Sunday, February 1, 2015

Shh, White Lightnin'

Chad fires up the BSA 441 for the first time in 2014.
...or so the late George Jones lyric goes. Since 2009 the American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association (AHRMA) has held one of the East Coast's best kept secrets: The Carolinas White Lightening Cross Country Classic. The race has been held for the past several years in Chester, SC and is one of the highlights of the AHRMA vintage cross country calendar. The course is a great combination of single track trails, fire roads and grass track as it zig-zags in and out of the woods on the South Carolina farmland. Ton Up NC members have particapted in the event for most of its history and it typically signals the beginning of the racing year for most of us. What follows is a quick glimpse at what you've been missing out on if you've never attended. This year the event is scheduled for March 12 and 13, 2016. More info. here.

Jim and his Triumph T25T
The starting line.
Ton Up NC's Eric P. gets the hole shot on his Honda Elsinore MT250 (unfortunately, the Elsie blew up after a lap)
Camp Ton Up Chester, SC.
Talking shop with Malcom Smith's former mechanic.
The post-race steak dinner.
Chad takes home first place and hold's Scott's "Cool Bike" award for his AJS (pictured above).

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