then going to punish some snow with the ZR 900!  ;D I don't want the gas to go bad ya know! :P
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 25, 2016, 06:08:10 pm
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
They are on they said. They are making a call friday if they are gone run a full program or cut practice and heat races out.

Hope they do practice and heat races.  I need the seat time and so do my friends!

You STILL have FRIENDS? Hmmm.......... ::)

I know right 😏!  Why don't you, FRIEND, and Jeff come on out to Lakeview and play with Ryan and I?  Bring both sleds, they have classes for both 😉!  That is if you're feeling up to it after the illness and all?  Hope you're feeling better bro?!?!?


As much as we would like to, we have too much to do on the sleds. And as far as the stock sled, if the ice isn't hard and flat no sense in racing it. Learned that last Saturday. The mod, still don't have a handle on the rear suspention. Hope to get down there next year.  ???

Like Ryan said, BEVRA is a very flat track now as for the hard part well......Mother nature is in charge of that one.  I understand if you guys can't make it, just thought you guys might like to get one more ride in before it's all done?

Well tonight after work I'm blowing out the driveway. Then going to punish some snow with the ZR 900!  ;D I don't want the gas to go bad ya know! :P

Very understandable ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 25, 2016, 08:48:45 pm
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
They are on they said. They are making a call friday if they are gone run a full program or cut practice and heat races out.

Hope they do practice and heat races.  I need the seat time and so do my friends!

You STILL have FRIENDS? Hmmm.......... ::)

I know right 😏!  Why don't you, FRIEND, and Jeff come on out to Lakeview and play with Ryan and I?  Bring both sleds, they have classes for both 😉!  That is if you're feeling up to it after the illness and all?  Hope you're feeling better bro?!?!?


As much as we would like to, we have too much to do on the sleds. And as far as the stock sled, if the ice isn't hard and flat no sense in racing it. Learned that last Saturday. The mod, still don't have a handle on the rear suspention. Hope to get down there next year.  ???

Like Ryan said, BEVRA is a very flat track now as for the hard part well......Mother nature is in charge of that one.  I understand if you guys can't make it, just thought you guys might like to get one more ride in before it's all done?

Well tonight after work I'm blowing out the driveway. Then going to punish some snow with the ZR 900!  ;D I don't want the gas to go bad ya know! :P

Very understandable ;)

I only have 24 miles of riding this year, have more miles racing.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 25, 2016, 09:01:05 pm
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
They are on they said. They are making a call friday if they are gone run a full program or cut practice and heat races out.

Hope they do practice and heat races.  I need the seat time and so do my friends!

You STILL have FRIENDS? Hmmm.......... ::)

I know right 😏!  Why don't you, FRIEND, and Jeff come on out to Lakeview and play with Ryan and I?  Bring both sleds, they have classes for both 😉!  That is if you're feeling up to it after the illness and all?  Hope you're feeling better bro?!?!?


As much as we would like to, we have too much to do on the sleds. And as far as the stock sled, if the ice isn't hard and flat no sense in racing it. Learned that last Saturday. The mod, still don't have a handle on the rear suspention. Hope to get down there next year.  ???

Like Ryan said, BEVRA is a very flat track now as for the hard part well......Mother nature is in charge of that one.  I understand if you guys can't make it, just thought you guys might like to get one more ride in before it's all done?

Well tonight after work I'm blowing out the driveway. Then going to punish some snow with the ZR 900!  ;D I don't want the gas to go bad ya know! :P

Very understandable ;)

I only have 24 miles of riding this year, have more miles racing.
Because you ride a cat haha
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 26, 2016, 02:02:09 am
As of tonight BEVRA is still racing this weekend 2/27

I inquired this morning Randy and they said the same!  Thanks!
They are on they said. They are making a call friday if they are gone run a full program or cut practice and heat races out.

Hope they do practice and heat races.  I need the seat time and so do my friends!

You STILL have FRIENDS? Hmmm.......... ::)

I know right 😏!  Why don't you, FRIEND, and Jeff come on out to Lakeview and play with Ryan and I?  Bring both sleds, they have classes for both 😉!  That is if you're feeling up to it after the illness and all?  Hope you're feeling better bro?!?!?


As much as we would like to, we have too much to do on the sleds. And as far as the stock sled, if the ice isn't hard and flat no sense in racing it. Learned that last Saturday. The mod, still don't have a handle on the rear suspention. Hope to get down there next year.  ???

Like Ryan said, BEVRA is a very flat track now as for the hard part well......Mother nature is in charge of that one.  I understand if you guys can't make it, just thought you guys might like to get one more ride in before it's all done?

Well tonight after work I'm blowing out the driveway. Then going to punish some snow with the ZR 900!  ;D I don't want the gas to go bad ya know! :P

Very understandable ;)

I only have 24 miles of riding this year, have more miles racing.
Because you ride a cat haha

And what did you ride LAST year? Anyways, I got another 20 on the ZR tonight. Took a ride out to and around my hunting camp. Boy what great therapy!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on February 26, 2016, 02:51:56 am
Plan on more therapy Saturday Rick..... Weights are modded, and I'm wanting to know a bit more about this Marion organization ass-hat who was giving Jeff and you all the the poop Saturday... (I'll be there next season, count on it!)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on February 26, 2016, 04:00:10 am
Where are you going to ride ? I,ll come up and play with my retro. Jess
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on February 26, 2016, 11:18:50 am
Up to Ricks hunting camp property
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Hazard Racing on February 26, 2016, 02:07:39 pm
BEVRA race is on 2/27 and quite possibly 3/6.

3/8 mile flat track.

The ice is died blue with pond die.

Pleanty of parking .

Pleanty of classes to fit most all sleds.

For the mod guys, we have Mod Stock , Pro Mod , Super Mod , mod IFS.
300,340,440,Open
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on February 26, 2016, 02:42:52 pm
Glass will be adding a 440 open class to our March 12th race on raber bay , ice oval so if you want one more chance to run here it is.  Raber bay is on the st Marie's river in the eastern UP. For info call me  906-430-7003
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on February 26, 2016, 09:26:40 pm
c-note , are you meeting at ricks ? what time? Jess
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 26, 2016, 10:51:35 pm
Glass will be adding a 440 open class to our March 12th race on raber bay , ice oval so if you want one more chance to run here it is.  Raber bay is on the st Marie's river in the eastern UP. For info call me  906-430-7003

How many laps they running for that?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on February 26, 2016, 11:49:09 pm
When we add a class like this we poll the racers as to how Maney laps , on our normal classes we run 20 laps than on our feature we run as many as 250 laps
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 27, 2016, 02:18:17 am
c-note , are you meeting at ricks ? what time? Jess

Jesse, it's off for tomorrow. He has car issues.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 27, 2016, 02:21:02 am
When we add a class like this we poll the racers as to how Maney laps , on our normal classes we run 20 laps than on our feature we run as many as 250 laps

Dang George, I have a hard enough time with 5. Wide open for 5 laps then I have the rest of the day to rest up!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on February 27, 2016, 03:31:02 am
If I'm going to get you guys in for the 500 track next year I've gotta start some were
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on February 27, 2016, 04:17:45 am
thanks for the reply, I guess i'll go to ogema hills club  am a member there.Less
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 27, 2016, 01:10:52 pm
If I'm going to get you guys in for the 500 track next year I've gotta start some were

I guess. I'll have to start weight lifting then!  ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on February 27, 2016, 09:59:12 pm
If I'm going to get you guys in for the 500 track next year I've gotta start some were

I guess. I'll have to start weight lifting then!  ;)
Lol! Start with the 900! Rofl...

Balancer is done, but "wifey" had "other" plans I was not aware of in the first place.... :o

Sorry phone rang... Wasn't a dis.... Irondog had called and was inquiring about something...
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: boonehoss on February 27, 2016, 11:24:48 pm
Very ugly spill #66 took going for the win at the Bevra race today. Thoughts and prayers he is going to be Ok.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 28, 2016, 12:47:35 am
Very ugly spill #66 took going for the win at the Bevra race today. Thoughts and prayers he is going to be Ok.

Ryan came through it like a champ and kept racing!  I was impressed with his competitive spirit! 

I saw more wrecks today than I ever have!  The track was tough with the warm temps and I would be surprised if they have a race next week!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 28, 2016, 01:06:25 am
If I'm going to get you guys in for the 500 track next year I've gotta start some were

I guess. I'll have to start weight lifting then!  ;)
Lol! Start with the 900! Rofl...

Balancer is done, but "wifey" had "other" plans I was not aware of in the first place.... :o

Sorry phone rang... Wasn't a dis.... Irondog had called and was inquiring about something...

No problem brother, just an update on the Hellcat. We believe we have a handle on the rear suspension. Looking good for next Saturday at BEVRA.  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 28, 2016, 01:08:10 am
Very ugly spill #66 took going for the win at the Bevra race today. Thoughts and prayers he is going to be Ok.

Ryan came through it like a champ and kept racing!  I was impressed with his competitive spirit! 

I saw more wrecks today than I ever have!  The track was tough with the warm temps and I would be surprised if they have a race next week!

Glad he is OK.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 28, 2016, 03:52:31 am
Im ok banged up. Sled looks worse than me. Led 5 of the last 6 laps of the cup race. 2 to go a lapper got in my way and that setup the last lap battle for the win with Brice pretzel. Drove it in hard into 3 got up next to him we came off 4 i had a run and i tagged his tunnel it highsided me pretty bad. SOmehow didnt break anything going that fast. Brice drove a clean race did what he had to do. Raced clean.  Racing incident. Giver her hell next year. They scored me 3rd
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 28, 2016, 12:39:46 pm
Glad you are OK. I had a similar incident last year. Well get it back together. Hope to see you next Saturday.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 28, 2016, 02:45:18 pm
Glad you are OK. I had a similar incident last year. Well get it back together. Hope to see you next Saturday.
Its back together. We straightened a bunch of stuff on it and i went back out and won a heat race on it. Its as ready as it can be for next weekend. Whether i will be or not we'll see.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 28, 2016, 05:05:49 pm
Glad you are OK. I had a similar incident last year. Well get it back together. Hope to see you next Saturday.
Its back together. We straightened a bunch of stuff on it and i went back out and won a heat race on it. Its as ready as it can be for next weekend. Whether i will be or not we'll see.

If you can walk home then you can race!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 28, 2016, 05:13:59 pm
These photos are about 10 seconds apart
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 28, 2016, 06:55:14 pm
These photos are about 10 seconds apart


Now I see how you got the nick name "Flyin Ryan"!  ;D
 Just glad you are OK.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 03mach1 on February 28, 2016, 11:19:32 pm
That is a different view then I had glad you are ok.





#10 T Jet Paul Keeton
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 29, 2016, 01:57:08 pm
Same here!  I was standing on the sidelines and watched it happen from behind.  Nastiest wreck I've ever seen on an oval track and I've seen some Champ sleds wreck before!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 29, 2016, 02:29:03 pm
Same here!  I was standing on the sidelines and watched it happen from behind.  Nastiest wreck I've ever seen on an oval track and I've seen some Champ sleds wreck before!
I had to time to think before i hit the ground that this is going to hurt. I braced myself for pain for sure. Saw my hands out in front of me and thought for sure at the very least a broken arm. Very thankful i got to walk away from it. First year first crash. Go big or go home!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on February 29, 2016, 03:37:35 pm
Same here!  I was standing on the sidelines and watched it happen from behind.  Nastiest wreck I've ever seen on an oval track and I've seen some Champ sleds wreck before!
I had to time to think before i hit the ground that this is going to hurt. I braced myself for pain for sure. Saw my hands out in front of me and thought for sure at the very least a broken arm. Very thankful i got to walk away from it. First year first crash. Go big or go home!

I heard that.  I crashed the time before while we were there but, not as eventful as yours!  You over achiever  ::) lol!  All BS aside, I'm glad you're alright.  Still not sure if them folks are going to be able to make any ice for us or not though?  Time will tell!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 29, 2016, 03:43:16 pm
Same here!  I was standing on the sidelines and watched it happen from behind.  Nastiest wreck I've ever seen on an oval track and I've seen some Champ sleds wreck before!
I had to time to think before i hit the ground that this is going to hurt. I braced myself for pain for sure. Saw my hands out in front of me and thought for sure at the very least a broken arm. Very thankful i got to walk away from it. First year first crash. Go big or go home!

Ryan, ya gotta learn when you leave the sled, and I hope it doesn't happen again, to tuck your arms in tight to your body. Your vest will do more than you think. Don't try to cushion your landing. Not that I speak from experience mind you!  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 29, 2016, 04:11:02 pm
Same here!  I was standing on the sidelines and watched it happen from behind.  Nastiest wreck I've ever seen on an oval track and I've seen some Champ sleds wreck before!
I had to time to think before i hit the ground that this is going to hurt. I braced myself for pain for sure. Saw my hands out in front of me and thought for sure at the very least a broken arm. Very thankful i got to walk away from it. First year first crash. Go big or go home!

Ryan, ya gotta learn when you leave the sled, and I hope it doesn't happen again, to tuck your arms in tight to your body. Your vest will do more than you think. Don't try to cushion your landing. Not that I speak from experience mind you!  ::)
I could never get myself to do it on dirtbikes either. Its just a natural reaction to stick your arms out i think. Hard to think about anything when it happens that fast. It being warm out i think is what saved me. Snow and ground was pretty soft. A cold day and i think the outcome may have been different.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 29, 2016, 11:31:52 pm
i wish i'da had cool pics all the times of me leaving my cr500's -fortunately -very cool to have good pics of a manly crash and better to have walked away
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 01, 2016, 02:04:31 am
Same here!  I was standing on the sidelines and watched it happen from behind.  Nastiest wreck I've ever seen on an oval track and I've seen some Champ sleds wreck before!
I had to time to think before i hit the ground that this is going to hurt. I braced myself for pain for sure. Saw my hands out in front of me and thought for sure at the very least a broken arm. Very thankful i got to walk away from it. First year first crash. Go big or go home!

Ryan, ya gotta learn when you leave the sled, and I hope it doesn't happen again, to tuck your arms in tight to your body. Your vest will do more than you think. Don't try to cushion your landing. Not that I speak from experience mind you!  ::)
I could never get myself to do it on dirtbikes either. Its just a natural reaction to stick your arms out i think. Hard to think about anything when it happens that fast. It being warm out i think is what saved me. Snow and ground was pretty soft. A cold day and i think the outcome may have been different.


Well I'm glad you can talk about it. Every time I fall off it seems sooooo slooooooow!  But real quick too!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on March 01, 2016, 02:14:38 am
Same here!  I was standing on the sidelines and watched it happen from behind.  Nastiest wreck I've ever seen on an oval track and I've seen some Champ sleds wreck before!
I had to time to think before i hit the ground that this is going to hurt. I braced myself for pain for sure. Saw my hands out in front of me and thought for sure at the very least a broken arm. Very thankful i got to walk away from it. First year first crash. Go big or go home!

Ryan, ya gotta learn when you leave the sled, and I hope it doesn't happen again, to tuck your arms in tight to your body. Your vest will do more than you think. Don't try to cushion your landing. Not that I speak from experience mind you!  ::)
I could never get myself to do it on dirtbikes either. Its just a natural reaction to stick your arms out i think. Hard to think about anything when it happens that fast. It being warm out i think is what saved me. Snow and ground was pretty soft. A cold day and i think the outcome may have been different.


Well I'm glad you can talk about it. Every time I fall off it seems sooooo slooooooow!  But real quick too!
Oh it was like that for sure. I saw me leave the sled then saw my arms out front of me. It was at that point i saw the ground and had time to think ya this is gonna hurt brace for it.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on March 01, 2016, 02:27:58 am
Same here!  I was standing on the sidelines and watched it happen from behind.  Nastiest wreck I've ever seen on an oval track and I've seen some Champ sleds wreck before!
Ask Rick.. Shoulda been at Caro back in 2013..... :o

Watched the Vermeesch 600 sled eat fence about 60-80' past finish line (after photo finish)..

Wasn't pretty for sure.....
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: tspencer22 on March 01, 2016, 06:16:56 am
That was the Vermeesch  girl that crashed had to cut her out of the fence , don't think she races anymore  :o--Terry
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 01, 2016, 02:58:02 pm
That was the Vermeesch  girl that crashed had to cut her out of the fence , don't think she races anymore  :o--Terry

That was a BAD deal there! I talked to her the next year at Lincoln. She said she still had dizzy spells.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on March 02, 2016, 12:51:49 am
Like I said (and both you guys have confirmed).. It wasn't pretty......
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: tspencer22 on March 02, 2016, 05:51:53 am
GLASS Racing this weekend on Saturday  292 Single  Power Baby , still looking for a driver to backup Ryan at this Race .I told him he should be able to do it himself, after all he rode 394 laps at the Soo I-500  ;D--Terry
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 02, 2016, 01:28:24 pm
GLASS Racing this weekend on Saturday  292 Single  Power Baby , still looking for a driver to backup Ryan at this Race .I told him he should be able to do it himself, after all he rode 394 laps at the Soo I-500  ;D--Terry

5 laps is enough for me!  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on March 02, 2016, 01:31:50 pm
GLASS Racing this weekend on Saturday  292 Single  Power Baby , still looking for a driver to backup Ryan at this Race .I told him he should be able to do it himself, after all he rode 394 laps at the Soo I-500  ;D--Terry
darn Terry i would definetly do it if BEVRA wasnt racing. Glass series looks like a blast. Word is we are racing. If for some reason we dont id be all for it running with Ryan.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 02, 2016, 04:58:23 pm
GLASS Racing this weekend on Saturday  292 Single  Power Baby , still looking for a driver to backup Ryan at this Race .I told him he should be able to do it himself, after all he rode 394 laps at the Soo I-500  ;D--Terry
darn Terry i would definetly do it if BEVRA wasnt racing. Glass series looks like a blast. Word is we are racing. If for some reason we dont id be all for it running with Ryan.

You could get back on a CAT? Hmmmmm............
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on March 02, 2016, 05:23:43 pm
Doing some work to my sled this week.  Got some spreaders coming from Hazzard, have to put my original skid in since I bent some stuff on the other one, and gotta fix my steering stem.  We're getting there though!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on March 02, 2016, 06:09:33 pm
Bevra posted they have 100,000 gallons of water down and we are racing.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 03, 2016, 02:48:28 am
SWEET! See you there boys. ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on March 03, 2016, 01:20:13 pm
which bevra is this weekend? sat or sun
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Yamaha059 on March 03, 2016, 02:07:31 pm
Bevra is this Saturday!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on March 03, 2016, 03:07:20 pm
Bevra is this Saturday!

Welcome Mike or Dave!

Mike 77H
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on March 03, 2016, 10:41:28 pm
Just wanted a heads up to give some drivers that haven't raced with BEVRA before, we do not allow cleated tracks in any classes except in our 1974 and older Barnstormer Stock class, which is a up to 650cc fan cooled class and also allows 1972 and older FA's up to 340cc to use cleated tracks, with a maximum of 6" of carbide and maximum of 96 studs.  Just want to get that out there so somebody doesn't drive a bunch of hours just to find out you cannot race with us.

Maxi
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 04, 2016, 01:47:47 am
Just wanted a heads up to give some drivers that haven't raced with BEVRA before, we do not allow cleated tracks in any classes except in our 1974 and older Barnstormer Stock class, which is a up to 650cc fan cooled class and also allows 1972 and older FA's up to 340cc to use cleated tracks, with a maximum of 6" of carbide and maximum of 96 studs.  Just want to get that out there so somebody doesn't drive a bunch of hours just to find out you cannot race with us.

Maxi


I looked at the rules and saw that. We would like to race our stock '73 440 El Tigre but in its stock form it doesn't fit the rules. But we are bringing our 440 pro mod. See you Saturday!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on March 04, 2016, 05:05:19 am
That rules out the jag too. Was thinking about coming.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 04, 2016, 08:35:43 pm
That rules out the jag too. Was thinking about coming.

Come on anyways. We are picking up John and Scott in Saginaw.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on March 06, 2016, 03:49:03 pm
Some photos from Rockview Raceway in Hessel Mi. GLASS. This Saturday GLASS ice oval in raber mi
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 06, 2016, 05:37:22 pm
Nice pics George. Ĺooks like a trail ride.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: #99racer on March 07, 2016, 12:56:14 am
No post in how bevra was this weekend? Did they not race?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Hazard Racing on March 07, 2016, 01:07:45 am
Very large turn out at Bevra.
Rumor was 280-300 entries.

Nice turn out in most all of our mod classes, some classes had 2 heats
340 mod stock had 14-15 sleds ,
 300cc Pro mod & 300cc Builders class had 12-13 entries( most were TC-250 race sleds)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 07, 2016, 01:33:10 am
Very large turn out at Bevra.
Rumor was 280-300 entries.

Nice turn out in most all of our mod classes, some classes had 2 heats
340 mod stock had 14-15 sleds ,
 300cc Pro mod & 300cc Builders class had 12-13 entries( most were TC-250 race sleds)


Great turn out. Great racing. It was a great day to race!   ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on March 07, 2016, 04:29:32 am
281 entries. Another new record they said. They did what they could with the conditions mother nature dealt. We had alot better yet than most. Already preparing for next year
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on March 07, 2016, 03:36:03 pm
Yes, mother nature didn't do us any favors that day!  I raced one heat race and called it quits.  I've never got forearm pump from 3 laps like I did that day so that told me it was time to give it up for the day!  I like being able to go to work and all that stuff ;).  I've shifted gears already and am starting a street car project, gonna be nasty ;)!  See all of you next winter and I hope the summer is good to you!

