Ronin had a post pikes peak party with mini bike racing. Need I say it was awesome. I am getting my teeth cut on the tarmac racing. I think I finished out the season 3rd in the Super Twins GTU class in our MRA series. I think I will continue on with some road racing next year if I can put together a sponsorship program. It is still hard being at the tarmac track without our beloved Hot Carl but I like to cary on his memory by going as fast as fucking possible. Pikes peak race committee sent me a letter the other day banning me from further competing on the hill after some stuff I told the local paper when asked about the competence of the race officials. Fuck em. It was a fun 8 years but I am ready to focus my effort elsewhere. Hopefully some proper road racing.
And as always flattracking is a great way to have fun. I had a blast in Kansas last month racing the I-70 county fair series. This year I gave try to the brakeless class on a scary old brit bike. I am looking forward to representing Sideburn at the Hooligan class in Vegas. I am told I will be piloting a RSD bike...
Labels: Travis Newbold
Just rode the 3rd round in the fim extreme-enduro cup.
This is the extreme-enduro europeian championship.
On friday we had a fast prolog with a tyre and obstacle section.
I had a good rythm and got 11th.
This suprised me as i am not so fast but more towards the technical stuff.
The prolog desides the starting order for the 5 hr main race on saturday.
First 2 hrs was shit.
Chrashed a million times.
Came in for fuel and went out again.
On the 3rd lap i smashed my foot in a chrash and 30 min later i took my elbow.
Then fuel again and a quick snack.
On lap 4 my foot started to give me shit.
I could not use it the make momentum to get over the logs and tires so i had to carry my bike over all the obstacles.
Overall a fucking hard day.
Satisfied that i never gave up.
I got 12th place.
Now i stand a 9th in the championship with 1 remaning round in Germany in October.
Best regards Martin
Hey FTWCO! Been a bit. Sorry about that. I was starting to notice that all the pics I’d been sending you were looking kinda the same, so I’ve been looking for some “different” ones. Luckily, Liz Horton (Instagram: https://instagram.com/deathroddixie/) Snagged a few at a practice day awhile back. Gonna bombard ya with a few, so you can pick & choose.
Race reports? Lessee… Did a short track on 7/18. A bit of an off night for me. Finished toward the back of the Sportsman class, and only managed a 3rd place in 40+. Struggled with gearing all night.
At the beginning of August, My boy and I did the I-70 series in Kansas. I landed on the podium in Dodge City and Colby, 3rd place. Newbold had my number. I really struggled with the long track at Stockton, and ended up 4th and 5th for the 2 races there. On a positive note, my boy won the series in the 85cc class with 3 wins and a 3rd. Got to meet Jordan Baber! Great guy and fast!
This past weekend was back at the short track. I scratched out of Sportsman, but holeshotted 40+ and led the whole race. Felt good to get a win again.
Anyway, here’s the pics. First 4 by Liz Horton: