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Northbrook Pictures 2008
Races held Saturday July 12, 2008 at the Northbrook, Illinois 383 meter low banked velodrome.
Thanks to race director Sean Costin, the volunteers, Len Brunkalla for officiating, and to Mike Mowett for the results. AMB timing by Sean Costin. Weather was hot.

Photo by Jeff Hunn
Sean Costin (white shirt) and Tony Levand (orange hat) monitor results of the individual 200-meter sprint.
This guy shows up most years to play music during the races, and after the racing is done he takes some 35+-mph laps on his electric- assist bicycle!
Photo by Jeff Hunn

Photo by Steve & Teresa Spencer
Steve Spencer's Panther speedbike was modified to allow left hand turns.
Dennis Grelk leads Steve Spencer around the velodrome corner during practice.  
Photo by Steve & Teresa Spencer

Photo by Steve & Teresa Spencer
 Dennis Grelk leads Steve Spencer around a trike racer.
Steve in the Panther
Photo by Steve & Teresa Spencer

Photo by Steve & Teresa Spencer
LaVerne Spencer and Earl Russell.
Logo on the Panther - no fork zone. 
Photo by Steve & Teresa Spencer

Photo by Jeff Hunn
Commentator Ed Gin talks to racers waiting for the 100-lap event to start. Left to right: Dan Glatch, Dennis Grelk, Doc Pearson (hidden behind Ed), Earl Russell (Ti-Rush w/body sock), Robert Jung (yellow/ black fairing), Tony Levand, and Bill Cook (Barcroft Oregon low-racer).
Another look at the Spencer Panther, with its unique no-fork cable- steered full-size front wheel.
Photo by Jeff Hunn

Photo by Steve & Teresa Spencer
 Teresa launches the Panther using roller blades.
 Dan Glatch Followed by Earl Russell and Steve Spencer in the topless Panther. Due to launching issue Steve had to run without the top in the 100 lap race.
Photo by Steve & Teresa Spencer

Photo by Steve & Teresa Spencer
 Earl on his Easy Racers ti-rush.
 Tony Levand in his Carp 2 Coroliner
Photo by Steve & Teresa Spencer

Photo by Jeff Hunn
Dan Glatch (Piranha) and Earl Russell pass Bill Cook.
Dennis passes Steve Spencer in the Panther streamliner. Steve had a good start in practice with Teresa on roller blades supporting him until get could balance, but had several crashes trying to get started for the race, and finally decided to ride w/o the top.
Photo by Jeff Hunn

Photo by Jeff Hunn
Doc Pearson's reliable SuperStreet racer.
Robert Jungs open-bottom SuperStreet streamliner.
Photo by Jeff Hunn

Photo by Jeff Hunn
Racers line up for the 50-lap unfaired race. Eventual winner Sean Costin (#333), 2nd-place finisher Dennis Grelk (#360), 3rd-pace finisher Alan Ariail (red jersey), 4th place finisher Bill Hannon (standing), and eventual casualty Gary Toy (#411).
The back half of the lineup for the 50-lap stock race.
Photo by Jeff Hunn

Photo by Jeff Hunn
Left to right - Mike Mowett, Jeff Hunn, Chris Cortez.
Chris Burkhardt (red) and Bill Cook race the Barcroft back-to-back tandem (FYI Bill is the stoker and is facing the rear).
Photo by Jeff Hunn

Photo by Jeff Hunn
On the back straight, left to right - Sean Costin, Dennis Grelk, Gary Toy, Alan Ariail, Leonardo Cruces, Dora Cortez, and Dan Thorne.
Left to right- Julie Pitko, Wendy Toy, and Jim Iwaskow.
Photo by Jeff Hunn

Photo by Jeff Hunn
Dennis Grelk leads Bill Hannon.
Start of 25-lap trike race. Left to right - Chris Burkhardt, Jeff Hunn, Steve Hepner, Chris Cortez, Brad Bosworth, Len Brukalla (holding green flag).
Photo by Jeff Hunn

Photo by Jeff Hunn
After both primes the field regrouped for more drafting and maneuvering. Spectators seemed to enjoy the drama!
There was lots of very close drafting with the trikes, since they can hold a steadier line, and a touch won't send the back rider crashing down.

Amling's Cycles offered a 10th-lap prime ($10.00 gift
certificate) for each class, and a second prime ($20.00 gas money) was put forth about 2/3 through the trike race. Chris Burkhardt won both primes, as well as the race itself! (photo by Dan Thorne).


Photo by Jeff Hunn

Photo by Jeff Hunn
Chris Burkhardt finishes his 200-meter sprint on the front straight at the Northbrook velodrome.
Chris Burkhardt pours on the speed for the last lap, winning easily.
Photo by Jeff Hunn

Photo by Jeff Hunn
4 of the 5 trike racers, in a great shot taken by Dan Thorne.
Steve Hepner takes a turn at the front.
Photo by Jeff Hunn

Photo by Jeff Hunn
Jonathan Costin gets advice from his pit crew (mom) after his 5-lap race.

Happy, tired racers gather inside waiting for Sean to present awards. 


Photo by Jeff Hunn


Photo by Steve & Teresa Spencer
The Spencer Racing team. 

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