Jud Linder

Some human powered two wheel pics from the cyclocross season. 
Gotta represent with a visor sticker! 

Team Winks

Hey Jeff and Brad,

Just a quick update on our last round of racing for 2016
Simone headed into the final round with a narrow lead in the championship points but not having ridden since the previous round, a couple of months beforehand. 
It was a tough weekend as our dog suddenly passed away on the Thursday afternoon.
We decided to forego the Friday practice which meant Simone would not be on track until qualifying on the Saturday morning.  
After getting to the track in the evening and setting up, we grabbed a couple of late night kebabs and went to our Airbnb that we'd chosen over staying in the van.
Hopes of getting a bit of a sleep in Saturday morning (as we had our pits already set up and bikes scrutineered Friday night) were dashed as the house owners were up at 5AM pacing around on the floorboards above our heads, running taps and making more noise than a construction site. We decided to get out, headed to the track early and tried to get focused for the weekend. 
Heavy rain set in for morning qualifying which meant a change to wet tyres, and bike set-up. With everything that was going on, I told Simone to just take it easy and come in if she wasn't feeling it... to which she went out and qualified on the front row :-)
The weather dried up for the afternoon races and Simone put in an awesome ride to get second in each race. 
The late afternoon began with Supermoto qualifying before moving onto racing. Simone qualified well and raced the tired old SMR spectacularly - being particularly strong on the Tarmac and having a great battle with another rider who's strength was on the dirt. After a red flag, racing resumed and Simone's times were dropping before a crash broke a lever and put her out of action.
That evening my attempts at diplomacy with the AirBNB hosts about their early morning line dancing was met with: "this is not a guest house!", but at least the philistines waited until 5:30AM before commencing their depravities the next morning.
Sunday morning's weather quickly turned with heavy rain that refused to let up. Simone had a strained arm and shoulder from the Supermoto crash, to the point of it being sore to touch, despite this she attacked race 1 in the rain and stayed consistent to bring home another second place, and secure the championship by points gap. Race two proved to be even wetter as torrential rain set in. After a near highside, and battling a completely fogged up (dark tint) visor, Simone was able to secure a third place and a successful finish to the weekend of racing.
Thanks so much for your support this year. We are still deciding on plans for 2017 and will keep you posted! 

Komiyama Daiki

Travis Newbold

Here are some pics from this years Barstow ride. My XS snapped another mono shock on the first day so I bought the first thing I saw on craigslist; A 1972 TC125 with enough rust in the tank to give the Tin Man a mean case of constipation. A few (six) trail side fuel system flushes the little fucker made it all the way to Vegas.

Garrett Brittenham

Just picked this up! Getting back into vintage racing with this ’85 XR600R in a single-shock C&J frame. It’s vintage legal for Colorado Flat Track, but will have to be run in 80s singles for VDTRA events, so I’ll most likely get my butt kicked by Rotaxes. Still, it’s gonna be fun!

Travis Taylor

This is my final update for the 2016 season, which I consider a success. I'm already planning for 2017, it'll be here in... 40 days? Holy Shit...  Dan and Curtis at Full Circle V-Twin put on their 3rd Dirt Day event in less than a year's time. This was a 2-day event, Oct 22-23, and I day-dream about it often now that it's past. What a great time riding flat track! We spent many October nights drinking beer and prepping the track for the first one back in 2015, and by the time November 7th rolled around, I was excited. A little too excited, and a little too much speed into turn one found me on head, though my right knee broke the fall. Or maybe, the other way around. Long story short, I ended up at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. One surgery to install an external fixator, then another 10 days later to install internal fixation. The up-side to that is no cast, but ten weeks on crutches, and then you're walking around like Forrest Gump. I bounced back from that in 2016 and became a better rider in the process, so I'm satisfied, to say the least! 
We ran a "150" class this time at Dirt Day, so I figured I'd run both that and "Amateur". I finished 2nd in both heats, and 4th in both mains. I wish I had been able to do a little better in the 150 class, out of 8 riders, but I'm very pleased on the Amateur result. Running with mostly 250/450 bikes and experienced riders, I stayed consistent and capitalized on a red-flag restart and any mistakes or opportunities. 4th of 11 had me just shy of the podium, but I was happy things and nearly come full circle. 
After that, I figured it was time for another overhaul. The hardware could stay in my leg, but the surgeon agreed to take it out, as it was causing some pain. In the long run, I figured it was best, and wanted to get it done before my deductible resent Dec 1. That bit me in the ass last year, to say the least! We got that done on Nov 4, I can't wait to get back on 2 wheels. There are big plans in the works for Dirt Day 2017 Spring event, things are already lined up with Cove View Speedway, in Warfordsburg PA. I need to get a bigger bike together!  All photos thanks to Mark Goldman / Goldmine Photos and Ted Ellis. Check out all of Mark's great photos of the 2016 fall event at https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/uA9A5o7eaa8nfKZA0OXNdKgI2inmaOEI3c2wZf6heTU/folder/yTjawZiCSnOsR6KGobtXMA
Thanks for your support this season! Next year will be even better.

Patrick Simon

Howdy Brad and Jeff. My 2016 dirt track season is over. Lots of ups and downs throughout the season. Managed to get a handful of 3rd's and one 2nd podium. Overall I am happy with how things went given the circumstances I was in. I am throwing on the ice tires and fenders soon with the first ice race scheduled for anytime after Jan. 1 with the ice cooperating. (Massachusetts being unpredictable). As always, thanks for your support.
**attached is a photo from earlier in the season that may have been lost in email**