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My first Track Day of 2021 was at Buttonwillow Raceway February 15. The temperature was cold in the morning, 47 degrees, warming 70 degrees and a 3 mph wind.
The track was clockwise on the configuration #13. We guessed it had been eight years since we last ran this configuration.
The first two sessions were spent finding reference points, which gear to use, and lines through all the corners. The rest of the day was spent improving and the lap times that continued to drop down.
Bud had made some changes to the mapping and the engine ran stronger than ever.
I made a lot of changes to my track bike from eight years ago and this helped me to go four seconds a lap faster than before. Mission accomplished and how! Many thanks to Bud for all the great engine, suspension, and tuning work he did for me.
Thanks to David at Island Racing Services for his help with the New Michelin Power Slicks 2’s that worked awesome and helped with the dropping of my lap times. Not too bad for an old guy!
Thanks to GP Suspension for the cartridge kits that allow fantastic braking control without collapsing the front end and better cornering control. They work awesome!
By the end of the day I logged 143 miles on the track. I forgot to reset my top speed indicator and I did not get that data this time.
We are going back to Buttonwillow Raceway again on March 28 for our next Track Day which just happens to be my birthday and I will be 72 years young.
Bud’s day was cut short due to an oil leak that he has been chasing for a couple weeks now. Of course it wouldn’t leak at the shop where he could fix it.
Mike broke the two minute bearer towards the end of the day, good job Mike.
Ivan was not having a good day and could not find a rhythm.
Johnny and I chased each other around the track. It was an awesome day for us both.
Dave got in some good laps and his motor ran good with no problems.
November 29, 2020 Fontana I got more time on my track bike and at the end of the day set a new personal lap.
2020 Well we finally got to go to a Track Day July 12 at Fontana. It was our makeup from March which was shut down due to CV 19. It was 102 degrees and the track was 136!
It was the first ride on the hot rod engine that Bud built for me. The engine ran great with no issues.
The first two sessions were done not going past 8K rpms. Next two sessions are not going past 9K rpms. I put 112 miles on the new motor not exceeding 10K rpm, per doctor Bud’s orders. The end rpm limit will be 11K.
The data logging showed no areas of running lean and a few areas of running rich. This was Bud’s first fuel injection system off his track bike. The tuning setup is pretty good for a stock engine and a bigger engine usually runs richer as mine did.
Now we are working on Bud’s hot rod engine and getting it running. He doesn’t like that the engine he built for me is faster. You can’t have the boss being on a faster bike than the top mechanic!
YOSHIMURA FRAME SLIDERS CLOSE OUT $81.00 CB500F 13-15
Works Edition Chassis Protectors – 040HA125000
March 21, 2020 The FastrackRiders track day has been canceled due to the virus threats. We will be operating regular hours on the 21st. March 21, 2020
We will close at 14:00 hrs as team Poway Motorcycle heads off to our first track day of 2020 at Fontana. This is of course if it doesn’t get rained out, which is what the weather report is giving us the 50% chance of rain. We are crossing our fingers toes and anything else that will cross.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Another year of fun track days and street rides. We are enjoying our forty third year of being in business in Poway and we look forward to 2020. We hope that 2020 is a great year for all our friends and customers.
Thank you, Bill, Bud, Dave
Bill, Bud, and Dave at Buttomwillow Raceway in May 2018
We are now selling VP racing fuels, contact Bill for pricing.
Big Willow Springs Track Day turned out to be a great day with a warm day with low wind speeds. Bud and I worked on new suspension set ups.
All of us were upset about the condition of the track, especially in turn two, that was so bumpy I had to soften up compression to handle the turn.
Both of us got good results from changes we had made to our suspension. After a few sessions we still had issues with the gearing that had worked so well at Fontana. Bud dropped 1 tooth on the front and I added 2 teeth to the rear which made the corners and straightaways faster for both of us.
I’m starting a new decade of life on the race track at 70 years old. While I still am addicted to the speed and the thrill of going fast I have backed my aggression down 30%. As the number one plan is no crashing. I set the fastest time of the group on day and it is the new benchmark for future Track Days at Big Willow Springs in the new decade. FYI it is about 7 seconds slower than a lap I did 2 decades ago and I’m okay with that. It’s all about the fun!
