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2012 WHPSC Friday Racing Pictures

Drag Racing Results
Drag Racing Pictures by Robert Barnett

Friday Morning

Photo by Mike Mowett
Meeting - Arnold and Marieke from Raptobike
Meeting - Dave Larrington 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Meeting - Eric Ware Mark Anderson and Mike Mowett
Meeting - Two thirds of the worlds fastest tandem team Larry Lem and Tom Amick - Phil Plath has been riding Stoker for them while they alternate the Captain position 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Team Ince Credits
Team Ince - The Meat Propelled Missile did not make a run but Thom Ollinger rode it on its maiden voyage to the joy of the team 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
The Leones License Plate - perhaps the most famous license plate in California by now
The OB in OBWan stands for Ollinger Brothers Thom and Charlie - OBWanKenobi is a Star Wars character - MikeM started the name after a text from Thom that said OB in it 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
TU Delft - David Willemacher doesnt fit in Ellens machine which he designed small for her
TU Delft - inside view of camera system 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
TU Delft - Jan Bos trys sitting in Ellen's machine which was designed by David of TU Delft
TU Delft - sanding wheel openings 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
TU Delft David Willemacher is the master aerodynamist behind all the Delft machines
TU Delft VeloX2 drivetrain 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
TU Delft works on the machine
VeloX2 strong and sturdy camera and backup camera mounted to canopy 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
VeloX2 wire balances the wheel an ingenious idea
Veniamin working with hacksaw to open the wheel slots on the Tetiva - soon he had much help from friends with more tools because as he said most of his tools were in Russia 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Chris Malloy all smiles pedaling down Highway 305
Chris Malloy has volunteered to become the new editor of Human Powered News for the IHPVA - He is currently the editor of Recumbent Journal online 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Ellens machine - called the VeloXS has remarkable craftsmenship by Team Elan
Ellens machine - flip up stem 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Ellens machine - front SRM crankset
Ellens machine - Mike Mowett trys out the fit 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Ellens Machine - simply awesome
Ellens Machine - windshield was crafted by Garrie Hill it has a smooth transition in this very important laminar region of the fairing 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Ellens machine - rear disk brake hub is used ingeniously as a middrive unit via a custom spider made to hold the chainring instead of a brake rotor
Ellens machine - rear step up gear going to rear wheel drive 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Ellens machine - remarkable rear wheel drive mechanism passes under the seat with two idlers on the power side
Drag races and parking lot fun

Photo by Mike Mowett
Drag Races - Cal Poly rider Matt Baker on the minbike that he helped build - He built two of them out of scrap parts and kid bikes
Drag Races - Eric Ware and Linda Barnett ran the system. Behind them is a local youth who raced several times in the races 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Drag Races - Georgi talks to Jun Nogami
Drag Races - Jim Glover is held by Brian Martin and in background Will Kennedy is held by Dave Kennedy - Both rode their fully faired Moultons 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Drag Races - John Jackson on his trike
Drag Races - Kira and Giovanni were amongst the fastest riders of the day on their uprights Kira did 17.6 and Giovanni 16.9 in his shorts 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Drag Races - Kira Prokopakis is all smiles on the Cal Poly minibike
Drag Races - Kira shows off her leg muscles to Georgi - he could build her a fast bike. I took this picture with her permission 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Drag Races - Mike Mowett ran one race on foot against a local youth on a bike - The young guy won
Drag Races - minibike battle between Steve Nash on skateboard wheel bike vs Matt Baker on minbike 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Drag Races - Paul Gracey on an upright did a very respectable time
Drag Races - Robert Barnetts hand and foot powered dragster did about 25 seconds and one one heat vs an upright 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Drag Races - the view down the road by the court house. Next year the course may move to a newly repaved spot by the high school
Fri morning - the Wedge crew Mark Anderson Eric Ware and John Jackson 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Drag Races - Larry Lem holds Scott Wilson while Kira holds Giovanni Giovanni had the fastest time of the day at 16.1 seconds
Lot - Julius Makuch gives the minibike a try 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Lot - Mark Anderson gives the minibike a try
Lot - Mike Mowett drafted by Will Hilgenberg 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Lot - Mike Mowett rides the minibike
Lot - Thomas demonstates on a 2 meter frame can fit on a bike made for a 1 meter frame 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Lot - Thomas on minibike. This is just a lesson in everything that is wrong about a bike to rider fit
Lot - Will got the minibike down to about a 2 foot turning radius on this 4 foot circle 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Friday Night


