Monday, June 9, 2008

Race Results, Race Results, and more Race Results

Reports have come flooding in over the last few days from the various local racers that carry the "Lee's Speed Shop" name on their bikes. All Good news, too!

Local flat track legend Billy Hofmeister called me Saturday to let me know that he had cruised to an easy victory at the most recent Raceway Park event on his Rotax. Billy also reported that the rider he put on his iron head XLR found out that the bike will now run way more rpm than ever before. Apparently the bike would not go into 3rd gear, but they found that it was still pulling in 2nd at the end of the straightaways. It's a good thing I put heavier valve springs on it to go along with the porting work!

This morning Joe Lieske stopped in with a great big drag racing grin on his face. He had been at Brainerd International Raceway this past weekend with his "practice bike", a V-Rod Destroyer. After getting his competition license (to run under 10 seconds) last time out, this was his first outing in real competition. He had a good weekend, making it all the way to the semifinals. Looking over his time slips this morning, I saw that he cut a .005 as well as a .007 light. Running low 9.90's at 127 mph despite being on the rev limiter 150 feet before the finish line, not too shabby. He left here to continue his quest to locate the software to enable him to change the rev limiter (back ordered from Harley - go figure).

Last but not least, Jason Clampitt called me shortly after Joe left, to give me his good news. He and his Sportster dragbike made it to the finals at the Divisional race that he attended recently. And if that is not enough, he turned in one of his best weekends ever at Brainerd this last weekend. It was a "double header" so he actually entered his bike in "Bike 1" and "Bike 2" for each race. That's a total of 4 races. Not only was his little Sportster running good, with a best of 9.91 and 132 mph, but he won a total of 16 rounds over the weekend! The results come down like this; one quarter final appearance, one semi final appearance, one runner up, and one first place finish!

So, a big congratulations to all three of you, and a big thanks for keeping my shop's name out there!

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