2003 Ohio HPRA HPV and recumbent bicycle racing pictures
2003 Ohio HPRA HPV Racing Pictures
Races held at the Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia, Ohio on 10/18/03 and at the drag strip on 10/19/03.
Pictures by Thom Ollinger unless stated otherwise. Wordage by Warren. 
A higher resolution image is available for some of the pictures by clicking on the image. 
The first race of the day was a one lap sprint, which consisted of one lap to get up to speed and the next lap timed. 

Rueben Gordon races his BikeE in the one lap sprint.

The one lap TT was used to determine which of 3 timed TT races the competitor could race in.

Bill Lawhorn, local roadie fast guy, lays down a hot lap on his upright bike.

Jane Hunn races her Sunset in the 1 lap TT.
The group of racers with the fastest speeds gather for the 1 hour TT. Transponders were fitted to all vehicles, and laps as well as times were counted with the AMB timing system.
Faired racers line up for the 1 hour event. Left to right, Bruce Gordon, Dave Johnson, Kevin Berls, Rich Myers, Rob Wood. Warren Beauchamp started from behind the front row.
Unfaired racers line up for the 1 hour event. Left to right, front to rear, John Heinbaugh, Rick Gritters, Doug Roberts, Jeff Hunn, and Bill Lawhorn.
The fastest spinters line up for the 1 hr TT.

Picture by Jeff Hunn
Racers discuss 'bent stuff between races

Picture by Jeff Hunn

Bruce Gordon in the "PopCycle" swoops past Bill Lawhorn during the 1 hour TT..
Streamliner class winner Warren Beauchamp takes corner one wide to avoid scraping the body during the 1 hour TT.
Dave Johnson passes Doug Roberts and Rick Gritters. 
Kevin Berls cruises past during the 1 hour TT
Rich Myers in Mule2 
Stock class winner Rick Gritters powers into turn one.
Rob Wood leans hard into the turn to stay low on the track for the fastest lap speeds. Dave Johnson had a great performance in the very large Great White, and was only 3 laps down after 123 laps.
Warren tries to get by Rob on the outside. Rob used NASCAR tactics to keep Warren from passing for many laps, but he finally used Kevin to box Rob in and make the pass.
Doc Pearson hangs out on his EZ-1 trike, while HPRA co-dictator Don Barry looks on.
Doug Roberts cruises through the pit area on his Jester.
Matt Smith shows off his newly completed lowracer. Thom Ollinger had just finished it late the night before. Matt was the overall winner of the drag races on Sunday.
Mike Beresford shows his dual 16" FWD rolling sculptures. Mike is a sculptor and it really shows in the details of these bikes.
Rick Wianecke just completed this very nice 24 pound dual 406mm quasi-low-racer. Rick is contemplating making plans available for this very light bike.
Racers line up for the second TT. This one was 30 minutes long.
The start of the 3rd TT for Women, Tandems, and Juniors.

Picture by Jeff Hunn

Jane Hunn drafts Andrea Funk

Picture by Jeff Hunn

Andrea Funk (Johnson?) won the 30 minute TT in women's class on the old steel over the shoulder SWB Great White chassis. 
Charlie Ollinger works hard to avoid being overtaken by Andrea. Much to his chagrin, Andrea eventually lapped him. Andrea's goal for next year is to beat the Chicago women and win the women's class race at Northbrook.  Rick Wianecke will be helping her out by building her a new lowracer.
Mike Beresford races one of his lowracers during the 30 minute TT. Mike and his wife came all the way from Rhode Island to race.
Rick Gritters leads the pack during the "last man out" race.
Faired racers line up for the last man out. Rob Wood won the race, followed by Dave Johnson and Warren Beauchamp.
On Sunday racers had to be content with just one series of races, the 1/8 mile drags, as the road course was no able to be completely closed to traffic.

Here Rob Wood and Kevin Berls go head to head.

Picture by Jeff Hunn

Rick Gritters and Matt race. Matt took the overall top position in the drag races.

Picture by Jeff Hunn

Warren Beauchamp and Rich Myers race. Rick came very close to beating Warren.

Picture by Jeff Hunn

Kevin had a bad start at the beginning of a drag race, and got a nice coating of top fuel dragster tire rubber on the side of his fairing. Luckily it should come off easily.

Picture by Jeff Hunn

Race directors Rob Wood and Garrie Hill give out the awards after the drag racers

Picture by Jeff Hunn

Racers pack it up and head it out. Dave and Andrea found this skull at the local Wal-Mart and though it was a great Halloween decoration. This bike gets enough looks already heading down the highway!

Picture by Jeff Hunn

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