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Old 08-14-2020, 01:52 PM   #1
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Supermoto USA September 18-20 Shasta Kart Track

Supermoto USA racing is back! September 18-20 at Shasta Kart Track in Redding California.

18th is New Racer and Advanced Racer Schools

19th is all asphalt racing

20th is supermoto asphalt/dirt

https://supermotousa.com/shasta_09_18_20/
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Old 08-14-2020, 02:17 PM   #2
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Old 08-15-2020, 06:22 AM   #3
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Yeah. The club has its fingers crossed hoping this event will happen. So far the county has not let any of the club races go forward.

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Daily schedule and details will posted within two weeks of the event. https://supermotousa.com/shasta_09_18_20/

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Old 08-15-2020, 10:40 PM   #5
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Hopefully it'll happen. The last event SMUSA has was suppose to be at Buttonwillow and it got cancelled when SHTF.

The track is awesome this is what it was like last time I was there they said the faster bikes were doing triple digits on the straight:

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Old 08-31-2020, 02:56 PM   #6
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:45 PM   #7
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Well it happened and what a great event it was. I wish it was a bit cooler and less smokey but can't control the weather. Took home 4 trophies after the weekend in the mini bike classes. The Light Bee definitely wow'd a lot of peoples to see something that small just flex on the other bikes. They said around Halloween they are planning another race also, will try and come back! Thanks to Brok for getting organizing everything. There was definitely a lot of awesome racers as usual. I'll have a thread report up probably here and General.





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I watched Merlin take 2nd behind Hawk Mazotta on the Light Bee after leading the race until the last lap. The Sur Ron was much faster than the gas bikes in the straight. I was going to stop by his pit but had to get home.
Ill be making my SM debut in October on my KTM. Someone call 911.

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Old 09-22-2020, 09:29 AM   #9
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I am surprised by how powerful it was, literally nothing in the minis could touch it that day, except a Hawk Mazzotta on a XR100. I could even pull on the 230cc! So I could probably race the GPA class.

A lot of people were interested if it was good in the dirt also and its definitely good in the dirt , I mean it's a dirtbike. Those Michelin Pilot Street tires are great in the dirt also. Might as well call them Pilot SuperMoto tires.

There were no CRF150Rs there racing that day though, I absolutely dread those and they dominate the mini class so I am really interested to see how it does against a 150R and the ohvales. They're on my hunting list haha.

The Light Bee does weaknesses though, it doesn't brake very well, and it overheats. It does ok on the heat races but during the mains it overheats so I have to make as large a gap as I can because I know they'll be getting faster.
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I was up there on Saturday with some friends, had a pretty good time.



Ended up 4th in the OpenGP heat race, was about to go for 3rd when the race was red-flagged. I biffed it in turn 1 of the final and ended up a lap down in 16th with a tweaked front end.



Kind of disappointed with the amount of track time... I could only get one day away, so chose Saturday since I'm more comfortable on asphalt. There were a whole bunch of classes for my bike listed on the promos, but turns out only one of them was being run on Saturday - if that had been published ahead of time, I probably would have shown up for Sunday instead. For my one class, heat races were supposed to be 6 laps, and the main 8 laps. My heat got red-flagged after lap 3, and not re-started, and for some reason they called the main after 6 (since I was down a lap, 5 for me). 8 hour roundtrip drive for 8 laps of racing... meh.

My buddy Mikael put together a nice highlight video:

youtu.be/9d0tR-zteiY

Congrats on your results, Merlin!
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:04 PM   #11
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Bummer about going down, thank goodness for handguards! I got some battlescars too I spooned on a BRAND NEW front Bridgstone S20 EVO before coming down and I knew I had to scrub it in but man it was like riding on ice it went down in the 2nd corner.





I came on Friday for practice and I got a lot more tracktime than I did on Saturday. We were literally still on the track as the sun was coming down. That was tough because I was going to decide which bike I was going to do the supermoto race with during the practice.

My experience was totally different I felt I had TOO MUCH tracktime haha! There were so little people competing in the mini classes. On Sunday they made an extra race because some people didn't want to race on the dirt so I got roped into an extra race for the mini bikes asphalt only. I've never done 4 races before and it was exhausting. All I can is Hawk Mazzotta is BEAST! He raced way more than 4 races on little bikes and his big bike. I was SPENT! Plus he was teaching people how to ride on Friday! What a dude!

I ran out of fuel and water too! So next time I gotta bring a little more.

Here's a video of the Open Expert race on Sunday. Gage Mcallister tearing it up!

youtu.be/Vz4Q1VkclOk

It's a shame Hawk went down in the first lap

youtu.be/JEYE8N01qTA

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I was up there on Saturday with some friends, had a pretty good time.



Ended up 4th in the OpenGP heat race, was about to go for 3rd when the race was red-flagged. I biffed it in turn 1 of the final and ended up a lap down in 16th with a tweaked front end.



Kind of disappointed with the amount of track time... I could only get one day away, so chose Saturday since I'm more comfortable on asphalt. There were a whole bunch of classes for my bike listed on the promos, but turns out only one of them was being run on Saturday - if that had been published ahead of time, I probably would have shown up for Sunday instead. For my one class, heat races were supposed to be 6 laps, and the main 8 laps. My heat got red-flagged after lap 3, and not re-started, and for some reason they called the main after 6 (since I was down a lap, 5 for me). 8 hour roundtrip drive for 8 laps of racing... meh.

My buddy Mikael put together a nice highlight video:

youtu.be/9d0tR-zteiY

Congrats on your results, Merlin!
I didn't know you are friends with MikeOnBikes!! I'm a big fan of his YouTube channel
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