Subject:RE: RE: RE: Davenport Hummer 165 race Date:Mon Nov 17 20:14:06 2014
Response to:19997

They last few years I haven't made it to Davenport, because
of stuff I needed to get out of the shop. We have our own
races here at The PigStye most every year. A few years ago the track was freshly dug (new). It's only 5/16" of a mile
oval, but the only rules we have is the bike has to be made
before 1963. That year we only had 5 bikes in the race, but
it was a good race and the people watching had a great time.
There was me and my 61, ol' man Carl on his 60, my nephew on
my 59 Cushman, Gumby on his 47 45 and Wade on his 47
knucklehead chopper. I guess you know who won ???

I was wunderin why never see you at Davenport any more with
your racin Hummer. All the vintage flattrack guys around here
have thrown in the towel on Davenport races because of their
rules. They want to make their own rules and don't care it
they don't work with other vintage race venues. And the turn
out really shows it.
Last couple of years the races have fallen to a dribble of
what they were a few years back. Real shame, but it's their
races, their rules and it looks like more and more are not
showing up for their party.
Used to be one of the best vintage races in the country.
I won't even spring for a ticket to watch next year, ain't
worth it anymore, what a shame.

I'd like to hear more too.

What gets me, is that Davenport and Waseon aren't AMA
sactioned events as far as I remember. The hand shift class
rules are as follows. NO brakes and must have a hand shifted
transmission. That's it. But when ya get to the Hummer class,
everything is restricted. No reed plates.NO exhaust valve,
Must have original frame but can be modified, must use stock
cylinder, but can be modified,etc.

I tried to get them to explain to me what the difference was,
if I took a stock cylinder, bored the "sleeve" out of it and
replaced that "sleeve" with a real sleeve with multiple
transfer ports and such or just use a cylinder that is
already made like that.

They babbled on about something like "most people that race
these bikes couldn't afford a cylinder like that" It cost a
good bit to have all that work done and a new cylinder can be
had for just a little bit more than all that work costs. To
me, "must use stock cylinder" means just that. No huge carbs
will fit on the stock cylinder without modifying the
cylinder. You can port it, but nothing else. Davenport is
"outlaw" racing. Ask the folks that race in the dinosaur and
hand shift classes. Why should the other classes get to do
anything they want to their motors and we can't? A RACE is
whoever gets to the finish line first wins. If all these
restrictions exist, maybe EVERYONES head should be pulled
before the race and verify that the piston is no larger than
2.375" +.020 on their 165/175 motors? When ya sleeve the
cylinder and use a TS185 Suzuki piston, that is no longer a
STOCK cylinder.
They would really disqualify me. 64.25mm piston and 61mm
crank = 200cc.


can someone provide details about this year's
Davenport Hummer race? the kid that wins every year, got
caught cheating and was disqualified. does anyone have