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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 15 Aug 2018 19:11 #788967

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Eddie would ride that little pocket bike around through the crowd
Get your motor running!

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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 15 Aug 2018 19:20 #788968

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I even toy with the idea of painting the Geep lime green with white and blue decals
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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 16 Aug 2018 04:44 #788997

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I don't think that Jay Springsteen ever figured out how to race his Harley at Road America, he crashed when I was there.

Back then paddock passes where only 10 bucks more then emission price , I have no idea what they are now .
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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 16 Aug 2018 05:30 #788998

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Here is the current and future series schedule from their website.
www.csra.us/schedule

The rules are listed there as well,

I too, am not a fan of AHRMA Rules and their politics, but it seems their Vintage Superbike Rules are being used by a lot of other racing organizations. Like I always say, "To many hands in the stew, and the stew starts to taste like hand."

Thanks for sharing your pictures Dr.
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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 10 Oct 2018 19:39 #792149

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Dale sure put up
A show this pass weekend at Barber...
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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 14 Oct 2018 19:34 #792313

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spdygon wrote: Dale sure put up
A show this pass weekend at Barber...


WOW! :woohoo:

Check this out!!!
1:32 on >>>>>>>>>>>
3:50 ^^^^ :evil:
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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 22 Oct 2018 15:02 #792690

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Dale Quarterley and his GPz1100 based Superbike have been the class of the field in this years CSRA season. Quarterley is a seasoned pro, and knows his way around a race track. His lap times are very consistent lap after lap!!! Its also real hard to rattle someone like Quarerley with all of his years of racing two and four wheelers.

The GPz1100 based Superbike he rides is almost bulletproof, and makes some huge horsepower. Quarterley did most of the work on building this bike, and the preparation of it. Don't know if he did the motor in house or not. Either way, it does make some very serious horsepower!!!



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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 22 Oct 2018 17:01 #792693

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Nice to be along for the ride :)

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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 22 Oct 2018 17:04 #792694

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You've got me interested in seeing the show at Road America next year. God willing, and the creek don't rise, I will ride my '81 GPz1100 there, as a show of support! Living in Minneapolis, it should be a decent ride there and back.

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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 22 Oct 2018 17:44 #792696

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Don't know if the CSRA will be racing on the Road America Moto America weekend next year. They might be, but I don't know if they are for sure!!!

I have been to most of the race tracks in the U.S. and Road America is the BEST BY FAR!!!!! Plus the track food is damn right great. Its better than some restaurants I have eaten in. The new viewing areas that they have put in in the last few years at Road America give you access around the whole track now. Bring your walking shoes, or rent a golf cart because its a four mile track you can now completely walk around it now. Turn 5, and the high speed run into Canada Corner are two of my favorites to view from.

This gives you an idea what that track looks like from a vintage Superbike.





I got my best finishes while I was racing on this track over the years. I always loved racing there. It was a FAST track, and you knew you were going fast as you went around it. I liked the track a lot more before they put that sissy chicane in before The Kink. Wished I got to race on it after they removed the Mitchell bridge. I never got used to aiming at a bridge abutment before I made the turn in under that bridge!!!!
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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 23 Oct 2018 04:40 #792714

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Thanks for sharing those videos. I was leaning in the corners with you. What speed do you get to at RA? What did your bike look like?

Funny, but most of the racers in the Vintage Superbike Classes are no spring chickens, and they don't race like their age either.
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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 23 Oct 2018 11:52 #792728

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Don't really know for sure what my top speed was at Road America. I could top out 5th on the front straight, and pretty close to redline going down the Moraine Sweep into Turn 5. The funnest part of that track is running full throttle from The Kink down through the gentle bends of the Kettle Bottoms into the braking area for Canada Corner!!!! The Kink was one of those corners if you did it right, you could feel your balls pull up into your gut!!! Its one corner you knew if you missed it, that old green guardrail with the one row of hay bales in front of it was going to hurt!!!! My Superbike by a Cook County Sheriff's radar gun ran 154MPH topped out in 5th.

I ran both of my Superbikes there, the one I built, and the fancy S1 I bought at Road America.. Plus I also ran a "stock" Kz750E in a couple of 6 hour endurance races there back around '81 or '82. 2.26's and 2.29's were the lap times I ran on my Superbike. The S1 was like 4 seconds a lap slower because it wobbled pretty bad around the Carousel!!!

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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 24 Oct 2018 01:14 #792770

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Dr. Gamma wrote: Don't know if the CSRA will be racing on the Road America Moto America weekend next year. They might be, but I don't know if they are for sure!!!
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Yes, it looks like it will not be there. My mistake. When I did a cursory look at the schedule, I locked-on the words Road America, now that I look at it closer, it shows it's for Thunderhill Raceway in California. My loss, and a loss for others in the Midwest who would love to see one of the series races at Elhart Lake Wisconsin. Thanks for sharing your racing experiences at that fine race track though.

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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 27 Oct 2018 09:48 #792877

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Hi Guys, My name is Darrin Gauvin and I am one of the board members of CSRA. We are so glad to have stumbled on this thread and to see such enthusiasm for what we're trying to do. We're just trying to relive the glory days of Superbikes and have a good time doing it.

As far as 2019, we haven't really formalized anything as we're not really a "series" per se but more of a racing club. Our group was born of necessity because we only had one AHRMA race in 2018 on the West Coast. The other members put their heads together and got made a plan to attend other races at three different tracks to support other organizations. Basically the idea was to race some AFM races and then see where that went. We were invited to race at Sonoma with MotoAmerica and that seemed to be very well received.

Fast forward to today, and we're really excited about the future. The Somona event was the largest grid of Vintage Superbikes in recent memory in America (that we could find numbers on anyway). We took our band of merryman to support the Barber Ahrma race and met some great contacts that have the same thoughts and we are thinking we could some fun.

Please feel free to check our website out at www.csra.us and have a look around. We will be also creating a Facebook page to stay more connected in all facets of social media. Everyone is welcome to dig up your old superbikes, safety wire em up, keep the patina on em and have some fun. We engage in the usual shenanigans, tell a few white lies and are genuinely a great bunch of gray haired professionals.

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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 27 Oct 2018 09:52 #792878

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There used to be events at Watkins Glen. I'm not sure if they come anymore. I went to a few with my dad back in the day. I grew up about 10 minutes from the track so curious where you live now? I'm in Southern California now but curious. I went to Odessa for Highschool and lived in Horseheads.

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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 24 Nov 2018 10:28 #794175

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Wish you would bring a race to Austin and run at COTA
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The heydays of AMA Superbike racing returns to the track!!! CSRA 24 Nov 2018 14:05 #794181

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Their schedule says that they will be at Road America next June (early) which is cool we might be able to make that one B)

www.csra.us/schedule

Schedule of events 2019 (dates tbd)
February- One Show Portland, Oregon
March- AFM Buttonwillow
April- AHRMA, Willow Springs
May- Quail Motorcycle Show May 4th Carmel Valley
June- Moto America Road America AFM Thunderhill Raceway Park
September- AFM Sonoma Raceway Park
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