The web site for those of us who turn left on ice and dirt with old methanol fuelled racing motorcycles. Some of the riders
are former speedway and/or ice racing stars, some are greyhaired beginners. The motorcycles are genuine racers, not modified
street bikes. Engines run on methanol, compression ratio 14-15/1, capacity 500 cc. There are no brakes, and only one low footrest
on the right hand side.
Dirt track racing, which means broadsiding with left foot on the ground. No gearbox.
LONG TRACK SPEEDWAY
Speedway racing on long oval tracks, approximately 1000 meters, which permits higher speed. The bikes have a longer frame,
rear suspension and a two-speed gearbox.
Speedway bikes with screws in the tires. The screws protrude 10-15 mm, which permits sliding on ice.
The bikes are made for the purpose of racing on ice. 28 mm steel spikes give a tremendous traction, so there is absolutely
no sliding or broadsiding. You can lean the bike down to the left until the steel ball at the end of the handlebar touches
the ice. The left leg is trailing, and the knee is protected by a rubber pad, usually a piece of a tire. Ice racing is faster
Bracket racing up a winding dirt road with almost any old motorcycle.