Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pick your class. Not your nose.

The ever persistent winds of change are always among race rule books. intriguing. New possibilities. Tricky wording that needs to be read more than twice. Also the ever persistent winds of shit. The PPIHC has changed much in its 90 years. The same 156 corners. The same glorious course and setting. But in my 5 years on the hill I have seen the last dirt sections get buried like dead Indians of an extinct tribe. With this change births the most exciting 13 miles of tight road race, needle threading,  fast as fuck but technical enough for a 450cc Honda to beat liter bikes and other sport bikes entered in the exihbition class for real road racing. Real road race. Defined humbly by me in this ramble. Ramble of how rule book changes for 2013 have dropped the vintage class. wtf. But, on a brighter note, added a 750 "superbike" class. This should be an interesting class!  I love my little Honda and I am more than eager to dance with her this year (year of double the cost of entry$$$$$$fuck) But... just like a fellow with a good girl sneaking in nudey magazine reading, I find my self reading these rules and giving a good thought to a bigger faster bike, and the zen pleasure of building such a race bike. makes me go booiiinnngg. Such fantasizing of even a side car... why not?
For now I must still dial in the 450 that did such good work it's freshman year. Dial her in for shizzle my nizzle. Word!     

Motorcycle classification. class is in session. study. classy mother fuckers....

Pikes Peak 250 
A. 250 cc 2-stroke & 4-stroke single cylinder or 125 cc two stroke single cylinder or
250 cc twin cylinder 4-stroke.

 Pikes Peak 450
A. 251cc-500cc 2-stroke single cylinder
B. 450cc 4-stroke single cylinder or twin cylinder


 Pikes Peak Heavyweight Supermoto:
A. 501cc-700cc 4-stroke single cylinder, 451 to 799 twin cylinder 4-stroke or 250 cc
2-stroke twin cylinder
B. Only 250cc twin cylinder 2-stroke motorcycles will be allowed to have OVM two
piece handlebars all other motorcycles must have OVM one piece handlebars.

750 Superbike:
A. 251-750cc 2, 3 or 4 cylinder Superbike class; no super charging or turbo charging

 Pikes Peak 1205
A. 751cc – 1205cc 4-stroke twin or triple cylinder. (Must have one piece OVM handle
bars) The motorcycles will be equipped with a production engine and frame. The
motorcycle must have a production appearance. Lights must be removed; original
forks, shocks, brakes and wheels are optional. Modified engine management
systems, intake and exhaust systems are allowed. Entrants shall provide suitable
documentation validating the production design of their entry. All PPIHC safety and
race rules and regulations apply to this class. The Director of Competition/Assistant
Director of Competition will make the final decision of eligibility for any entry.



 Plus the side hack class. Of course their are the wheel chair racing quads.... (two to many wheels), the golf cart side by side yahoos and anything else you can shmooze past the tech inspectors who can and do make up the rules as they please.

2 comments:

Paul Baleta said...

Wow... rules are pretty loose... not surprised golf carts get in. Yeah man! REAL Road Racin!
Bucket list.

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