Track Day report at Fontana 10-27-2019 and team Poway Motorcycle was there with the usual group riders. Bill, Bud, Craig, Dave, John, Mike, and Lynn. In first session everyone was getting up to speed. We all had fun passing each other back and forth. Unfortunately Dave’s motor started knocking and he decided to sit the rest of out day until we find out what is wrong with the motor. Craig installed new engine on Friday and was driving it Sunday with only minor issues. Bill, John, and Lynn all set new best lap times. All riders, well not Dave, had a great day. It time for our annual vacation of riding and watching World Superbike races at Laguna Seca. The shop will be closed from July 7, 2019 to July 17, 2019 and open again July 18, 2019. I will monitor my email while we are closed, please remember we are on vacation. Closed July 4, 2019
June 1, 2019 Auto Club Speedway the whole Poway Motorcycle team went to the Track Day. Unfortunately Craig’s 1098 spun a rod bearing in the first session and that ended his day. Bill clocked his best top speed at this track. Bud clocked his best lap time at this track. Dave got some good data on his new fuel injection system that Bud made for him. Everyone came home in one piece except for the 1098 Ducati. May 7, 2019 We went to Chuckwalla Raceway. This was our first Track Day of the year and after Bud’s successful defeat of cancer in January. Bud, Craig, and Bill went for a super great day of fun at the track. Perfect temperature and no wind to speak of made for a great reward for Bud’s return to the track. Our next event is a track day at Fontana on June 1, 2019 and Dave is racing on June 2, 2019 in the WERA event on Sunday.
May 28, 2018
Buttonwillow all and all was lots of fun, with everyone riding well. There was a large turn out of riders, which made getting a good lap time next to impossible. The temperature was hot at 103 degrees and we had the RV to cool off in between the sessions. The next track day is at Fontana November 25, 2018 to close out the year for crew.
April 7, 2018
Auto Club Speedway and the old guys, Craig and Bill, are at it again. Chasing after each other for bragging rights at the shop. It was awesome battle for the best lap time that went back and forth all day. They both set new best lap time records for each of them. In the very last session of the day Bill went the quickest by .005 of a second and won the bragging rights of the weekend. It was an awesome Track Day and the oldest guy won. Youth and enthusiasm don’t override age and treachery.
Dave went to Las Vegas for the next WERA race and he ran three races. One on Saturday finished six, two on Sunday finished fifth in both of those.
04-06-2018 Friday the shop will be closing at 1:00 pm for WERA race and track day at Auto Club Speedway.
Dave is selling his very fast 2009 R6 Yamaha race bike. Anyone interested call the shop during business hours and ask for Dave.
I have a valid CA title in my name
PCV with Auto Tune
SharkSkinz body work
Akropovic full Ti system/ np power valve
Dyna Jet Power Valve Servo eliminator
Woodcraft clip ons and rear sets
Thinner head gasket
Wilbers rear shock
Race Teched front end
APE cam sprockets timed at Yamaha race recommendations
Spiegler stainless front brake lines
Scott’s steering damper
K&N race air filter
PSR air inj block off plates
CRG folding levers
New steering head bearings
ECU Reflash from Factory Pro
520 chain conversion
Yosh case savers
Yamaha factory clutch kit
Wheels with brake rotors
Case savers, Frame protectors, pegs, clip ons, levers
Left and right engine cases with gaskets
Big Willow Springs Raceway
We all survived a very windy Track Day at Big Willow Springs. Winds were 20 to 25 mph with gusting up 30 mph which made riding difficult. With the wind as bad as it was everyone was off their normal pace, but we all had a good time.
Dave was riding his new to him SV650, which he purchased already set up as a track bike. He is getting use to the new ride and we have found many of the bikes short comings in set up and tuning. Bud has many things to address with the engine, fueling, suspension, and wiring that he needs to do before the next Track Day/WERA race.
Team Poway is off to Big Willow Springs Raceway for another track day for bragging rights for the group of old slow guys.
The shop will be closing at 2:00 PM on Saturday 11-18-2017
Team Poway is off to Big Willow Springs Raceway for another track day for bragging rights for the group of old slow guys.
Another fun track day at Big Willow with 2wheeltrackdays.com. It was our first time with this Track club and they did a good job running the event. It was the usual group of Bill, Bud, Craig, Dave, and Lynn. Dave was riding his WERA race bike was fastest overall and is at a different level than the rest of the group. Lynn topped the rest of the group edging out Bill by .004 of a second, followed by Craig, and Bud. Bud had the fastest top speed of the group. Let’s see he is the head tuner!!
We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and happy new year as we prepare for 2018.
Wow 2018 is here and we are almost with January, where does the time go?
We going back to Big Willow with 2wheeltrackdays.com February 18, 2018 to start the new season.
Best wishes to everyone and always keep the rubber side down.
Update on Michelin RS vs Dunlop Q3+
The RS’s stick real good both front and rear. The front has fall in issues when it wears down, but mileage is good. The rear is a great tire, but mileage is bad depending how hard you drive. Most of the rear tiires that I tested were wore out on the sides with 50% of the middle of the tire left.
The Q3+’s stick real good both front and rear. The front tire is a rounder profile and fall in issue are not a problem. Like most front tires mileage is good and like most back tires mileage less.
Concluding both tires work extremely well with Dunlop rear tires getting about 30% more mileage. Pricing is almost the same.
