Cedar Rapids 2007
Cedar Rapids HPRA Racing Pictures 2007
Races held Sept 15th & 16th 2007. Thanks again to Dennis and his parents Mary and Duane for putting on a great event. All the racers got nice screen printed cloth goodie bags filled with water and snacks, plus Mary's great cookies and sweet rolls to keep us fueled. Thanks also to Luke Gilbert for running the timing system both days!

Pictures by Chris Cortez
Pictures by Jim Iwaskow
Pictures by Dennis Grelk
 

Sean Costin's record winning NoCom has a novel high efficiency derailleur setup. Don't try this at home kids!

Pictures by Warren Beauchamp unless noted otherwise.

The Rose Hulman team brought this back to back tandem. They didn't race it because of stability issue caused when the riders cranked hard at different cadences. 
Here's the Rose Hulman streamliner being prepped for racing. 
Frank Lindley and Doc Pearson prepare their SuperStreet class bikes for racing. Frank and Doc have been involved in recumbent racing for 20 years!
Bikes pile up as races arrive at the Hawkeye Downs racetrack. On the left is Dennis Grelk's FWD lowracer, on the right is Rick Wianecki's leaning trike. 
Here's Aaron Stiles' lowracer with new tailbox. On the right is Garrie Hill's Barcroft Oregon.
Warren Beauchamp's Cuda-W in front, and his take-apart lowracer in back.
Here's the Gritters lowracer corral. In back is Rick's streamliner. Rick brought some extra bikes for Junior riders from Lincoln, Nebraska to race.  
Racers move the vehicles to the track. In the foreground is Gary Toy getting off of his Cobra lowracer, and Garrie Hill.

Bikes are gathered at the infield.


Photo by Luke Gilbert


Photo by Luke Gilbert
Racers line up for the flying-start 1/2 mile individual time trial. 

Jeff Hunn doing the TT in his SuperStreet TiCuda.


Photo by Luke Gilbert


Photo by Luke Gilbert
Aaron Stiles racing the 1/2 mile TT.
Chris Cortez doing the TT on his SuperStock custom Gritters lowracer. 
Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
AA racing his Velokraft NoCom.
Chris Cortez racing Garrie Hills custom Greenspeed racer.
Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
Canadian Jim Iwaskow racing his homebuilt carbon-fiber bike in the TT.

Officials and others gather for the 20-lap trike race.


Photo by Luke Gilbert


Photo by Luke Gilbert
Four trikers rounding the 2nd corner 

Lead - Garrie Hill, Greenspeed Race
2nd - Iowa State rider on a  Greenspeed Race
3rd - Jeff Hunn, Catrike Expedition
4th - Fred Parks, Catrike Speed

Marj Branch racing her WizWheels trike.
Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
spectators watch the trikes race.jpg 
The Rose-Hulman group is busy doing homework, seemingly ignoring Garrie Hill racing.
Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
Trikers coming into first corner. 
Trikers sprint for the finish.

Don Barry accidentally gave the lead riders the white flag with 2 laps to go, so they thought they were on the last lap. They jockeyed and sprinted, assuming they were heading for the checkered flag. Here Jeff Hunn holds off hard charges by ____ (left) and Fred Parks (right) to win the 20-lap race (which was only 19 laps long!). Behind Jeff is Garrie Hill, followed by Chris Cortez.


Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
Chris Cortez, Marj Branch, and Garrie Hill get the checkered flag.

The trike that Chris raced.


Photo by Luke Gilbert


Photo by Luke Gilbert

The trike that Garrie raced.

Next was the 50-lap Faired class race. 

On the track, Jeff Hunn and Doc Pearson are about to be passed by Rich Myers and Dennis Grelk, while Tiger Johnson takes a shortcut across the grass.


Photo by Luke Gilbert


Photo by Luke Gilbert

Tiger heard a loud bang and thought he got a flat, so he pulled off onto the grass. No flat was found, so he figured he probably picked up a small stone or something and flipped it against his fairing, causing the noise. He re-entered the race and continued to lap the rest of the SuperStreet and SuperStock riders.

the Rose-Hulman student-built streamliner in the 50-lap race.
Photo by Luke Gilbert


Photo by Luke Gilbert

 Group shot during 50-lap race.

Rich Myers passes Frank Lindley who leads Jim Iwasko and Richard Nicodemus in the 50-lap race.

 

Photo by Luke Gilbert


Photo by Luke Gilbert

Rick Gritters leads Warren Beauchamp around the corner in Saturdays 50-lap race.

Dennis Grelk in the well-traveled Barracuda streamliner.


Photo by Luke Gilbert


Photo by Luke Gilbert
Rolf in coroplast-faired Catrike Road leads Doc Pearson in 50-lap race.
Don Barry starts the 40 lap unfaired race while Luke Gilbert snaps pictures of the start. The race was supposed to be an hour but got shortened due to impending darkness...
Photo by Jeff Hunn


Photo by Luke Gilbert

AA and Gary Toy discuss strategy while Dennis nonchalantly rides away.

Sydney Brown is ahead of the group in the 40-minute race.
Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
Sean Costin leads the pack.
Barb Prendergast passes Jeff Hunn in the 40-minute race.
Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
Faster racers passing on the outside during the 40-minute race.
Eric Brown leads his mother Sydney around Fred Parks in the 40-minute race.


 


Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
Dora Cortez leans into a corner.
Bruce Gordon leads Jeff Hunn.
Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
A Rose Hulman racer leads Dora Cortez and Fred Parks in the 40-minute race.jpg 
Gary Toy and Chris Cortez get a fast start during Sunday's one hour faired race.
Photo by Luke Gilbert


Photo by Luke Gilbert

Racers fan out quickly at the start of the race, and Tiger Johnson takes an early lead.

The Rose-Hulman team poses for a picture.


Photo by Luke Gilbert


Photo by Luke Gilbert
Next it's time for the 20 lap horseshoe race.

Warren and Ricks discussion group meets in odd places.

Warren rides with Eric.
Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
Molly races a Rose-Hulman student creation.
Dennis takes the checkered flag at Sundays 20-lap race.
Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
The last race of the day was the 3/4 mile standing TT.

Gasping for air during the TT. 

Race Director Dennis consults with parents Mary and Dwayne during Sundays TT.
Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
Rick Gritters is mad that he cant get more speed during the TT.
Warren Beauchamp racing his homebuilt FWD folding lowracer.
Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
Aaron Stiles does the Sunday TT on his homebuilt.
Jeff Hunn tries to push Warren over as he enters his streamliner. :)
Photo by Luke Gilbert

Photo by Luke Gilbert
Warren crossing the line in the TT.

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