Mike 77H
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: cheater67x on March 07, 2016, 04:37:02 pm
With the Neg  national media Mich gets ,its nice to see a race   .  All we see of mich in the media is bad water and  empty buildings. Congrats to all who tried to put on quality events this season.       It was a poor year to be any type of ice  racer .
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Yamaha059 on March 07, 2016, 05:14:22 pm
It was a great race season! Conditions weren't always the best but we made the best out of it! Can't wait for next year already!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: #99racer on March 07, 2016, 05:23:06 pm
Racing doesn't have to end... Looks like we can do it all year!! Lol have a good summer
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: #99racer on March 07, 2016, 05:24:36 pm
Sorry not sure what happened with all the same pics :o
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 07, 2016, 05:30:10 pm
With the Neg  national media Mich gets ,its nice to see a race   .  All we see of mich in the media is bad water and  empty buildings. Congrats to all who tried to put on quality events this season.       It was a poor year to be any type of ice  racer .


That's just in the big cities. Up here in N.E. Michigan we have good well water and smaller buildings that aren't empty! But had a crappy winter too. BEVRA puts on one great series. Just wish it wasn't so far for us to travel.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 07, 2016, 05:32:53 pm
Yes, mother nature didn't do us any favors that day!  I raced one heat race and called it quits.  I've never got forearm pump from 3 laps like I did that day so that told me it was time to give it up for the day!  I like being able to go to work and all that stuff ;).  I've shifted gears already and am starting a street car project, gonna be nasty ;)!  See all of you next winter and I hope the summer is good to you!

Mike 77H


Mike, Jeff & I are already working on the sleds for next year. Ya slacker!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: house77 on March 10, 2016, 11:15:00 am
Yes, mother nature didn't do us any favors that day!  I raced one heat race and called it quits.  I've never got forearm pump from 3 laps like I did that day so that told me it was time to give it up for the day!  I like being able to go to work and all that stuff ;).  I've shifted gears already and am starting a street car project, gonna be nasty ;)!  See all of you next winter and I hope the summer is good to you!

Mike 77H


Mike, Jeff & I are already working on the sleds for next year. Ya slacker!  ;D

Lol!  I had a great time but, we have some business to get down to now!  Egos to get right sized 😉
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: LUMPY on March 14, 2016, 11:04:57 pm
Rumor has it , Marion may allow the single fan outlaw class next year, this would be great!
This group can post some very fast lap times , not your Elan ice fishing sleds. If they jumped classes they would put the 440 FA class on the trailer. I real site to see a single run 75 MPH on the long track , my vote is let them run! Safe sleds, most are pro drivers the fans will love it!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on March 14, 2016, 11:26:00 pm
The singles that ran at BEVRA at the last race of the year were awesome!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 15, 2016, 12:07:31 am
Rumor has it , Marion may allow the single fan outlaw class next year, this would be great!
This group can post some very fast lap times , not your Elan ice fishing sleds. If they jumped classes they would put the 440 FA class on the trailer. I real site to see a single run 75 MPH on the long track , my vote is let them run! Safe sleds, most are pro drivers the fans will love it!

I'll run'em if the track isn't slush like it was this year!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 15, 2016, 12:11:56 am
The singles that ran at BEVRA at the last race of the year were awesome!


I was kinda partial to the 440 super mods.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on March 15, 2016, 12:21:49 am
Rumor has it , Marion may allow the single fan outlaw class next year, this would be great!
This group can post some very fast lap times , not your Elan ice fishing sleds. If they jumped classes they would put the 440 FA class on the trailer. I real site to see a single run 75 MPH on the long track , my vote is let them run! Safe sleds, most are pro drivers the fans will love it!

The singles where impressive and fun to watch but I wouldn't be putting them up against 440's for Money , being a Super Stock 300 sled won the Builders 317 class. But they are loud and fast and fun to watch.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on March 15, 2016, 04:17:41 am
I wonder why free air singles cant run also ??
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rosko018 on March 15, 2016, 06:09:11 am
Rumor has it , Marion may allow the single fan outlaw class next year, this would be great!
This group can post some very fast lap times , not your Elan ice fishing sleds. If they jumped classes they would put the 440 FA class on the trailer. I real site to see a single run 75 MPH on the long track , my vote is let them run! Safe sleds, most are pro drivers the fans will love it!


Funniest thing I've read on here in a long time. Fan single outlaw putting 440 supermods on the trailer?

If your 440 is getting beat by one. It should be on the trailer because it clearly isn't fast. Too funny
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on March 15, 2016, 07:23:47 am
Rumor has it , Marion may allow the single fan outlaw class next year, this would be great!
This group can post some very fast lap times , not your Elan ice fishing sleds. If they jumped classes they would put the 440 FA class on the trailer. I real site to see a single run 75 MPH on the long track , my vote is let them run! Safe sleds, most are pro drivers the fans will love it!


Funniest thing I've read on here in a long time. Fan single outlaw putting 440 supermods on the trailer?

If your 440 is getting beat by one. It should be on the trailer because it clearly isn't fast. Too funny
The only 440 classes they have at marion are trail stock. No mods allowed there.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Yamaha059 on March 15, 2016, 12:45:08 pm
Marion still has 74 vintage pro!! I highly doubt they will add that outlaw class though! Reason they got rid of the fast classes was because they were too fast on the half mile and insurance was too high.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 16, 2016, 10:07:05 am
Marion still has 74 vintage pro!! I highly doubt they will add that outlaw class though! Reason they got rid of the fast classes was because they were too fast on the half mile and insurance was too high.


Too fast? Is that possible?  Hmmmmmmm................
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on March 16, 2016, 04:43:38 pm
lump' are u talking about the tc 250 type single racers?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: LUMPY on March 17, 2016, 09:18:32 pm
Yes moose I am, sorry to hurt all of the 440 fa riders tender feelings , I really am talking only of the sleds that come and run Marion. We have put stop clocks and others have used radar guns , they are not quick . I know also they are held to so many stock rules , don't think of changing your hood vents!
GLASS ( A great group thinking out side the box)had a race on the Soo 500 track this year, Thursday night before the main event, Mr Kelly on a 292 powered sled ran 79 MPH. If  not for so many yellow flags he would have been over two laps ahead of the entire group. 59 second lap times , look at what the Saturday big event lap times are , the little thumpers are moving.
Yes I know you can take a 440 - cat-yamy- Rupp- Polaris- etc. put the same time in to it and leave the singles in the snow dust. My main point is this, the one lunger mod class is fast, it is very cool to watch because it's not a bunch of stock sleds going around the track. They can run with the stock 440 sleds so speed would be the same.
I don't want to see Michigan racing die , think outside of the box, make more classes , get more junior classes , and go fast- look good- turn left!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on March 18, 2016, 01:03:07 am
Yes moose I am, sorry to hurt all of the 440 fa riders tender feelings , I really am talking only of the sleds that come and run Marion. We have put stop clocks and others have used radar guns , they are not quick . I know also they are held to so many stock rules , don't think of changing your hood vents!
GLASS ( A great group thinking out side the box)had a race on the Soo 500 track this year, Thursday night before the main event, Mr Kelly on a 292 powered sled ran 79 MPH. If  not for so many yellow flags he would have been over two laps ahead of the entire group. 59 second lap times , look at what the Saturday big event lap times are , the little thumpers are moving.
Yes I know you can take a 440 - cat-yamy- Rupp- Polaris- etc. put the same time in to it and leave the singles in the snow dust. My main point is this, the one lunger mod class is fast, it is very cool to watch because it's not a bunch of stock sleds going around the track. They can run with the stock 440 sleds so speed would be the same.
I don't want to see Michigan racing die , think outside of the box, make more classes , get more junior classes , and go fast- look good- turn left!

They are pretty fun to watch and might be a good show at Marion , and no feelings hurt here we know how they run against stock 440 fans at Bevra lol defiantly not putting them back on the trailer. But you guys have some nice sleds and hope to see you around the southern tracks a little more next year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Hazard Racing on March 18, 2016, 01:22:00 am
Jesscat

Fan & FA & Liquid singles or twin are allowed in all of the BEVRA 300cc mod classes.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on March 18, 2016, 02:23:05 am
At the last race of the year at Bevra there was a bunch of the single outlaws and a hand full of other sleds running in the 300 mod classes and it was awesome seeing 12+ sleds in a mod class. Hope to see more of those sleds at Bevra next year, it makes for an entertaining race to watch. Good Close racing .
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on March 18, 2016, 10:52:55 am
well yes then lumpy, i would like to see those tc type mods gear up and run the half mile, very cool if they let them run - i wish they still had the outlaws class though
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on March 21, 2016, 03:08:50 pm

... I don't want to see Michigan racing die ...


Rest assured racing buddy It "ain't gonna" die.  It's huge already and getting bigger by the season, look at the circuits now compared to 10+ years ago when Albright Shores, BEVRA, LT, and Cherry Speedway were the only games in town.  Gladwin had some nice turn outs in Juniors' classes.   Also, the antique and vintage show numbers where off-the-chain this winter season with a lousy winter.  Years ago a major dealer and race circuit director told me vintage was a joke.  Next winter season is going to be HUGE!  There's a couple more races and shows in the works.  Keep clocking http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 07, 2016, 09:08:53 pm
Rumor has it , Marion may allow the single fan outlaw class next year, this would be great!
This group can post some very fast lap times , not your Elan ice fishing sleds. If they jumped classes they would put the 440 FA class on the trailer. I real site to see a single run 75 MPH on the long track , my vote is let them run! Safe sleds, most are pro drivers the fans will love it!


Funniest thing I've read on here in a long time. Fan single outlaw putting 440 supermods on the trailer?

If your 440 is getting beat by one. It should be on the trailer because it clearly isn't fast. Too funny
The only 440 classes they have at marion are trail stock. No mods allowed there.


Oh mods are allowed. We ran in the trail stock class against sleds with North Star skis and a sled with open stingers! Their rules don't allow mods but some sleds the tech guys do.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on April 09, 2016, 11:09:44 pm
yes i saw some questionable shiz goin on, and am confused
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 10, 2016, 01:55:46 am
yes i saw some questionable shiz goin on, and am confused


SOME? Ya, ok! Confused? You ought to try to set up a stock sled to run there!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on April 10, 2016, 04:09:16 am
Sic c-note on em
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 10, 2016, 12:02:57 pm
Sic c-note on em


Might have to Jess! LOL.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on April 11, 2016, 11:47:43 pm
Sic c-note on em
??? ??? Last time I looked, I didn't wear a collar with dog tags, or have a leash hooked to me..

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on April 11, 2016, 11:51:50 pm
Rumor has it , Marion may allow the single fan outlaw class next year, this would be great!
This group can post some very fast lap times , not your Elan ice fishing sleds. If they jumped classes they would put the 440 FA class on the trailer. I real site to see a single run 75 MPH on the long track , my vote is let them run! Safe sleds, most are pro drivers the fans will love it!


Funniest thing I've read on here in a long time. Fan single outlaw putting 440 supermods on the trailer?

If your 440 is getting beat by one. It should be on the trailer because it clearly isn't fast. Too funny
The only 440 classes they have at marion are trail stock. No mods allowed there.


Oh mods are allowed. We ran in the trail stock class against sleds with North Star skis and a sled with open stingers! Their rules don't allow mods but some sleds the tech guys do.
North Star skis, open stingers... AND, a very snobbish tech crew and some real assanine "members" from there being real jerks towards first time racers there..
Weren't there some (non-stock) see through Wahls hoods there too Rick? Or am I getting another race confused with this one?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on April 12, 2016, 04:28:41 am
I wasn't trying to imply you were a dog, I just know you can get things done.I am changing the jag over to an eltigre next year. Think they will be confused
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 12, 2016, 09:45:12 pm
Jessie, there is a rumor out there that you are building 2 sleds! COOL! Who's the driver?  ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on April 12, 2016, 11:31:20 pm
I wasn't trying to imply you were a dog, I just know you can get things done.I am changing the jag over to an eltigre next year. Think they will be confused
I know that Jess... I was trying to throw some humor out in hopes of getting a few laughs.. ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 13, 2016, 01:31:25 am
I wasn't trying to imply you were a dog, I just know you can get things done.I am changing the jag over to an eltigre next year. Think they will be confused
I know that Jess... I was trying to throw some humor out in hopes of getting a few laughs.. ;)


Your hair doo in high school you kinda looked a sheep dog!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on April 13, 2016, 03:47:04 am
Rick it will be a 340, I don't think you want to ride anything that slow. maybe I''ll ride the jag, that should give c-note some laughs
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on April 13, 2016, 10:20:11 am
I wasn't trying to imply you were a dog, I just know you can get things done.I am changing the jag over to an eltigre next year. Think they will be confused
I know that Jess... I was trying to throw some humor out in hopes of getting a few laughs.. ;)


Your hair-DO in high school you kinda looked a sheep dog!  ;D
Which one, Frampton or Simmons? 8)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on April 13, 2016, 10:23:45 am
Rick it will be a 340, I don't think you want to ride anything that slow. maybe I''ll ride the jag, that should give c-note some laughs
Dunno if I'll have the time to laugh... (Seriously thinking of securing a vin-sled for the ice also... Just not sure yet based on recent happenings at work, I may not be able to get many Saturday's off from now on....?)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on April 13, 2016, 12:50:20 pm
yah rick i won't even get started on our dealings with it in the past, we wanted to run the stock class to show what my son is capable of as far as riding ability, raised him up racing ice bikes and clay ovals since he was 5, then got into the sleds, put him on a 71 panther 440 kawi the first year & people figured we were cheating bc he was on the podium with a 2-up, i begged for a tech, oh well it's just a bunch of people talking, then we switched that motor into the 72 cheetah, #5, and it has worked very well for him, i've heard the sled called the cheeater, like i said, all talk, especially after winning st charles on it. i know he's out there with cheeters, it's not what it should be, but we still have fun,  we have been building a 78 6000 stocker for a year or so now, should be on the ice this year, god willing. i picked up some new pistons and are going to send the crank out to make sure it is balanced, got a couple decent cylinders, the only thing else left to do is traction and reassembly, at this [email protected] 70 hp stock, it will def be different than the 35hp cheetah for sure - no drama plus positive attitude = FUN, watch out for the #5 tigger !!!! WOOT WOOT
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 13, 2016, 06:10:06 pm
Rick it will be a 340, I don't think you want to ride anything that slow. maybe I''ll ride the jag, that should give c-note some laughs


I like slow, it gives one time to look at the scenery!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on April 14, 2016, 03:36:01 am
Rick, you can see a lot more scenery if you are in the lead
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 14, 2016, 11:31:42 am
Rick, you can see a lot more scenery if you are in the lead


Good point!  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on April 14, 2016, 11:32:32 am
Rick, you can see a lot more scenery if you are in the lead
Well played lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 14, 2016, 11:52:40 am
Rick, you can see a lot more scenery if you are in the lead
Well played lol

Hey, who asked you?  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on April 14, 2016, 10:03:32 pm
Rick, you can see a lot more scenery if you are in the lead
Well played lol

Hey, who asked you?  ;D
Im a scenery expert!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 14, 2016, 11:14:39 pm
Rick, you can see a lot more scenery if you are in the lead
Well played lol

Hey, who asked you?  ;D
Im a scenery expert!


Oh! Uh, OK then. Wait a minute, you were a tail light expert if I remember on the 5th of March! But I won't mention it, BUDDY!

Stock D
1st #122 Spencer Hassevoort
2nd #66x Ryan Wolfe
3rd #26 Dave Chappell
4th #421 Dean Hopkins
5th #79x Dave Gelderloos
6th #L25 Bob Lockhart
7th #14 Logan Westlake
8th #120 Dan Kerkstra
9th #6 Greg Thomas (dns


SS C FA (Nelsons sponsored class)
1st #119 Bill Kerkstra
2nd #66x Ryan Wolfe
3rd #82 Mike Feith
4th #42r Ryan Brinkman
5th #320 Rich Lockhart
6th #421 Brad Hopkins
7th #340 Ben Hunderman
8th #78 Robert Church
9th #42 Rick Fowler
10th #6 Greg Thomas (dns)

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on April 14, 2016, 11:49:23 pm
:o A Wrestle-mania type Smackdown!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on April 15, 2016, 11:50:13 am
Rick, you can see a lot more scenery if you are in the lead
Well played lol

Hey, who asked you?  ;D
Im a scenery expert!


Oh! Uh, OK then. Wait a minute, you were a tail light expert if I remember on the 5th of March! But I won't mention it, BUDDY!

Stock D
1st #122 Spencer Hassevoort
2nd #66x Ryan Wolfe
3rd #26 Dave Chappell
4th #421 Dean Hopkins
5th #79x Dave Gelderloos
6th #L25 Bob Lockhart
7th #14 Logan Westlake
8th #120 Dan Kerkstra
9th #6 Greg Thomas (dns


SS C FA (Nelsons sponsored class)
1st #119 Bill Kerkstra
2nd #66x Ryan Wolfe
3rd #82 Mike Feith
4th #42r Ryan Brinkman
5th #320 Rich Lockhart
6th #421 Brad Hopkins
7th #340 Ben Hunderman
8th #78 Robert Church
9th #42 Rick Fowler
10th #6 Greg Thomas (dns)
darn check you out with the results lol. Looks to me its a rookie beating up on alot of previous race and chanmpionship winners ;) Battling Spencer for a win is basically like a win lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 15, 2016, 01:30:18 pm
Rick, you can see a lot more scenery if you are in the lead
Well played lol
Hey, who asked you?  ;D
Im a scenery expert!


Oh! Uh, OK then. Wait a minute, you were a tail light expert if I remember on the 5th of March! But I won't mention it, BUDDY!

Stock D
1st #122 Spencer Hassevoort
2nd #66x Ryan Wolfe
3rd #26 Dave Chappell
4th #421 Dean Hopkins
5th #79x Dave Gelderloos
6th #L25 Bob Lockhart
7th #14 Logan Westlake
8th #120 Dan Kerkstra
9th #6 Greg Thomas (dns


SS C FA (Nelsons sponsored class)
1st #119 Bill Kerkstra
2nd #66x Ryan Wolfe
3rd #82 Mike Feith
4th #42r Ryan Brinkman
5th #320 Rich Lockhart
6th #421 Brad Hopkins
7th #340 Ben Hunderman
8th #78 Robert Church
9th #42 Rick Fowler
10th #6 Greg Thomas (dns)
darn check you out with the results lol. Looks to me its a rookie beating up on alot of previous race and chanmpionship winners ;) Battling Spencer for a win is basically like a win lol

Well I didn't fair any better, but I feel I got beat by the best!  ;)

Super Mod 440
1st #20 Kevin Beyer
2nd #122 Spencer Hassevoort
3rd #40 Doug Flannery
4th #42 Grant Vermeersh
5th #143 Brice Pretzel
6th #41 Rick Fuerst
7th #43 Scott Harris
8th #82 Mike Feith (dnf)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on April 15, 2016, 05:21:19 pm
Rick, you can see a lot more scenery if you are in the lead
Well played lol
Hey, who asked you?  ;D
Im a scenery expert!


Oh! Uh, OK then. Wait a minute, you were a tail light expert if I remember on the 5th of March! But I won't mention it, BUDDY!

