Northbrook/Kenosha HPRA Recumbent bike Velodrome racing pictures.
2007 Northbrook / Kenosha Velodrome Racing Pics
Races held July 7th & 8th, 2007 and the Northbrook, IL and Kenosha, Wi velodromes.
Pictures on the veloliner.com site

Pictures by Jason Ericson
Videos by Mike Mowett Video1 video2 video3 video4
 
Steve Spencer races his new LWB lowracer "Senterline Panther" during the Northbrook 50 lap race.
Andy Costin, Seans brother, racing a Bill Murphy homebuilt MWB bike 


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Becky Balfour racing her extra-small Rick Gritters custom lowracer 
Chris and Dora Cortez race their upright tandem to victory in the Multirider class on Saturday 


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Chris Cortez shows what a Gritters lowracer can do with a nice tailfairing 
Johns Hopkins graduate student (and university bike team member) John Liam takes a drink while riding Garrie Hills new M5 carbon fiber Highracer to a 5th place finish on Saturday. 


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Dave Balfour grimaces while racing his Cobra lowracer. Perhaps the unused front derailleur post is causing too much drag 
Dave Balfour races his fully-faired Trisled trike in the Streamliner class. Dave raced in three classes on Saturday & Sunday (stock, streamliner, & trike), so raced in every single race on both days! I think there should be an Ironman award for that... 


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Gary Toy, riding a carbon-fiber Cobra FWD lowracer, tries to whistle a happy tune to take his mind off the pain 
Zach Joff crosses the start finish line on his USS SWB bike 


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Jason Erickson flew in from (Nevada?) to race Mike Mowett's newly- purchased Norus streamliner. Jason has raced streamliners before, but not the Norus. He started rather tentatively but gained confidence quickly, and despite an unfamiliar machine and somewhat windy conditions he was was running with the experienced racers after not too many laps. 
Jim Iwaskow rides without his tailbox


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Linda Barnett came all the way from Oklahoma to race her homebuilt rear-suspended SWB bike 
Longtime HPRA Co-dictator Garrie Hill puts a nice little Barcroft Oregon FWD bike through its paces 


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Mike Mowett finally makes the switch from a diamond-frame bike to a Baron lowracer. It was suggested that his helmet needs adjusting 
Sean Costin burns up the track on the Velokraft NoCom 


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Teresa Spencer on her way to a 3rd place finish in the womens 50-lap race 
Starter Len Brukella relishes the microphone, eager to replay the flag speech, while racers prepare for the 50-lap stock-superstock-womens race 


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Dora Cortez & Barb Pendergast at the line 
IRose-Hulman student Chris Wlezien rides the teams FWD bike minus fairing. 


Picture by Jeff Hunn

L to R: Chris Cortez on a Gritters lowracer with M5 tailbox, Dave Balfour on a Cobra lowracer, and Mike Mowett on a Optima Baron.

Though Mike has been involved with HPVs for many years, this was his first race on a recumbent.

Dennis Grelk follows Sean Costin around Mike Mowett and Garrie Hill during the 50 lap race.


Picture by Jeff Hunn

It takes a village: here Norus racer Jason (green shirt) watches as Mike replaces the derailed chain. Dennis Grelk holds the top, while Len Brukella (black shirt) and Warren Beauchamp (yellow jersey) pretend to help.  
Sunday's racer were at the Kenosha velodrome.

Here Jane Hunn runs the Hurricane Harry Challenge. This year's challenge was to come as close to Harry's one lap time as possible, while riding Harry's trike.

With amazing feats of internal clocks, the winners of the challenge all came within 1 second of Harrry's official time, which was around 85 seconds. Winners L to R : Mike Mowett - 1st, Bill Cassidy - 2nd, and Jon Liam - 3rd. Harry Wozniak hangs out on the trike.

Harry handed out the $300 in prize money. The name of the contest comes from a sign that was put up at the Wheel & Sprocket Expo this year (Hurricane Harry's Restaurant menu board modified to a recumbent event board).

With the heat and wind, it seemed appropriate!

John Liam hangs onto the fence on the M5 highracer. He looks like he can't believe what he's about to attempt!

Len Brunkalla prepares the flags, while racers Dennis Grelk, Gary Toy, and Warren Beauchamp prepare to race.


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

(left to right) Bill Cassidy, Jim Iwaskow, Jane Hunn, Dora Cortez, and Barb Prendergast in various stages of race preparation 
Warren and Becky enjoy the 97-degree heat and gusty winds while waiting for the start of the 25-lap race. 


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Dan Thorne (a little too fast for this photographers trigger finger) and Julie Pitko race their tandem trike over the Kenosha velodromes not-particularly-smooth surface 
Dave Balfour enjoying the steep banking on his Catrike 700 


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Dennis Grelk passes Wendy Toy on the outside 
Jane Hunn fights the wind on the banking at Kenosha on her Sunset lowracer 


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Some local reporters interview Dan Thorne (seated) and Julie Pitko about racing their Wizwheels tandem trike, while Jane Hunn looks on. A very nice article with three good pictures appeared in the Monday, July 9 edition of The Journal Times
Eric Ware prepares to race on his faired Super Micro Bike.
Bill Cassidy checks out Dave Balfour in his Sorcerer streamlined trike
Jeff Hunn leads Eric Ware down the front straight (Jeff did not lead for very long!) 


Picture by Jeff Hunn


Picture by Jeff Hunn

Dave Balfour (streamlined trike) goes around Eric Ware and into the straightaway. Rich Myers (red & white streamliner) and Jason Erickson prepare to pass Jeff Hunn, who is in clear violation of the above-the- blue-line rule

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