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8/15/2015 to 8/16/2015     Manchester Medley HPRA Race Weekend Update
Location: North Manchester, Indiana, USA
Description:

Join us for the 10th annual Northern Indiana HPRA race weekend. Races on both days will be held on a wide .35-mile 2-lane paved drive around the local high school. Smooth pavement and fairly wide corners make this a good course for all HPRA classes (although challenging for streamliners). Below is the tentative schedule of events.

HPRA classes and rules apply (see http://www.recumbents.com/hpra/, helmets & mirrors mandatory). Regular entry fee is $10/day or $15 for both days; special fee for first-time HPRA racers is $1/day! Prize money given for first/second/third place winners in each class (Stock, Streetliner, Streamliner, Junior, Women, Trike, and Tandem).

Tentative schedule of events

Saturday, August 15:

8-9:30 a.m.   Registration, Tech Inspection, Warmup

9:45 a.m.       Flying-start individual 1-lap time trial (approx. .35-mile)

10:45  a.m.    30-min. race for Streetliner & Streamliner classes

11:30 a.m.     30-min. time trial for Stock, Women, Trike, Junior, & Multirider classes

12:15 p.m.     Lunch Break

1:15 p.m.       20-mile race for Streetliner & Streamliner classes

2:30 p.m.       15-mile race for Stock, Women, Junior, & Multirider classes

4:00 p.m.       20-lap short course Trike race

6:30 p.m.       Supper at local restaurant

Sunday, August 16:

8-9:00 a.m.   Registration, Tech Inspection, Warmup

9:15 a.m.       20-lap short course Trike race (same course run in reverse)

10:00 a.m.     20-mile race for Streetliner & Streamliner classes

11:00 a.m.     15-mile race for Stock, Women, Junior, & Multirider classes

12:30 p.m.     Awards

North Manchester is about 30 miles west of Fort Wayne, at the intersection of State Roads 13 and 114. Racing will be at Manchester Jr/Sr High School, 1102 North Market Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

Local lodging: Treeway Inn Motel, 1601 State Rd. 114 West, N. Manchester, Toll free 877-982-9090, email gwscheerer!frontier.com

Fruit Basket Inn (Bed & Breakfast), 116 W. Main Street, N. Manchester, (260) 982-2443

Chain hotels/motels available in Wabash (20 mins. south) and Warsaw (25 mins. north)

Questions? Contact Jeff Hunn, race director, jeff.hunn@frontier.com

home 260-982-8031, cell 260-578-1939

 
9/14/2015 to 9/19/2015     World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC) Update
Location: Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA
Description:

The premier speed-bike event in the world, on the fastest 5.5 mile stretch of road in the world.  This will be the 15th year of the WHPSC.  Organizers: Al and Alice Krause.  Host: International Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA).  All the world 200-meter flying start records have been set at this event, including a new world record of 83.13 mph in 2013 by Team Delft.  Event lodging available at the Battle Mountain Super 8 motel, and other motels in town.  Event headquarters has been the Battle Mountain Civic Center with daily meetings and announcements of results held there. 
more info:
http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2014/speedchallenge.htm

 
9/19/2015 to 9/20/2015     Hawkeye Downs HPRA Races Update
Location: Hawkeye Downs Raceway, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Description:
Description:
Two days of HPRA Racing on a big Half-Mile oval, the largest track on the HPRA circuit. Great venue for streamliners, and all human powered bikes.
Hosted by Dennis Grelk. More details here: http://midwesthpv.blogspot.com/
Hawkeye Downs Speedway, 4400 6th Street SW,Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
 
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
8:00 am - Track opens
8:00-12:00 HPRA race registration
12:30 pm - Trike/velomobile races, Inner horseshoe
1:30 pm - All faired classes 25 Lap race, 1/2 mile oval.
2:30 pm - All unfaired classes 1 hour race, 1/2 mile oval.
4:00 pm - All classes 1 lap flying TT, 1/2 mile oval
 
We usually go out to Perkin's resturaunt Saturday night to talk and eat after the races.
 
Sunday, September 20th, 2015
7:30 am - track opens/registration for stragglers
8:00 am - All faired classes 1 hour race, 1/2 mile oval
9:30 am - All unfaired classes, Outer horseshoe lap race
10:30 am - All classes 3/4 mile standing start drag race, 1/4 mile oval, 1/2mile oval.
12:00 pm - Awards/all events finished by 12:00
 
Event Fees/Awards
$20 per day or $35 for the weekend
Cash prizes.
 
Rules
HPRA rules apply see link here: http://www.recumbents.com/hpra/rulesand.htm
Uprights are welcome, aerobars and wheel discs are perfectly legal, but remember you will need two mirrors(safety, etc).
Spectating is free and encouraged.
Test rides may be available.
 

 

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