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CCS Racing this weekend

Anyone going to Blackhawk for the races this Sunday? I'm heading up Saturday afternoon. I'm not interested in practice, I just want to race.

Does anyone have a new or slightly used 120/70/17 Michelin DOT race tire they want to sell me? I dropped the ball and forgot to order one from Monte. I cashed mine at Putnam a couple weeks ago.

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I might go Sunday to watch...TBD.

Right now debating signing up for Motovid Riders Clinic or LCR on Saturday.
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Hmmmm...pending hang over I might ride up. You're racing Nick?

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I'm preregistered for GTL, Thunderbike and ULSB. I may race another class to we'll see. I need a front tire though. Who has one? I called Blarney and left a message, thanks for the PM Jason.

I may resort to digging through the tire pile if I have to.

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I may resort to digging through the tire pile if I have to.
Put on plenty of bug spray

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I sprayed bug yard guard in them and it seems to be working.

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Nick, I have a brand new Power ONE DOT... I can give it to you on Saturday. Just get me one to replace it sometime down the road...

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I"ve got a medium power race brand new as well. Let me know

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Shoot me a pm with how much you want for the tires please.

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Found a tire, thanks Germany. So who else is racing?

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I'd like to come watch a race or two. I've never seen any motorcycle races in person.

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I'd like to come watch a race or two. I've never seen any motorcycle races in person.


Come on man!! Fantastic stuff, you'll love it.

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I'd love to see you race Nick but I already have plans on Sunday, I'll try to make it to the next one!

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Come on man!! Fantastic stuff, you'll love it.

Just don't pull a Cerk and break your helmet when you are 2 hours form home. LOL


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Found a tire, thanks Germany. So who else is racing?
Pirelli shoed 1098 will grid up for at least supertwins...

Nolan will be out there as well.

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For anyone that doesn't know. There has been a schedule change for BHF for the rest of the CCS season. There are no Saturday races. The Friday practice and MotoVid Racer clincs are now on Saturday. All races are run on Sunday.

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If the weather is decent, I'll ride up there. How does it work in the pits? Do we just park it walk around anywhere like on a trackday?

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If the weather is decent, I'll ride up there. How does it work in the pits? Do we just park it walk around anywhere like on a trackday?
Yep.

I don't believe there is a Team Challenge event, so you'd just have to wait for one race to get in if you don't get there before the fun starts.

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Lucas and I will be there... if we're racing 2 bikes, it'll be Thunderbike, F-40/FemMoto and Lightweight F-40 (back-to-back-to-BACK fun for both of us).

If just one bike, we'll flip a coin for Thunderbike, Lucas will ride LW F-40, and I'll do FemMoto... and have another chance to perfect our "rapid removal" number plate swap.

And if the week finishes like it started... we'll be there on Saturday night for the auction and a leisurely ride home Sunday morning.

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Hummm this is interesting I might just do this...Greg, need any pit crew if you go?

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Can anyone post the remaining schedule at BHF? I'd like to ride up and spectate but I won't be able to this Sunday because I will be in Peoria for the TT.
Are the CCS/BHF gate fees still outrageously high for spectators?

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Can anyone post the remaining schedule at BHF? I'd like to ride up and spectate but I won't be able to this Sunday because I will be in Peoria for the TT.
Are the CCS/BHF gate fees still outrageously high for spectators?
Last CCS BHF race is Sept 26.

I'll be there of course.

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Can anyone post the remaining schedule at BHF? I'd like to ride up and spectate but I won't be able to this Sunday because I will be in Peoria for the TT.
Are the CCS/BHF gate fees still outrageously high for spectators?
From the link Greg posted, It looks like $15 gate fee after 5pm Saturday and anytime Sunday. Before that it is $25. Though I am not sure if that is the spectator fee as well, or just the gate fee for participants.

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I believe Corey's logic on the gate fees is correct. Thats one good thing about the 1 day event. Less gate fees.

I hate that the gate fees are charged by the weekend. Meaning that if you showed up when they had Friday practice, you paid for 3 days of gate fees.

It's hard to grow an amateur sport and get people interested when it could cost $100 or more for a family of 4 to come out and watch racing on Saturday when it was scheduled that way.

Corey, if I ride, I could definitely use a pit crew during the day. I would probably do a mid-day race and the last race. Since I'm there pit crewing for someone else, I can always use help Track me down Friday and we'll see.

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Hell yes I remember that! I still get nervous changing that damn visor...Arai told me that I had a fabrication year that was prone to breaking like that...the other side broke like 2 weeks later! They sent me new side covers and visor mechanisms for both sides.

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Nolan will be out there as well.
Still on the fence. Might have enough tire for one or two races. Most likely a last minute decision.

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