Saturday, July 5, 2014

AHRMA Racing: McKee's Sky Ranch WV 2013

Chad's Penton.
The AHRMA race at McKee's Sky Ranch has been an annual favorite for the past two years. In July, the cool mountain air of West Virginia is a welcome change from the heat and humidity that North Carolina is experiencing at the same time 400 miles south. But thats not all, the folks at McKee's Sky Ranch have put together a total package of amazing terrain for vintage dirt enthusiasts. The yearly two day race includes vintage/post vintage cross country, vintage/post vintage trials, vintage/post vintage motocross as well as a vintage bike show/swap meet. For those of you who are not vintage racers, the event also includes a dual sport ride for motorcycles of all ages. The 5 mile cross country course has it all: fast service roads, stream crossings, hill climbs and some challenging tight woods sections. The crown jewel of the event is the motocross course, designed by the legendary Dick Mann in 2012, the natural terrain track is a vintage speed demon's dream with naturally banked turns, humps, bumps and did I mention its fast? This year's event is scheduled for July 24-27, and you can be sure you'll see us all there. Jack Penton of Penton Motorcycles and Ken Smith from the Australia based VMX magazine are scheduled to make appearances this year. If you decide to roll on up, down or across to the event, be sure to look for the Ton Up NC banner and stop by and say, "howdy." Until then, check out these pics from 2013...
Tech time at camp (Brian's XR200, Chad's BSA 441 and Patman's Yammer).
Ton Up Indy's Rich and Pops race ready on the Maico.
Marcus on his Bultaco 350 Pursang awaits his MX heat.
Chad on the BSA 441.
The legendary Beno Rodi on his Indian.

Marcus takes an inside lane on the MX course.
Ton Up NC/Indy (L-R top: Brian, Marcus, Patman, Jason, Jim; bottom: Chad, Rich and Guthrie)

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See you at the races!


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