Buell is BACK!
Photo by GRON4 / Erik Buell Racing Press Release
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GEOFF MAY SIGNS TO RIDE FOR ERIK BUELL RACING IN AMA SUPERBIKE SERIES
May will start season aboard Buell 1125RR at Infineon Raceway
East Troy, Wis. (April 26, 2010)
Erik Buell Racing is delighted to announce that Geoff May will be contesting the balance of the 2010 AMA Pro American Superbike series on the Buell 1125RR, starting at Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA, May 14-16. Along with Geoff as rider, the Erik Buell Racing superbike team will consist of the experienced and championship winning combination of team manager Dennis Zickrick, and crew chief Michael Tjon.
"Geoff did a couple short tests with us, including one very cold and wet one at Road America this weekend. We were all very satisfied with the results. The bikes worked well and Geoff is a very talented rider with great development feedback skills." said Dennis Zickrick. "We all look forward to joining the series."
"We are very fortunate to be able to field a team of this caliber" said Erik Buell "Our team is very lean in size and budget and we are up against the best but I know that these guys will do everything possible to put on a great show for the fans."
For more information on Erik Buell Racing, go to: www.erikbuellracing.com and Erik Buell Racing on Facebook
Two women riders participate in their first trackday
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Gill Hepple was so excited that she couldn’t contain her enthusiasm. She’d just come off the track at Barber Motorsports Park, where AHRMA was offering civilians the opportunity to take a couple of lazy parade laps around the track between races at their annual vintage festival. “I want to do a track day!” she chanted over and over. Gill finally got her chance five months later, when she and a friend signed up for a novice-only track day at JenningsGP in Florida. At this point, they’d each been riding for less than a year.
Keeping your dedicated track bike streetable
So you want a track bike? No, you NEED a track bike. In the current “run what you brung” world, your street bike is certainly acceptable. But each time the rear end steps out or you get in a little hot on a fast turn, you face twice the pucker factor. The first is for your own skin, the second is for the time and money required to repair your everyday ride should you crash it. The solution is easy… Get a track bike. But how do you justify it, both to yourself and your significant other (if any)? I read somewhere, “It is easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission.” Somehow, I don’t think that this would be the case with my wife.
Female-specific foot protection
Sidi, a company responsible for creating high-tech road racing boots for male riders, now offers a ladies version called the Vertigo Lei that retails for about $300. Based on the anatomy of the female foot, these beauties offer a feminine exterior, but with the technology of the male version of the Vertigo boot. As a female rider, the features were appealing, but I was skeptical as to whether or not these boots would meet my expectations. The boots arrived just in time for a December track event, and this review is based on my experiences with the boots after three different track events for a total of five days of track time.
Behind the scenes with Team Pro Motion
Team: A group of people linked in a common purpose in order to conduct tasks that are high in complexity.
Team Pro Motion is an organization that is focused on redefining the trackday experience. For the past thirteen years, this organization has catered to the need for speed of thousands of moto-enthusiasts, primarily in the Northeast.