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2009 WHPSC Friday Racing Pictures and Results


Photo by Mark Mueller
The sun is going down. Must be time to race! 
Mark Anderson prepares Eric Ware for launch. 
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
Lined up, balanced!
Yannick Lutz in Altair II
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
Annecy team launches the Altair II  
 
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
Steve Nash prepares to launch Barbara in the Varna Tempest 
 Rob Hitchcock (in black) with the Kyle Edge.
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
Carl Mueller's trike with a Mueller fairing and a Paul Gracey ducted electric fan on the back. Late week fun.
Mike Sova works on the Avos Arrow hand powered trike.
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
 James Schroeder's Specter II
Maike Sova launches Greg Westlake in the Avos Arrow 
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
 Ron Layman in Primal II
 Yannick Lutz in Altair II
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
 A shot down SR 305
George Georgiev congratulates Barbara after her record run. 
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
 Sam Bargara and Georgi celebrate.
Sam hoists Varna designer/builder George Georgiev
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
Race director Al Krause and Georgi 
Cars and trucks wait while the bikes race.
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
 Barbara Buatois after another record run.
 Barbara relaxes by Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
Buttoned in. 
Ready to go. 
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
Scott launches Jason Erickson in the Varnator 
Steve Nash sports a new hairdo after Sam's world record.

Here's a nice launch/ catch sequence for one of Barbara's runs.

Steve Launches Barbara  


Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
 After about 5 minutes of going fast, Georgi waves his arms and the catch team moves in.

Most of these vehicles have to be caught or else they will fall over. 


Photo by Mark Mueller 

 
Photo by Mark Mueller

The rider is fatigued, and the windscreen may be fogged from condensation, so the catch crew makes themselves an easy target. 

Barbara aims right for Georgi. At this point the bike is still moving over 10 MPH, as it is difficult to handle below that speed.  
Photo by Mark Mueller


Photo by Mark Mueller 

Barbara slams on the brakes, and Georgi grabs the bike, while other catchers hold if from the sides. 

Barbara waits patiently while the tape holding the top of the fairing in place is removed.

 
Photo by Mark Mueller


Photo by Mark Mueller

Barbara is still oxygen deprived after her long sprint, and takes a short time to recover before getting off of the bike.

Eric Ware is happy after a fast run 
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
Mark congratulates Eric 
The Wedge speedbike gets moved off the track in preparation for the next one to be caught. 
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
 Greg Westlake finished his run in the Avos Arrow handtrike.
 Tape is removed
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
Greg, a double amputee, prepares to exit the trike. 
 Rob Hitchcock and Carl Mueller prepare the Kyle Edge.
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
 Rob gets sealed into Kyle Edge.
Charlie Ollinger and Rob Hitchcock and the Kyle Edge. 
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
 Carl Mueller works on Kyle Edge drivetrain.
 Mark and a handy volunteer test fit the Wedge top.
Photo by Mark Mueller

 
Photo by Mark Mueller

Working on bikes outside the lobby doors.

Readying Specter II


Photo by Mark Mueller


Photo by Mark Mueller
Launching  Specter II 
 Scimitar launch sequence
Photo by Mark Mueller


Photo by Mark Mueller

Launch dolly is fitted

Launching 
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
 
Bill Brand, also known as Reno Bill worked as liaison between the IHPVA and NDOT to get the road paved "just right". Wes, Charlie and the CPSUSLO boys in the background.
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
 Head timer Craig Johnson announced the speeds every morning and every night.
 Starter Chris Broome
Photo by Mark Mueller

Photo by Mark Mueller
Perennial drag racer Rob Barnett organized the 1/8th mile drag races and awarded a $50 first prize out of his own pocket.

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