Indy 2009 pictures
Indy 2009 HPRA Racing Pictures
Races held April 25th and 26th at the Indianapolis, Indiana Major Taylor velodrome. Weather was warm with highs in the 80s F. and very windy. Thanks to race director Don Barry, timing officials Garrie Hill, Luke Gilberts, Warren Beauchamp and to Frank Lindley and the other volunteers.
Indy racing pictures by Mike Mowett
Saturday Trike Race video

Dennis Grelk on velodrome video
Mooresville Trike Race video by Mike Mowett
 

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Trike racers prepare for twisty lap race that Garrie Hill set up in the velodrome parking lot.
Garrie wields the bullhorn. Doc Pearson gets out of the way on his EZ3 electric assist trike.
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Jane Hunn is ready to race! 
Trike racers line up for the lap race.
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Racers hit the hairpin turn at high speed, often lifting the inside wheel as they lean into the corner.
Chris Cortez leads the race early, followed by Dennis Grelk, Tim Hicks, and Jeff Hunn. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
 Tim closes the gap on his leaning trike.
Curtis Valey during the trike race. This was Curtis' first time on a trike, and now he know what happens when you corner too fast...
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Tim Hicks takes the lead on his leaning trike. 
Leaning trike mechanism - top view. 
Photo by Warren Beauchamp

Photo by Warren Beauchamp
 Leaning trike mechanism - back view. 
 Panoramic shot of the Major Taylor velodrome.
Photo by Curtis Valey

Photo by Curtis Valey
 Rick Gritter's lowracer
Major Taylor velodrome - sans people. 
Photo by Curtis Valey

Photo by Curtis Valey
Warren mugs while waiting to do his 200 meter sprint. Bill Hannon looks on. Bill was just watching this day because he hurt his knee on a 200 mile ride. 
Dennis (center) gets his low racer ready. Upright Mike (right) takes a picture. 
Photo by Curtis Valey

Photo by Curtis Valey
Rick Gritters lines up to do his 200M run. Rick set a Masters record for the 200M sprint, but we didin't have the electronic timing system set up so it's not official. Doh!  
Dora Cortez says Hi! 
Photo by Curtis Valey

Photo by Curtis Valey
 Sean Costin and his NoCom.
Garrie Hill gives the rabbit ears to Bill Hannon. 
Photo by Curtis Valey

Photo by Curtis Valey
 Curtis Valey poses with his VK1.
Julie Pitko finishes her 200 meter run on her Challenge Fujin. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Warren Beauchamp
Faired bikes line up for the 200 meter sprint. 
Garrie Hill prepares for the 200 meter sprint in his Go-One velomobile. 
Photo by Warren Beauchamp

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Faired bikes run the 50 lap race. Dennis Grelk laps the field in the the Barracuda streamliner.  
Jeff Hunn runs Rick's Wianecki's ex-Frank-n-liner streamliner sans top because of the wind.
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Warren Beauchamp
The Rose-Hulman team has a new streamliner this year and it both looks and rund great. They switched between riders multiple times during the 50 lap race to get practice for the ASME race. 
Tedd Wheeler races in his Aleweder velomobile. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Warren Beauchamp
Dennis Grelk cruises by at about 32 MPH. 
Rich Myers in the Moby streamliner passes Tedd Wheeler. 
Photo by Warren Beauchamp

Photo by Warren Beauchamp
Jim Iwaskow races his Challenge Jester with newly re-minted and very nice looking CF tailbox.
Tony Levand races his fully faired Coroplast and farbric faired Carp commuter streamliner.
Photo by Warren Beauchamp

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Rich Myers in the Moby streamliner  
 Doc Pearson during the 50 lap race races in his Infinity superstreet 'liner.
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
 Frank Lindley races his Infinity SWB with tailbox in the superstock class.
The Rose-Hulman team swaps out it's rider during the 50 lap race. They can do this in less than a minute. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Warren Beauchamp

Tim Hicks races his square-tubed lowracer with Coroplast tailbox.

Apparently it's very hard to get round chrome-moly tubing in Canada, which is why most Canadian home builders use square mild steel tubing.

Tim Passes Jeff and Frank. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
On Sunday, the first race of the days was again the trike race. Tim Hicks again dominated the event on his leaning trike. 
Chris Cortez cruises by on his trike. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Jonathan Costin win the junior class race. 
Tim Hicks rounds the corner at high speed, with Jonathan hot on his heels. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Dennis Grelk rounds the corner followed by Jane Hunn. 
Marge Branch rounds the corner on her Catrike. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Chris Cortez 
Jane Hunn crosses the finish line, just before Dennis Grelk. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
 Jonathan leads Chris.
Stock class and women's class riders prepare to run the 10 lap (10 mile) race.

Back row - Jane Hunn, Dora Cortez, Bill Lozowski.
Front row - Sean Costin, Chris Cortez.


Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Front to back - Rick Gritters, Dennis Grelk, Warren Beauchamp, Dan Thorne.

That's Rev. Bruce Gordon in the orange.

Riders get the green flag, Jane aims for the hands. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Chris Cortez - Having a jersey that matches the wheel covers is good for at least one MPH.
Mike Mowett now has a lowracer. Or lowracer parts anyway. Anyway, here he is living up to his moniker - Upright Mike. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Sean blurs by. Did he really go 29MPH during the 10 mile race or is the track actually less than a mile? 
 Dora Cortez on her Gritters lowracer
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Racer, builder, and cross country rider Rick Gritters races on his Gritters lowracer 
Warren Beauchamp on his NoCom.
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Chris Cortez on his Gritters lowracer. 
What are those upright bikes doing in this race? We don't care, they are still human powered. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
 Dan Thorne races his Challenge Fujin.
 Warren, followed by Rick
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Bill Lozowski on his M5 lowracer 
Cortez 
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Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Costin 
Mowett 
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Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Beauchamp 
Gordon 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Bill Lozowski, Bruce Gordon, Tim Hicks, and Rick Wianecki check out Tim's bikes.
Tim's Lowracer 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Tim's leaning trike. 
Rick takes the leaning trike for a spin 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Dan Thorne and his daughter Julie Pitko rest between races. 
The faired 10 lap race starts. Tim got a bunch of companies to sponsor him, so he had cool stickers on his tailbox. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Doc cruises by. 
Rich in Moby Blue 
Photo by Warren Beauchamp

Photo by Warren Beauchamp
Grelk 
Iwaskow 
Photo by Warren Beauchamp

Photo by Warren Beauchamp
Jim Curry in the Infinity superstreet racer.
Tedd Wheeler 
Photo by Warren Beauchamp

Photo by Warren Beauchamp
More Grelk 
More Canadian Jim 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Gold medal winner Jonathan. 
Sean tries out the leaning trike. 
Photo by Cortez & Pitko

Photo by Cortez & Pitko
Warren Tries out the leaning trike.  



Not pictured: Dennis breaks the leaning trike.

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