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Re: Good news for flat track racing fans!
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 05:25:42 AM »
DuQuoin is a really beautiful and fast track. Illinois for July 4th sounds like a good place to be. The following week (July 11) is the Indy Mile. There was a conflict with scheduling at the State Fair, so it won't be held during the Moto GP weekend, unfortunately. Still, since I'll be in the area, I think I'll be able to see two miles!
In 1996, the Du Quoin Mile had been rained out on its original scheduled date, so it was held on the day after the Indy Mile. Indy was Saturday night and DuQuoin was on Sunday. That was a good weekend for this Flat Track junkie!
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Re: Good news for flat track racing fans!
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 06:00:47 AM »
It's only 289 miles for me. I'm diggin' it!
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Re: Good news for flat track racing fans!
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 10:30:23 AM »

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Re: Good news for flat track racing fans!
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 02:14:57 PM »
"Flat track junkie". That's funny.

I'm gonna say I'm in for this one.

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Re: Good news for flat track racing fans!
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 05:47:47 PM »
It's about a 3 hour ride there for me so I may go.
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Re: Good news for flat track racing fans!
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2015, 06:01:42 PM »
Great Track, Great Racing.  Been there 2 or 3 times when I lived in Belleville. 

Indy in Mid July?  Why did they change the date from MotoGP weekend? 
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Re: Good news for flat track racing fans!
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 06:18:44 PM »
Now , if we could just get the Sedalia mile and the Hallet AHRMA Nat back on the calendar ...

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Dusty, I can't think of Sedalia without remembering that Salt Lake City's Chris Dreyer, #77, lost an arm there around 1970.  He was really a top rider.  I was on the track with him at the 1967 75 mile national at Carlsbad, CA, but he was disappearing in the distance ahead of me.  Those old side-valve H-D KR-750s could really fly, whether on dirt or pavement, and he was a great rider. 

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Re: Good news for flat track racing fans!
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 06:38:03 PM »
Dusty, I can't think of Sedalia without remembering that Salt Lake City's Chris Dreyer, #77, lost an arm there around 1970.  He was really a top rider.  I was on the track with him at the 1967 75 mile national at Carlsbad, CA, but he was disappearing in the distance ahead of me.  Those old side-valve H-D KR-750s could really fly, whether on dirt or pavement, and he was a great rider. 

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Yeah , that was a really bad accident . One of our local racers ,Dave Burleigh , lost most of a foot at a track in Tulsa sometime around 1973 . I was in the USAF at the time , so not around , but he was a hero of mine .
AND yes , those old KRs , and the preceding WRs, were amazingly fast , developed to the Nth degree . When AHRMA was being formed , Dick Mann lobbied against a flat track division because of the danger . Fortunately , the last I knew there have been no fatalities . The accident at Du Quion  that took the life of Rodney Farris still gives me the shivers .

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Re: Good news for flat track racing fans!
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2015, 06:56:10 PM »
I stopped in to see a friend who is a fantastic welder/fabricator/machinist today and he has finally realized his dream of owning an XR750. Serious piece. He's built Rotax and Yamaha SR500 powered bikes and raced them successfully, will be interesting to see what he can do with an XR once it's done. That may take a while - among other issues, 2nd gear has absolutely no teeth.  :o  :D
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Re: Good news for flat track racing fans!
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2015, 07:49:02 PM »
Yeah , that was a really bad accident . One of our local racers ,Dave Burleigh , lost most of a foot at a track in Tulsa sometime around 1973 . I was in the USAF at the time , so not around , but he was a hero of mine .
AND yes , those old KRs , and the preceding WRs, were amazingly fast , developed to the Nth degree . When AHRMA was being formed , Dick Mann lobbied against a flat track division because of the danger . Fortunately , the last I knew there have been no fatalities . The accident at Du Quion  that took the life of Rodney Farris still gives me the shivers .

Didn't a racer have a fatal accident @ Sedalia one year?
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