April 10, 2014

Drogo Michie

At the Rye House

James Hicks

Hilltoppers Grand Prix

Scott Woolley

Hilltoppers Grand Prix

Anthony Brown

Here are a couple of Photos from our pre season practice day. We have another this weekend and then the UK Flattrack season starts in 2 weeks. We have 6 rounds in the UK and will be making some Euro trips as well. 2014 should be a good one we will try and throw some dirt bikes into the mix as well as trials.  Thanks for the FTWCO support we will keep you posted as the season rolls on. (Photo credit Ian Roxbrough and Sam Christmas)

Martin Hovin

Finally the snow is gone here in Norway!
Only endurocross-track in the country just opend.

Garrett Brittenham

Good success in Waco! Only ended up running one race, as the water pump went out on the Honda. I won the Open AM main event by about half a wheel.
The Waco races are a stone cold blast! Recommended to anyone who can get there.
Pro photos by Don Gibson, http://flat-out.photoreflect.com/

April 06, 2014

Gary Inman

This is for the also-rans, the latecomers, the never-will-bes, the no-hopers and the backmarkers.
One of us! We accept you! Gobble-gobble.

The British flat track scene is a microcosm of that in the US. There are some very fast guys - who can go to the US and make the night programme at Daytona and with time could go much further. Then there are a lots of old geezers living out On Any Sunday fantasies. 

But because England, where most of the races take place (there is one scheduled for Wales, none in Scotland) is smaller than 31 US states (and the whole of the UK - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are smaller than 11 states!) we're all crammed into one small area, so we see each other at nearly all the races. It makes for a great atmosphere.  And that's one of the things that makes me going back. 
The other is the feeling of backing into a corner and getting on the gas fractionally earlier than ever before and riding it out. 

I'm pretty sure I've won my last trophy, and I didn't win that many any way. 
I don't want to spend money tuning my race bike. 
I'm not getting any fitter. 
As the scene gets bigger the odd newcomer arrives who can blow me away at his very first race. 

But I really don't care. 

I love racing my bike. 

The UK season starts soon and more people are getting interested all the time. For more info go to http://www.dirttrackriders.co.uk

Gary Inman, 13R

Will Gomer

My night started out a little weird. 
I kinda got left behind in the first practice 
but my second practice felt great. I got 2nd 
in my heat race. No semi for me! Started 4th 
on the front row in the main. I passed a few 
guys and it was all mine. Main event win! 
No pics of me tonight. Solo mission. 9 hrs 
in the truck by myself. 
You gotta want it. Ha!
Will @wllgmr

April 03, 2014

April 02, 2014

Gary Inman

Here are some photos of me representing in Morocco.

Will Gomer

March 31, 2014

Team Winks

Hey FTWCo,
I literally JUST got the photos from the track photographer after weeks of chasing! Let me know if the attachments don't work, as I'm trying google drive for the first time.

We have been working pretty hard on bike set-up for Simone, just getting the ZX10R dialled in. Since her big (120mph) crash, bike set-up has been a strong focus.
Fortunately a friend of ours was able to give us a great baseline setting with fork and shock springs & internals, from there it was just a matter of track time to get it all working great. After some tweeking, the last day saw her drop nearly 3 seconds which meant we had to alter set-up again. The rear just needed some rebound, but getting it to turn sharper was the issue. Through one double apex she had the knee slider on the tarmac right the way through the turn (even leaning right off the bike), as she is so little the weight of the bike was pulling it away from the apex.
As we were happier with how the bike was hooking up, we tried everything with the front that people suggest (mainly dropping the forks, and associated other tricks) to try get it to steer sharper. The best results ended up coming when I flattened the bike out at the front and adjusting the settings from there, all of a sudden her knee slider was riding the curbs at both inside apexs - sorted! For now ;-)
I see you just got an SP1? Those things are very special, particularly with the Joey Dunlop link, they sound great and make for a wicked sports bike.

I just got a v-twin myself (to replace the GSXR), which we'll be developing for racing. I'll keep you posted as soon as we have updates on that one too.
Have a great weekend.


Jordan Baber

Got a 6th place finish in Savanna Georgia tonight. Was running 3rd from the second row until I got pushed off the groove and fell back to 6th. Still another race to go tonight and a bunch more in Florida the rest of the week! — at Oglethorpe Speedway Park.

March 27, 2014

March 23, 2014

Martin Hovin

Newspaper in norway today. 
The desert racer Pål Anders Ullevålseter is the trainer for the norwegian team in 2014.

March 18, 2014