IndyFest 2002 Indianapolis, Indiana HPV HPRA bicycle racing pictures

IndyFest 2002 Pictures
From the 4/28/02 Mooresville, Indiana  
Pioneer Park HPV races

Saturday's racing was canceled due to rain, so no bike racing pictures from the Major Taylor velodrome. Thanks to the Indiana HPVA folks for organizing and running the races again this year. Thanks also to Mary & Dan Glatch and to Jeff Hunn for contributing their racing pictures. 

Racers line up for tech inspection. Got your helmet, mirrors and brakes? Dan Glatch (red socks) checks the coolant level in his new streamliner, recently purchased from Bob Jung.

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Indiana race director Frank Lindley (in green) starts the pre-race meeting, to explain how the outlaw drags work. The Outlaw drags pit racers in random order by drawing their names from a hat.

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Garrie Hill (in black) gets racers attention at the pre-race meeting, his son Theron (in white) looks on in awe. Garrie's T-shirt says, "When the going gets tough, the tough use duct tape"

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Kevin Berls, 2001 HPRA points leader in streamliner class, has the right to change his streamliner's number to "1" for the year. 

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Charles Moll raced his 2 week old Lightning F-40 on this very windy day, and had a spectacular crash during the road race which tore up more Lycra than you can shake a stick at. Charles hopped back in and finished the race with only minor road rash.
Frank Geyer (left) and Sean Costin race head to head for the top eliminator  during the outlaw drags. Sean beat Frank by one inch in a photo finish.
Indiana HPVers Jane and Jeff Hunn relax before the road race on their low racers. Jane is on a Sunset, and Jeff is on a Lowfat, both of which are no longer in production.

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John Foltz strikes a pose next to the Michigan HPVers van and bikes. Rick Wianecki's leaning trike, John's Baron low racer, and Dave Johnson's LWB lowracer and the streamliner it goes in can also be seen.

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Garrie Hill races his M5, with the latest iteration of Super Stock fairing. As Garrie has a different configuration each time he races, I expect a report from him to let us all know what fairing combination actually works best...
Bill Murphy races his Tour Easy. If you look at race pictures from five years ago, you'll see Bill really likes this bike. Only the beard has changed...
Sarah Gordon races on her ATP Vision R-40. Sarah races in the Junior class.
Frank Geyer racing his Challenge Jester during the 10 lap road race. Frank came in second behind Sean Costin in the stock class.
Jane and Jeff Hunn cruise by the start/finish line on their Double Vision during the l0 lap race.
Sean Costin on his Monkey Hand stock class bike. Sean is stretching the boundaries of stock class with this vehicle. That and the fact that he has been training on hills this year should make him hard to beat.
Kevin Abbot races his silver Baron low racer.
 

John Tetz and his Zote foam bodied - carbon fiber framed mini streamliner. Rich Sadler raced this streamliner, and during the outlaw drags he crashed at 25MPH when his front tire blew out. John got out the rubber cement and tape and put the body back together in time for the lap races. The Zote foam is remarkably resilient. I didn't notice any scrapes in the foam from the crash.

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Karen Wood (Rob Wood's sister-in-law) races her Zox 20-20 during the lap race. Karen won the race in the Women's class.

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Unknown rider on an well equipped Optima Rider trike. This guy was fast for a trike rider.
John Abbey races his Rans Stratus in SuperStock class.
Jeff Hunn races his LowFat lowracer in the lap race.
Warren Beauchamp works to remove the lowracer from the Barracuda streamliner in preparation for the faired class lap race. It was so windy that the faster streamliners had to slow down to prevent being blow off the road, so some of the streamliner racers decided to just race naked. 

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Tyger Johnson races his modified Lightning F-40 in the lap race. As shown in this photo, Tyger partially unzipped the body sock to reduce the effects of the gusting winds. It worked well, and Tyger won the race.
Rich Sadler races John Tetz's foam bodied streamliner in the lap race. After a slow start, Rich came back to finish in second place.
Dan Glatch races his streamliner, recently purchased from builder Robert Jung. This streamliner has a fiberblass nose and Coroplast body, and the frame is constructed of pop-riveted sheet aluminum.
Tyger Johnson poses by his Lightning F-40. Tyger recently added a Lightning X2 tail fairing to the bike, and it certainly didn't hurt his speed.

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