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    • SPORTSTER LIST RACE TEAM AT MAXTON Surfing for speed Information highway spawns new breed of racers 30 YEARS OF BIG DOG EXPERIENCE MOTORCYCLES NOW IN STOCK FINANCING AVAILABLE SHOW CHROME PLATING NEW *OVER THE* WIDE TIRE COUNTER CHROME CONVERSIONS EXCHANGE FOR ALL ALL MODELS MODELS Come and see why Chrome & Custom is New Jersey’s premier custom shop 5 Incredible selection of used bikes 5 Custom built machines from the ground up You’ve got to see it to believe it! Neon Don wrenching Destiny in the pits Full Stocking Dealer for Spyderco Knives and Other Manufacturers by Shadow Production Pushrod (P/PP) Land Speed ’56 Swingarm Panhead ’94 1200 Sportster ’02 Husky (mirror silver) ’89 Softail, Rubber Mount Custom ’94 883 Hugger ’02 White Husky MAXTON, N.C., MAY 25–26— Record away from a Sportster at the ’66 FLH ’96 1200 Sportster ’02 Mirror Silver Prosport “Hold on!” This brief exclamation Bonneville Salt Flats World of Speed in ’67 FLH ’97 Dyna ’02 Hand-Built Custom Show Bike ’75 XL Chopper ’98 FLSTF ’02 Teal Bulldog summarizes Jim Snyder’s riding tech- October, 1999. Crim posted this query ’77 + ’78 FXE ’99 XLH 883 ’02 Orange Pitbull nique for his virgin race on Roadkill, to a Sportster-focused Internet e-mail ’80 FXE ’00 Custom Rigid Evo ’02 Black Mastiff ’80 FLH ’02 Black/Flame Boxer ’02 Red/Flame Pitbull the Sportster that took the Land Speed list: “Are we gonna let them get away ’90 FLHS ’02 Black Cherry Wolf ’02 Black Pitbull Record in the Altered 2000cc Pushrod with this shit?” That was all it took ’92 Springer ’02 Candy Red Prosport ’02 Red w/ Razor Pitbull to spark an interest in reclaiming the (A/PF-2000/4) class at Maxton, North 235 Route 46, (973) 227–7477 Fairfield, NJ 07004 Carolina, this past Memorial Day record on behalf of the Sportster List members’ beloved Sportsters. www.fixyourfuckups.com weekend. “After racing the smaller- engine standard Sportsters,” said The Sportster List Team and Jim, “I developed a technique about Yahoo! Sportster Owner’s Club togeth- NEW! RENT A HARLEY ® riding positions, shift points, subtle nuances about body placement to er began to raise money for this racing effort. The first bike the Sportster List IN CONNETICUT minimize drag and squeeze the most out of ’em. But after riding Roadkill, my technique can be summed up in Team built was Nola, a 1983 XR1000, owned by Gene Brauninger and piloted by Timbo Horton and Ray Kimbro. Wide selection of current models. Day, Weekend, Weekly. two short words. Hold on! That’s it. Modified by Lone Eagle Motor Co. of “Try before you buy” program available No subtle anything. This bike is fast. Conyers, Georgia, Nola seemed to have 155 Research Dr., Stratford, CT ( I-95 Exit 30, across from Ramada ) Scary fast!” a black cloud following her around. 203-380-2600 www.BridgeportHarleyDavidson.com Prior to Snyder’s wild ride at Though the XR1000 was the hot rod Bridgeport Harley-Davidson./Buell is a Harley-DavidsonSM Authorized Rentals Operator 176 mph, George Crim, one of the Harley of its day, XR1000s aren’t owners and riders of #4007 Roadkill, well suited for the constraints of the pushed the 1650cc Sportster to a Production class of racing. Nola ate a 10 am 5, at ancer record 180.025, an incredible feat for lot of pistons but achieved no records. .1 Sept Fight C ley to a bike that established her speed cre- After her second trip to the Salt Flats in to t Har ort. dentials less than a year ago at 2001, she was retired. Ride ridgepor olice Esc B P September’s World of Speed on Inspired by the competition, Dale From d Island. more. woo d& the Bonneville Salt Flats. This new Amsden of Springfield, Ohio, decided Sher usic, foo lcome. record allowed the Sportster List Race to build his own 1000cc production M We ikes All B Team to capture the top point rank- racer with help from HeadQuarters ing at Maxton. The season began Heads for cams and Nallin Racing with Roadkill ranked at #7 in March. Head Service. This bike, dubbed the The Team coaxed her up to a #4 Mystery Evo, a 2001 standard 883 ranking at the April meet, and #4007 Hugger model specially constructed to is well on her way to ending the 995ccs, crushed the 137.9 mph Moto Maxton racing season in the overall Guzzi record at the October 2001 top point position. World of Speed with a two-way aver- Crim has always had the “need for age speed of 143.079. The most speed,” but as he explained, his father amazing thing about the Mystery prohibited him from getting involved in Evo, however, may be the fact that any type of racing activity throughout its owner, Dale’s wife Tami, rides it as his youth. This helps explain some of a street bike in between races! the motive behind his drive to achieve George Crim of Wintersville, Ohio, higher speeds and break more records. and Art Northrup of Terrell, North It all began when a Moto Guzzi Carolina, built a third bike named took the 1000cc Production Frame/ See “Sportster,” page 108, column 1 104 September 2002