1999 Northbrook Velodrome HPRa HPV racers

The Bryant Tucker 100 HPRA HPV race  - Northbrook, IL July 17th,1999
and the
Cheddar Cheese Challenge HPRA HPV race -
Kenosha. WI July 18th 1999

RACE RESULTS:

Northbrook race Commentary 50 Lap - 100 Lap
Kenosha race Commentary - 33 lap23 lap - 200 Meter Sprint - Last Man Out


The morning of the Northbrook races was rainy. We waited around at the Northbrook velodrome and finally got a break around noon, and the track dried out soon after that. We canceled the 200 meter sprints, and got right to the 50 and 100 lap races, as the clouds were threatening. The 50 lap race for the stock, tandem, and super stock racers was exciting as usual, with a large number of racers all battling for position. Shean Bjoralt kept Sean Costin honest, and drove him to a finishing time two minutes faster than last year (26:32.83). The 100 lap race for modified and super-modified racers started soon thereafter, and we were able to complete 73 of the 100 laps before rain forced us to stop. It was my first time racing the Barracuda in Modified class, and at first it was scary fast, with speeds around the corners at 35mph. I slowed down to about 32mph by the end of the race.

Thanks to race directors Sean Costin and Bill Murphy for organizing this event, and to all the other individuals who helped officiate, time, and record this event. Thanks to you all it was another great success!

50 lap race
# Rider Class Laps
Completed
Place
in class
Place Overall
477 Sean Costin Stock 50 1 1
382 Shean Bjoralt Stock 49 2 2
384 Matt Stonich Stock 46 3 5
309 Aaron Coon Stock 42 4 7
301 Steve Spencer Stock 41 5 8
444 Jeff Hunn Stock 41 6 9
377 Dan Glatch Stock 41 7 10
373 Eli Stonich Stock 40 8 12
353 Mark Stonich Stock 25 9 16
250 Gary Toy SuperStock 47 1 3
202 Wayne Estes SuperStock 47 2 4
222 Jeff Caswell SuperStock 45 3 6
212 Earl Russel SuperStock 40 4 11
251 Gary Walsh SuperStock 38 5 13
201 Bill Murphy SuperStock 37 6 14
280 Tim Dunsworth SuperStock 36 7 15
299 Joe Dickman SuperStock 0 (flat) - 18
701 Ray & Sherrie Brick Multi-Rider 46 1 4
702 Joe Brooks &
Tess Machlan
Mult-Rider 19 2 17

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100 lap race (73 laps actually run)
# Rider Class Laps
Completed
Place
in class
3 Thom Ollinger SuperMod 69 1
40 Tyger Johnson SuperMod 66 2
113 Warren Beauchamp Modified 73 1
128 Jim Curry Modified 67 2
111 Ralph Koser Modified 66 3
105 Tom Porter Modified 60 4
103 David "Doc" Pearson Modified 54 5
101 Frank Lindley Modified 52 6

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Sunday morning in Kenosha was overcast and a bit foggy, close to 100% humidity, but in the mid 80s, which was cooler than Saturday. The Kenosha velodrome, even though it is the oldest operating velodrome in the United States, was in better condition than the Northbrook Velodrome. The races started a little late, which was not a surprise. The first race was an "Indeterminate Length" race, which means the racers only knew that it would be between 10 and 40 laps for faired classes, and between 10 and 30 laps for the unfaired classes. I started in the back of the pack, and it took nearly 10 laps to catch Jim Curry, who was cruising in excess of 30MPH, and had gotten a very good lead on me early in the race. Thom Ollinger was also running quite well, and gave me a hard time when I went by him. At 33 laps we got the checkered flag. The Stock race was exciting as well, with Sean Costin, and Shean Bjoralt battling it out to the end. Next was the 200 Meter Sprint, the winner of which was awarded the prized cheese head hat. Sean Costin beat me out by half a second, which is remarkable since I was faired, and he was not... The last races of the day were the "miss and out" or "devil takes the highmost" or "last man out" or whatever you want to call it. The stock race was exciting once again, with the two S(h)eans battling for 1st place.