Stock D
1st #122 Spencer Hassevoort
2nd #66x Ryan Wolfe
3rd #26 Dave Chappell
4th #421 Dean Hopkins
5th #79x Dave Gelderloos
6th #L25 Bob Lockhart
7th #14 Logan Westlake
8th #120 Dan Kerkstra
9th #6 Greg Thomas (dns


SS C FA (Nelsons sponsored class)
1st #119 Bill Kerkstra
2nd #66x Ryan Wolfe
3rd #82 Mike Feith
4th #42r Ryan Brinkman
5th #320 Rich Lockhart
6th #421 Brad Hopkins
7th #340 Ben Hunderman
8th #78 Robert Church
9th #42 Rick Fowler
10th #6 Greg Thomas (dns)
darn check you out with the results lol. Looks to me its a rookie beating up on alot of previous race and chanmpionship winners ;) Battling Spencer for a win is basically like a win lol

Well I didn't fair any better, but I feel I got beat by the best!  ;)

Super Mod 440
1st #20 Kevin Beyer
2nd #122 Spencer Hassevoort
3rd #40 Doug Flannery
4th #42 Grant Vermeersh
5th #143 Brice Pretzel
6th #41 Rick Fuerst
7th #43 Scott Harris
8th #82 Mike Feith (dnf)
Ended up tying with Spencer for the stock D championship so no complaints from me.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 15, 2016, 06:53:16 pm
I guess not. Good job. I see all that seat time on that Arctic Cat last year paid off!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on April 15, 2016, 11:33:28 pm
I guess not. Good job. I see all that seat time on that Arctic Cat last year paid off!  ;D ;D
I hope thats sarcasm lol?! As i think i made a total of 8 laps on it before it would die
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 16, 2016, 01:24:17 am
I guess not. Good job. I see all that seat time on that Arctic Cat last year paid off!  ;D ;D
I hope thats sarcasm lol?! As i think i made a total of 8 laps on it before it would die


You should have had Wizard Racing "super tune" it for you! He he he!   8)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on April 16, 2016, 01:29:02 am
Rick had a good time racing with you guys this year, hope to see ya next year. Any big off season plans at Wizard Racing
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 16, 2016, 01:53:00 am
Rick had a good time racing with you guys this year, hope to see ya next year. Any big off season plans at Wizard Racing

Thanks a bunch Ryan. I had a blast running with you. And you will see us this winter. We ARE GOING to get a handle on the rear suspension is the project of the summer. Then we will be able to keep up with you!  ;D

Here is the Pro Mod video I took at Gladwin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcHn7HDNVKY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcHn7HDNVKY)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on April 16, 2016, 02:22:37 am
Cool video Rick, right there is the only hard ice we had all winter  :o , hope to have some good ice next year. Finally got my sled out of the hole shot at the last race at Bevra . sucks spinning g out of the hole, but that's racing always tinkering trying to get them quicker, faster , and better handling. But that was a fun day and a great group of guys.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 16, 2016, 02:30:55 am
That's what we have been doing all year, digging trenches on the line. I also put up the heat race of the 440 stock at Gladwin. If you missed it.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on April 16, 2016, 02:39:56 am
 :'(Little write up and pics from Winning Edge on the Gladwin Race , Rick thought you might enjoy. Cool to see stuff like this. Classes a little mixed up , but still really cool write up.

 http://www.marion-press.com/download/Volume%2030_No%2005_2016W.pdf (http://www.marion-press.com/download/Volume%2030_No%2005_2016W.pdf)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 16, 2016, 03:50:55 am
A little mixed up? Uh, ok! LOL. But still it is cool to see press like that. Looking at the pictures you gotta work on your trophy pictures!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on April 16, 2016, 04:49:37 am
Rick is an expert on close views of trophys
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 16, 2016, 11:35:14 am
Rick is an expert on close views of trophys


LOL. Well not a expert yet!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on April 16, 2016, 05:53:11 pm
Rick is an expert on close views of trophys


LOL. Well not a expert yet!
Wouldn't bet against Jess on that.... (When you went "trophy tabling" in the slush....) Sounds like you pretty much mastered it that day.... ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 16, 2016, 10:47:44 pm
Rick is an expert on close views of trophys


LOL. Well not a expert yet!
Wouldn't bet against Jess on that.... (When you went "trophy tabling" in the slush....) Sounds like you pretty much mastered it that day.... ;)


Oh sure, bring that up! Thanks Rusty!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on April 16, 2016, 11:08:33 pm
A little mixed up? Uh, ok! LOL. But still it is cool to see press like that. Looking at the pictures you gotta work on your trophy pictures!  ;D

Rick I ain't to experienced in the winner circle , maybe someday I'll get enough practice to get it down.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 16, 2016, 11:23:59 pm
A little mixed up? Uh, ok! LOL. But still it is cool to see press like that. Looking at the pictures you gotta work on your trophy pictures!  ;D

Rick I ain't to experienced in the winner circle , maybe someday I'll get enough practice to get it down.



Oh Ryan, my gut tells me soon you will be. I can see talent. I look at myself every morning in the mirror, yup, talent right there! ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on April 18, 2016, 02:57:15 am
I guess not. Good job. I see all that seat time on that Arctic Cat last year paid off!  ;D ;D
I hope thats sarcasm lol?! As i think i made a total of 8 laps on it before it would die


You should have had Wizard Racing "super tune" it for you! He he he!   8)
Hey it won Marion this year the way I left it after getting rid of the gremlins.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 18, 2016, 11:22:44 am
I guess not. Good job. I see all that seat time on that Arctic Cat last year paid off!  ;D ;D
I hope thats sarcasm lol?! As i think i made a total of 8 laps on it before it would die


You should have had Wizard Racing "super tune" it for you! He he he!   8)
Hey it won Marion this year the way I left it after getting rid of the gremlins.

And you gave that sled up! Just as was starting to win. Hmmmm..........
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on April 18, 2016, 11:47:40 am
I guess not. Good job. I see all that seat time on that Arctic Cat last year paid off!  ;D ;D
I hope thats sarcasm lol?! As i think i made a total of 8 laps on it before it would die



You should have had Wizard Racing "super tune" it for you! He he he!   8)
Hey it won Marion this year the way I left it after getting rid of the gremlins.

And you gave that sled up! Just as was starting to win. Hmmmm..........
It was for thr best lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 18, 2016, 12:03:02 pm
I guess not. Good job. I see all that seat time on that Arctic Cat last year paid off!  ;D ;D
I hope thats sarcasm lol?! As i think i made a total of 8 laps on it before it would die



You should have had Wizard Racing "super tune" it for you! He he he!   8)
Hey it won Marion this year the way I left it after getting rid of the gremlins.

And you gave that sled up! Just as was starting to win. Hmmmm..........
It was for thr best lol


OK.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on April 22, 2016, 01:09:19 pm
(http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/5_nov_16_bryon_center_mi)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on May 01, 2016, 03:26:26 pm
I guess not. Good job. I see all that seat time on that Arctic Cat last year paid off!  ;D ;D
I hope thats sarcasm lol?! As i think i made a total of 8 laps on it before it would die


You should have had Wizard Racing "super tune" it for you! He he he!   8)
Hey it won Marion this year the way I left it after getting rid of the gremlins.


I was looking at my racing pictures and found this one at Marion. Parked next to it. Didn't relize it until now!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on May 01, 2016, 08:38:01 pm
I dont see it in the pic?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on May 01, 2016, 11:11:34 pm
I dont see it in the pic?


Isn't it on the far right?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on May 02, 2016, 11:54:46 am
I dont see it in the pic?


Isn't it on the far right?
Same number i think different sled. Ours was a 78 el tigre. Not sure what that is.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on May 02, 2016, 10:44:20 pm
I dont see it in the pic?


Isn't it on the far right?
Same number i think different sled. Ours was a 78 el tigre. Not sure what that is.

Ok.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on May 10, 2016, 11:31:43 am
The 2nd round of Vintage Races at Gladwin Photos, Story, and Results just hit the streets in The Winning Edge Magazine, you can download it direct here instead of going through FB:    http://www.marion-press.com/download/Volume%2030_No%2005_2016W.pdf (http://www.marion-press.com/download/Volume%2030_No%2005_2016W.pdf)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on May 10, 2016, 01:50:26 pm
:'(Little write up and pics from Winning Edge on the Gladwin Race , Rick thought you might enjoy. Cool to see stuff like this. Classes a little mixed up , but still really cool write up.

 [url]http://www.marion-press.com/download/Volume%2030_No%2005_2016W.pdf[/url] ([url]http://www.marion-press.com/download/Volume%2030_No%2005_2016W.pdf[/url])



The 2nd round of Vintage Races at Gladwin Photos, Story, and Results just hit the streets in The Winning Edge Magazine, you can download it direct here instead of going through FB:    [url]http://www.marion-press.com/download/Volume%2030_No%2005_2016W.pdf[/url] ([url]http://www.marion-press.com/download/Volume%2030_No%2005_2016W.pdf[/url])




Hey RacerX, a little late there buddy. But it was nice to talk to you at the track in January.  ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: emrickmn on May 13, 2016, 01:12:26 pm
Any decision on the Drummond race?
Last winter, they were considering pulling the plug due to lousy attendance.  Just wondering if a final decision has been made.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: sledguy44 on May 13, 2016, 02:56:21 pm
No Drummond race as of now,  had our GLASS meeting last weekend. Sounds like it ll be all ice races now with ISR rules.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on May 14, 2016, 03:39:51 am
is it going to be oval or lemans ? lemans is really fun on ice, right hand turns are killer
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on May 15, 2016, 02:47:14 am
is it going to be oval or lemans ? lemans is really fun on ice, right hand turns are killer


Ya they are Jesse. But I'm a left turn guy, when I'm on the sled!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: tspencer22 on May 15, 2016, 04:17:10 am
Rick - I won't say anything ----Terry    :-X ::) ::
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on May 15, 2016, 10:42:58 am
Thanks, BUDDY!  Oh, by the way, thanks on the rails. They came out great.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on May 15, 2016, 01:35:45 pm
As of right now GLASS is a ice oval circuit , the TC 250 is with us which will be ISR vintage oval rules with stock and mod singles only , points given.the Brad Redman cup at the Soo I-500 track on race week will include stock singles , mod singles, 340 stock,and 440 stock 40 -50 lap you must qualify to get in 10 sleds in each class run at same time scored and payout seperate ,raber will have our normal single and small twin classes and enduro ,but will expand into some twin mod and stock classes also and run the same at Cedarville or hessel, some of the guys want to run ice lemans races also but haven't worked that out yet
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on May 15, 2016, 01:59:22 pm
ICE OVAL'S. Now you are talking George!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on May 15, 2016, 03:18:42 pm
We are learning the rules as we go ,but by mid summer we will have it strait as to what the hell we are doing about rules, our singles will be fan cooled only at this point our Twins the same but for the raber and Cedarville/hessel tracks will free air twins also in there own classes but I will listen to all ideas
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on May 16, 2016, 03:48:38 am
Still leaves out my fa single. 250 cat motor .
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on May 17, 2016, 02:34:14 am
Well you are too busy building a new race sled anyways!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Hazard Racing on May 17, 2016, 02:12:17 pm
We have 250cc classes at BEVRA , or you could bore or stroke your 250cat in to a 300cc plus .
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: JESS77CCCAT on May 18, 2016, 04:06:49 am
Thanks Randy I will have to get one of your rule books when they are available.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on May 18, 2016, 11:49:06 am
Thanks Randy I will have to get one of your rule books when they are available.

www.bevraracing.com (http://www.bevraracing.com) click the rules tab. Very lengthy rules page.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on May 22, 2016, 12:50:52 pm
Thanks Randy I will have to get one of your rule books when they are available.

[url=http://www.bevraracing.com]www.bevraracing.com[/url] ([url]http://www.bevraracing.com[/url]) click the rules tab. Very lengthy rules page.



By the time Jesse gets done reading them he will have another birthday!  ;D  So get reading Jess. Oh Jesse, Jeff & I need to renegotiate our racing contracts before this winter.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on July 23, 2016, 12:14:48 am
BEVRA's 2017 dates at http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/michigan.htm) some other Michigan events also on the site.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on July 23, 2016, 11:54:47 am
Thanks RacerX. I see Marion has put up a flyer and has added some new classes.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on July 25, 2016, 11:06:36 am
Fast Eddie's Vintage & Classic Snowmobile Extravaganza Poster Just Hit The Streets!  10-12 Feb 17 on Houghton Lake  Show * Swap Meet * Ride * Drags in Prudenville, MI  For more Michigan Events see http://teshio.com/vsn/events.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/events.htm)

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/10_12_feb_17_houghton_lake_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on July 31, 2016, 11:48:33 am
Thanks RacerX. The bikini run sounds like fun but I don't have a bikini!  :o
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on August 27, 2016, 01:44:30 am
Thanks RacerX. The bikini run sounds like fun but I don't have a bikini!  :o
Lol! (You KNOW where I could go with that one buddy.......) ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on August 27, 2016, 02:25:33 am
Thanks RacerX. The bikini run sounds like fun but I don't have a bikini!  :o
Lol! (You KNOW where I could go with that one buddy.......) ;)


Yup!  ::)  Let's leave that one alone!  ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 06, 2016, 02:56:04 pm
Gladwin 2017 Race Dates and flyer/rules posted at http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/14_jan_17_gladwin_mi.jpg)

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/14_jan_17_gladwin_mi_rules.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 06, 2016, 04:21:19 pm
Thanks RacerX. I liked last years poster that Steve did better with me on it!  ;D


Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 07, 2016, 02:52:21 am
Thanks RacerX. I liked last years poster that Steve did better with me on it!  ;D


You bet dude!  Check this out!

Just on FB. 

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2017update.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 17, 2016, 11:47:08 am
Here's another Turf Aerator in Michigan.  Cool!

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/23_oct_16_applegate_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: #99racer on October 19, 2016, 11:12:50 pm
Wish it would start getting cold I'm ready to race.   ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 21, 2016, 12:46:31 am
Wish it would start getting cold I'm ready to race.   ;)



Ditto!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 21, 2016, 11:07:34 am
17 degrees yesterday morning in Wyoming.  >:(
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 22, 2016, 11:16:42 am
But I'm in Michigan!   ;D  Well Ryan, I hope we as least get a colder winter than last year. Snow would be good too.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 24, 2016, 11:14:09 am
I could care less about snow. The less the better. Cold weather is all i need. We'll be racing each other when you come to Bevra this year ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 24, 2016, 11:23:44 am
Lucky Thumb and MPX Flyer on FB this morning.

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2017_LT_MPX_SM.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Elkidmino on October 24, 2016, 03:50:01 pm
I apologize for the newb question, but what is the difference between the LT and MPX events? One sleds and one cycles?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 24, 2016, 04:25:11 pm
I apologize for the newb question, but what is the difference between the LT and MPX events? One sleds and one cycles?


Just the name of the tracks. LT is Lucky Thumb. MPX is in Sebewaing.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 24, 2016, 04:25:48 pm
I could care less about snow. The less the better. Cold weather is all i need. We'll be racing each other when you come to Bevra this year ;)


Putting together a Pro Mod are we?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: nobody on October 27, 2016, 02:05:37 am
Elkidmino, the correct answer for you is that the MPX and Lucky Thumb tracks run a race series together between the two tracks one in Kingston and the other in Sebewaing on alternating weekends. They call it the icebreaker series, same rules both places. You will be racing on the same track as the bikes but not at the same time. Unfortunately the bikes and four wheelers tear the ice up REAL bad. Have very good spindles on your sled and have fun.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on November 08, 2016, 10:58:57 am
Saw this on Monte's site, looks like Anchor Bay drags are back.  Cool!

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/3_5_feb_17_anchor_bay_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on November 19, 2016, 12:56:13 pm
Also info on the January 21, 2017 Newberry Vintage Races on Monte's site listed yesterday.

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/tc250_2017.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on November 24, 2016, 09:56:39 am
Posted yesterday on http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/31_dec_16_ironwood_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on November 29, 2016, 11:49:04 am
Anyone got a flyer for the Applegate Grass Drags coming up in a couple weeks?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: #99racer on November 29, 2016, 01:24:35 pm
No but seen these..
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 02, 2016, 11:21:04 am
The more events the better.

The Saints (Racin' with the Saints) just updated their web site for their January 21, 2017 event.  Racers need to check this out--excellent!

http://www.saintssnowmobileclub.com (http://www.saintssnowmobileclub.com)

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: H.O 350 on December 03, 2016, 10:59:13 pm
Posted yesterday on [url]http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm[/url] ([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm[/url])

([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2016/31_dec_16_ironwood_mi.jpg[/url])

just rode by the track this evening
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: #99racer on December 04, 2016, 02:05:24 am
And......?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 04, 2016, 03:23:20 am
Any ice?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on December 04, 2016, 04:35:17 pm
we got ice, enough to do some testing, here's a pic
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: H.O 350 on December 05, 2016, 02:59:18 am
Any ice?
no ice,at least none that's man made,side road was slippery as hell though  ;)
i'm sure they will get started this week,i think after monday the high temps will be below freezing,with single digits over night.
i know some of the icemakers,maybe i'll see them this week and post any updates
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on December 06, 2016, 06:03:54 pm
does any of you men know if mt.pleasant is racing this season,if so any dates? thx
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 06, 2016, 06:12:27 pm
Best I got. Not vintage but it's racing!


https://nobulltriplecrown.com
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 06, 2016, 07:39:45 pm
Last i heard there was gonna be an attempt at a vintage race there. Havent heard anything in awhile. Maybe Mr brinkman will chime in. He seems to know alot about races
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 06, 2016, 07:43:48 pm
Best I got. Not vintage but it's racing!


https://nobulltriplecrown.com
Did i read their schedule correctly and that they are only having races at Mt pleasant this year?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on December 06, 2016, 08:32:48 pm
Sure looks like it.  No more Caro or Lincoln races it appears, unless there is a new series or MIRA has come back to life?

Sure is odd though.

Maxi
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: SpencerRacing22 on December 06, 2016, 09:21:53 pm
Caro got denied for insurance due to unsafe track. Not sure why the falling out with Lincoln. It's by far the best track in the state. Since Higgins owns the mt Pleasant track and the triple crown I guess he figures just keep all the money for himself
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 07, 2016, 01:12:00 am
I'd like to see a vintage race at Lincoln.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on December 07, 2016, 02:49:26 am
I doubt there will be any vintage part of no bull this year even though they did run it at last year at mt pleasant.  May be some new iron looking for weekend racing around the state since Higgins decided to do away with all the sprint racing that Mira use to run and only concentrate on the endure classes.  If there was any vintage racing it Mt Pleasant it would prob be the speedway doing it,  they had a couple 2 years ago but even before the crappy weather they had no plans last year.  So that's Highly unlikely....... So as far as sprint racing goes Lucky,  Bevra,  Saints,  Gladwin,  Marion. SURE MISS WHISKEY CREEK THAT WAS A FUN TRACK,  similar to a small version of Lincoln down in a bowl with the spectators up high watching.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on December 07, 2016, 03:57:33 am
thnx! yah whiskey a go go- too bad they don't run anymore
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 79JAGracer on December 07, 2016, 05:00:51 am
You young guys should have raced whiskey creek in the 70/s . There wAs a right hand turn in the back straight, couple of big trees coming out on the front straight two foot off the berm.fun,,, fun  fun. right Terry ???
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: tspencer22 on December 07, 2016, 05:33:28 am
Always had a great time there ,won the 650 class one weekend when I split 2 650  Sno Jets right before the left turn . They let off and didn't know I was right there , I didn't let off , [ Young and dumb as they say ] someone said they both almost crashed because I scared the dickens out of both , I came out of the lefthander on 1 ski . I never left off they couldn't catch me that time.  ;D  Terry
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 07, 2016, 01:23:08 pm
Ah yes, the right hander. I had my handebars bent for left hand corners and when I hit turn 3 I thought " how's this going to work?"  Won the 250 SM class a few times there. Great times. And the front straight from turn 5 to turn 1 you went down hill, really could pick up speed!


I doubt there will be any vintage part of no bull this year even though they did run it at last year at mt pleasant.


I wasn't thinking as a part of the no bull,  just a vintage race all by itself. They have the facillity and the equipment. And the knowlage to get the track ready also.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on December 07, 2016, 05:30:16 pm
Rick they had vintage races a couple years ago a mt pleasant speedway and heard it was fun,  as far as fairgrounds...... HIGGINS HAD THAT SPOT LOCKED UP FOR A FEW MORE YEARS.  doubt you'll see any vintage at that location
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 07, 2016, 06:06:59 pm
All races at Mt pleasant. Sure hope they get the weather they need rather than going farther north. Sounds like a cash machine to me
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on December 07, 2016, 07:59:15 pm
i remember going to lincoln when my dad was racing, i remember going to whiskey when he raced cc, too bad no vin @ mp, my son won his class a couple years ago, very nice set-up dadgummit
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 07, 2016, 11:13:57 pm
Rick they had vintage races a couple years ago a mt pleasant speedway and heard it was fun,  as far as fairgrounds...... HIGGINS HAD THAT SPOT LOCKED UP FOR A FEW MORE YEARS.  doubt you'll see any vintage at that location



Well that sucks! Ya can't tell that Lincoln couldn't make a profit with their own races. Unless they signed a contract. And who is this Higgins?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on December 08, 2016, 12:07:04 am
Mike Higgins owner of No Bull Graphic and the No Bull Triple Crown
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 08, 2016, 12:22:23 am
Hmmmmm..........
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on December 08, 2016, 07:18:29 pm
All the races in one place is good and bad, I work a lot in the winter so racing is kinda hard with races far away but I could possibly build a newer sled to race and go to most of them, but bad weather and track conditions will be hard to overcome in the lower
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 08, 2016, 08:13:15 pm
All the races in one place is good and bad, I work a lot in the winter so racing is kinda hard with races far away but I could possibly build a newer sled to race and go to most of them, but bad weather and track conditions will be hard to overcome in the lower
U should look what it costs to race at those races. I think a membership last year was a crazy amount per driver. Then race fees at each race.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on December 08, 2016, 08:39:12 pm
Racing at a single location has some benefits to the teams, you know the exact distance you have to travel, so you can plan your budget for those expenses.  Mike used to build the track in Mt Pleasant back in the 90's, so he knows how to build and heal up a track.

Enduro racing is expensive compared to vintage, entry fees, registration and such are much higher, but the events are quite a bit different as they run 200 plus lap events, so the purses are higher to offset the higher costs to compete.

Costs to maintain and land track for 4 enduros will be higher, so I am sure that will be factored into the entry fee.

I spoke with Ken Manning about a vintage race at Lincoln years ago (2006 or 7 maybe), but couldn't get enough support from our racers at the time to have it work out.

