The Thunderdrome took the show on the road for the first time, in what was also the first race ever held on the Gilmore’s Car Museum’s track. Usually used for parade laps by only the finest show cars, this weekend it was host to something much more exciting. The bikes racing included scooters, pit bikes and mopeds. Some of the mopeds managed to stay running long enough to finish, too! There was also a mini-bike running with the others, dragging pegs in every corner. Classes were well balanced, save for the race between a lawn mower, a Honda ATC and a SV650 race bike, rider instructed to keep it in first gear. No problem, he still won. Thunderdrome benefited from a wider audience from all corners of motorcycling, the Gilmore Car Museum likely benefited from a larger showing of younger people and there’s already talk of next year.
Above: Here we are running across the track for the start, in reverse order to make things interesting.
Winner of the “Grudge Match”, where the fastest of each class did battle for ultimate glory and a gold painted skull.
Pro motorcycle racer Geoff Maloney of GP Tech and the Museum. He helped us setup the track and gave me a free racing lesson in the process.
This guy was pulling wheelies on his naked Spree all day.
Clubman bars on a pit bike? Only at Thunderdrome.