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Racing in Alaska

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Fri July 10 2009, 10:57 AM
E.W. #849
Racing in Alaska
Every 4th of July week I fly up to Fairbanks Alaska for 3 days of MX school. After long week, I race the Alaska State Race series.
This year I was riding Jerry Lymburners YZF450, settup for him! Our motos were too close to do any bike changes so I made it work. After some tough battles, I ended up winning 4 out 4 motos in the vet pro class.
Heath Hamblen is back on the bike tearing it up! He moved up to Alaska last month. Heath was a top 3 pro rider every moto, with beating Jerry the last moto on Saturday.
Jerry won 13 or 14 pro motos. Hes the man!

Check the pics out of the track at
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...3zVs#585248350_h3CAo

Im on page 14-16, #555. Heath is #49, Jerry is #555.

It was crazy hot up there!! Around 85 degrees with high humidity most day.
Fri July 10 2009, 11:46 AM
honda916
that track looks bad azz
Fri July 10 2009, 04:49 PM
ted
Even though the suspension was set up for a way heavier guy you still won? HMMM. What kind of suspension was that?
Fri July 10 2009, 07:26 PM
E.W. #849
Some great stock supspension!!! Gota love it!

quote:
Originally posted by ted:
Even though the suspension was set up for a way heavier guy you still won? HMMM. What kind of suspension was that?

Sat July 11 2009, 06:05 PM
Workman #21
Eric in Alaska panning for the camera
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...4443235_7FCcQ/Medium

This is him - do'n da scrub
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...4235763_3Mpq8/Medium

Heath scrubs too!
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...4840174_J7PTf/Medium

Jerry out for a Sunday cruise
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...4941740_xYocT/Medium

This is my fav a 250cc smoker in the foreground, a dual-stacked-quad-lighted-big-rig next back, a dude on a dozer (vested!) at the ready, and a Powder-puff (is that Ashley?) scoop'n out her front suspension...and what's with skinny trees. Is everything skinny in Alaska?
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...4449174_TPeTJ/Medium

Gotta love Lara at Northern Horse Photography ( http://northernhorse.smugmug.com/ ) for what she does.
Tue July 21 2009, 10:00 AM
triplenickel
It's cool having EW come up and mix it up with the local guys. The track is flat with lots of jumps and corners, but the dirt is the main reason the track is so good. KW next year?
Tue July 21 2009, 04:01 PM
triplenickel
Hello Ken,

Na, I was no were in the picture but you can find me in the intermediate class with the boys doing a lot of bar banging!!! It's a blast!!!

http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...8tDg#596268424_F42QQ

http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...8tDg#597164761_pgyR2
Tue July 21 2009, 04:23 PM
Northern Horse Photo
Hey guys. Jerry gave me a heads up that my pics were being discussed....thanks for your nice words about me. It's a dusty, dirty job but somebody needs to do it! I've gotten some pretty funny pics over the year, would you like to see them?
Wink


Lara R Poirrier
Wed July 22 2009, 08:41 AM
David Rose SR.
YES
Wed July 22 2009, 01:18 PM
Northern Horse Photo
Jerry jumps off the bike when he went over the handle bars.
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...70713989_XRoSm-L.jpg

Jerry crashed at the finish line and being the nice guy that he is, put the covers back on the hay bale.
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...61445554_R4oXV-L.jpg

http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...61445286_9rSyr-L.jpg


Lara R Poirrier
Wed July 22 2009, 01:23 PM
David Rose SR.
I can't get them to come up
Wed July 22 2009, 06:15 PM
99c5pilot
I can't pull them up either?


MXDAD#49
www.hamblenracing.com
Wed July 22 2009, 08:21 PM
Workman #21
That's cause the links got whacked.

Try these:

Jerry jumps off the bike when he went over the handle bars.
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...70713989_XRoSm-L.jpg

Jerry crashed at the finish line and being the nice guy that he is, put the covers back on the hay bale.
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...61445554_R4oXV-L.jpg

http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...61445286_9rSyr-L.jpg

If that doesn't work then "Right Click" and Copy Link Location. Pasting it into the URL field is always good too (grins)
Wed July 22 2009, 08:21 PM
Northern Horse Photo
See if this works better
Quad rider ends up in the pond
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...vZrU#358656590_FFbS3
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...vZrU#358656666_oq92m
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...2578_KvZrU#358658169
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...vZrU#358658940_3EHGk


Lara R Poirrier
Wed July 22 2009, 08:25 PM
Northern Horse Photo
This whole album...we had a fun race day. One race they had to sprint in gear to the finish line and then start their machines and then do 2 laps. One race you had to stay with your partner and not drop your tape. And then a mattress pull timed of course.
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...allery/5970045_fo29c


Lara R Poirrier
Wed July 22 2009, 08:33 PM
Workman #21
I'm liking the mattress pull thing, reminds me of growing up in Seattle before it was big-time.
Wed August 05 2009, 12:41 AM
Northern Horse Photo
Glad you like them, it was my favorite race to take pictures of. The mattress pull was so funny I missed a lot of pictures. Smile Big Grin


Lara R Poirrier
Mon October 05 2009, 01:22 AM
Northern Horse Photo
Heath has his own album now that I'm organizing the state race riders.
http://northernhorse.smugmug.c...09/STATE-RACERS/049/


Lara R Poirrier
Mon October 05 2009, 10:43 AM
mxmom#49
Heath is in the MSR red gear. The other #49 is another rider.


MXMOM#49
www.hamblenracing.com
Mon October 05 2009, 07:52 PM
Workman #21
quote:
Originally posted by mxmom#49:
Heath is in the MSR red gear. The other #49 is another rider.
Yep the rider is not Heath, at least not the same one putting laps on my most magnificent 08 CRF450R at Pacific Raceways a couple years ago.

Heath's always had style:

Style: a reference to an once famous now obscure comedian known as "Gallagher" who often used the term - "Ya gotta have STYLE!" in his comic act. For me anybody swinging a leg over a MX machine got it in spades, I just wish I had some.

So, salute to all you MXer's types who got it. If ya aintthen maybe ya outta be looking around the next berm, jump, or whoop for your piece. Maybe one of those pro type dudes "J" or "H" droped a chunk on the track, something the rest of us might pickup on. Could happen.

Eat well enjoy the the holidays. I know I will. Thought I'd of this year by listening to Christmas music starting today. "Genome Project" Pandora. "Silent Night" Radio is my choice. It's to my ears what a "Toasted Jalapeno, Onion and Olive Steak & Cheese topped with Chipotle sauce sandwich" is to my palate. You gotta choose yer own mix.