What would be really cool, and perhaps somebody with a bit more time and energy than me, would be to host a vintage World Series at either Kinross or Lincoln in early March.  Invite the Top racers in the popular ER classes from all the big circuits both West and East of Michigan. It's a central point for travel and would be a very cool show to hold in early March.

Maxi
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on December 08, 2016, 09:35:24 pm
It might be I think I would do sprints or mini enduros.. probably won't happen for me .
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on December 08, 2016, 10:18:57 pm
Maxi defiantly a cool idea,  but till all these organizations adopt the ISR rules structure for there classes it would be a major head ache and task for someone to tackle,  every group has there rules catered to there core group that they fined tuned for the better of there own race organization..........really an impossible task.  But really cool idea .
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: SpencerRacing22 on December 09, 2016, 02:28:39 pm
I'd be willing to bet you could talk Ken into doing something at Lincoln now. We talked to him at Ma Manning's funeral and vintage was all he would talk about. You should talk to him. Or whoever run Bevra now should
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 09, 2016, 04:56:27 pm
I'll call. I have been trying to find a phone number to call.


Ok, I got a number and called. No answer. Sent an e-mail, got a return call. The guy, can't remember his name, said that a vintage sprint race sounds real interesting. Won't happen this year but next year a real good chance. Just gotta get the logestics figured out, i.e. fairboard, insurance, track preparation and the like.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on December 10, 2016, 02:51:24 am
That's good news, would really like to race lincoln it's a awesome track! Thanks for calling Rick
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 10, 2016, 03:18:55 am
My pleasure. I want to race there too!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 10, 2016, 12:00:26 pm
That's good news, would really like to race lincoln it's a awesome track! Thanks for calling Rick

x2  Thanks again Rick.

Can you imagine if Lincoln gets back in the game along with BEVRA, Lucky Thumb/MPX, GLASS, Gladwin, Marion, St. Charles, and a few others it would be HUGE for vintage ice oval racing.  Heck, it already is HUGE.  Plus, look at the I-500/GLASS having vintage racing on the I-500 track with 40 lap enduro.  There's a lot of folks putting some pretty impressive sleds together for it. 

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 10, 2016, 01:04:51 pm
Well I just thought that they have a great track that won't be used by anybody. I like the idea of going to different tracks. And I believe it would benefit the Alcona county fair board.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 11, 2016, 12:49:20 pm
... And I believe it would benefit the Alcona county fair board.

You bet.  These places in Michigan have caught fire on to the idea that if you build it and run it Vintage Racers will gladly come.  You don't have to pay to bring in a snowmobile racing organization to make money for other on-the-ground events.   

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 15, 2016, 11:02:41 am
Got a Classic Drag Sled?  This be the place to let it rip.

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/27_29_jan_17_houghton_lake_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 16, 2016, 11:42:50 am
Looking to Test 'n' Tune the ole corner shedder.  MPX might be a possibility.  They are looking for feedback. They have ICE ICE BABY! https://www.facebook.com/MPX-Racing-Motocross-207313052631287 (https://www.facebook.com/MPX-Racing-Motocross-207313052631287)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 16, 2016, 12:10:02 pm
That's cool.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 16, 2016, 12:17:38 pm
Its a very small track though. Better than nothing for most. If we can find a spot to plow this weekend thats prolly where we'll end up
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 75TTFan4ever on December 16, 2016, 01:46:12 pm
And how many motorcycles and quads are going to show up and take over the track? How much testing will you actually get? I'm with Ryan66, better off finding a place on your own.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on December 16, 2016, 02:12:50 pm
You think ice is thick enough? I like to be extra safe. Lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 16, 2016, 03:20:57 pm
Most places that i have heard from were around 4in on Tuesday. Every night has been frigid. I would think by Sunday there would be an easy 6in on most spots that had the 4in. The issue is going to be getting it plowed.  And we have more snow coming.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 17, 2016, 11:23:56 am
Thursday my lake had 6" of ice. Now it has 6" of snow on it. Ya, getting it plowed is now high on the list.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on December 19, 2016, 11:51:21 pm
Anyone test last weekend? I didn't just wondered
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 20, 2016, 01:42:20 am
Nope!  :(
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 20, 2016, 02:34:59 am
I see on facebook that Gladwin started putting down water yesterday.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on December 20, 2016, 01:41:02 pm
That's good.. would of thought they would of already started.. sucks that warm weather is on it way  :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 20, 2016, 04:20:40 pm
Mpx was good this past sunday. Maybe 10 bikes and 8 or so sleds. Got all the track time i could handle. very very tight track but it was seat time on the new sled thats all that mattered. They 9in of ice. Solid and very smooth
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 20, 2016, 09:51:41 pm
Cool. I watched your fb video. Looked good.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 79JAGracer on December 21, 2016, 04:11:39 am
Where is the mpx track located???. teshio says sebawing.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 21, 2016, 12:06:28 pm
Where is the mpx track located???. teshio says sebawing.
Yes thats where it is. Its in the thumb
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 21, 2016, 08:42:35 pm
New St. Charles poster just popped up at teshio.

(http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/21_jan_17_st_charles_mi_2.jpg)

Vintage racing is a full house, every weekend, multiple racers, this year in Michigan.  This is going to be awesome

It would be a dream if late model and enduro could have this many events.  But, vintage in Michigan is hot right now--YA-AAY!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 22, 2016, 11:56:38 am
New St. Charles poster just popped up at teshio.

([url]http://teshio.com/vsn/calendar/21_jan_17_st_charles_mi_2.jpg[/url])

Vintage racing is a full house, every weekend, multiple racers, this year in Michigan.  This is going to be awesome

It would be a dream if late model and enduro could have this many events.  But, vintage in Michigan is hot right now--YA-AAY!

Its crazy. We got in in the perfect time. I have a race planned every weekend till March. Maybe one off weekend in Feb. Crazy but i love it.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 26, 2016, 12:05:27 pm
Just saw this on the racing page, GLASS race that was on the 6th now changed to Sunday January 8, 2017, http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on December 28, 2016, 06:19:02 pm
I heard gladwin has about 4 1/2" of ice .. there making more so hope the weather holds out!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 28, 2016, 06:21:52 pm
Gets real cold in the coming days. I dont think ice will be a problem anywhere. Curious to know how much BEVRA has down.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 01, 2017, 12:25:09 am
2 weeks until Gladwin!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 01, 2017, 12:05:43 pm
2 weeks until Gladwin!


Gladwin is going to be UNREAL!

In the meantime got plenty of other great venues this upcoming week.  Michigan Vintage Racing is HUGE right now. 

(http://www.teshio.com/temp/1_7_jan_17.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 02, 2017, 05:09:27 pm
Gladwin? pssshh. 8 days till Eagle River!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 03, 2017, 12:07:49 am
Gladwin? pssshh. 8 days till Eagle River!


Are you ready?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 03, 2017, 12:43:14 am
Gladwin? pssshh. 8 days till Eagle River!


Are you ready?
Am i ready? lol i doubt it. Are the sleds ready? yes
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 03, 2017, 01:58:59 am
Well I hope you stay safe and have fun. Long ways up there not to have fun. Do us Michiganders proud!  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: SpencerRacing22 on January 03, 2017, 05:25:45 am
yeah do us proud
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 07, 2017, 11:25:34 am
This is terrible news for Michigan Snowmobile Racers just at the start of the season.  Thoughts and Prayers to the family and friends.

http://www.9and10news.com/story/34205480/breaking-racer-dead-after-accident-at-no-bull-triple-crown-snowmobile-races (http://www.9and10news.com/story/34205480/breaking-racer-dead-after-accident-at-no-bull-triple-crown-snowmobile-races)

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 07, 2017, 09:18:53 pm
That sucks.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 08, 2017, 12:55:09 am
That sucks.

x2  Really sad.  :( 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 08, 2017, 01:14:06 am
Well that's the chance we racers take. Godspeed.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 09, 2017, 12:35:20 pm
Gladwin this Saturday!!!  Lot of BEVRA and Saints racers coming to get in some track time for their circuits.  Couple guys from The Thumb coming also, then heading back to Sebewaing for night racing.  Lot of MIRA sprint racers getting into vintage (no where else really to race now). It's gonna be HUGE! 

Lot of guys aren't on the net; however, ROLL CALL!   WHAT YA BRINGING? 


(http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/14_jan_17_gladwin_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 09, 2017, 10:59:33 pm
Wizard Racing will be there with the 440 stock free air 73 El Tigre defending champion! And the improved Pro Mod.

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 10, 2017, 01:31:25 am
We will be there with our 440 mod beater!!  Lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 10, 2017, 02:00:35 am
We will be there with our 440 mod beater!!  Lol


Cool Jeff. See ya there.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 12, 2017, 04:54:44 am
Gladwin track on there Facebook tonight.. looks good, not sure why but they said still planning on racing Saturday, I guess there's doubt because of the rain
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 12, 2017, 12:18:42 pm
Maybe because of the warm weather.  But the nights are cold. Glad I built a sled drag from an old bed liner. The pit area didn't look too good.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 79JAGracer on January 13, 2017, 04:46:19 am
I am bringing my two wheel dolly
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 13, 2017, 06:56:28 am
We also have a drag from a old bed liner we're bringing they work great
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 13, 2017, 11:28:46 am
I am bringing my two wheel dolly


Oh good, glad you are coming.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 13, 2017, 08:57:40 pm
Rick did Terry and Ryan get there sled done for eagle river? I see Ryan's name in the eagle river post
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 13, 2017, 10:45:46 pm
Rick did Terry and Ryan get there sled done for eagle river? I see Ryan's name in the eagle river post


Yes they did, like Tuesday or Wednesday and left Thursday for  Eagle River. Ryan has a video on his facebook page of testing.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 13, 2017, 11:30:52 pm
I'm not a social media guy don't have a Facebook, I get made fun of all the time. Lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 14, 2017, 12:59:02 am
Probably good, might not want to see your face anyways!  ;D


Super Mod Liq 440 - Heat Race 1    January 13, 2017
Pos Car # Driver
1 83 Nathan Feucht
2 82G Brandon Gentz
3 22 Ryan Spencer
4 130 Wayne Maug
5 43 Scott Harris
6 X Josh Ware (DNF)
7 18X Eric Rouland (DNF)
8 8c T-jay Schmitt (DNS)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on January 14, 2017, 09:39:34 pm
Probably good, might not want to see your face anyways!  ;D


Super Mod Liq 440 - Heat Race 1    January 13, 2017
Pos Car # Driver
1 83 Nathan Feucht
2 82G Brandon Gentz
3 22 Ryan Spencer
4 130 Wayne Maug
5 43 Scott Harris
6 X Josh Ware (DNF)
7 18X Eric Rouland (DNF)
8 8c T-jay Schmitt (DNS)

Aaaaaaaah.. Why not? You took these home....? 8)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 14, 2017, 10:46:24 pm
I'm not a social media guy don't have a Facebook, I get made fun of all the time. Lol


You kicked it today doo'd!  Never saw that sled run better.  Top Three Finish in the 600 Open Mod.  You did good in other races also.  Congrats!

(http://www.teshio.com/temp/99.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 14, 2017, 10:50:00 pm
Rick, you moving to Gladwin?  You were in the Winner's Circle enough.  Great job man!

(http://www.teshio.com/temp/41.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 14, 2017, 11:55:52 pm
No, not moving to Gladwin. But it's a nice place to race!  Thanks racerx.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 15, 2017, 05:18:35 am
Thanks Rick  we ran good today just need to get it to corner a little better and I would be happy, you wouldn't think a a 72 Arctic cat panther fan would run that good would ya?.. lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 15, 2017, 05:39:51 am
Thanks racerx thought it was from Rick everyone did good today, lots of fast sleds there
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 15, 2017, 08:45:50 am
You bet!  Good job again man.

Here are some Gladwin pictures, click the link, don't have to join FB on these, public view site. 

https://www.facebook.com/VintageSnowmobileMichigan (https://www.facebook.com/VintageSnowmobileMichigan)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 15, 2017, 12:15:23 pm
Great pictures RacerX. Thanks a bunch.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: nobody on January 16, 2017, 02:40:18 am
Very proud of the riding Haven Bouverette did at Gladwin on her SR 292 single. 2 class wins at Gladwin then 2 class wins at MPX that same evening. Go Haven!!
The crew that ran the show at Gladwin did a great job of keeping things flowing. The track was great and well maintained throughout the day.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 16, 2017, 12:31:54 pm
Very proud of the riding Haven Bouverette did at Gladwin on her SR 292 single. 2 class wins at Gladwin then 2 class wins at MPX that same evening. Go Haven!!
The crew that ran the show at Gladwin did a great job of keeping things flowing. The track was great and well maintained throughout the day.


Haven can flat out drive.  I walked the whole track before the Gladwin Races then hung out in the stands the entire time.   When the helmet was coming off in the winner's circle (2nd time) I looked at the crowd for a reaction.  BLEW THEM AWAY!  Great job entire crew.  The first race those other two Yammies put on a good show for 2nd/3rd also. 

Gladwin ruled all the way around.  Can't wait for the February 11th races.

(http://www.teshio.com/temp/temp/2921.jpg)

----

(http://www.teshio.com/temp/temp/2922.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 17, 2017, 01:05:53 am
Just saw on Monte's site BEVRA not racing on the 21st, next race 28th.  http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 17, 2017, 02:44:56 am
Anyone know what the speeds were in the 440,440 mod classes at gladwin? There were a few pretty fast ones there,
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 17, 2017, 02:47:11 am
Anyone know what the speeds were in the 440,440 mod classes at gladwin? There were a few pretty fast ones there,



Yup.

My buddy was clocking me at 57 going into turn 3. The pro mods were about 65-67.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 17, 2017, 03:08:21 am
Thanks Rick, I thought I seen a radar gun by your trailer. 👍🏻
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 17, 2017, 03:15:19 am
Thanks Rick, I thought I seen a radar gun by your trailer. 👍🏻



We aren't no fly by night race team!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: spark1013 on January 17, 2017, 11:32:08 pm
SAINTS RACE  Just saw January 21 race is cancelled and rescheduled for February 4th. Check out their Face book page.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 18, 2017, 12:05:21 am
Also noted on the Michigan Vintage Racing schedule http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)  has links to The Saints sites and posters.

Tough week, BEVRA and now Saints.

Think Lucky Thumb will run?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 18, 2017, 12:07:50 am
If I had to put money in it probably not. :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 18, 2017, 12:10:26 pm
Im actually ok with a weekend off.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 19, 2017, 05:23:51 am
Lucky thumb race Is cancelled for the 21st
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 19, 2017, 11:09:58 pm
Jet Ski races?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 19, 2017, 11:31:38 pm
If it doesn't get cold soon we might have to sell the sleds or put pontoons on them!!😂
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 20, 2017, 03:16:07 am
If it doesn't get cold soon we might have to sell the sleds or put pontoons on them!!😂



Go with pontoons! Who would buy them?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 20, 2017, 03:34:55 am
Like this but a little smaller and more modern, plans in the works, cost ... priceless!!!😂
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 20, 2017, 03:49:37 am
PERFECT!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 23, 2017, 07:56:52 pm
Any word on how gladwin track or any other local tracks are holding up?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Yamaha059 on January 23, 2017, 09:11:43 pm
Bevra will be making a decision Tuesday if they will be racing this weekend or not!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 23, 2017, 10:27:39 pm
Any word on how gladwin track or any other local tracks are holding up?


I just sent them a message on facebook. I'll let you know.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 23, 2017, 11:42:29 pm
What's your pond look like Rick? Assuming not good!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 23, 2017, 11:53:55 pm
What's your pond look like Rick? Assuming not good!!


POND! It' a lake! LOL. Wet! About an inch of water on top. Hope it  starts cooling off!

This was 3 weeks ago!

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 24, 2017, 02:00:21 am
lol I thought you referred to as a pond before.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 24, 2017, 03:50:23 am
lol I thought you referred to as a pond before.



Uh, no! LOL
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 24, 2017, 12:46:10 pm
I cant see bevra racing this weekend. Doesnt get cold at night till after thursday and even then its not that cold. Like 22.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Yamaha059 on January 24, 2017, 07:50:43 pm
Well freezing is at 32 so their is a tiny chance lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 24, 2017, 08:17:11 pm
Sue pitcher said on a post on facebook that its cancelled.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 24, 2017, 08:51:10 pm
Any word on how gladwin track or any other local tracks are holding up?


I just sent them a message on facebook. I'll let you know.


They said it's holding up. Next week they will be making ice as the temps are going to fall. I hope!  ???
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 24, 2017, 11:55:22 pm
Cool!! Thanks for the up date guys
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Yamaha059 on January 25, 2017, 03:17:43 am
Bevra officially announced tonight that races this weekend are cancelled till the 4th!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 25, 2017, 05:52:40 am
Just seen this vintage drags feb 17th if interested


https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/snw/5949992861.html

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 25, 2017, 11:55:53 am
Drag racing is such a drag!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 25, 2017, 02:41:43 pm
Just seen this vintage drags feb 17th if interested

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/snw/5949992861.html (https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/snw/5949992861.html)


Man, lot of good stuff going on that weekend.  BEVRA | GLASS | Lucky Thumb | Marion for ice ovals. 

http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm) 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 25, 2017, 03:36:11 pm
Just saw MPX isn't racing this weekend.  Weather has really hurt a lot of events.

http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm) 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 25, 2017, 07:55:50 pm
Just saw MPX isn't racing this weekend.  Weather has really hurt a lot of events.

[url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm[/url])



Here we go again, a winter like last year! :-[
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 27, 2017, 04:18:47 am
Just saw MPX isn't racing this weekend.  Weather has really hurt a lot of events.

[url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm[/url])



Here we go again, a winter like last year! :-[



Just saw on teshio that the Brad Redman Memorial Vintage Races at the Soo I-500 track were cancelled because of the lousy winter, track conditions.

Tough winter.

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: C-note on January 27, 2017, 02:42:27 pm
Anyone know what the speeds were in the 440,440 mod classes at gladwin? There were a few pretty fast ones there,



Yup.

My buddy was clocking me at 57 going into turn 3. The pro mods were about 65-67.
I'm confused buddy,,, why the below call inquiring about above topic when the above edit dates pre-date the below date (when you were leaving Woody's with JW)....? Just a confirmation inquiry? Just wondering.... ???
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 27, 2017, 03:25:23 pm
Im so confused lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 27, 2017, 09:52:22 pm
I have no explaination.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: lbet29 on January 31, 2017, 06:01:06 pm
Talked to Ricky Fowler of the Saints club this AM, races are on this Sat.  Should be fun.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 03, 2017, 12:31:23 am
Lucky Thumb cancelled 4 Feb races.  Looks like BEVRA and St. Charles is going to be HUGE Saturday!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on February 03, 2017, 04:32:16 am
RacerX I looked on there site and they are still posting a race on the 4th can you tell us how you know for sure before we make the 3 1/2 hr trip over to it to race. Thanks
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 03, 2017, 05:49:57 am
This is on there Facebook....
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on February 03, 2017, 03:24:04 pm
Lol and the hits just keep on coming..................
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 06, 2017, 09:29:44 pm
Looks like shorts and tee shirt weather for gladwin. Lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 06, 2017, 09:48:40 pm
Looks like shorts and tee shirt weather for gladwin. Lol



Speedo?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 06, 2017, 10:10:22 pm
I hope not!!!😂
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on February 06, 2017, 10:28:02 pm
The first person to know for sure if Gladwin is running or not please post here this weather is getting ridiculous.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 06, 2017, 10:39:26 pm
Looks cold till Saturday, if I was a betting man I would say yeah, but will keep posted if I hear anything
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 07, 2017, 12:59:15 am
I just sent a post on their Facebook page, waiting for reply.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 07, 2017, 01:39:57 am
Thanks Rick 👍🏻
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 07, 2017, 01:57:45 pm
Just saw an update on Vintage Snowmobile Michigan, on FB, Gladwin is a go.  https://www.facebook.com/VintageSnowmobileMichigan (https://www.facebook.com/VintageSnowmobileMichigan)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 08, 2017, 12:21:23 am
Just saw an update on Vintage Snowmobile Michigan, on FB, Gladwin is a go.  https://www.facebook.com/VintageSnowmobileMichigan (https://www.facebook.com/VintageSnowmobileMichigan)



Yup, got a reply from Gladwin's facebook, it's a go.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 08, 2017, 01:17:16 am
Temps keep going up for Saturday...
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 08, 2017, 01:26:56 pm
The nights should hold the ice.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 79JAGracer on February 09, 2017, 05:21:10 am
here comes the jag
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 09, 2017, 12:06:26 pm
Bevra

Round 3 February 11th is a go.

6:30-8:30 am Registration
9:30 am Drivers Meeting
10:00 am Racing

Due to the forecasted weather Registration will be closing promptly at 8:30 am. Hot laps for New Members Only! We will be going Straight to 3 lap Finals(could change depending on weather). NO heat races unless the class size calls for a heat race to get down to a final.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 09, 2017, 10:22:43 pm
here comes the jag


Just the Jag?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 10, 2017, 12:41:45 pm
From talk on the streets and web ... looks like Gladwin is going to be HUGE tomorrow.  Plus 28 miles north on M-18 is Fast Eddie's Vintage Show, Ride, and Vintage Drags.  WIN WIN for Michigan Vintage Sled Racers! 

