From:Dick Brickel
Subject:RE: Hummer Flat Track Race at Wauseon Date:Thu Aug 7 22:07:05 2014
Response to:19730
Ya know, I raced a lot of those years. Why would you want
to maintain a class for uncompetitive motorcycles. All the
years I ran it was run what you brung within the cc class.
I guess if you really want to have a hummer class it is ok,
but what about all the other classes? Maybe you should have
a class for the Beezers and one for the Hondas, and how
about the Montessas? And all the others? The rest of the
classes at Wauseon and Davenport make some sense but the
Hummer class doesn't make too much sense to me. And it is
hard to grow a Hummer class, after all they aren't making
them anhymore and you are severely limited by the numbers.
I think it ought to be run what you brung by ccs. I raced
against some Harley 45s with my 350 and they more than held
their own. It appears to me that maintaining a Hummer class
and not letting other contenders run is a sure way to make
things die. By the way, why should a 165 Harley not be
competitive with a Honda 160? Especially one ridden by a 12
year old kid. Doesn't that singe your mustache?

Hey Guys, this class was made for the Harley 165/175 in
1992 to race at Davenport. They have raced every year since.
It really took off for a while. One year we had 14 HD 165s.
Some years later Wauseon picked it up. All you have to do is
read the rules for this class. The heading says"165
LIGHTWEIGHT-1948-1966". Rule number 2 says "years of bikes
are 1948-1966 Harley Davidson. And other rules gives you the
guide lines of what you can do to them. I understand entries
were low at Wauseon this year, but letting a Jap bike race
(was it a 160 Honda?) is surely not going to make the class
grow. We need to keep it a 165 Harley class. AHRMA has a
road race class just for the 160 Honda. I would like to see
that class added to Davenport and Wauseon. As far as the BSA
Bantam goes, I have one and thought about building it for
the 165 Harley class. I talked to Matt George (the promoter
at Davenport) and he said if 1/2 of the riders oked it, it
would be ok with him. More than 1/2 that I talked to said
they didn't have a problem with it. I don't think that the
Bantam could be made into a threat this late. Some of the
Harley racers have had a bunch of years to make them go
fast. But, it would bring out some more interest for the
class which is what we need to keep it going. So, if any of
you have a Bantam to race, bring it to Davenport and I'm
sure you could race it on a trial basis and the rest of you
need to object to the Jap Twins running or it will turn into
that class. Is that what you want?