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Sep 19th 2020, 01:23 PM   #1
 Brassneck's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Seattle, WA

  '79 XS650; '01 FZ1; '72 CB175; '69 CL175; '09 Ninja 250r
Now that the PNW race season is over...consider your winter project!

So, the the last OMRRA round as well as the extended WMRRA round are both cancelled... kind of a sad ending, but on the brighter side, it's time to look toward 2021...and your next winter project!

Here's my pitch: If you like working on old bikes and/or perhaps like pushing vintage metal to their limit...you may want to consider vintage racing! Yep, that's right...vintage racing is alive and strong in the PNW, and we're always looking for ways to get more people involved.

What's vintage racing you ask? Well, at the core, it's a group of motorcycle enthusiasts that love to work on and keep alive 40 yr old bikes...but more over, we love to get them out on a track and push them well beyond what was ever imagined by the engineers who originally designed them.

What kind of bikes are we talking? Well anything made before '74...and there's a race group for just about any make/model (hondas/Nortons/Yamaha, etc). The more popular are the 750's , 500's, 350's and the beloved Honda 160's (Which are really now Honda CB/CL175's).

What's required? What's it cost? What's the Point? Well, get yourself a running Honda CB175, take off all the street bits, and you're pretty much set. Join WMRRA (Or OMRRA) and get your license...and then race that shit!

The cost to race these little bikes can be WAY less than modern racing...but all of that is relative...and you will likely spend more than you care to admit. BUT, the fun factor both on and off the track, the excitement, the experience and the group of amazing racers you'll be with is PRICELESS.

Want to know more? Find us on facebook (Group W Racing), or reach out to me with questions.

Here's a little video of our group a few years back...enjoy!

https://vimeo.com/243398052?fbclid=I...zczm_rrsElVKss
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Sep 20th 2020, 08:54 AM   #2
 
  Aug 2016
  Snohomish county WA

  2012 FZ1 ,1979 gs425 project
That looks like a blast
Sep 20th 2020, 09:37 AM   #3
 Brassneck's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Seattle, WA

  '79 XS650; '01 FZ1; '72 CB175; '69 CL175; '09 Ninja 250r
It is!! It's really hard to put into words how crazy fun and exhilarating it is to be on these little bikes ripping around the track. Plus, it provides hours of tinkering, fixing and learning how to get these motors to sing.
Sep 29th 2020, 09:19 PM   #4
 Tortilla Jackson's Avatar
 
  Sep 2016
  Salem, OR

  2008 CBR1000RR, 2017 Grom
The guy on crutches racing!! Why am I not involved in this already????
Sep 30th 2020, 06:11 AM   #5
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  Dec 2018
  Goldendale WA

  Classic Sportsters, Triumph & BSA
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Originally Posted by Tortilla Jackson
The guy on crutches racing!! Why am I not involved in this already????
Went to the OMRRA site and cant locate the rule book.?? The 250 Triumph short tracker been sitting in the shed for years and a Honda F2 fairing along side the garage....perhaps???

Edited by Akdawg on Sep 30th 2020 at 07:02 AM
Sep 30th 2020, 08:11 AM   #6
 Brassneck's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Seattle, WA

  '79 XS650; '01 FZ1; '72 CB175; '69 CL175; '09 Ninja 250r
Here's the OMRRA Rulebook link: https://omrra.com/rule-book-and-race-classes/
Sep 30th 2020, 08:26 AM   #7
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  Apr 2016
  Seattle, WA

  '79 XS650; '01 FZ1; '72 CB175; '69 CL175; '09 Ninja 250r
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Originally Posted by Tortilla Jackson
The guy on crutches racing!! Why am I not involved in this already????
Right?!!!! The man on the crutches is a legend...on and off the track!

There's a mini documentary about him and the race group he helped start if you're interested:
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