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Manchester Medley HPRA HPV Racing Pictures
Races held August 6-7, 2005 at Manchester High School, North Manchester, Indiana. The course was .35 miles in length, roughly rectangular with three 90 degree corners, and the surface was smooth asphalt with a fresh sealcoat. Thanks to Race directors Jeff and Jane Hunn, race timer Luke Gilberts, lap counter and motivator Reena and the Hunn's cadre of volunteers for making it a very successful racing weekend. Pictures by Rob Cline unless labeled otherwise
Garrie Hill ran his new Trice XXL. This was Garrie's first outing in over a year after a bout with Achilles Tendonosis. And yes, he still came in last place!!
Picture by Garrie Hill

Picture by Garrie Hill
Pat Grant came up from Huntsville, Alabama to race his Trice Micro. Micro is such an appropriate name....look how much extra room he has in his 
minivan! He drove nearly 500 miles each way just for this race. When asked why he was willing to drive so far, he replied, "I just don't really have a life!"
It was a very hot day. After a long drive from a far off state, an unidentified HPV racer takes a little nap in the shade.
Picture by Garrie Hill

Picture by Garrie Hill
69 year old Richard Meyers working on his new-to-him streamliner, the GeeBee Mini-Moby. He has very successfully reworked the chassis and body on this 16 year old streamliner and enjoys blowing by racers who are less than half his age!
Race director Jeff Hunn had announced that if five trikes showed up to race,  he would set a trike class for the races. Here we see Gene Metcalf's much modified WindCheetah HyperSport and virgin racer Mark McPhail's Greenspeed GT3. As a side note, both Mark and Gene are PhD's. Is there a cause and effect relationship here? Dunno!

Picture by Garrie Hill
Rick Gritters races his Dacron covered streamliner in the 60 lap first race on Saturday. Speeds were kept low by the tight corners on the .35 mile cours aroung the North Manchester high school. Rick's stock class average speed was actually 4MPH higher than the streamliner average, due to the extreme lean angle equired to traverse the corners at high speeds.
Rich Myers stops on the front straightaway to make some adjustments. Rich raced the full streamliner in all the races, despite the oppressive temperatures.


Picture by Hunn & Co.

Doc Pearson races his Coroplast streamliner in the 60 lap race. Doc added a longer tail to the bike for this race, and was significantly faster. He was only 1 lap done from Rich Myers at the end of the first race. 
 Rich Meyers gets the 'liner up to speed up the front straightaway.
Frank Lindley races his Infinity Banshee SWB FWD Coroliner in the SuperStreet class. 
Dave Balfour races Patrick Grant's faired TriSled, which did a very good job of preventing Dave from making a repeat of last year's roadrash experience. 
Warren Beauchamp races the new Cuda-W for the first time. Yes, it goes pretty well, straight anyway. Warren had problems with the crank to wheel hard interference on a couple turns which caused some crashes.  He did learn that the bike bounces over 6" high curbs very easily, while sliding backwards on it's side...
Warren shows his wounds after crash testing the new Cuda W. What does that say on his jersey?
Picture by Garrie Hill
 Warren's Velokraft NoCom, parked under a tree to keep it out of the scorching sun.
Close-up of the sinuous NoCom frame, showing how close it comes to the front tire.
Unfaired classed racers line up for the second race of the day, a 45 lap criteriun race. Winners of this race, and the 60 lap faired class race will receive an HPVA criterium champion armband.
Stock racers blast away from the start line. Patrick Grant gets the hole-shot and pulls out to take an early lead.
Gene Metcalf races his Windcheetah HyperSport. Yes, the flames DO make him go faster!! 
First time HPRA racer Mark McPhail races his Greenspeed GT3. Mark crashed in corner 1 during the first race, and opted out of the remaining races. 
Wendy Toy raced her Brick custom low racer. 
Later in the race, trike racers (R to L)  Garrie Hill, Gene Metcalf, and Mark McPhail take corner 3 at speed.
Racers head down the second straightaway. 
Rick Gritters dives into corner 1 on his Gritters lowracer, followed by Dennis Grelk on a Jester, and Warren Beauchamp on a NoCom.

