From there, I drove straight to Barber and got set up Thurs. afternoon.
I also rode the the CT1 Yamaha that Dennis Latimer built for David Ecker, and that I rode last year at Barber.
It was geared too tall initially and the clutch slipped when it was cold. By the time that we got the gearing close, the clutch was slipping all the time. This was fixed by changing the whole clutch pack. Then Dennis jetted it down and we were ready.
|On the Dennis Latimer tuned CT1 Yamaha. Don Hollingsworth photo|
|Here I lead #112 Kevin Thurston (F-500, CB 350 Honda), #950 Don Hollingsworth (350 H-D Sprint), and #76 Stu Carter (Seeley 7R), but Jack Parker is long gone. Neville Miller photo|
The 200GP race was in the afternoon, by which time the track was totally dry. I started on the 10th row, having no points in the class this season. It took me a couple or three laps to get in the lead and I won the race, but was surprised after to see that Chris Spargo, on his LS2 Yamaha, had finished less than 0.3 of a second behind me and his fastest lap was only 0.112 seconds slower than mine.
|Cory Levenson photo|
|Here I'm ahead of Jack Parker #18 (DT-1 Yamaha), Bobby Birdsall #x2 (350 Aermacchi) and John Stevens (250 Aermacchi). Neville Miller photo|
|Jack and I went back and forth. Neville Miller photo|
|leading Chris Spargo through the back straight chicane. Neville Miller photo|
|Chris Spargo on his LS-2 Yamaha chasing me on a CT-1 Yamaha. Don Hollingsworth photo|
|Joe Gardella, winner of the Century Race for bikes at least 100 years old.|
|Beno Rodi on an Indian in the Century Race|
|A belt drive Triumph for the Century race.|
|And, speaking of belts, I love the belt damper on the front suspension|
|As long as I'm on two wheels, I'm happy. Cory Levenson photo|