Northbrook velodrome HPV and recumbent bike races
northbrook-racing1.jpg (2092 bytes) 1998 "Northbrook 100" HPRA race

Pictures from the July 18th races at the Northbrook, IL velodome.

 

Here's Ed Gin going for a test drive on the Barracuda low racer in the parking lot before the race. northbrook-edgin.jpg (8691 bytes)
northbrook-robwood1.jpg (6404 bytes) Robert Wood, winner of the 100 lap race at the Northbrook velodrome, puts down a hot lap during the 1K time trial.
Scott Thompson crosses the finish line on his homebuilt FWD low racer. northbrook-scottthompson.jpg (8483 bytes)
northbrook-tygerjohnson.jpg (8550 bytes) Tyger Johnson, in his Lighning F-40. Note the addition of a "hard top" to his soft bodied bike. The windshield is a reject bubble from the WISIL skunkworks.
Ken Seuss, sans fairing for this year, bears down for the final sprint in the 1K time trial. northbrook-kenseuss.jpg (9049 bytes)
northbrook-rayandsherriebrick.jpg (7818 bytes) Ray and Sherrie Brick, on their carbon fiber back to back tandem low racer. Um, I think Ray is the one driving...
Jeff Caswell, going for broke on his "Micro Bike" FWD low racer. Note the unusual under leg steering (ULS?). northbrook-jeffcaswell.jpg (6995 bytes)
northbrook-robertyoung.jpg (8933 bytes) Robert Young, in his latest fully faired rocket machine.
Paul Pancella, racing his Lightning P-38. norhbrook-paulpancella.jpg (9329 bytes)
northbrook-billmurphy.jpg (10008 bytes) Bill Murphy, on his Tour Easy with a ZZipper fairing. crosses the finish line.
Paul Haizman, racing his Rans V-Rex. northbrook-paulhaizman.jpg (11966 bytes)
northbrook-garytoy.jpg (8975 bytes) Gary Toy, on his Lighting Stealth. Gary normally rides this bike fully faired in Coroplast.
Thom Ollinger, in his front wheel drive, fiberglass "tub bike". northbrook-thomollinger.jpg (4387 bytes)
Warren-Northbrook98-1.jpg (34423 bytes) Warren Beauchamp, on the Barracuda during the 50 lap race, with Sean Costin drafting. Sean eventually outsprinted me at the end...

Thanks to Eric Vann for the photo!

Warren Beauchamp(left), recovering on the infield after the 50 lap race. Ray Brick(right) with Sherry (OK, her leg anyway) looking more composed.

Thanks to Eric Vann for the photo!

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Warren-Northbrook98-3.jpg (44031 bytes) Here I am, accepting the 2nd place award for the stock 50 lap race from Sean Costin. Sean Costin and Bill Murphy have been the race directors at this venue since it's inception.

Thanks to Eric Vann for the photo!

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