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 10, 2017, 12:45:18 pm
looks like Gladwin is going to be HUGE tomorrow.


Isn't it always? I always have a good time there!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 10, 2017, 05:29:32 pm
Ill prolly be coming there to spectate.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on February 10, 2017, 07:07:46 pm
With bevra only having no hot laps and no heat races with only 3 lap finals how can they justify charging full price to race?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 10, 2017, 08:19:02 pm
Ill prolly be coming there to spectate.



BEVRA or Gladwin?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on February 10, 2017, 09:21:29 pm
With bevra only having no hot laps and no heat races with only 3 lap finals how can they justify charging full price to race?

Good question Wayne, the answer is one of the reasons I resigned last year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on February 11, 2017, 02:22:29 am
BEVRA is a great place I am not putting it down it's a great place. It just make three laps awful expensive. Maybe you'll have some luck with weather and it will be better. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 12, 2017, 12:20:59 am
Man!! Gladwin was huge!! I had a awesome time, didn't do good. It had fun that's what it's about!!  282 entries ran all the races and heats that needed to be, track held up considering the temps!! Thanks to the volunteers that put it on
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 12, 2017, 02:25:29 am
Man!! Gladwin was huge!! I had a awesome time, didn't do good. It had fun that's what it's about!!  282 entries ran all the races and heats that needed to be, track held up considering the temps!! Thanks to the volunteers that put it on
288
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 12, 2017, 02:43:31 am
Thanks Ryan my bad
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 12, 2017, 01:28:33 pm
Man!! Gladwin was huge!! I had a awesome time, didn't do good. It had fun that's what it's about!!  282 entries ran all the races and heats that needed to be, track held up considering the temps!! Thanks to the volunteers that put it on



I second that  Jeff. Nice to see you again. Great day. Though we did ok, not what we were hoping. I to wany to thank all the volunteers for doing a great job.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 12, 2017, 02:36:10 pm
Gladwin is fast becoming one of the go to places in Michigan for vintage ice oval racing. 

Just posted at the Michigan Vintage Racing Calendar at http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)

January 13th and February 10th 2018 Gladwin Vintage Snowmobile Races at the Gladwin County Fairgrounds.

Nice to see the on schedule early so folks can plan for next year. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 12, 2017, 03:17:52 pm
Hope it's cold next year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 12, 2017, 03:22:58 pm
And cold too !!😉
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 12, 2017, 03:41:21 pm
And cold too !!😉


I can spell, just can't type! LOL. Thanks Jeff!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: AllSkiDoo on February 12, 2017, 05:33:13 pm
2018??
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 12, 2017, 05:44:52 pm
lol !! yeah I would say 2018. Looks to be hard to type after a day of racing.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 12, 2017, 06:11:40 pm
I have a question ..I know most of us run older machines but we all have (new) parts, I don't go to a lot of races but feel that 5 lap finals are to short, I would like to run 5 lap heats and 8-10 finals, back when we first started going to marion it was 20 lap final.. I loved it if you get a bad start you can make it up somewhere else.. just wondered what everyone else's thoughts are? I prepared for the beating I'll probably get!!.. lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: boonehoss on February 12, 2017, 06:40:47 pm
You and Rick did very good. I set in the grandstands and watched every lap of every race. Living in Gladwin County I personally want to thank you both for supporting the races at the fairgrounds. The first race they had there were about 30 sleds total. The biggest thing I see is the amount of revenue that guys are putting in their sleds. Perhaps there needs to be a money cap on some of the components that are put on the high end sleds like they do in car racing. Lastly, was wondering if anyone has heard how the gentleman is doing that took the wild ride off turn 3? A big thank you for having another Mid Michigan Medical Center ambulance so close by. I know some of those emts and they really do a nice job in Gladwin and the surrounding counties.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 12, 2017, 06:56:06 pm
I have a question ..I know most of us run older machines but we all have (new) parts, I don't go to a lot of races but feel that 5 lap finals are to short, I would like to run 5 lap heats and 8-10 finals, back when we first started going to marion it was 20 lap final.. I loved it if you get a bad start you can make it up somewhere else.. just wondered what everyone else's thoughts are? I prepared for the beating I'll probably get!!.. lol


Oh you young guys! We are SPRINT racing, not enduro racing! LOL,  5 laps is perfect for me!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 12, 2017, 07:02:34 pm
You and Rick did very good. I set in the grandstands and watched every lap of every race. Living in Gladwin County I personally want to thank you both for supporting the races at the fairgrounds. The first race they had there were about 30 sleds total. The biggest thing I see is the amount of revenue that guys are putting in their sleds. Perhaps there needs to be a money cap on some of the components that are put on the high end sleds like they do in car racing. Lastly, was wondering if anyone has heard how the gentleman is doing that took the wild ride off turn 3? A big thank you for having another Mid Michigan Medical Center ambulance so close by. I know some of those emts and they really do a nice job in Gladwin and the surrounding counties.


Dave was home last night. He is walking gingerly. He is quite sore this morning.  But is doing ok. The other guy is in Midland in intensive care. 6 broken ribs, broken sternum, broken hand, broken collarbone and a crushed L-4 vertebrae.
Badassjets may have more information or corrections. My thoughts and prayers go out to JJ. Hope for a good recovery.

And yes, thanks to the EMT's. Great job!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 12, 2017, 07:08:05 pm
2018??

:). Good catch.  Fixed!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 12, 2017, 07:09:44 pm
You and Rick did very good. I set in the grandstands and watched every lap of every race. Living in Gladwin County I personally want to thank you both for supporting the races at the fairgrounds. The first race they had there were about 30 sleds total. The biggest thing I see is the amount of revenue that guys are putting in their sleds. Perhaps there needs to be a money cap on some of the components that are put on the high end sleds like they do in car racing. Lastly, was wondering if anyone has heard how the gentleman is doing that took the wild ride off turn 3? A big thank you for having another Mid Michigan Medical Center ambulance so close by. I know some of those emts and they really do a nice job in Gladwin and the surrounding counties.


Dave was home last night. He is walking gingerly. He is quite sore this morning.  But is doing ok. The other guy is in Midland in intensive care. 6 broken ribs, broken sternum, broken hand, broken collarbone and a crushed L-4 verebrea.

:( Sad to hear.  Thanks for the update. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: boonehoss on February 12, 2017, 07:16:08 pm
You and Rick did very good. I set in the grandstands and watched every lap of every race. Living in Gladwin County I personally want to thank you both for supporting the races at the fairgrounds. The first race they had there were about 30 sleds total. The biggest thing I see is the amount of revenue that guys are putting in their sleds. Perhaps there needs to be a money cap on some of the components that are put on the high end sleds like they do in car racing. Lastly, was wondering if anyone has heard how the gentleman is doing that took the wild ride off turn 3? A big thank you for having another Mid Michigan Medical Center ambulance so close by. I know some of those emts and they really do a nice job in Gladwin and the surrounding counties.


Dave was home last night. He is walking gingerly. He is quite sore this morning.  But is doing ok. The other guy is in Midland in intensive care. 6 broken ribs, broken sternum, broken hand, broken collarbone and a crushed L-4 vertebrae.
Badassjets may have more information or corrections. My thoughts and prayers go out to JJ. Hope for a good recovery.

And yes, thanks to the EMT's. Great job!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: boonehoss on February 12, 2017, 07:20:49 pm
I did not know there was another accident during the day. I only seen the number 69 El Tigre. My thoughts and prayers to the other racer.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 12, 2017, 08:05:11 pm
Rick I missed the other accident also .. was JJ longton?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 12, 2017, 08:48:20 pm
Rick I missed the other accident also .. was JJ longton?



Yup!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on February 12, 2017, 10:20:00 pm
Just to let you know I am working on that and will let you know when I know something that I don't want to speak a head of my self on.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 12, 2017, 11:28:21 pm
Working on what??  Anyways bad year for racing , prayers sent to JJ and family get well soon.  For everyone else,  mother nature is a mean lady..... We might have a long off season and if that's the case we will see you all next year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 13, 2017, 12:36:35 am
Working on what??  Anyways bad year for racing , prayers sent to JJ and family get well soon.  For everyone else,  mother nature is a mean lady..... We might have a long off season and if that's the case we will see you all next year.


Wayne is working on an update on JJ. It was one of his sleds JJ was on.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 13, 2017, 12:50:33 am
Thanks Rick,  let us know everyone is thinking about him and hoping for a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 13, 2017, 12:56:15 am
NP Ryan.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 14, 2017, 12:37:30 am
Anything new on JJ?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2017, 02:55:39 am
Haven't  heard anything new.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on February 14, 2017, 03:04:59 am
GLASS Races this Saturday

Hessel Bay
Feb 18th
9:30
Kitty cat/120 class
Junior A--20 laps
Junior B--20 laps
Powder puff Stock--20 laps
Jr Mod--20laps
45+ stock 20 laps
Powder puff Mod--20 laps
340 Twin stock--20 laps
45+mod 20 laps
440 twin stock 20 laps
Champ (mod single) 7 laps
single stock 50 laps
Mod single enduro  100 laps
stock twin 340 enduro  100 laps
stock twin 440 enduro  100 laps
340 mod open 10 laps
440 mod open 10 laps
Open IFS 50 laps
If we get a group not listed we will run them
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on February 14, 2017, 03:06:18 am
GLASS Races this Saturday

Hessel Bay
Feb 18th
9:30
Kitty cat/120 class
Junior A--20 laps
Junior B--20 laps
Powder puff Stock--20 laps
Jr Mod--20laps
45+ stock 20 laps
Powder puff Mod--20 laps
340 Twin stock--20 laps
45+mod 20 laps
440 twin stock 20 laps
Champ (mod single) 7 laps
single stock 50 laps
Mod single enduro  100 laps
stock twin 340 enduro  100 laps
stock twin 440 enduro  100 laps
340 mod open 10 laps
440 mod open 10 laps
Open IFS 50 laps
If we get a group not listed we will run them
Lake ice oval 3/8 mile
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on February 14, 2017, 03:24:17 am
JJ is going to not be moved  for at least a week as of right now so yes your thoughts and prays would be very much appreciated. That race team has been togeather for 30 years and the whole crew are great people so just put him in your thoughts when possible to make a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 14, 2017, 03:28:56 am
marion saturday-half mile hooah!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 14, 2017, 03:37:04 am
Marion having jet skis on the half mile?.  lol. Couldn't resist it's going to to pretty warm as of now.. hope it changes for everyone
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 14, 2017, 03:38:11 am
Prayers for JJ and a speedy recovery
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2017, 03:46:05 am
Marion having jet skis on the half mile?.  lol. Couldn't resist it's going to to pretty warm as of now.. hope it changes for everyone


If the weather is what they are predicting, and after last Saturday, we're going to be spectators.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2017, 03:47:38 am
JJ is going to not be moved  for at least a week as of right now so yes your thoughts and prays would be very much appreciated. That race team has been togeather for 30 years and the whole crew are great people so just put him in your thoughts when possible to make a speedy recovery.


Thanks Wayne for the update. Hoping for a full recovery.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 14, 2017, 01:25:04 pm
Interested to see GLASS rules for stock class. Dont wanna do the enduro but would do the shorter races. Dont see a sprint race for mods
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2017, 04:35:50 pm
Interested to see GLASS rules for stock class. Dont wanna do the enduro but would do the shorter races. Dont see a sprint race for mods




http://www.greatlakesseries.com (http://www.greatlakesseries.com)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 14, 2017, 05:26:06 pm
Ya my sleds dont fit lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on February 14, 2017, 06:21:57 pm
Just for your info we are running the mod open classes  for anybody to see if we have enough interest for next years races and raber bay should be a go in two weeks also with ifs class
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 14, 2017, 06:39:37 pm
Just for your info we are running the mod open classes  for anybody to see if we have enough interest for next years races and raber bay should be a go in two weeks also with ifs class
How many laps for the mod open class? and is there any classes for an isr superstock sled?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on February 14, 2017, 06:55:27 pm
Just for your info we are running the mod open classes  for anybody to see if we have enough interest for next years races and raber bay should be a go in two weeks also with ifs class



Do you have a IFS mod or open class?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 14, 2017, 07:35:55 pm
Just for your info we are running the mod open classes  for anybody to see if we have enough interest for next years races and raber bay should be a go in two weeks also with ifs class



Do you have a IFS mod or open class?
440 supermod. the one in my avatar. and i have a superstock free air tx
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: bhendu494 on February 14, 2017, 09:03:16 pm
Ryan , I would bring them both if you are coming but it sounds like a couple guys including us are bringing mod stk440's and possibly one other supermod.  Its your choice we are also bringing my sons SStk340 and gonna try and run it in 440fan.  The track is pretty small so the big sled might be a bit of a handfull.  From what I've seen of the track a good Sstk440 could prolly do just fine.  Its gonna end up a little bit of run what you brung sorta deal.  Nothing seems really set in stone at this point.   Hey man its the UP when they told you we are different up here they weren't making it up.  The Raber track is already built and closer to 3/8 so alot more room for SM sled.  Should be great weather it would be cool if some of you guys bring up some sleds, alot of people in our series have never seen a supermod run before.  I would say if you want take a trip and ride your sleds i dont think you wont enjoy yourself, but if you are looking for serious racing and strict rules this aint gonna be it.  And thats not always a bad thing sometimes it just fun to mess around!- Ben
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2017, 10:24:19 pm
50 degrees Saturday boys. Going to be spectators this year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: bhendu494 on February 14, 2017, 10:59:53 pm
Currently our forecast for the hessel race. Shows freezing temps right up until Saturday. The high for the day won't be till around 4:00. I think the morning program which is when sprints will take place will be just fine. The enduro however you are correct may be a wash. And it's always colder than it says it's going to be up here.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 15, 2017, 12:05:21 am
Marion's temps Saturday will be a copy of last year!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 15, 2017, 04:23:14 am
Picks from gladwin...


http://www.gladwinmi.com/multimedia/gladwin-county-vintage-snowmobile-races/collection_51a6797a-f2f7-11e6-8692-1f46cb27953a.html (http://www.gladwinmi.com/multimedia/gladwin-county-vintage-snowmobile-races/collection_51a6797a-f2f7-11e6-8692-1f46cb27953a.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 15, 2017, 12:08:41 pm
Let's go racing Round 4 February 18th 2017. Mother nature once again isn't being very nice to the vintage sport, as of now the ice on the track is good. We will be racing along the same guide lines as last week just going straight to 3 lap finals unless the class needs heats. No hot laps unless first time on the track.
BEVRA will also be running The BEVRA Cup race on Saturday. 3 lap qualifiers to start the day of then 10 lap final 5 races into the program! All depending on weather conditions on Saturday for lap finals

Registration 6:30- 8:30
Drivers meeting 9:00
Racing 9:15

I am still pretty shocked by this. Ill run the cup race and the mod will stay in the trailer
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on February 15, 2017, 12:11:45 pm
Leaving my mod at home as well.  Might bring the Mach 1 to work on some stuff on it, but it's going to be pretty sloppy.

Maxi
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 15, 2017, 12:54:58 pm
Leaving my mod at home as well.  Might bring the Mach 1 to work on some stuff on it, but it's going to be pretty sloppy.

Maxi
By the time the cup race is done im assuming the track will be shot. Worse than last year when i crashed. I wouldnt run but i feel like i need redemption lol. Heats the ice should be good. One and done for me
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 16, 2017, 01:56:02 am
Just showed up on the Michigan Vintage Racing Events page BEVRA race for Saturday, Feb 18th, Cancelled.

http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on February 16, 2017, 02:07:21 am
Just showed up on the Michigan Vintage Racing Events page BEVRA race for Saturday, Feb 18th, Cancelled.

[url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm[/url])
Hay we have a track in hessel come on up if we dont list a class we will try to make one you can run in and we have a race in raber on march 11th also
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 16, 2017, 11:41:37 am
Now Lucky Thumb (along with BEVRA) races cancelled this Sat Feb 18th.

http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)

Looks like GLASS and Marion should be, do I dare, HUGE!

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 17, 2017, 01:44:13 am
Rick I missed the other accident also .. was JJ longton?



Just saw a post on Facebook, JJ is home. I think that's great news.I still can't get the vision of him flying by me out of my head. Heal up buddy.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 17, 2017, 02:48:24 am
That's good news!! Thanks Rick
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on February 17, 2017, 12:28:56 pm
Picture of Hessel track
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 17, 2017, 06:03:17 pm
No pic, atleast not for me
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Fortytwo on February 17, 2017, 10:35:20 pm
Lots of sprint racers wanting to head to UP for Raber Bay race..... Who's all in?  Looks like a lot of fun.  Need to get some details on it.  Been too short of a winter lots of guys still wanting to go fast.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2017, 12:10:21 am
Lots of sprint racers wanting to head to UP for Raber Bay race..... Who's all in?  Looks like a lot of fun.  Need to get some details on it.  Been too short of a winter lots of guys still wanting to go fast.



Did 100mph on my trail sled on the lake today after testing the mod!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2017, 12:23:48 am
No pic, atleast not for me



That was on purpose! :)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2017, 12:28:56 am
Picture of Hessel track



Hey George, can't download the picture.  Must be something happing when it crosses the Bridge!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on February 18, 2017, 02:46:00 am
Picture of Hessel track



Hey George, can't download the picture.  Must be something happing when it crosses the Bridge!
yah can't get it to work darn it , we got 18 inches or more of blue hard ice  track is awesome , just wanted you guys to see what your missing , we have open up classes for everybody to run , for pictures go to glass on Facebook
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2017, 02:48:03 am
Picture of Hessel track



Hey George, can't download the picture.  Must be something happing when it crosses the Bridge!
yah can't get it to work darn it , we got 18 inches or more of blue hard ice  track is awesome , just wanted you guys to see what your missing , we have open up classes for everybody to run , for pictures go to glass on Facebook



I did, track looks awesome. Awfully long ways for us..
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on February 18, 2017, 03:15:08 am
We are just a twelve pack away lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2017, 03:30:53 am
We are just a twelve pack away lol


At collage that was a half hour!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 18, 2017, 12:30:09 pm
We are just a twelve pack away lol


At collage that was a half hour!

I wish, I started college in Arkansas (lived in a dry county back in the day).  Had to drive up to Missouri!  :)   Only snowmobile related item I saw was the guy own pumped gas at a local station had an Arctic Cat suit in the winter to keep him warm (His brother was stationed in Minnesota got it for him).   
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 18, 2017, 10:00:30 pm
How's slush fest going at Marion today?  Lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2017, 10:17:34 pm
How's slush fest going at Marion today?  Lol


Actually the track held up pretty good. About what we had last week. They had snow on it the last couple of days which melted and not the track.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 18, 2017, 10:23:41 pm
That's good , hope Everyone had a good time,
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2017, 10:26:50 pm
It was weird, I went to a race without the rat race of loading up the trailer and not racing!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 79JAGracer on February 19, 2017, 03:42:18 am
I would like to give shoute out to the Marion snowmobile club for the great job they did under 60 degree weather. the track held up way better than expected . swap was good, races were run off fast,good time  was had by all
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: boonehoss on February 19, 2017, 01:11:18 pm
I agree that Marion did a tremendous job. They were certainly prepared. Being a spectator only it appears all 29 classes were treated equally. Certainly was a gorgeous day...side note does anybody know if the 50/50 was ever claimed? I know they were looking for the winning ticket long after the drawing. None of my business I guess as I didn't have it.  :(

Maybe one more shot at watching races in Lakeview then it will be time to think about sharpening the mower blades. Vintage race season seems to get shorter every year >:(

Thanks to all you guys that provide entertainment during a time when there really isn't much to do and I'm not a very good snow bird.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 19, 2017, 01:59:24 pm
does anyone know who the guy was on the 73/74 440 eltigre with the yellow tape #7 ? i need to talk to him about building me a motor
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 19, 2017, 02:21:50 pm
does anyone know who the guy was on the 73/74 440 eltigre with the yellow tape #7 ? i need to talk to him about building me a motor



What's wrong with yours?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 19, 2017, 04:32:11 pm
Gladwin, Marion, and St. Charles have really stepped up to the plate the last few years getting stuff dialed-in.  Congratulations!  Volunteers are awesome.     Last Gladwin race 288 entries, Marion yesterday 250.   Races are well run and fun!  Along with BEVRA, GLASS, Lucky Thumb, and MPX vintage racing is alive and well in Michigan.

 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 19, 2017, 10:32:26 pm
Can one only imagine if we had a cold winter from November thru March? And maybe some snow!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 79JAGracer on February 20, 2017, 04:18:55 am
I would have to build you a mod jag.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 20, 2017, 05:04:20 pm
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES YOU DARN GUYS, LOL, BTW I CAN BUILD A JAG TO RUN BUT NO WHERE NEAR MARION LEGAL
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 21, 2017, 12:13:36 am
Build it for Gladwin!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on February 21, 2017, 02:35:46 am
Yes build it for Gladwin so you can come play with us Moose
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 79JAGracer on February 21, 2017, 04:39:24 am
Mine was legal at Marion last year, raced 3 times at gladwin, made the final 3 times. darn those yamahas
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on February 21, 2017, 06:53:36 am
I was legal at Gadwin to it's called the open class lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 21, 2017, 10:45:54 am
I was legal at Gadwin to it's called the open class lol

At Albright Shores they called it the Michigan Monster X Class (anything with a track, skis, and snowmobile engine was legal).  Some of the best sprint racing I ever seen.  Here's a short video of the 2007 Gladwin County Ice Carnival Final.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQyVOK2jA3g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQyVOK2jA3g) 

It's a darn shame that place is no more.  With vintage racing on fire right now can you imagine the draw that world class track would have!

