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post #1 of 58 Old 02-21-2009, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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New Mini-Moto Club

After much frustration with our present race club, and some of the other options out there, a friend of mine is starting his own AMA sanctioned Mini-Moto club/series. Should be run under AMA mini-moto rules as of now, subject to change though. Should be classes that include up to 125cc two stroke, and 175+cc four stroke, and an XR100 cup class that includes all four strokes up to 125cc. 17" wheels allowed, stock mini-frames.

We have three dates secured at NHMS (Loudon NH) with probably one more to go. Club will be called the NEMM (New England Mini Moto). We will not be racing on the main track, we'll probably be setup in one of their huge parking lots, at this time I don't think the course will include dirt...so bring your slicks.

For sure we already have Sunday May 31, and the Sunday after Laybor day. Entries fees should be resonable, and equipment allowance casual for the first season. If anyone is interested I'll post more info as it become available.
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Sounds fun! Wish I lived a little farther east.

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How well do mini-motos pull a sidecar?

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NEMM ( New England Mini Moto) just put up a temporary site for the basics, schedule, rules, membership signup.

http://www.nhf-racing.com/nemm/

Right now it's piggy-back on the NHF Racing site, but will have it's own domain shortly.

Dates as of now are posted, as are some of the basic rules and classes. Membership is $35.

I'll be at the May31 Loudon event.

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PS. These will be AMA sanctioned events so AMA membership is also required to actually race.

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Awesome !! Good to see the MM is going strong !

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We've been open two days and have 14 members already. One sponsor, and are working on group buys for 17" excel rims, sprockets etc.

The guy who started the club is sharp, late 20's, motivated, former owner of a CCS 600 supersport team, a motard and vintage racer. Has the mysterious job of IBM "Unix Security Expert", he wanted to live in the middle of no-where in Maine....IBM ran a T-1 line to his house so he can work from there.

I've sold my vintage stuff, bought an XR100 and CRF150...I'm itchin to race.
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Schedule has been updated with four events now.

http://www.nhf-racing.com/nemm.html

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Online membership and race registration is now functional on the NEMM website.
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JB, I think I need to come make a visit to talk to you about this in some detail. Maybe twist Brian's arm to join me.

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It's shaping up really fast now. Five race dates secured, bike requirement solidified, hell the club even has a new box truck for equipment now.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. I'm really jazzed about it, should be some fun, low budget, low risk racing.
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Requirement for AMA membership has been dropped. So...one less bill has to be paid to go racing with NEMM.
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Wife's XR100 getting it's new 17's and GP rain tires installed.

Next up is the CRF150 with new wheels and a CR80 front end.

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Nice !

If anyone in your club is intrested, I need to sell my RM65 Mini-Motard - way fast and it has some trick parts on it , cheap !!

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Mini-Moto bike number one is almost done:
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First race this weekend....I'll have pictures.
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good luck and have fun, that looks like an absolute blast!

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Very nice scoot! I really dig that rim/tire combo. Have fun with it JohnnyB.

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Very nice! I think they have stuff like that out here...one way to get my racing/track fix. need to make some calls.

Good luck in your race!
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First NEMM event was a blast. I'm learning a lot and there is a lot to learn. I'm freakin sore all over. Lots of racing...and three crashes

Turnout was good, weather was decent...just an hour or so of rain to make things interesting. Will have some links to photos before long.

Here's a video of some practice laps. My rig is the blue setup seen in the beginning, just a glimpse of me getting suited up. The guy doing the video is a better rider than me...but I crash in front of him (I have the red helmet, brown leathers)...when he hits me he screws up his brake line...which makes him crash again...and keeps pulling off the "track" to figure out what's going on.

Just a HUGE amount of fun. Had about a dozen guys come over from Loudon LRRS with their play bikes, about four of them ended up legal for our classes and entered to race. You want to really learn to ride a bike and race on the cheap...no better way.
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YouTube - NEMM 2009 Round 1 at NHMS - practice 2

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Thanks Barton,

Here's the track.



A guy that knows what he's doing.



Turn one, XR100 Main on the start. (notice the guy cutting the corner...me).



Our little jump.



This type of racing will make you a better rider no matter what type of riding you do, and it's incredible fun.
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looks like ya'll had a super time... mary laughed when i showed her the video and you 2 got tangled up... i told her not to laugh but she did...



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No..go ahead and laugh....listen to the video close enough you'll hear other people laughing too
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Seriously, when are you going to get some up to date leathers???

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That looks like loads of fun. We have a club around here that does AutoX ... Would be sweet if we had the same type of club to organize these type of events


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That was some funny stuff. Looks like a ton of fun for small amount of $$$. When/where is the next race?

After many years and many dreams I have realized my goal of riding in all 50 states!

Now the rest of the world!

Every now and then go away and have a little relaxation. To remain constantly at work will diminish your judgment. --Leonardo Da Vinci
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Next race is June 21, at Rocky Ridge Raceway in Vt.

Details here: NHF RACING -- NEW ENGLAND

Usually free to watch.
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meh' only 600 miles. Could be an interesting weekend trip for me. If I still am not back to work I'll try and make it. Looks like tons 'O' fun. Think they'll let me on the course on my 900RR loaded down with luggage?

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Now the rest of the world!

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You could be the pace car!!
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Ha, ha, ha.... good one. I can see it now. The pace bike crashes on the first lap and is subsequently run over by numerous little bikes.

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Here's my trophies from this weekend. They looked worse yesterday. The thigh bruise looked a lot like a footpeg before....and I know who's footpeg it was The elbow bruise was through thick Vanson elbow leather and kevlar armor....without the gear...either one probably would have been a trip to the hospital....gotta love race gear....turns things from stupid....to fun.
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finally a class a 919 can compete in

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NEMM Round 2 at Rocky Ridge vermont is over. I'm doing better but still crashing. Great little...and I mean little track.
There is a short vid of a practice session here:
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Now that looks like fun!!

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Absolutely a blast. I've done all kinds of motorcycle riding, and road raced for 12 years, played in the dirt etc etc. This type of racing is the single best way to really really learn to ride a bike that I've ever seen. (usually we have some dirt and small jumps too).
We were lapping this track in 19 -20 seconds...you have to really be on your toes, no time to day dream. 100% brake, turn as tight as you possibly can, 100% throttle, squeezy by with 12", run over the curb, through the grass, carry the rear wheel, slide the front and rear...you do it all.

You buy a used bike for $1200-2000, build some 17" wheels, get some 125gp slicks or rain tires....and go racing.

Here we see three different cornering styles in one picture.


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Looks like you guys are having a BLAST!

SMRookie went out to Grange' in the CA high desert a couple of weeks ago and had the time of his life!
I think I'm going to put some handguards and some Bridgestone BT-45's on my 150 and do the same. This looks like too much fun to pass up!

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Hasbeen.... We had some guys running BT-45's, they are perfect. They make them in 16" rear and 19" front right? If you have a 150...yeah, tires and handguards are all you need. Hand guards are a must, absolutely. They've save my hands and my levers half a dozen times in two races.

I've got to get better gear though...the road race gear isn't cutting it anymore...I'm a crasher. Different parts of my body seem to be contacting the ground than ever did while road racing.
Here's my round 2 bruise....goes from my ass to my nuts and is getting bigger each day....pee is a tad darker than I'm used to also. Hurts like a mofo when I get up after sitting...but in general tylenol is handling it and it's getting better every day. Should be fine for the race next month
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