Photo by Mike Mowett
A remarkable night as 9 personal bests were set including 2 world records 2nd lady over 70 mph and the 3rd 4th 8th fastest men of all time
Aurelien Bonneteau has incredible power output for the one hour and now showed he can pedal very fast in Battle Mountain 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Aurelien towers above everyone - On this remarkable night he went 76.2 mph or 122.5 kph to become the 8th fastest person ever
Barbara Buatois does an interview while Julius holds camera 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Barbara Buatois happy after her fastest run of the week 73 mph in the Varna Tempest
Barbara has the Varna top lifted off 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Ben Goodall and Gareth Hanks of the TriSled team both achieved new personal bests of over 70 mph
Catch area - perhaps to add to this remarkable evening a phenomenal sunset clouds was photographed by many 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Catch area very big lineup of vehicles and people on this remarkable night
Ellen van Vugt happy after she becomes the second lady to go over 70 mph a new lifetime best for her at 70 mph or 113.1 kph 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Ellen van Vugt now the second fastest lady in the world again. She once held the world record and could hold it again
Gareth Hanks set another TRIKE WORLD RECORD in the Completely Overzealous trike built by Ben Goodall of TriSled in Australia 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Georgi watches as lid is removed from Altair4
Glow Worm with some newly acquired graffitti 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Raymond Gage and Sean Costin were ecstatic about Sean's new lifetime best of nearly 71 mph or 114 kph - his second time over 70 mph in 2 days
Robert Barnett hands out awards for the drag races 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Sergey Dashevskey recieves wound care for his injuries following his crash
Thomas stretches Jan-Marcels leg while Hans holds his chair 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
TU Delft catches Jan Bos after he achieved 78.6 mph 126.5 kph making him the 4th fastest in the world just moments after Jan Marcel became the 3rd
University of Toronto works on BlueNose which was painted with a high-fill spray 
Photo by Mike Mowett

 

2012 Battle Mountain Eighth Mile Human Power Drag Races
Race held 9/14/2012
Race Director - Robert Barnett.
Speeds electronically timed by Portatree Timing Systems.
Class Overall Place in Class Name Vehicle Age Time
Men 1 1 Giovanni Rey Upright Lightspeed 27 16.337
Men 2 2 Will Higenberg Cal Poly Gemini 20 16.931
Men 3 3 Will Kennedy Upright Moulton Aero 37 17.519
Women 4 1 Kira Pokopakis Regular Seven 20 17.606
Men 5 4 Mike Mowett Morciglio M1 lowracer 38 17.933
Men 6 5 Tom Amick Upright Waterford 48 18.757
Men 7 6 Jim Glover Upright Milliken Moulton Aero 57 18.919
Men 8 7 Scott Wilson Various 61 19.212
Men 9 8 Mark Anderson Upright GT 41 19.226
Men 10 9 Robert Barnett Tri City hand and foot powered trike 56 19.845
Men 11 10 Chris Broome Catrike 700 68 19.917
Men 12 11 John Jackson Cattrike Expedition 55 20.103
Men 13 12 Matt Baker The President 27 20.642
Women 14 2 Ellen Van Vugt Groenveld lowracer 42 20.871
Men 15 13 Steve Nash Handy Bike (folder) 39 23.152
Men 16 14 Adrian Gotts SK8s 44 23.236
Men 17 15 Dan Z Catrike 700 48 24.644
Women 18 3 Robin Fain Schwinn Paramount 39 25.223
Men 19 16 Paul Gracy Phantom Ride 69 25.980
Women 20 4 Jayne Tomera Mountain Bike 18 26.042
Women 21 5 Cheyann Zollinger Mountain Bike 15 28.815
Women 22 6 Marieke Ligtvoet Groenveld lowracer 39 29.010
Women 23 7 Linda Barnett Upright 52 31.173
 

Drag Race Pictures by Robert


Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

Photo by Robert Barnett

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