Indeterminate Length race (33 laps)
# Rider Class Laps Place
in Class
Place
Overall
113 Warren Beauchamp Modified 33 1 1
128 Jim Curry Modified 28 2 2
3 Thom Ollinger SuperMod 28 1 3
105 Tom Porter Modified 28 3 4
250 Gary Toy SuperStock 26 1 5
222 Jeff Caswell SuperStock 25 2 6
103 Doc Pearson Modified 24 4 7
101 Frank Lindley Modified 23 5 8
212 Earl Russell SuperStock 23 3 9
201 Bill Murphy SuperStock 22 4 10
280 Tim Dunsworth SuperStock 21 5 11
251 Gary Walsh SuperStock 21 6 12

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Indeterminate Length race (23 laps)
# Rider Class Laps Place
in Class
Place
Overall
477 Sean Costin Stock 23 1 1
382 Shean Bjoralt Stock 23 2 2
384 Matt Stonich Stock 22 3 3
701 Ray & Sherrie Brick MultiRider 22 1 4
362 Ed Gin Stock 20 4 5
377 Dan Glatch Stock 19 5 6
492 Milan Mitrovic Stock 18 6 7
388 Bob Buerger Stock 18 7 8
373 Eli Stonich Stock 18 8 9
702 Joe Brooks &
Tess Machlan
Multi-Rider 15 2 10
503 Charlie Ollinger Junior 14 1 11
518 Jami Brunkalla Junior 1 2 12

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200 Meter Sprints (flying start)
# Rider Class KPH MPH Place
in Class
477 Sean Costin Stock 57.01 35.42 1
113 Warren Beauchamp Modified 56.21 34.93 1
128 Jim Curry Modified 55.77 34.65 2
3 Thom Ollinger SuperMod 53.33 33.14 1
250 gary Toy SuperStock 52.86 32.85 1
382 Shean Bjoralt Stock 52.59 32.68 2
384 Matt Stonich Stock 51.76 32.16 3
222 Jeff Caswell SuperStock 49.655 30.855 4
701 Ray & Sherrie Brick MultiRider 48.81 30.33 1
377 Dan Glatch Stock 47.31 29.40 4
373 Eli Stonich Stock 47.244 29.36 5
103 Doc Pearson Modified 47.213 29.34 3
105 Tom Porter Modified 47.213 29.34 4
362 Ed Gin Stock 47.213 29.34 5
377 Dan Glatch Stock 47.31 29.40 6
388 Bob Buerger Stock 47.18 29.32 7
201 Bill Murphy SuperStock 45.25 28.12 5
101 Frank Lindley Modified 44.47 27.63 5
251 Gary Walsh Superstock 43.64 27.115 6
492 Milan Mitrovic Stock 42.27 26.27 8
280 Tim Dunsworth SuperStock 41.96 26.07 7
702 Joe Brooks &
Tess Machlan
MultiRider 35.89 22.30 2
503 Charlie Ollinger Junior 25.95 16.12 1

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Last Man Out
Mod and SuperMod Race
Last Man Out
SuperStock Race
Last Man Out
Unfaired Race
# Rider Place
in class
# Rider Place
in class
# Rider Place
in class
103 Doc Pearson 5 251 Gary Walsh 6 518 Jami Brunkalla 2
101 Frank Lindley 4 280 Tim Dunsworth 5 503 Charlie Ollinger 1
105 Tom Porter 3 212 Eal Russell 4 702 Joe Brooks &
Tess Machlan
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3 Thom Ollinger 1 201 Bill Murphy 3 492 Milan Mitrovic 8
128 Jim Curry 2 222 Jeff Caswell 2 388 Bob Burger 7
113 Warren Beauchamp 1 250 Gary Toy 1 373 Eli Stonich 6
            377 Dan Glatch 5
            362 Ed Gin 4
            701 Ray & Sherrie Brick 1
            384 Matt Stonich 3
            382 Shean Bjoralt 2
            477 Sean Costin 1

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