Archive for June, 2013

This past Saturday-night was the third race of the season at Square Deal Raceway in Harpursville, NY. SDR’s 1/4 mile track always allows close racing and draws in the best from all over the east coast, this week was no different.

This week the fans had two bonus races to enjoy. The second annual Scooters for Hooters Benefit race, and the Viagra National. The Scooters for Hooters event raises money for Traci’s Hope organization to fight cancer. Over 35 guys and gals put on wigs and skirts to race their 150cc or smaller bikes for two features in front of a packed house. They were able to raise over $2000 again this year for a wonderful cause.

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During intermission SDR ran the Viagra Nation exhibition race. This race was put on by Fran Brown and his 78 year old father Mel Brown, who still races his Triumphs and wins on them from time to time. Riders over 40 yrs. old make up the field for this race on classic Flat track bikes. Shawn Clark ( pictured below) wiped the dust off his leathers to pilot a 1980’s 250 Kawasaki for this yearly event.

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At the start of the Vigra National Mel brown started on the line and the rest of the field started behind him in turn four. As the green light came on Mel jumped out to the lead hoping to hold off the other veterans behind him. Mel’s son Fran chased his father down to make a good race to the checker flag. It was nice to see father and son compete against each other.

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Now it was time for the Open Expert main to start the regular show for the night. Multiple winners filled the starting grid for the always exciting feature. The roar of the monster motor open bikes filled the air as they went into turn one. No.12 Justin Velicky grabbed the hole shot with no.59 Jake Constantine close behind. Each rider was trying to run as smooth as they could not making any mistakes. Justin was fast out front for the first half of the race. Jake chipped away at Velicky’s lead catching him with a couple laps to go. Justin was on the bottom giving Constantine the top to try and get around him. Jake went the the bottom in turn two and then the the high side in three and four, making a hard run, but Velicky held off the charge to grab the win on his rotax.

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In the 450 Expert Main Event, Jake Costantine grabbed the hole shot and never looked back.Velicky tried to reel in Jake but the Honda was just to strong and Justin had to settle for second. Craig Estelle had a good night finishing third in both mains.

Square Deal Raceway was the site of the second annual Scooters for Hooters benefit motorcycle race. This race is run to help raise money for Traci’s Hope. Traci’s Hope is a organization to help those affected by breast cancer.

Last year was the first running of this event at SDR, and was a great success by raising more than $2000 for Breast Cancer. Both Women and Men compete in this event riding on 150cc motorcycles or smaller. The only “catch“for the men is that they need to be dressed up like a women. This always proves to be a unique race to watch.

A record number of entries this year made for two separate races on the ultra fast 1/4 mile oval.
The entries were put into two different classes based on riding experience. Each one of the races were a blast to watch as the men with their long hair and dresses backed their bikes into the corners lap after lap. The only winners of this event are the people who benefit from the proceeds to help fight Breast Cancer. Everyone else just enjoys raising money for a great cause.

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If you missed this race it’s not to late to give to this organization. You can visited http://www.squaredealriders.com and hit the donate button and be part of a wonderful event.

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