Brightside End of Winter 2004 Race
Sat 31st July. 2004
Race Report by Noel Lewis
a cold and foggy drive through Lithgow and Bathurst arrival at
Brightside was met with clear skies and little wind in contrast to last
track had been graded again and an inch and a half of rain in the week
preceding produced an ideal track that at first seemed dry on top but a
little slick under the surface, but after a few bikes had done some laps
the race line became lovely and soft freshly dug soil with out a hint of
dust, and turn two at the bottom of the hill was even getting a bit of a
berm building up on the exit so you could go in hard and bounce out with
out too much worry,
present to do battle and have a bit of fun,
and friend, with support from Ken, 1 postie and other assorted bikes
Primate (4 bikes.) Noel
850, Michael 08, Rohan 28, Sam 87.
fluoro, Father and son with 130 big bore postie
and Co.( 3 bikes). Postie special, RM framed CT110 motor, YZ 80 framed
postie with Blue handle bars (sorry guys donít have your name
had a postie with silver front guard and secret mods???
a few others plus support bikes,
I had four bikes to keep running I didnít get a lot of time to see
what everybody was up to.)
Race a 5 lapper and as usual Jezza was setting the pace ahead of Parko
race was a 10 lapper and Ken wrestled Jeremy of his bike for a go.
Jezzaís friend and Parko set of in the lead followed by Ken, Noel,
Michael, Pete etc. Coming out of the hairpin on to the main straight and
neither Parko or friend would give an inch and both ended up sprawled
across the track uninjured leaving Ken and Noel battling it out in front
with Noel taking the win after a close race with Michael in third.
5 lapper saw Parko get a win so the 2-hour was shaping up as an open
2 hour started around 3.20
with about 9 nine bikes on the grid, team Jeremy set the pace Parko on
#1 second, team primate started three bikes with only four riders and
for awhile were running 3rd and 4th with team Pete
dicing with Michael on 08 and team fluoro steadily clocking up the laps
with Rohan and Sam on 28 just circulating in their first event.
1 hour and after a few rider changes the order was Jezza 2 laps up with
Parko 1 lap ahead of Noel 850 and the rest a few laps down from there
Things were starting to change at 1.5 hour ,Jezza was out with his bike coming to a screaming stop on the down hill run between turns 1 and 2 Noel had unlapped himself and was only about half a lap behind Parko who still had a fuel stop to go.
Team Primate parked the still running 08 bike to concentrate on pushing the 850 bike to the end, team Pete seemed to be spending some time in the pits sorting a few problems and team fluoro were still running steadily though having to stop for oil every now and then.
the last Half hour the #1 bike started to suffer from gear selection
problems, slowing then finally stopping them .At the end of 2 hours only
2 bikes remained circulating Noel and Michael brought 850 home 1st
with team Fluoro a steady ride into second, the
850 bike is a new bike that only a few weeks before was rescued from a
tip. It has been fitted with the front end and race pipe off the old 850
bike, has a standard bore with Tighe cam, rear suspension modified with
swing arm pivot moved down and forward and shocks laid forward, many
hours were spent with drill and grinding tool porting the head to
improve flow the hidden benefit of this apart from more go was better
fuel economy, only having to go onto reserve at about 1 ĺ hours.
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