In a perfect world if Albright Shores, Lincoln, and Kinross had a vintage series of sprint racing it would be insane.   Heck, it already is--lot of good folks running races already at good tracks.   
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 21, 2017, 04:22:11 pm
Well the triple crown isn't running lincoln, so maybe we can get one there next year, and Caro  would be fun also, let's see what happens if word gets out
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 21, 2017, 05:18:20 pm
Well the triple crown isn't running lincoln, so maybe we can get one there next year, and Caro  would be fun also, let's see what happens if word gets out



I'm working with a guy from Lincoln for, hopefully, next year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 21, 2017, 07:37:25 pm
👍🏻 thanks Rick , ken manning still doing the track ?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 22, 2017, 12:18:09 am
I think that's who I talked to last month. LOL
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 22, 2017, 02:54:57 pm
albright shores used to have the icebike nationals
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on February 22, 2017, 04:16:34 pm
Whiskey Creek is another place that has a huge past and is such a shame it isn't being raced. I'd love to help get them back up and running with such a beautiful facility. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 22, 2017, 04:35:52 pm
Whiskey Creek is another place that has a huge past and is such a shame it isn't being raced. I'd love to help get them back up and running with such a beautiful facility.


You should have seen it back in the 70's. A lot different then!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on February 22, 2017, 04:48:04 pm
l Rick the problem is my junk don't turn right lol when you turn right on my sled your already way past the point of no return and about to taste ice and it isn't in a glass with Crown Royal like I really like.

Bring back Whiskey Creek but leave the dog leg chained to the collar on the dog.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 22, 2017, 04:56:13 pm
l Rick the problem is my junk don't turn right lol when you turn right on my sled your already way past the point of no return and about to taste ice and it isn't in a glass with Crown Royal like I really like.

Bring back Whiskey Creek but leave the dog leg chained to the collar on the dog.
There is a bring back whiskey creek facebook page. Join it
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 22, 2017, 06:44:19 pm
my pop raced cc @ the whiskey in the 70's
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 23, 2017, 12:40:34 am
l Rick the problem is my junk don't turn right lol when you turn right on my sled your already way past the point of no return and about to taste ice and it isn't in a glass with Crown Royal like I really like.

Bring back Whiskey Creek but leave the dog leg chained to the collar on the dog.



Wayne, you're no fun! The first time I hit turn 3 I thought well this is going to be exciting. My handlebars were bent to turn left. But coming down the hill after turn 5 was a thrill.  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: lbet29 on February 23, 2017, 08:47:19 pm
Maybe should new thread!  Healthy vintage racing in MI, no consistent rules between any group.  Close St. Charles & BEVRA.  Only thing really consistent is if you show up you can run in some class.  Sorry I don't have the answer.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 24, 2017, 01:35:09 am
—o, don't close St.Charles & BEVRA. We neen more tracks. It would be great IF the fairgrounds could or would get together on rules and maybe race for points. BEVRA is a great group but I'd like to race at different track. Just an idea.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 24, 2017, 12:47:34 pm
... no consistent rules between any group.  Close St. Charles & BEVRA.  Only thing really consistent is if you show up you can run in some class.  Sorry I don't have the answer.

Lucky Thumb and MPX share same Vintage Snowmobile rules and classes.

Back in the mid-2000s we had a meeting of key members of Albright Shores, BEVRA, Cherry Speedway, and Lucky Thumb during off-season at the Albright Shores building.   All four tracks came to an agreement on 90% of the classes.  Each track had some classes that had good numbers they did not want to change to support their area racers.  All understood and was cool with it.

With the numbers at the races this year, Gladwin's 2nd was 288, Marion's was either 250 or 242, others had very nice turnouts, and coupled with no where for late model sleds really to race; some enduro teams are looking into vintage racing also--no matter what Vintage Racing in Michigan is alive and well.   
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: stinger440 on February 24, 2017, 01:25:25 pm
I've raced both bevra and Lucky thumb with the same sled. Rules are not far off at all. I think BEVRA has a few more constraints on a per class basis. Now that bevra has a battery powered tail light rule, the rules are even closer. The one rule I'm not a fan of is LT makes you have a hydraulic brake. That cuts out a few sleds that are legal everywhere else. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: lbet29 on February 24, 2017, 02:13:27 pm
I did not say close BEVRA & St Charles I MEANT THE RULES ARE SIMILAR!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 25, 2017, 10:20:17 am
I did not say close BEVRA & St Charles I MEANT THE RULES ARE SIMILAR!

OK, you meant to use to use "close" as an adverb:  BEVRA & St. Charles are "close". 

This is very good to know about BEVRA and St. Charles.   Thanks for the info lbet29!     
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: acrneon on February 25, 2017, 02:24:05 pm
New guy question. Want to run some races next season, old guy and trail stock. Can "R" tracks be used? If not what do people use as replacement tracks? Thanks
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 25, 2017, 03:18:41 pm
New guy question. Want to run some races next season, old guy and trail stock. Can "R" tracks be used? If not what do people use as replacement tracks? Thanks

As in  this thread, depends where you want to run. Depends on their rules. Some don't allow cleated tracks, so a rubber track is a must. So an "R" track wouldn't be an issue. Actually I don't think an R track would be a problem anywhere.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: acrneon on February 25, 2017, 03:35:16 pm
Thank you. It would make sense. I just don't want to build something and show up and tech says no!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 25, 2017, 05:24:17 pm
Thank you. It would make sense. I just don't want to build something and show up and tech says no!



Ya, been there, done that.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: spark1013 on February 25, 2017, 06:20:29 pm
Adding hydraulic brakes should be be legal at all tracks no matter the class. It is a safety improvement.  I find it hard to believe an organization would bounce you in tech. I would not let my son race if that was the case. People sometimes forget that you need good brakes and handling before all the motor work. A sled set up with good handling is safer for all racers. Safety gear ie orange helmet, orange vest or jacket and tek vest are all necessary parts of the sport. It not only keeps you safe but think of the other racers if they were to injure you. They may not be able to get past that. Sorry for rambling but I felt this should be said.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 25, 2017, 07:16:43 pm
Adding hydraulic brakes should be be legal at all tracks no matter the class. It is a safety improvement.  I find it hard to believe an organization would bounce you in tech. I would not let my son race if that was the case. People sometimes forget that you need good brakes and handling before all the motor work. A sled set up with good handling is safer for all racers. Safety gear ie orange helmet, orange vest or jacket and tek vest are all necessary parts of the sport. It not only keeps you safe but think of the other racers if they were to injure you. They may not be able to get past that. Sorry for rambling but I felt this should be said.



Marion will move you into the Inproved class from Stock if it didn't come from the factory like that! Lucky Thumb requires a hydraulic brake. Our '73 El Tigre has a cable brake and we changed out the cable and pads this year even though I don't use the braks all that much.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 25, 2017, 08:17:33 pm
Here is Gladwin's rules for this past season.

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: spark1013 on February 26, 2017, 05:27:47 pm
Rick your missing my point. An upgrade to hydraulic brakes is not a performance improvement. The promoters should not penalize someone for for making their sled safer.  The tracks / promoters would help us all if they could get together and use common rules and classes. We run BEVRA as safety is #1 , St Charles follows similar rules, Gladwins rules are OK. I can't speak of Marion or Lucky Thumb. I talked with Craig from MPX  and safety seemed in our conversation as #1. All tracks need to promote the safety factor . I believe if they stress in their flyers that all safety gear is mandatory as is a battery operated tail light. A roll of orange tape doesn't cost much nor is an orange hi visibility vest.
We are in our in fourth year of running the bigger sleds. I am speaking as concerned father as my son is only 11 and I have made this safety commitment to keeping him as safe as I can. I have raced myself and I am concerned for all racers.  If parents or racers read the post from GAVIN BINER'S mother ( I think that was his name) they would understand the need for all safety gear. I didn't intend to offend you or anyone else. I am just stating my concerns for all.  Mark Haven
 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 26, 2017, 08:14:50 pm
I get your point and agree. My point is I wish the racing venues COULD get together and get some equality in the rules. I'm going to put a juice brake on our stock sled but in a way that I can change it for a track that don't allow it.You build a sled for one track and it gets bumped up at another track into a class you have no chance. I just like racing on different tracks.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: chris r on February 26, 2017, 10:10:23 pm
albright shores used to have the icebike nationals

Used to go to all the bike races there. I remember seeing a lot of side hack guys out there. A couple of years there were guys racing the 6 cylinder Honda CBXs with hacks. Nothing like I'd ever seen or heard before.

 :)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 27, 2017, 01:34:45 am
wow a cbx would be awesome, if i had one it would not be on a track, quite rare
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 27, 2017, 01:43:03 am
Gladwin's winter festival used to be at Albrite Shores many years ago then moved it to the fair grounds. Ran 150 mile enduro's there back i  the 80's.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on March 01, 2017, 01:39:21 am
Suprised no one is talking about the GLASS race coming up next weekend. Its staying very cold up there at night. Sounds like the whos who of vintage guys from michigan are making the hike up there. Gonna be a good time. They made a handful of sprint classes for us 5 lap guys to come up there and race. Very cool.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: cheater67x on March 01, 2017, 03:32:54 am
tell us more about glass ?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on March 01, 2017, 06:26:22 am
It's on snow this weekend and next weekend is on ice.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on March 01, 2017, 04:10:39 pm
At https://www.facebook.com/VintageSnowmobileMichigan/ (https://www.facebook.com/VintageSnowmobileMichigan/) the Goetzville races on March 4th are cancelled. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on March 01, 2017, 06:00:16 pm
Mother Nature keep throwing the old 1-2 at all the racers!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 01, 2017, 10:09:56 pm
We have been testing on the lakes near my house. Still have 10" of ice. That's about  45 minutes N.E. of Gladwin.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on March 01, 2017, 10:28:11 pm
Do you have a oval plowed off I need to do some testing
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 01, 2017, 10:42:55 pm
Yes , well it was. Getting snow now. THEY say we are due for 3-5" by tomorrow afternoon.

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 02, 2017, 11:32:45 am
Well so much for the weatherman! One inch total this morning!  >:(
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on March 02, 2017, 09:35:59 pm
WHAT!! The weather man was wrong!!! Lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 02, 2017, 10:28:58 pm
I know, who would've thought?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 02, 2017, 10:54:38 pm
Do you have a oval plowed off I need to do some testing



Just looked at the on the way home fron work. Looks nice!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on March 03, 2017, 04:35:16 pm
U bringing that mod cat to glass race rick?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 04, 2017, 01:57:29 am
U bringing that mod cat to glass race rick?



Not sure if we are going. Hitting the lake tomorrow. We think we got the ignition problem fixed.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 04, 2017, 03:05:32 am
Sounds like Ryan is done for the year. That sucks. Hope it isn't as bad as he said it was!



Edit: It is!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on March 10, 2017, 11:29:40 am
Ending :(    Yet beginning  :) 

GLASS Raber Bay tomorrow, lot of folks headed that way--looks to be a great time!  Last races of the winter season.

Already three events listed for later this year and next on http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Yamaha059 on March 11, 2017, 03:06:18 am
Good luck to the everyone racing at raber bay this weekend!! Wish I could be there to go fast and turn left with ya. But the little one had different plans for me. Be safe guys!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 12, 2017, 03:23:32 am
We were going to go but ran into a little problem testing last Saturday! Well didn't run into anything, just a little issue!

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on March 12, 2017, 03:36:26 am
Man Rick I bet that sled on the ice is faster than you, you need to switch back !! I Hope your ok
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on March 12, 2017, 06:58:27 pm
I think the sled needs some work yet your a head of it so that has to mean your faster than the sled............. Hope your healing up and all is well
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 12, 2017, 08:04:46 pm
Man Rick I bet that sled on the ice is faster than you, you need to switch back !! I Hope your ok


I think the sled needs some work yet your a head of it so that has to mean your faster than the sled............. Hope your healing up and all is well



I'm fine, sore wrist. Put my right hand out to "break my fall"! We have some handling issues that we believe we fixed today. Rear end was up too high and loading the skis too much. WAY too much forward bite.

Wayne, I am always faster than the sled!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on March 12, 2017, 09:37:54 pm
Was it the mod Or the jag?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 12, 2017, 10:39:56 pm
Mod
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on March 13, 2017, 05:05:01 pm
How'd Raber bay go?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 13, 2017, 07:45:49 pm
Don't know, never went. Just enough damage not to. Bent tie rods, tie rod ends, handlebars and left spindle.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on March 13, 2017, 08:00:03 pm
dang rick good one eh, you didn't hurt the glass i hope! great pic also wow, glad you didn't have to eat cake through a straw!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on March 13, 2017, 09:22:08 pm
dang rick good one eh, you didn't hurt the glass i hope! great pic also wow, glad you didn't have to eat cake through a straw!


The hood came out ok pretty well. Cracked at the back corners by the dash. Helmets & vests are cheap health  insurance.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on March 15, 2017, 02:21:21 am
amen to that
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on March 27, 2017, 10:35:12 am
Vintage folks interested in a Michigan Grass Drag series here's your chance to provide input to try and make it happen.

https://www.facebook.com/VintageSnowmobileMichigan (https://www.facebook.com/VintageSnowmobileMichigan)     

Go to the March 24 at 9:53 AM post for information.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on April 09, 2017, 11:43:37 am
Gladwin's 2018 Rules and Classes posted this morning on http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 09, 2017, 04:26:50 pm
Glad to see them this early.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: spark1013 on April 13, 2017, 07:16:01 pm
I was hoping the Michigan race /organizations / promoters could get together and combine the rules so everyone's sled would be legal at all venues. It doesn't appear that Gladwin is going to change theirs. Maybe they will hear us. So voice your opinions please.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Yamaha059 on April 13, 2017, 07:52:39 pm
They're a fairground race! Their rules are set up so anyone can race! Would be nice if they teched better and put sleds in their proper classes! The improved class is practically a mod class and that needs to be addressed! Pro should be the only class mods can run in. Rules in general are extremely vague!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on April 13, 2017, 08:29:06 pm
I was hoping the Michigan race /organizations / promoters could get together and combine the rules so everyone's sled would be legal at all venues. It doesn't appear that Gladwin is going to change theirs. Maybe they will hear us. So voice your opinions please.

Was tried many many years ago to create common rules here in Michigan. Problem is that each group tends to have a different key style of sled that makes up the majority of their group and the rules tend to follow that need.  BEVRA was super strong in Fan cooled 440's while LT and Albright Shores were stronger in single cylinders and mods and it  was hard to find common ground.  Now you have Marion, Gladwin, Saints, LT, BEVRA and I am sure others that all have a niche they need to protect for the good of their membership.  I think all the groups in michigan are now in line as far as modified sleds are concerned, but stock will be tougher to get everybody on board with. Just the nature of the beast I guess, I lost the desire to work behind the scenes anymore, but best thing I can offer is build your sled Eagle River super stock legal, and you should be fine at 90% of the groups running in michigan.

Maxi
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 13, 2017, 09:26:15 pm
They're a fairground race! Their rules are set up so anyone can race! Would be nice if they teched better and put sleds in their proper classes! The improved class is practically a mod class and that needs to be addressed! Pro should be the only class mods can run in. Rules in general are extremely vague!



Yes, anyone can race there. And yes they need to tech better. I wasn't too happy when they combined the 74 and older with the 82 and older a few years ago but we raced anyways. It is what it is. They don't have a super stock class so in February they put them in the STOCK class. I thought they should have been put into the improved class. But I will still race there. Marion is another set of rules, they want pure vintage, which is fine.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: spark1013 on April 13, 2017, 10:39:09 pm
We are Eagle River legal.  My son can not run at some tracks here because he runs a TX250 not a single cylinder sled. We would have run the GLASS race but we were in the same boat there. You would think a safety improvement (juice brakes) would be welcomed. Marion will jump you to improved even though you are a stock sled. Safety should be #1 and you should not be penalized for going the extra to ensure your safety and the safety of others.  Maxi, you have done a great job with BEVRA and I for one would like to say Thank you for your dedication and hard work. Hope to see you on the 22.

Mark Haven
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on April 14, 2017, 12:01:22 am
They're a fairground race! Their rules are set up so anyone can race! Would be nice if they teched better and put sleds in their proper classes! The improved class is practically a mod class and that needs to be addressed! Pro should be the only class mods can run in. Rules in general are extremely vague!



Yes, anyone can race there. And yes they need to tech better. I wasn't too happy when they combined the 74 and older with the 82 and older a few years ago but we raced anyways. It is what it is. They don't have a super stock class so in February they put them in the STOCK class. I thought they should have been put into the improved class. But I will still race there. Marion is another set of rules, they want pure vintage, which is fine.

THERES NOTHING STOCK ABOUT A STOCK CAR 😁 Just razzing ya!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on April 14, 2017, 11:07:59 pm
Sure there is!  ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on April 15, 2017, 12:03:06 pm
I was hoping the Michigan race /organizations / promoters could get together and combine the rules so everyone's sled would be legal at all venues. It doesn't appear that Gladwin is going to change theirs. Maybe they will hear us. So voice your opinions please.

Was tried many many years ago to create common rules here in Michigan. Problem is that each group tends to have a different key style of sled that makes up the majority of their group and the rules tend to follow that need.  BEVRA was super strong in Fan cooled 440's while LT and Albright Shores were stronger in single cylinders and mods and it  was hard to find common ground.  Now you have Marion, Gladwin, Saints, LT, BEVRA and I am sure others that all have a niche they need to protect for the good of their membership.  I think all the groups in michigan are now in line as far as modified sleds are concerned, but stock will be tougher to get everybody on board with. Just the nature of the beast I guess, I lost the desire to work behind the scenes anymore, but best thing I can offer is build your sled Eagle River super stock legal, and you should be fine at 90% of the groups running in michigan.

Maxi

Maxi is right on.  We had two meetings.  One BEVRA hosted (it was a big turnout of event point-of-contacts and covered by media) in Mt. Pleasant to get everyone (shows, swaps, and races) on board with de-conflicting dates and common show sled classes that was really successful for the first few years.  Big part of why vintage snowmobiling took off in Michigan.   The Race Meeting later had representatives from Albright Shores, BEVRA, and Lucky Thumb (note, Cherry Speedway was not there, but agreed to go along with whatever the other three came up with).  Lot of common ground was made, that was a great meeting, with the bottom line if someone showed up with whatever as long as it was safe they would find a class.  Also, it was agreed to have the Gladwin County Ice Carnival at Albright Shores the only race on the 2nd Saturday of February so everyone could meet and race together in a big venue.  WOW, this first year that ice was never better at Albright Shores, it was 20 degrees out on a cloudy day, and over 300 racers showed up.  I've never seen since a bigger crowd at a vintage race anywhere.  The super stars of Albright Shores, BEVRA, Cherry, and Lucky Thumb put on a heck of a show for the spectators.  In my mind I think that was the best time I've ever had at a vintage event.   It's a darn shame Albright Shores is no more. 

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on April 15, 2017, 07:26:38 pm
If you don't feel the tech people are doing a poor job keeping or putting sleds in the right class there are two things to do one is to be willing to tell someone why a sled shouldn't be in the class or offer to help tech.

These tech people or anyone at the races working are just volunteers and don't know every single sled and class's but you know what sleds fit in your class and what doesn't more than most because it's your nitch class.  Besides it's for a plastic trophy is it really worth getting that bent out of shape for? But if it is I bet you they'd love the help most tracks have to beg for help and are short handed and stressed out.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on June 10, 2017, 11:04:02 am
There are some big things in the works with Vintage Snowmobile racing (Ovals and Drags) this winter in the Great Lakes State.  Stay tuned over the next few months. I hope these work out, when I get the OK from the major players I'll help spread the word after they update their Social Media pages.

