Thursday, 31 December 2009
HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT CRIMBO BREAK , AND HERE'S TO A DRY , SUNNY NEW YEAR FULL OF DIRT BIKE ACTION !
Best wishes to everyone we race with , here and in europe !
to all REDMAX customers and friends (same thing really) , the world over !
to all our buddies across the world in the Flattrack / Streetracker way of life .
We're off to Daytona this year - so say hi if you're at a race and we can enjoy it together !
All the best Steve n Rach @ REDMAXSPEEDSHOP.
This card was sent to me by Marshall Kinrade (a shorttrack uk racer) from the Isle of Man and i liked it so much i thought i'd share it with you all !
Monday, 28 December 2009
And what a ball it was ! Sold out with people packed up to the rafters , some were turned away unfortunatly cos it went over capacity .Great venue for a slickly run event and the rain can't touch it - ace .
But it was a great success with close , fast racing , good grip and plenty of elbow in the face action !
The result was a (suprise) run away win from Edward Kennet , who looked completely in controll start to finish .
Closely followed by Ade Collins and Glynn Pocklington .
Steve Plater and Gary Johnston showed well from the road racers and marco was always up there with Rusty and Jacopo, but for me Glynn must be the man most pleased with his day - making the final and coming out Third ! Nice one dude .
I'll post the results when they're released for you all - in the meantime check out the pics (once again from the camera of sideburn girl !) There's a VIDEO on here too !
Thanks to everyone who visited the stall on the day ! Copies of sideburn were flying off the shelf
Oh , and thanks to the Shorttrack UK team (all of you ) for a great day .
Friday, 18 December 2009
BE THERE .
YES YOU .
FEW TICKETS LEFT .
For the only inside Shorttrack meeting ever ! EVER .
Big names from road racing and Speedway wil be riding too .
It's gonna be an event and a half , we'll have our stand there - so if you want to pick up a specific item on the day , just ring us .
The boys have been out for a practice and this is what they say -
Some of the star riders for the Bonanza had the chance to test the indoor track at Braintree as part of the Press and Practice Day on Monday and all were amazed how fast and how much grip it had. 12 riders took part in the test including Paul Hurry and Edward Kennett - both said it was the best indoor track they had every ridden !They also proved that eight riders per race was going to make one heck of a spetactle and passing was going to be a big part of the racing. The surface held up very well with two hours riding and altough the track will need grading during the meeting,it only takes 3 minutes and it's like brand new again. Roll on the 27th!
see it all here (and to book tickets) follow the link below
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Thanks Jason for organising a fab day of play !
A whole day of practice for just £50 - bargain , and as it was just us slow losers out there - a chance to go round and round and round . We had an open pit and i gained the most track time ever .
Anthony started the proceedings by going straight out and highsiding (did i mention the wet ?) leaving him with a limp all day .
Later when i thought it was safe , i pulled the pin and went for it - straight into the gaurd fence on the exit of turn 4 - the scene of everyones crashes for the day . It was a bit nasty and the chain link fence ripped the top of my glove open and i'm looking at a very swollen hand today !
Later to cheer myself up i highsided there too !
The atmosphere in the pits was relaxed with the Guy who opened the place up for us making us cups of tea all day and generally being very helpfull , thanks mate .
Actually everyone came off a few times and sloshed about in the mud , but after lunch the track dried enough for us to get some proper laps in - resulting in a few ding-dongs out there !
Actually i thought (because of the rain we'd been having ) that it would be a wash out , so bought along my trusty Husaberg 400 enduro - in order to at least have a ride round , but we all went out on it just to see what grip really feels like - and it was amazing ! like being on rails and sideways if you want (Sideburn Ben was particularly enamoured with it as he'd bought his CCM with balding supermoto road tyres) the little 400 motor being nice n soft for the wet .
Nice to see Lez out today looking fit and well (not back on a bike yet ) .
Randall was out on his FTR honda - riding like a man posessed , we spent a few laps chasing each othe unit i decided he'd be usefull to stop my slide as i careered up inside him - whoops !
We all had a bit of a bike swapping session and it was great to finally ride the CO-BUILT rotax , what a light bike that is ! then at the end i was able to ride the marlboro coloured woods bike (even tho i'd just stacked mine !) and we gelled together and i got ten straight laps in at dash-for-cash speed ! What a day .
BIG THANKS TO JASON FOR ORGANISING IT , CHEERS MATE .
Link here to more pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/redmaxspeedshop/sets/72157615847904436/
FIRST PIC STOLEN FROM sideburn BLOGSPOT , thanks BEN / GARY
Thursday, 10 December 2009
PANIC OVER - IT'S BACK ONLINE !
the redmaxspeedshop.com website is down at the moment - if you've found this looking for it then follow this link to my FLICKR website , which luckily has all the same stuff on it and more (just in a different format !)http://www.flickr.com/photos/redmaxspeedshop/sets/
Anyone wanting to contact me via e-mail can do so by using snatzomobile (at) talktalk.net
(of course substitute (at) for @ )
I have stuff on ebay too check these out -http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260517513833&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
Payments can still be made by Paypal and the shop number is 07907529858 (or txt me if you can't get thru cos of bad reception )
In the old days you would ride up come in thru the door and speak to me whilst buying something with cash ! now that's just plain crazy talk ! :-)
Steve Von Hillary.
Friday, 4 December 2009
All time low for Blog heading there !
Wanted to show you some pics i've been sent on e-mail Firstly Gavin's XR750 in TT trim for the road .
What a nice bike eh ? Gavin works at Oxford HD - and you can see what a nice job he does !
The other bike is Nick's project evolving from his iron XR style bike shown here at red Marley hill climb !
The rolling chassias is gonna be a replica of mert's (lawill) iron XR special - a bit like Berelsfords Golioth , but not . Bet i never remembered that right .
UPDATE ! -Nicks just sent me a note - Thanks for pics on you blog --yes you got it correct-lawwills XLR-900cc-predated goliath by about 5 years but both frames built by Jim belland-were made obsolete by xr 750 of which frame and engine were evolved .
Gavin's also working on a C&J framed harley (Cafe Racer), so i'll show you some pic's of that soon !