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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-09-2007, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Track Day pic of the week!

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Rider - Mr. Chris Frye @ Putnam Park w/ NESBA


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I wonder if that is a 180 or 190 tire? Sooo low, Mopar said he was almost scraping elbow on a couple of other turns.

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I have no idea how he even stays on the bike, He may as well be in a side car...... amazing

here's one I took that day.



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I have no idea how he even stays on the bike, He may as well be in a side car...... amazing

here's one I took that day.
Chris was rockin...

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What kind of times was that dude running at Putnam? He looks like he's rolling pretty good.

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What kind of times was that dude running at Putnam? He looks like he's rolling pretty good.
I was on bleachers with my timex sport watch and I had him into the low 15's

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Curt got down to 12.89 this weekend.

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I was on bleachers with my timex sport watch and I had him into the low 15's
Crikey, thats fast

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What the fastest lap on a two wheel machine at Putnam?

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I heard something about me hanging off too far in Vegas. I think it also has to do with ergonomics, the CBR's felt huge.

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What the fastest lap on a two wheel machine at Putnam?
For awhile, I think it was 12.9 by Trey Batey. I don't know how current that is though.

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I know that Furtek was in the 11's out there last year at one of the NESBA events...and when he comes by you at that pace, it is a real reality check. Yowzer!

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On the Putnam Park web site it says this: TRACK RECORD- 52.91 SEC., SET BY ROBERTO GONZALEZ IN A CHAMP CAR 10/2/2003.

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I thought it was a 1.09 set by some dude rocking a zx9r.

i think there is a thread somewhere with that information

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Frankenfield said he has done low 10's out there. I think Batey owns the "record" in the high 9's or low 10's.
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Awesome shot. Damn Chris is fast.

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being Chris's dad, he was on takeoffs. Yes he took the Freddie lessons seriously. Great shots and thx for those. Another web site shows him as the headless rider.LOL...
Yep, Curt was in the 12+ with a new liter bike. Chris will win though.LOL

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being Chris's dad, he was on takeoffs. Yes he took the Freddie lessons seriously. Great shots and thx for those. Another web site shows him as the headless rider.LOL...
Yep, Curt was in the 12+ with a new liter bike. Chris will win though.LOL
Looks like Chris is back up to speed for the season Butch. Are you guys going to be at Blackhawk this weekend for CCS? Kim and I were going to come out to spectate one of the days. Also, is that Curt Henderson you're talking about?

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I have no idea how he even stays on the bike, He may as well be in a side car...... amazing

here's one I took that day.
Now Tony, drop 800 bucks and you can get a lens that will get you closer. lol Yeah, I know howl ya feel.

Anyways, that is incredible. I mean he might as well get ready to fall he's so low!
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I heard something about me hanging off too far in Vegas. I think it also has to do with ergonomics, the CBR's felt huge.
Thats true and funny. After sitting on a few GSXR's and riding my friends F4i, I think they're tiny and cramped. The forward seating position is not comfortable for people my size. But I've got a secret in the works.

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Chris's picture is PROOF that dropping the forks and running the 170 front works.......



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Shots are impressive as hell! I noticed when Chris passed me at Blackhawk a few weekends ago that his form was much improved as he gapped me in the carousel. Big props!

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Here's some more of that punkass form from Putnam last weekend....


j/k I thought Chris had the absolute best form of anyone on the track at Putnam..period
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