Anyone hear anything about late-model Enduro Racing this upcoming season (besides the I-500)?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on June 13, 2017, 03:53:42 am
I can't find anything on late model stuff in Michigan, that's not looking good
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on June 21, 2017, 08:25:35 pm
I hear you Jeff.  I spoke to one of the guys who has had a pulse on Enduro Racing in Michigan since the beginning today.  Here's heard nothing, which doesn't mean anything--but you got to wonder ... is all that would be left is the I-500? I hope not.   
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on June 21, 2017, 11:10:29 pm
Big mistake having all the races in one venue imo
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: lbet29 on June 24, 2017, 11:04:02 am
Is the BEVRA meeting still on for today at 4 PM?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on June 24, 2017, 11:57:15 am
It is this morning at 930
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on July 17, 2017, 01:36:01 am
M.I.R.A. is back in action. Caro, Kinross and Lincoln. I talked to a guy from Lincoln today and possibly doing some vintage racing too.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on July 17, 2017, 02:06:39 am
Good to hear Rick, M.I.R.A was always a good group, glade they got it back
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 79JAGracer on July 17, 2017, 03:36:41 am
Caro is usually a mud bog
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on July 18, 2017, 02:18:55 am
MIRA only cares about the enduro racers And could care less about the sprint racers let alone lets be realistic there isn't enough draw to ever have 340 or 440 mod on the 1/2 mile let alone get any of them to travel to Kinross or Caro. There not willing to put money up to draw the Champ sleds in in any number with the last few years less than #6 sleds showing up and were treated very poorly or atleast are crew was.   
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on July 18, 2017, 11:31:59 am
Wayne, it might be a bit different this time around, Karl Schwartz is heading up the reborn MIRA, and Karl loved sprint racing as much as the enduro's when I raced with MIRA years ago.  They are talking sprint racing on Saturday and Sunday enduros at Lincoln, Caro and Kinross.   It's all about having enough members to keep the group going, so I think sprints and vintage sprints might be a huge asset to get the group back on it's feet.

Fact is, there really is no factory support $$$, so it will come down to membership to make the group thrive. Vintage and sprints will help in that regard.

Hope it works out, I have a warm spot in my heart for MIRA. Always will.

Maxi
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: DFlan on July 18, 2017, 12:42:12 pm
Spot on post Max. They are working on a nice combination of sleds and classes to make it happen.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on July 18, 2017, 10:22:49 pm
Being that I raced under M.I.S.A. back in the 70's, I too hope M.I.R.A. takes off. I miss the sprint racing! I'm with ya Max.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on July 19, 2017, 01:14:37 am
We can only hope for the best for sure I was just commenting on what has gone on with them in the past 4 years in how the Sprint racers were treated. Hopefully that is the past. They sent out a contact letter to everyone interested in the season but only wanted to see how many enduro people were interested never asking about how many sprint people had any interests. Maybe a miss que on there part but I am only quoting what was in the letter.

Hopefully it works for the best I have been racing with them since 09 and a breath of fresh air and people and sleds would be a good thing to say the least. I am only speaking for myself so lets hope that is the past with a brighter future.

   
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on August 08, 2017, 11:09:04 am
Tentative 2018 MIRA Schedule, Classes, Run Order, and Info on the streets.  Quite a few Vintage Classes!

Check out http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm) for MIRA info and a bunch of other Michigan Race Dates!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: MR Misfit on August 08, 2017, 01:05:28 pm
only one place have vintage classes and it run what you brought not fun at all
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on August 10, 2017, 10:01:17 am
???  I count seven on their sheet for sprints; one for enduro. ???
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: MR Misfit on August 11, 2017, 01:32:40 am
Grass drags
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 70 MF on August 12, 2017, 09:36:39 pm
Grass drags
I hear Nelsons is having grass drags on either Aug. 25 & 26...anybody know if there are any vintage classes?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on August 14, 2017, 12:29:00 am
Grass drags

I hear Nelsons is having grass drags on either Aug. 25 & 26...anybody know if there are any vintage classes?


Yes, yes they plan to have vintage classes for the drags.  This site has all the info links for: drags, vintage show, swap, and event ad flyer http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm) 

Of note, keep clocking Monte's site for Michigan Antique and Vintage Info.   
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 70 MF on August 15, 2017, 12:31:30 pm
I see they are only running 2 vintage classes, 0-440 mod and 0-600 mod stock....no stock classes. I wish BEVRA could get back in running the drags at Nelson's, it's a nice track and was always a good time.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: redline42 on August 16, 2017, 01:33:17 am
Racin with the Saints in St Charles will be January 20th
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on September 09, 2017, 11:18:57 am
BEVRA Fall Meeting and two GLASS races added at http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 02, 2017, 11:34:49 am
How many going to the MIRA meeting in Gaylord this Sunday, October 8th?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on October 03, 2017, 07:58:55 am
Man, no response isnít good, I canít make it Iíll be working, not sure Iíll have time to race, but still might sent my membership money to them, just to get this thing going...
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on October 03, 2017, 11:41:13 pm
I'll be driving up to Gaylord for the MIRA meeting.  I think they will have a good thing going if mother nature cooperates this winter.

maxi
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Yamaha059 on October 09, 2017, 04:40:19 pm
Their was a great showing at the MIRA meeting this past weekend. Every table was full and people were standing. If the weather cooperates they will put on a good show at the 3 scheduled races!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 09, 2017, 06:36:01 pm
Their was a great showing at the MIRA meeting this past weekend. Every table was full and people were standing. If the weather cooperates they will put on a good show at the 3 scheduled races!!!
Wondering how many sleds its gonna pull from Bevra? Still undecided what we are doing. Caro for sure as its close to home
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: spark1013 on October 10, 2017, 05:04:15 am
The Caro MIRA race is the same day as The Saints. BEVRA has a make up race scheduled that weekend. We will be Racing with Saints for sure as it is 5 miles from home. I would have liked to try Caro. Pray for good weather.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 10, 2017, 06:35:53 pm
Well that sucks. Was wanting to hit Saints race this year. Mira is payback where saints is just trophies I believe? Makes it a pretty easy decision. No ifs at saints either
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on October 10, 2017, 09:48:40 pm
I'm hoping to hit a couple of MIRA events and as many BEVRA events as I can.  Building a new IFS superstocker for BEVRA, and will run my 550 cat where legal.

Couldn't make the mira meeting as my Sunday plans got changed at the last minute.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 11, 2017, 03:33:11 pm
Looks like a lot of racers are going to have to decide where to race.  Lot of races on same dates this winter.  Good problem to have.

http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)

Lucky Thumb and MPX flyer now listed.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 27, 2017, 11:01:06 am
MIRA Poster and info on http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm)


(http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2018/2018_MIRA.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on November 05, 2017, 10:48:20 am
Gladwin Flyer and info on http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm)

(http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2018/13_jan_18_gladwin_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: lbet29 on November 06, 2017, 02:23:14 pm
Plenty of places to race, hope we get weather.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on November 30, 2017, 12:53:27 pm
St. Charles January 20, 2018 Race Flyer on http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm)

Who's going?

(http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2018/20_jan_18_st_charles_mi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on November 30, 2017, 02:56:33 pm
We'll be there with a supermod and fanner super stock
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on December 01, 2017, 01:20:19 am
Hope it starts getting cold soon
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 01, 2017, 12:09:38 pm
https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USMI0339:1:US
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: tjet69 on December 10, 2017, 02:05:28 pm
PVR Ironwood race Sat. Dec. 30th. Test and tune Friday Dec. 29th. 38 classes 100% payback. Jim Adema Memorial Cup Race $500 to win. Check it out on Facebook or www.provintatgeracing.com (http://www.provintatgeracing.com)  Bruce at 608-778-1336 phone or text, e-mail to [email protected]
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 23, 2017, 11:48:36 am
Marion classes just listed at teshio.

Michigan 2018 Race schedule
http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)

(http://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2018/17_feb_18_marion_mi_classes.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 02, 2018, 03:34:17 pm
Michigan racing kicks off this week!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 03, 2018, 12:08:14 am
Hope it starts getting cold soon



Happy now Jeff?   :)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 03, 2018, 12:35:35 am
Hope it starts getting cold soon



Happy now Jeff?   :)
wish it was a little colder. Lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 03, 2018, 12:51:31 pm
Figures!   :D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 03, 2018, 07:34:50 pm
Figures!   :D
Where u been hiding Rick? Coming out this weekend?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 03, 2018, 10:08:26 pm
Not hiding, well maybe in the garage. No, won't be racing this weekend. Getting ready for Gladwin on the 13th. Tested both sleds today. Found some issues, working on them tonight after the State game. May test tomorrow, if not then Friday & Saturday.

How you doing Ryan? Heard you bought a new sled, cool!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 04, 2018, 04:26:08 pm
Not hiding, well maybe in the garage. No, won't be racing this weekend. Getting ready for Gladwin on the 13th. Tested both sleds today. Found some issues, working on them tonight after the State game. May test tomorrow, if not then Friday & Saturday.

How you doing Ryan? Heard you bought a new sled, cool!
Ya picked up Ryan Detloffs 440 Hazard chassis. Had some seat time on it. Enough? Prolly not lol. I already like it more than my old setup. ALmost boring to drive lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ski-Doo 454 on January 04, 2018, 05:12:27 pm
Anyone know what time the hot laps and races start this Saturday for BEVRA?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 04, 2018, 05:53:52 pm
Tech is 7-9. So I gotta think hot laps at 930 or so. Think racing starts at 11.
www.bevravintage.com (http://www.bevravintage.com)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 05, 2018, 12:39:40 pm
Tech is 7-9. So I gotta think hot laps at 930 or so. Think racing starts at 11.
[url=http://www.bevravintage.com]www.bevravintage.com[/url] ([url]http://www.bevravintage.com[/url])




Me thinks you are a good thinker!   :D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 12, 2018, 01:54:02 am
Update for gladwin
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 12, 2018, 11:39:46 am
Swung by there late afternoon yesterday.  The track does look good. The banks around the track were low.  Looking forward to today's official update.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 12, 2018, 07:38:30 pm
Update..
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 12, 2018, 09:35:49 pm
Well at least we have ice to run on. Our trailer is loaded and we're ready!


Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 12, 2018, 10:14:33 pm
Cool Rick Iíll see ya tomorrow, might be a little tired Iím working tonight and heading up after work. Lol. Things we do to have fun
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 12, 2018, 10:18:10 pm
Cool Rick Iíll see ya tomorrow, might be a little tired Iím working tonight and heading up after work. Lol. Things we do to have fun



Copy that Jeff. See ya in the morning. Key word "NoDoze"!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 14, 2018, 01:21:06 am
Somebody had a good day at Gladwin (passed three sleds in front of him down the backstraight JUST before Turn 3 on the final lap, no kidding, great move Rick!)   By the way, Gladwin had 320 sleds today.  Awesome!

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Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 14, 2018, 01:48:43 am
Nice driving today Jeff, 2nd in Pro Mod 440?

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Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 14, 2018, 04:08:31 am
No not today monte, first in our heat for 440 imp twisted the crank in the pro 440
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 14, 2018, 10:39:03 am
No not today monte, first in our heat for 440 imp twisted the crank in the pro 440

 :( that is a bummer that sled was fast and you were driving great.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on January 14, 2018, 11:33:18 am
Gladwin was great Saturday and I can't say enough about the people that run it and make it happen. Pat your self on the back every last one of you your a great crew that go's out of there way to make it happen as well as enjoyable. For three days of warm weather the ice couldn't of been better And was great to see old faces as well as new ones.     
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 14, 2018, 12:01:18 pm
Gladwin was great Saturday and I can't say enough about the people that run it and make it happen. Pat your self on the back every last one of you your a great crew that go's out of there way to make it happen as well as enjoyable. For three days of warm weather the ice couldn't of been better And was great to see old faces as well as new ones.   


Ditto Wayne! Those guys busted their butts for us! But they always do. Great job guys.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 14, 2018, 06:28:18 pm
Had a awesome time at gladwin, thanks to all the crew for all the hard work!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 16, 2018, 09:50:49 pm
I did too. And I know that Mike and his crew will get the turns and the whole track back in shape for February!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 17, 2018, 12:53:58 pm
Racing with the Saints race this weekend. Should be a good time if the track holds up. Gonna be some good super mods there.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 17, 2018, 07:43:49 pm
What time is registration, hot laps, racing? I havenít seen anything with it on there
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 17, 2018, 07:50:16 pm
Good question I don't see much of that info either?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 17, 2018, 11:39:15 pm
Seen this on the flyer in the corner..
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 18, 2018, 11:48:12 am
Good eye Jeff! Did you see that before or after work? LOL
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: redline42 on January 18, 2018, 12:41:59 pm
Racing with the saints: tech will be open from 7:30-9:30. Registration will close at 10:00
Practice will be from 9:00-10:15 weather permitting. Drivers meeting at 10:45. Racing at 11:00. Hope to see you all there.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: redline42 on January 18, 2018, 12:42:58 pm
Pre registration closes at midnight tonight
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 18, 2018, 12:54:41 pm
Go to this site, http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm) scroll down to the Saint's race.  All the links you need, Flyer, FB, and web site are there.  Ad Free and Mobile Friendly, page loads fast!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 18, 2018, 05:57:51 pm
Good eye Jeff! Did you see that before or after work? LOL
i was at work. On break.. or something like that lol
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 19, 2018, 02:32:59 am
Good eye Jeff! Did you see that before or after work? LOL
i was at work. On break.. or something like that lol


Or something like that! LOL
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 21, 2018, 03:49:25 am
First time at the race with the saints today.. what a awesome time, track held up good , sleds were fast, and I placed in my race!! All in all great day !!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 21, 2018, 11:49:53 am
You did really good man.  I tried looking you guys up during the Plow Breaks, it was unreal how many spectators were there.
 
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Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 21, 2018, 01:25:00 pm
First time at the race with the saints today.. what a awesome time, track held up good , sleds were fast, and I placed in my race!! All in all great day !!!


Ya buddy, ya done good. I couldn't believe the turn out!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 24, 2018, 12:44:28 pm
Super mod was packed with WC sleds at the saints.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 24, 2018, 01:08:40 pm
Super mod was packed with WC sleds at the saints.



Ryan, was Brice there?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 24, 2018, 01:27:24 pm
That's him in the pic 2nd from left. Flannery, Brice, Another hazard driver, and myself.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 25, 2018, 03:19:07 am
I got video of you running behind Brice.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 25, 2018, 06:24:55 am
I got video of you running behind Brice.
post those saints videos on your YouTube Rick...
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 25, 2018, 12:34:01 pm
I got video of you running behind Brice.
I was never behind him. I holeshotted first heat and won. Leading the 2nd heat and the motor grenaded.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 26, 2018, 12:35:00 am
I got video of you running behind Brice.
I was never behind him. I holeshotted first heat and won. Leading the 2nd heat and the motor grenaded.


Ok. Well I got a video of you following a sled # 43. I assumed it was Brice. My mistake.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: racer73 on January 28, 2018, 03:55:43 am
Do any of the Michigan Vintage Racing Associations have a class that would allow a 1979 Ski Doo Sno Pro IFS 250 to run? After a 4 year retirement from racing I am looking at building a 79 Ski Doo 250 Sno Pro for next year. I looked thru BEVRA, Gladwin, Saints, Lucky Thumb rules and nothing looked definitive.

Thanks,

Clay Stroup  #73
Midnight Racing
BEVRA 2006 & 2007 Overall Season High Points Champion
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 28, 2018, 12:10:35 pm
As of right now you can at least run two classes at Gladwin with that sled, a IFS class and the carry over Monster X class (IFS, Champ, TwinTacker, SnoPro, and etc.) from Albright Shores.  Maybe a third, over 60yo class.   Check out the flyer at http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm) contact info on it and the other races. They had over 300 racers a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on January 28, 2018, 01:25:26 pm
Hey Clay, I would suggest you get with Bill Kerkstra and Jon Butler and see where you could run in bevra. I know a few years ago, there was a push to let the 250's run in certain mod classes besides just super mod ifs. Wish there were more of these sleds to give them a class of there own as they are very cool.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 29, 2018, 01:49:05 am
havoc racing Facebook has some good pics from the mod classes at Saint Charles if anyone is interested, couple good ones of you Ryan

https://m.facebook.com/HAVOC-Racing-458522991001376/
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: DFlan on January 29, 2018, 03:09:24 am
It's good to see you are coming back racing Clay. When Jeff C brought his 250 to bevra he was allowed into the ifs superstock class and you should be a good fit there
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 04, 2018, 09:20:31 pm
Gladwinís tracks is looking good!!  Whoís coming next weekend?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 05, 2018, 01:12:07 pm
Gladwin is going to be off-the-chain Saturday!  Lot of racers I've talked to are going to be there!!! Lot of the Marion, west side of state racers, plan to be there getting some seat time and dialed-in.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 05, 2018, 01:29:56 pm
Bevra is also racing.....
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 11, 2018, 04:18:58 am
Good racing at gladwin today.. weather was great and lots of sleds, thanks Mike and all the guys who put it on
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 12, 2018, 02:28:05 am
Good racing at gladwin today.. weather was great and lots of sleds, thanks Mike and all the guys who put it on


Ditto. They had the track in perfect shape. The corners held up great! Thanks Mike and all your crew. The new format went smoothly. And a big shout out to the girl at the staging area, great job!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 12, 2018, 12:40:20 pm
Couple legends at BEVRA this weekend. Todd Krikke came out of retirement for a race and rode randys #22 supermod. Beat Brice in a heat or two but as usual Brice cleaned house in the finals. Brad Hulings was there with a kid on a superstock 440 tx with HRP stickers on it. Heard the sled was fast. We should be dicing it up in the cup race this weekend.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 79JAGracer on February 13, 2018, 03:51:55 am
Rick, saw a new picture of you today.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 13, 2018, 06:04:59 am
Was it a pic of him at gladwin Saturday trying to see if his sled was faster without him on it?😬😂.. sorry Rick I couldnít help myself
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on February 13, 2018, 12:42:37 pm
Hope there wasn't a trophy table involved
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2018, 03:16:31 am
Boy oh boy am I feeling the love! LOL
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 14, 2018, 11:14:54 pm
Boy oh boy am I feeling the love! LOL
well it is Valentineís Day 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 15, 2018, 11:33:00 am
BEVRA, Lucky Thumb, and Marion this Saturday for Ice Ovals.   :)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: SpencerRacing22 on February 15, 2018, 11:44:35 am
Donít forget MIRA
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 15, 2018, 12:42:40 pm
Donít forget MIRA


"You sir, are correct!"   :D 

http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 15, 2018, 02:29:08 pm
Bevra is also having the 440 super stock open Bevra cup race this weekend as well.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Yamaha059 on February 15, 2018, 05:18:54 pm
Mira will have the best ice for racing! Last I heard they have 15 inches of ice. With all this mild weather in the forecast, looks like this may Be the last weekend of racing in lower Michigan.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 03mach1 on February 16, 2018, 01:02:34 am
Ryan the cup race should be a good one maybe best ever I wish I lived closer so that I could come watch it. Looked to me like at least 4 sleds running good enough to win and I am sure more will show up for this race. Good luck be safe and have fun.


Paul
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2018, 01:04:46 am
The boys at Marion did an outstanding job on the track with what they had to work with. 7" of ice held up very well.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: boonehoss on February 18, 2018, 01:22:58 pm
You ran very well yesterday Rick. Done for the year?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 19, 2018, 12:06:12 am
You ran very well yesterday Rick. Done for the year?



Looks like it. Was looking to go down to Sebewaing next Saturday night but this weeks weather forcast isn't looking good. Ya, the old El Tigre did run good, first in the stock 74 and older free air & 2nd in the stock 80 and older free air. The mod didn't do too bad either.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on February 19, 2018, 12:32:09 am
Just wanted to throw a big congratulations to Bob Lockhart for an impressive win yesterday in the 10 lap BEVRA Cup race on his lightning quick Merc Trail Twister. Worn em down and took no prisoners. Impressive and  well deserved.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 03mach1 on February 19, 2018, 12:56:00 am
Great job Bob you have that Merc flying


Paul
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: BLockhart on February 19, 2018, 10:51:01 pm
Thanks Max. We are very lucky to have a group like BEVRA to race with. Thank you for all that you have done to give the rest of us a place to race.

Thanks Paul. Wish you could have been there. We miss seeing you and your sleds.

Bob

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 20, 2018, 12:23:34 pm
Congrats again Bob. Flat out drove me in the liquid race. I had some issues in Cup race had nothing for the top 2. That sled is working darn good.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: BLockhart on February 21, 2018, 05:42:50 pm
Thanks Ryan. Wish the weather would of let us have 1 more race weekend.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 22, 2018, 06:41:39 pm
Word on the streets is BEVRA and MPX both cancelled this Saturday, February 24th. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on February 23, 2018, 12:50:57 pm
Word on the streets is BEVRA and MPX both cancelled this Saturday, February 24th.
Bevra is done for the year. Think all we have left is GLASS at Raber bay
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 24, 2018, 12:50:53 pm
Word on the streets is BEVRA and MPX both cancelled this Saturday, February 24th.

Bevra is done for the year. Think all we have left is GLASS at Raber bay


RABER BAY IS GOING TO BE HUGE!!!

http://www.greatlakesseries.com/ (http://www.greatlakesseries.com/)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on March 06, 2018, 02:45:14 pm
Word on the streets is BEVRA and MPX both cancelled this Saturday, February 24th.

Bevra is done for the year. Think all we have left is GLASS at Raber bay


RABER BAY IS GOING TO BE HUGE!!!

[url]http://www.greatlakesseries.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.greatlakesseries.com/[/url])

All the good info and up to date race info is on their Facebook page. SO far so good they say they have 30in of ice and have been out watering.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on April 23, 2018, 11:25:06 am
Calling all Michigan Vintage (and Late Model) Racers!

