yeah just ordered an x18 and am lookin to buy some 47cc and start up an organization. i stay in nashua,nh. ive been callin all the tracks around but they say we need to get an organization goin. sugar hill speedway says they let mini bikes practice sometimes but they say we dont have enough riders to start organized racing. spread the word and let me know if you want in on the organization.
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we have a series and a track, but seems the pocketbike folks aren't riding this season. For the past two years we've had 10 or more folks show, last 3 races only one or two have shown up. So Rasta if you want to do some racing bring yourself and the some folks up to 106 Racepark this Sunday. We have a class and plenty of track time for ya.
i ordered my bike by mail order so it wont be here for weeksbut ive been talkin some of my friends into atleast buyin some of the 47 or 49cc and headin up to race. ill hit you up when i have my bike but i hope i have everything ligit so i have time to race before the season is over
yo i recalled my money for the x-18 cause i found this on craigslist. i have no idea what model it is but its, and its only a 50cc but its a beast! ive had it maxxed out on the speedometer. but my uncle says it aint race worthy yet and i dont know what the regulations at 106 are. heres whats wrong w/t it.
I'm in Waterville...see my post about Maine outdoor racing - if you guys are interested in doing a club in my area, my kid's dying to race someone. She's a first season rider, so she'd be looking to race other kids around her age/experience group (13 yrs old).
Next RACE - Sunday July 27, Full Race Schedule, Pits open at 8am, racing starts at 10am.
Come RACE with us.
I am new to the sport in RHode Island. At first I looked at Pocket Bikes as a kid's toy, but soon found out once I tried my kid's toy, I loved it. I started selling these bikes and customizing them. I am trying to get more people in my area interested in them. These are my thoughts on a larger scale: I am older but ready to play. I am looking to open an idoor track for pocket bikes, pit bikes and/or go-karts. But I need feedback on whether this will work. THis will be a top notch place to practice, race etc. Food, raceshops, sales and pit area all to be included. I love the sport of race cars and race bikes, but those are very expensive to own, maintain and race, the POcket Bikes are much more affordable and a lot of fun. Responding to this post will let me know if this is a worthwhile venture. For all those tracks out there, don't worry, we can organize something big where we all can benefit. I have really good ideas where we all can benefit. Let's pull together and make this better than ever; larger numbers and better times. I am going to do my part, so please do your part and respond. Responding is the way to ket me start with this project. There is nothing to do anymore in RI, MA or CT.
Most of the adult pocketbike crowd have moved on to mini-motards (pitbikes) or stopped racing as track fees and other expenses went up last year. Post something on planetminis and Kurlon will probably give you more details on the local scene.
Getting into the business is something that isn't as easy as it sounds, esp. pocketbikes.
First of all Cags suck outright. I wouldn't sell one to anyone unless I really hated them.
The old Banshee based china bikes were slightly better once you bought a few Italian upgrades. Some of the others are quirky at best.
Italian bikes were nice although too expensive and with sketchy parts support.
Pitbikes with less expensive and reliable 4 strokes are a much better bet in our area and there are over a hundred setup for mini-motard racing sitting in local garages right now. Parts supply is never an issue and quality and performance have been increasing at an exponential rate.
Keep in mind when looking a the business model, New England mini bike racers will rarely ever pay more than $35 per day to race and usually with a little break for family teams. If you insurance and rent on the property pushes you over that, don't even waste your time.
As you probably guessed, I sold my Italian PB and bought a Pitster X4 that I raced at the rte.106 series and the Masters of Minis series in 2007.
Here are our race dates for 2009 at the 106 Racepark, Pembroke, NH
Pits open Sunday morning at 8am, Practice at 9am and Racing begins at 10am
Classes for MiniMotards- Unlimited, 110cc, Sportsman and Junior
Classes for Pocketbikes - F1 and F2
50cc Scooter class
Youth track time also
More details at Evil Empire Racing