Monday, December 29, 2008

Three cheers for NOT being in the Midwest...

Richmond is warm and moped friendly. The Puchavus is going fast.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Moped Race League (Polini Cup)

Polini USA, along with 1977 Mopeds is putting on the Moped portion of the upcoming Polini Cup.

This will be full track racing on a technical paved race course.

The season starts in April. Each race weekend is going to go: practice on Saturday, and race on Sunday. You can get all of your tuning finalized, and become familiar with course on Saturday, and hit it hard the next day.

We will be racing in between heats of Scooter, Goped, and Pocketbike races.

The season winner will be based on a points system. I am including a PDF that is the rough draft of the finer details.

To sum up the rules of your moped however, here it is: It must be in spirit a moped. Twist and go clutch, and be an after market moped engine case, or modified stock case.

The Dates:

April 4th and 5th
May 2nd and 3rd
June 6th and 7th
Sept 5th and 6th
Oct 3rd and 4th

Location:

We will be racing at the Tom Dash Memorial Speedway. Also known as Atwater

Who is racing?

Confirmed:
77 Race Team
MotoMatic Mopeds
Seattle Mopeds
Polini USA

Build a bike and ride by yourself, or get your friends together and put together a team. Or just come out a watch. This is going to be the biggest non-rally moped series of the year.



19.MOPED
WHEELBASE: OPEN
LENGTH: OPEN
SEAT HEIGHT: Open
MAX HEIGHT: STOCK
COOLING SYSTEM: AIR / WATER
DISPLACEMENT 2 STROKE:90cc MAX
RIM SIZE 17 in MAX
RIM WIDTH: OPEN
INTERNAL ENGINE MODIFICATION OPEN
All modifications must maintain stock appearance
Must use stock engine cases, or based on stock
Must maintain stock frame
Equipped by centrifugal clutch
After market exhaust OK

ALL DIMENSIONS SUBJECT TO A 5% TOLERANCE

RR011.2.2 FUEL AND COOLANT
As fuel only Lead free gasoline may be used. Liquid of the cooling circuit may only be
water with a 2% additive to protect cooling system

RR011.2.3 STOP SWITCH
For all classes, a kill switch must be placed on the left or right side of the steering, easily
reachable by the riders hand and must securely stop the running engine

RR011.2.4 FOOTRESTS
Maximum length of the footrest from the top view is 45mm and minimum is 25mm.
Footrests can be the tip up type, but must be equipped with a device that will
automatically return them to normal riding position. Each footrest must have an integral
ball end with a minimum diameter of 8mm If footrests are not the tip up type they must
be coated with a rubber or Teflon cover.

RR011.2.5 BRAKES
Motorcycles must be equipped with two independently controlled brake systems. One for
the front wheel and one for the rear wheel

RR011.2.6 TRANSMISIONS
Transmission rates are not limited. The chain must be covered by responsible way. A
chain guard must be fitted in such a way as to prevent any direct physical contact possible
from chain run to sprockets

RR011.2.7 NUMBER PLATES
The color of the numbers is open but must clearly contrast with the background color.
Numbers must be a minimum 6” tall and 3” wide displayed on the front of the vehicle.