Picture by Hunn, Inc
Charlie Ollinger raced Garrie Hill's M5 lowracer. Charlie father, Thom, built special seat braces to allow 14 year old Chalie to slide the seat Waaay forward. 
Wendy Toy races by the start/finish line, followed by Jan Hunn.
Picture by Hunn, Inc
Dennis Grelk takes the lead in the paceline, followed by Rick and Warren.
Gary Toy races his CobraBike lowracer, followed by 14 year old Charlie Ollinger on an M5 lowracer.
Charlie sticks to Gary's tail for the entire race. 
 Gary Toy cruises by at race speed. 
Warren Beauchamp looks like he's working hard. The rather distended looking stomach is due to a camelback under the shirt. 
Trikers Garrie and Mark are followed around corner 3 by LowRacer Dennis.
Jane Hunn races her Sunset lowracer. You can't tell from this picture, but her jersey matches her husband Jeff's.
Dennis Grelk sets up for a corner on a Chaalenge Jester. After racing and improving all season, Dennis is really getting his 'bent legs now!  

Picture by Garrie Hill
Dennis Grelk has been racing Garrie Hill's Challenge Jester in our HPRA events this year with increasing success. Here is the bike parked next to Dave Balfour's fwd carbon lowracer.
Unfortunately, Dennis learned just exactly how fast the first 90 degree corner can't be run! He slid off the track and crashed the front wheel into a gate post. Why is everyone smiling in this picture?

Picture by Garrie Hill

Picture by Garrie Hill
Actually, this Katana fork was very well designed and built. It collapsed thus absorbing much of the energy of the collision. Notice that not a single
weld cracked! The bike frame is unscathed.
Here's the culprit corner with the arrow pointing to the post. Notice how much the two streamliners are leaning as they enter the corner.

Picture by Garrie Hill
Rick Gritters cruises into a corner on his tiny lowracer, Dave Balfour follows on his Catrike Road.

Both Rick and Warren raced in stock and faired classes, racing in 6 races on Saturday. Rick and Warren both had an upset stomach later in the evening due to the effects of the extremely hot day, and felt toasted for several days after the races.


Picture by Garrie Hill
Forming up for the beginning of the faired classes and tandem class race.
Sunday was another hot day. Here, Gary and Wendy hang out in the shade and recover from their race during the tandem/trike race.
Picture by Hunn & Co.

Picture by Hunn & Co.
Joe Brooks and Tess Machlan race their custom Brick Tandem. 

The lap races Sunday were raced in the opposite direction from Saturday's races, just to make it interesting. For some reason or other, right turns seem faster...

Jeff and Jane Hunn race their Nirvana Tandem lowracer. The bike has been tweaked for this year with a remote steering assembly, and is really running well. Jeff is planning the addition of a body sometime. 
Picture by Hunn & Co.

Picture by Hunn & Co.
Jeff and Jane lead Kenny & Rosie Strothman, who raced on Joe and Tess's spare tandem, a Rans Screamer.
Race official and flagman extraordinaire Len Brunkalla checks on the race progress, while Luke Gilberts figures out the racers points standings for the awards ceremony. Dennis and Warren talk about bike stuff.
Picture by Hunn & Co.

Picture by Hunn & Co.
Patrick leads Dave during the Sunday tandem/trike race.
Dave drafts the Hunns through corner 3 (which was the evil corner 1 on Saturday!)
Picture by Hunn & Co.

Picture by Hunn & Co.
Mike Mowett, Rich Myers, Rich's friend, and Frank Lindley hand out in the shade during the tandem/trike race.
Racers gather for the awards ceremony.

Picture by Hunn & Co.

Picture by Hunn & Co.
Doc and Frank pack up the truck and head back to Indy. Two faired bike and a "bathroom bike" in one little truck. That's efficient packaging...
Racers hang out in the parking lot and discuss the days events.

Picture by Hunn & Co.

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