Along with statewide and county related clubs we are also documenting Michigan Snowmobiling Racing Associations & Clubs. | http://www.teshio.com/msch/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/msch/racing.htm) | We have Albright Shores, BEVRA, I-500, MISA, and MIRA listed. | If you can help the cause (adding a name, patch, logo, and etc), please add to this thread or PM it. | Know some of you have some pretty cool patches from back in the day. | Thank you!

Very early MIRA Pit Crew Patch
(http://www.teshio.com/msch/images/racing/MIRA_pit_crew_small.JPG)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on April 24, 2018, 01:14:28 am
Magic, a whole lot of magic!  We got a couple race ones today including below.

(http://www.teshio.com/msch/images/racing/tuscola_lucky_thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: ski-man on April 30, 2018, 12:42:15 am
I would like to extend congratulations to Bob and Rich Lockhart with their fine racing season. I has been a pleasure helping you guys make your trail twisters fly. Have a great summer and best wishes next season.
Thanks for your business,
Paul Romanowski 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: BLockhart on May 02, 2018, 01:48:21 am
Thanks Paul. We had a very good season. We appreciate all your help. Hope we get to see you later this summer.
Bob
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on May 03, 2018, 09:53:46 pm
Paul, you have been a big help to us. Glad we were able to get together and get the sleds running the way they should. Looking forward to the new 440 :) Thanks, Rich.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on May 26, 2018, 10:09:31 am
Looks like the 2019 Vintage Ice Oval Season is shaping up nicely with a few more organizations working on their events.

Should be a great season if the weather is spot on.

http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on June 17, 2018, 08:24:52 pm
At 94 degrees today I can't wait for winter!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: spark1013 on June 17, 2018, 10:29:46 pm
You got that right Rick.  196 days to race day at BEVRA.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on June 18, 2018, 10:42:50 pm
You got that right Rick.  196 days to race day at BEVRA.


Thank God the tempature is going down!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on September 12, 2018, 12:08:35 pm
Gladwin Races for 2019:  Jan 12th and Feb 9th.  Flyer on Gladwin's FB page.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on September 21, 2018, 11:43:37 am
2019 Thumb Ice Breaker Series Dates
5 Jan -- Lucky Thumb
12 Jan -- MPX
19 Jan -- Lucky Thumb
26 Jan -- MPX
2 Feb -- Lucky Thumb
9 Feb -- MPX
16 Feb -- Lucky Thumb
23 Feb -- MPX
See http://www.luckythumbmotorcycleclub.com/winter-racing-rules--classes.html (http://www.luckythumbmotorcycleclub.com/winter-racing-rules--classes.html) for more info.

Michigan Vintage Racing this winter looks likes it's going to be Off-The-Chain again.  Schedule at http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm) and a few more races are in the works!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 17, 2018, 11:56:27 am
Anyone hear anymore on possible more vintage ice oval races in the UP besides Raber Bay and the Brad Redman Memorial?   Remember seeing a blurb on FB about it months ago.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 30, 2018, 07:34:38 pm
2019 Thumb Ice Breaker Series Dates
5 Jan -- Lucky Thumb
12 Jan -- MPX
19 Jan -- Lucky Thumb
26 Jan -- MPX
2 Feb -- Lucky Thumb
9 Feb -- MPX
16 Feb -- Lucky Thumb
23 Feb -- MPX
See [url]http://www.luckythumbmotorcycleclub.com/winter-racing-rules--classes.html[/url] ([url]http://www.luckythumbmotorcycleclub.com/winter-racing-rules--classes.html[/url]) for more info.

Michigan Vintage Racing this winter looks likes it's going to be Off-The-Chain again.  Schedule at [url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm[/url]) and a few more races are in the works!





Is Lucky Thumb going have any ice next week?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 01, 2019, 02:24:55 am
Bevra is cancelled for the 5th
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 01, 2019, 03:35:13 am
Not suprised.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 01, 2019, 12:10:10 pm
Anyone heard if Lucky Thumb is a go for Saturday (Jan 5, 2019)?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 01, 2019, 04:24:23 pm
Just saw on FB that Gladwin Jan 12, 2019 races are off.  :(
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 01, 2019, 09:31:42 pm
Just saw on FB that Gladwin Jan 12, 2019 races are off.  :(



Moved to January 26th.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 01, 2019, 10:03:45 pm
Just heard Lucky Thumb this Saturday, Jan 5, 2019, is off.  Bad start to the season for all the Michigan Circuits.  Anyone hear if MIRA is going to run this weekend?  They have some vintage classes.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 02, 2019, 12:58:52 pm
Just heard Lucky Thumb this Saturday, Jan 5, 2019, is off.  Bad start to the season for all the Michigan Circuits.  Anyone hear if MIRA is going to run this weekend?  They have some vintage classes.
Mira Kinross is on it said.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: tspencer22 on January 04, 2019, 05:49:27 am
As of today the kinross race is a go , we need lots of vintage sleds to come race
Terry
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: acrneon on January 04, 2019, 12:38:01 pm
Any racers have a place they test in Michigan? Newby needs some seat time.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 04, 2019, 11:25:32 pm
Any racers have a place they test in Michigan? Newby needs some seat time.


Don't we all! 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 05, 2019, 03:55:43 pm
From the what I seen on mira facebook page. They have a huge turnout for the race in Kinross, new and vintage
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on January 05, 2019, 07:14:26 pm
From the what I seen on mira facebook page. They have a huge turnout for the race in Kinross, new and vintage
  They should have...only show in town in this toxic joke of a winter so far in Michigan.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: way back when on January 05, 2019, 07:53:34 pm
From the what I seen on mira facebook page. They have a huge turnout for the race in Kinross, new and vintage
  They should have...only show in town in this toxic joke of a winter so far in Michigan.
More Grass Drags .More Grass Drags
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 05, 2019, 09:23:48 pm
From the what I seen on mira facebook page. They have a huge turnout for the race in Kinross, new and vintage
  They should have...only show in town in this toxic joke of a winter so far in Michigan.
More Grass Drags .More Grass Drags
drags are... well a drag. Lol.   Iíve raced 600hp turbo sleds in a straight line , itís a rush but I would rather go kinda fast and turn left.  Itís way more exciting in my opinion🤷‍♂️
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 07, 2019, 02:03:58 am
Congradulations Troy Dewald and Ryan Spencer. Good job.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 07, 2019, 01:05:22 pm
Plenty of ice on the inland lakes in the UP
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 10, 2019, 06:11:58 am
Racing with the saints race has been postponed till February 2nd.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 26, 2019, 04:06:07 pm
Good luck to all the racers in Michigan today, big weekend for races here, itís cold, plenty of ice! Be safe, stay fast !!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 28, 2019, 08:09:07 pm
-23 at Gladwin Saturday morning. Climbed up to 10 above, heat wave! It was a great day.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on February 15, 2019, 06:00:20 pm
MARION VINTAGE 1/2 MILE TOMORROW THE 16TH !!! WOOOOOT RACE SWAP AND SHOW $5BUX !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 15, 2019, 07:05:16 pm
We will be there. Always good racing.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 15, 2019, 07:50:19 pm
Good luck rick
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: nobody on February 16, 2019, 03:19:02 am
We loved the track and the people running the Marion show, it is a great place to run on a well prepared track. They were great people and had a good organised show. I wish they had classes for the sleds we run, but still it is a great day for barn sleds. A fun event for the many involved. One of the largest spectator crowds for local races we have seen.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 17, 2019, 12:34:31 pm
A great day at Marion. Good weather and a great track.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 22, 2019, 01:07:18 am
I called Sebewaing- MPX, is cancelled. Their season is done.😕
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on February 22, 2019, 05:13:59 pm
BEVRA is currently running tomorrow, 16 inches of ice, running finals only to conserve ice for the March 2 final race.

Sign up is on-line at www.bevravintage.com (http://www.bevravintage.com)

If michigan racers are looking for an option, BEVRA is a go at this time.

Maxi
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on March 06, 2019, 01:48:38 am
Fast eddies vintage drags in Beaverton mi. On Ross lk Saturday
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on March 06, 2019, 04:33:40 pm
GLASS series race this weekend in Raber Bay. Great time up there and a good turnout the last 2 years
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on August 07, 2019, 01:50:17 pm
Looks like the 2019-2020 season is going to be a great one again in Michigan.  Waiting for Lucky Thumb, MPX, and two others to post their Ice Oval Dates. 

https://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (https://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on September 07, 2019, 11:21:28 am
Lucky Thumb, MPX, and St. Charles now on the events schedule.  Heard Gladwin is now going to have three races (instead of two) for 2020.  Waiting for updated poster to come out to confirm date.  Also, couple more places are going to try their hand at Vintage Ice Oval.  Anyone hear anything about Ironwood and Raber Bay for 2019-2020?  Going to be a great year in Michigan!   Only thing that could make it better are more vintage Ice Drags. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on September 10, 2019, 03:35:47 pm
Gladwin's 3rd race is scheduled for Feb 29th, 2020.  Anyone hear anything on Ironwood or Raber Bay for 2020?

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on September 25, 2019, 10:54:08 pm
I heard MPX is not racing this year. Any truth to that? 😕
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 02, 2019, 04:19:34 pm
Yup. It's true. But Big Bend Campground is picking up their schedule. Also racers, Whittemore Chamber of Commerce is having their first annual vintage race February 22 2020.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 11, 2019, 11:32:27 pm
New Michigan Vintage Race(s)!  Whittemore Feburary 22, 2020.
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(https://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2020/22_feb_20_whittemore.png)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 15, 2019, 01:31:12 am
I want to thank Steve & Sherry for their hard work promoting this event. Any questions you can message me here, e-mail or call.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: chris r on October 15, 2019, 11:06:38 am
Yup. It's true. But Big Bend Campground is picking up their schedule. Also racers, Whittemore Chamber of Commerce is having their first annual vintage race February 22 2020.

On the river in Omer?

Thanks

 :)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 15, 2019, 12:18:04 pm
Nope, on their pond.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: lbet29 on October 15, 2019, 12:46:22 pm
How do you get the rules?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 15, 2019, 12:47:19 pm
Gladwin's 3rd race is scheduled for Feb 29th, 2020.  Anyone hear anything on Ironwood or Raber Bay for 2020?

UPDATE:
Ironwood: December 28th, 2019
Raber Bay:  Possible Date Change.  They are working on dialing it in, but plan to have a 2020 event.  More info soon. 

http://mivintagesled.com (http://mivintagesled.com) has calendars. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 15, 2019, 12:50:01 pm
How do you get the rules?

Whittemore rules and classes?  See Point-of-Contact on flyer on October 11, 2019, 11:32:27 pm post. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 15, 2019, 07:09:48 pm
How do you get the rules?



Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 3201 on October 16, 2019, 05:20:27 pm
so pretty much gladwin rules
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 17, 2019, 12:24:59 am
Good eye. We copied theirs. To make it simple.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on October 17, 2019, 04:31:41 pm
How big is the track gonna be?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 17, 2019, 07:58:54 pm
How big is the track gonna be?



1/4 mile Ryan.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on October 20, 2019, 02:16:34 am
So if it's Gladwin rules is there a open ifs class as well?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 20, 2019, 01:42:17 pm
So if it's Gladwin rules is there a open ifs class as well?


Yes Wayne there is. Race 6. I am hoping to get a few of you guys.

Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 04, 2019, 11:48:46 am
Anyone heard any updates on Raber Bay?  Going to be a 2020 race?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on December 04, 2019, 05:18:42 pm
Anyone heard any updates on Raber Bay?  Going to be a 2020 race?
There is. Pretty sure Brandon said the 2nd weekend of March again. They are just finalizing that i think.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 28, 2019, 12:48:32 pm
Thanks Ryan66 on the Raber Bay update.

Word on the street is Gladwin's January 11, 2020 race got cancelled because of track conditions and current weather forecast.  Rescheduled a week later to the 18th.   With Gladwin fairly north of Lucky Thumb and BEVRA's locations ... anyone chime in about those places?  I would think with Kinross being about 140 miles due north of Gladwin as the crow flies it should be OK for racing the first weekend in 2020.   
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on December 28, 2019, 03:24:00 pm
Mira Baymills resort race is pushed back a week because of warm weather ..update. Looks like 2 weeks now
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: swamprat1956 on December 28, 2019, 11:18:16 pm
Glass is working on a couple snow track enduros first this winter , Iíll post as I figure it out
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 29, 2019, 11:40:02 pm
Glass is working on a couple snow track enduros first this winter , I’ll post as I figure it out

Cool!  Ten updates today alone at https://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (https://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)   Get 'em on there when dialed-in!
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on December 31, 2019, 10:06:33 pm
Races already being pushed back due to sucky weather.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: moose17n on January 08, 2020, 06:25:22 am
no alcohol @ whittemore, holy wah, coulda been fun to go watch eh
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 08, 2020, 04:09:55 pm
no alcohol @ whittemore, holy wah, coulda been fun to go watch eh
Thereís  usually no alcohol at the local tracks .. gladwin is a no alcohol track. There insurance probably wonít allow it for liability reasons, or if they do itís going to cost you $25-30 to watch!!
Kinda sad you need to drink to have fun 🤷‍♂️
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 12, 2020, 01:13:22 am
The Winning Edge Magazine on Fbook just posted Gladwin Vintage Races cancelled this Saturday 18th of January, 2020.  I would imagine with Gladwin being north of Lucky Thumb and BEVRA it's going to be tough to run races also on the 18th.

Any word on those?

Surely MIRA will run Kinross, I would think being that far north??? 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 14, 2020, 02:30:25 pm
Just heard BEVRA called it for the 18th. 

Got to believe first big Vintage Race is going to be at St. Charles on the 25th. 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 22, 2020, 12:10:13 am
Just heard BEVRA called it for the 18th. 

Got to believe first big Vintage Race is going to be at St. Charles on the 25th.


Nope Feb 15th. Same day as Marion.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 79JAGracer on January 23, 2020, 04:50:50 am
that is not good news, any updates on your whittimore race??
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 23, 2020, 03:15:42 pm
It's comng along quite well.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: nobody on January 24, 2020, 02:03:19 am
Heard there will be vintage sleds at MIRA race Gaylord Mi. Sat the 25th
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Ryan66 on January 24, 2020, 05:29:12 pm
Heard there will be vintage sleds at MIRA race Gaylord Mi. Sat the 25th
They have a handful of vintage classes for sprint racing on Saturdays. Check the mira facebook page for class list
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Yamaha059 on January 26, 2020, 11:33:13 pm
Mira offers 7 vintage classes most of which are combos. Ex. 440 SS Fan/FA, 340SS/single mod/300mod, 250LQ/300FA/340 Fan. Mira is ISR affiliated. The last two races have had an awesome showing of sprint sleds. The vintage classes are averaging double digit entries in all the classes.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Garage Philosopher on January 27, 2020, 02:44:38 am
Anyone else here race a sled at Whittimore back in the day?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on January 27, 2020, 09:00:26 am
Back in the mid seventies the Racing Association put on races. It was a snow track.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Garage Philosopher on January 27, 2020, 05:09:23 pm
Raced there on snow, 1970...
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 70 MF on January 28, 2020, 09:36:12 pm
Raced there on snow, 1970...
darn, you old... but wise ;) ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Garage Philosopher on January 29, 2020, 02:32:28 am
Age had everything to do with it. A high school buddy's dad was a salesman for Spartan Distributors, and had a '70 Stinger demo with a 340C. My buddy wasn't old enough to race class B-Mod, but I was 16...

Got third after a nice contact show with a 340 Mod Puma. We came into the grandstand straight side to side with those ski's in the air, both full throttle... and the 'Cat had longer legs.

I got to run that sled one more time. Chased Dana Wiltse around the track, couldn't get by. He was running a TX Playmate 335 Mod...
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 30, 2020, 05:52:19 pm
Caro winter fest and snowmobile race has been cancelled due to warm weather 😩
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on January 31, 2020, 06:02:11 pm
Anyone hear if Gladwin is still on next Saturday (8th of Feb)?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 01, 2020, 12:51:23 am
Off there Facebook. Not looking promising  :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 03, 2020, 12:07:52 pm
Off there Facebook. Not looking promising  :-\

Went by there yesterday afternoon.  Track still had ice on it.  If it can survive today and according to weather forecast staring tomorrow (Feb 4th) it's going to be under 27*F from 7:00 PM all the way to and thru race time.  With many hours of less than 20 over those days there's a chance.

If not, up the road at Houghton Lake Saturday there is racing.   
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 03, 2020, 07:30:39 pm
Anyone hear if BEVRA (Make Up Date on flyer) is racing on Saturday (Feb 8th)?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 05, 2020, 03:55:11 pm
Just heard BEVRA Make-Up date (Feb 8th) got called.  Anyone know if Gladwin is going to be able to pull it off?  Me thinking Fast Eddie's Ice Oval Races on Houghton Lake is going to have a massive racer turnout.  Cool!

(https://www.teshio.com/vsn/calendar/2020/7_9_feb_20_houghton_lake.png)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 05, 2020, 05:40:28 pm
Marion snowfest canceled for the 15th
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 06, 2020, 02:34:17 am
Gladwin is cancelled. Houghton Lake is the only race running.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: nobody on February 06, 2020, 03:57:37 am
Some of the big kids, like vintage world champ team Hazzard racing were probably instrumental in putting this race on the map with their participation last season. Houghton is likely the place to be on Feb 8th.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on February 06, 2020, 01:24:27 pm
Gladwin is cancelled. Houghton Lake is the only race running.

Yup!  Big Bend cancelled their Vintage Snowmobile; Motorcycle races for this Saturday also. 

Looks like it's going to be a big turnout at Houghton Lake.

WHO'S GOING? 
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: nobody on February 07, 2020, 02:19:32 am
Clay, please look us up at Houghton races i would like to talk to you about the JAS steel Alouette chassis. number 14 polaris supermod
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 09, 2020, 09:12:28 am
Racing with the saints postponed again till March 7th  :'(
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on February 12, 2020, 05:08:19 am
Bevra is a go the 15th!! Should be a great turnout
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 14, 2020, 12:00:01 am
Another race bites the dust due to lack of cold weather. Whittemore has cancelled their 1st race for February 22. We are shooting for next year.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: nobody on February 18, 2020, 04:07:25 am
Rick, look to BEVRA racing Feb 22, fastest sleds in the state run at the Lakeview track. If you win at a BEVRA event your most likely a fast cat in the world of vintage sleds.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on February 18, 2020, 10:40:46 pm
Rick, look to BEVRA racing Feb 22, fastest sleds in the state run at the Lakeview track. If you win at a BEVRA event your most likely a fast cat in the world of vintage sleds.



I raced there before. It was ok but too far for us old racers. Me and my race partner are working with the Whittemore Chamber of Commerce to put on a race this year. Too bad the weather isn't cooperating.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on March 28, 2020, 11:06:49 am
Any vintage Grass Drags on tap for Michigan in 2020?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Garage Philosopher on March 29, 2020, 01:53:48 am
It's time to lock up some dates in August...
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on June 28, 2020, 11:55:10 pm
Any word on Marion for 2021?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on July 11, 2020, 05:43:55 am
Looks like Marion might be done for good because lack of volunteers...  meeting July 15th
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: badassjets on July 12, 2020, 07:34:40 pm
Rick where in Whittemore are you trying to get a race in at? I might be interested in giving some help.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on July 16, 2020, 08:42:01 am
Marion is a go this year.. feb /20/2021
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: 79JAGracer on July 17, 2020, 03:24:49 am
thanks for that information Jeff.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on September 03, 2020, 02:14:38 am
Rick where in Whittemore are you trying to get a race in at? I might be interested in giving some help.


Wayne, they are building a new track at the Chamber of Commerce building.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on October 07, 2020, 11:46:49 am
Looks like another nice racing season in Michigan for Winter 2020-2021.  Lucky Thumb and Big Bend just released their dates.   
https://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm (https://www.teshio.com/vsn/events.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on October 29, 2020, 01:46:41 pm
Hoping the long range weather forecast is true. We are going to try again this winter.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: jschaffer on October 30, 2020, 02:33:42 am
Rick is there going to be more than 1 race this year there?
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Rick1st on November 01, 2020, 01:51:58 pm
Rick is there going to be more than 1 race this year there?



No. Being our first race we are just going to have only one. I'm working with the Chamber helping them get their feet wet. Maybe in the future we will have a second race.
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on November 21, 2020, 01:48:57 pm
Some additions  :D Some canx  :'(
https://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (https://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: RacerX on December 23, 2020, 11:25:12 am
Some additions  :D Some canx, Marion being one of them :'(
https://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (https://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: maxiracer on December 31, 2020, 04:22:49 pm
Some additions  :D Some canx, Marion being one of them :'(
https://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm (https://www.teshio.com/vsn/racing/racing.htm)
BEVRA's board of directors has been discussing the possibility of offering some of Marion's core classes at one of our 5 scheduled races.  Most likely the 1974 and older classes as their newer stock and improved stock classes fit our existing classes. BEVRA currently has a 1974 and older class, so it might be a good fit. 

With so many cancellations already this year, we would like to find a way to get those guys who's race had to be cancelled, some ice time without disrupting our established program too much.

I will keep you guys in the loop if this works out.
Maxi
Title: Re: Vintage Races in Michigan
Post by: Jeff99 on January 12, 2021, 06:20:28 am
Racing with the saints postponed because of Covid