Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Indoor Coke Syrup Flat Track Racing

The North Iowa Fair Association is proud to present; The Day of Thunder on the Syrup, in Mason City, Iowa.

Karts, Bikes and Quads will be lighting up the North Iowa Fairgrounds on December 14th and 15th and January 4th and 5th!

This is the first indoor coke syrup racing event the Fairgrounds has ever seen. Friday night will offer a controlled practice and Saturday afternoon racing will take place.

North Iowa Fairgrounds
3700 4th Street Southwest
Mason City, Iowa

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thunder Dome - Indoor Dirt Racing

When the weather turns cold, the action gets hot in Marshalltown! Don't miss out on the indoor flat track racing in central Iowa this winter. Motorcycles, ATVs, and karts. Come to watch, or come to play! There is sure to be a class for you!!

P) October 27 - Practice
1) November 3
2) November 17
3) December 1
4) February 2
5) February 16
6) February 23
7) March 16
8) March 23

Central Iowa Fairgrounds
1308 East Olive Street
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158!__thunder-dome

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Motorcycle Mania at Eddyville Raceway Park

Featuring: Vintage Drag Bike Nationals

Pro Bike, Street Bike, & Vintage Drag Bike race classes

Charity Ride for the Wounded Warriors Project

Food & Merchandise Vendors

Live Music, Camping

Saturday, August 25 - Raindate Sunday, August 26

1/8th Mile Drag Racing at its Finest

Friday Aug. 24, Gates open @ 5.30 pm, Test & tune 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday Aug.25, Gates open @10 am, Time trials start at 1pm.
Eliminations start about 3 pm

Spectator Fees: Friday $8.00, Saturday $15.00, (Free with Wounded Warrior charity ride arm band)

Test and Tune Fee: (open for any bike, proper safety gear required)
Friday, $25 - Saturday, $20 plus $15 pit pass or charity ride arm band.

Test and tune from 1pm until end of racing. (as many runs as time permits between other races)

Saturday race classes entry fees and payouts:
Pro Bike entry $75.00 per race, payouts per schedule on ERP website. (double header race)
Street Bike Bracket Class: Entry fee: $50, payouts per schedule on ERP website.
6.20 Index Street Bike Class: Entry fee: $50, Payout per schedule on ERP website.
5.80 Index class: Entry fee: $50, Payout per schedule on ERP website.
Pit vehicle race: $20 entry, Trophies to winner and runner up.

Vintage Drag Bike Bracket class, 1972 and older bikes, no electronics, bracket race format.
Double header (2 races 1 day) $50 entry fee
Per race, $20 buy backs.

Payout: 100% of entry fees.
Vintage Drag Bike single and double engine
Top Fuel and gas bikes on display and some making exhibition runs.

Eddyville Raceway Park
3260 Merino Ave Oskaloosa IA 52577
Track phone # 641-969-5596
Track manager phone # 641-780-3534

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Flat Track Excitement - Knoxville Raceway

Via AMA Pro Racing;

The AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by and Lucas Oil is gearing up for the busiest part of its season as the Grand National riders make the drive from one AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National event on back to back weekends.

With the Knoxville Half-Mile (Knoxville, IA) approaching quickly, Knoxville Raceway is opening their grounds for a test and tune session on Friday, August 24th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The half-mile race marks the 13th event of the season and all riders are welcome.

There are many new teams and a wide variety of equipment for the 2012 season with Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Ducati, Triumph, KTM and Suzuki all expected to be represented in the "Twins" class this year.

The test and tune will be open to the press and public where they can get an up-close preview of the paddock and parking opens at 10 a.m. Knoxville Raceway does ask for a $50 donation to offset costs.

For more information, please call Knoxville Raceway at (641)842-2690.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Classic Flat Track National Championship Series

Photo via Rolling Thunder LLC

Round four of the CFTNC series is the 24th Annual motorcyle races at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport. Along with one of the largest antique motorcycle swap meets. They have over 100 riders coming from all over the country, East coast to West coast!! Don't let antique fool you, they go fast! Races will be held on August 31, 2012. Major classes include; Vintage 250/360, '70's Singles, '80's Singles, and Vintage Twins. Other classes may become available. Don't miss out. There will only be one more race left in the series for this season!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Solon, IA
Dubuque, IA
Galena, IL
Savanna, IL
Mississippi River Valley and back home.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Motorcyles On The High Banks

From the Marshalltown Speedway page;

This unique event is set take place this coming Sunday, July 15th, at the Marshalltown Speedway. Riders on go-karts, Quads, and Motorcycles will take to the high speed 1/4 mile dirt oval as pit gates open at 11:00 a.m., practice will see green at 1:00 p.m. with racing to follow. The grandstand admission is just $5.00 for adults and children 12 and under are free. The pit admission is $15.00 and rider registration is $50 and that includes the rider pit pass. The payout will be 75% of each class entry with the Stock Heavy class being 100% payback. For further information, check out or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703

Sunday, July 8, 2012

 Des Moines, IA.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Classic Flat Track National Championship Series

Photo via FTW Racing

Round two of the CFTNC series will be held on Friday, June 23, 2012 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in our capital city of Des Moines. The event is promoted by Matt George and Rolling Thunder LLC. Major classes include; Vintage 250/360, '70's Singles, '80's Singles, and Vintage Twins. Other classes may become available.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

11:04am fuel.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

the cold, cold streets of des moines iowa.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Exit 144 Interstate 35.

Friday, July 22, 2011


GT Race Bar at 3013 Ingersoll Ave is without a doubt my favorite watering hole in Des Moines. You can expect to find ice cold beer, stiff drinks, bitch'n bartenders and no fucking attitudes.
Eat before you come.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Polk County

Capital Complex Downtown Des Moines.

Exploring the East Side, Des Moines.
Classic Grandstand, State Fairgrounds.

This bike was spotted at Quik Trip on the East Side. While refueling I snapped this shot then they drove off. As soon as they pulled out the bike dumped over on the trailer. Wise cracks ensued from the QT Patrons. Specifically a lady in a mini van yelled - He dumped his own bike!
Sorry dude. Strap down.
Gerri's on E. 30th Street. My virgin visit.
Ice cold beer. Chicken wings were kick ass.
Random bikes outside Earlham.

It was a great day to get out.
One of two bars in the tiny town of Elkhart.
Back in Des Moines.

July Saturday in FTW Iowa.