The shop will be closed September 8 through the 18th
We are going on another vacation to northern California starting on September 8 through the 18th. Riding some of the great roads we have found up north. Some of the roads we can recommend are HWY 36, 96, 3, 70, 162. There more in the area, but we are limited with the time we can spend away from the shop.
07-28-2017 Laguna Seca
Another good year at Laguna Seca. This was my 40th year of attending the races at Laguna Seca, I’m just addicted to Highway one down to ragged point. It is a beautiful road with a little of everything, lots turns and beautiful scenery along the California coast. The cool and moist coastal air is worth about 10 hp to your motorcycle, which is great when passing cars!
Highway one was closed due to landslides and a bridge collapsing with all the rain that happen this spring. So we headed to Coalinga for pizza at Fattie Alberts. We had not done this trip in several years trying to avoid the heat of the desert in the middle of July. We left early in the morning trying to arrive at Fatte Alberts when they open the 11 am. We use the wet T-shirt method to stay cool while traveling back to Laguna. The ride was was fantastic and the wet T-shirts kept us cool in the 108 degree temperature. When we got back to Greenfield everyone was talking about much cooler it felt and the temperature was 96!
Somewhere on the way up to the race track one of the leaf springs on the trailer broke and we swung by Salinas to pick up a couple of spares. When we got back to camp we swapped out the broken the spring and now we were ready to watch the racing.
It was a typical Laguna Seca where I ate too much, drank too much, and had a great time.
May 28, 2017
We went Fontana 5-28-17 for another track day. This was a great time for me as I set a new personal best lap time, as well as new top speed for me! Awsome! As we started to head for home when we couldn’t get the generator to start in the motorhome. Stop everything and break out the voltmeter and start test power flow and we found a broken power cable. A quick temporary fix and now we can head for home. We all had fun and our next adventure is Laguna Seca.
May 13, 2017
Our last Track Day was at Buttonwillow Raceway may 13, 2017. The usual group of Bill, Bud, Craig, and Dave were the riders.
The trip up and back went great with no mechanical issues with the trailer or the tow vehicle. That’s unusual not to have to fix something in route. We’ll take it!
The weather was perfect with the high for the day about 69 degrees with a 6-8 mph wind.
Bill, Bud, and Craig, fastest lap Bill by .74 of a second. Most miles Bill and Craig 151 miles. Fastest top speed Bud at 135 mph. Dave doesn’t record any data so we don’t know what he’s turning only that he goes faster than the rest of us.
We all had a great time and we going to Fontana on May the 28th to do all over again.
The shop will be closed Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13 as we will be at Buttonwillow Raceway.
Michelin RS series
Bill and Bud have been testing the new Michelin RS series tires and they are awesome. We give them a #1 rating.
Not to be out done Dunlop is coming out with a new series, Q3+, but we don’t have a release date at this time.
April 9, 2017 Big Willow Springs Raceway
Another great track day for us at Poway Motorcycle. Everyone had a great time with all the bikes working good and no mechanical issues.
The first time out on the track it was very cold at 49° and we used that time to get her a heads up to speed. The next time out the temperature risen to about 62° and still no wind, this is awesome. This is where the fun begin and we got lots of laps and lots of dicing.
Bill and Lynn tied for the quickest lap of our group and Bill got the most miles 142, Bud and Craig were close behind.
Dave started racing this year with WERA in the novice class on his R6. While we were at Willow Springs he was racing at Fontana. He finished first place senior superbike middleweight novice and third place C superstock novice. Good job Dave!
Our next track day is May 13, 2017 at Buttonwillow Raceway. On that same weekend Dave racing at Las Vegas.
March 8, 2017
I’m Currently testing the new Michelin RS tires. So far they are just like the Dunlop Q3, so now we need to see how they last.
Up coming track days are:
Big Willow April 9th.
Buttonwillow May 13th
Fontana May 28th
February 23, 2017
We will be opening late at 12:00 Thursday February 23, 2017 as we attend funeral services.
Poway Motorcycle lost a good friend and customer when he was hit by car that crossed over the double yellow lines on Highland Valley Road February 2, 2017.
God speed John.
February 25, 2017 (This event has been canceled due to rain.)
We will be open normal hours this Saturday.
The shop will be closing at 2 pm as we are headed to Auto Club Speedway for a track day. So all the guys can work on their bragging rights.
Customer selling his bike.
Our Track Day got rained out, which doesn’t happen very much here in California. 🙁
We are off to another track day at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday 11-27-2016, maybe we will see you there.
Dave went on Saturday to Auto Club Speedway and knocked 2 seconds off his his lap time. He is starting to get the R6 sorted out, good job Dave.
We are closing early this Saturday for a special event. Closing time will be 2:00 pm.
Eugene Goldman is selling his CN250 Helix 1997.
Please contact him directly at 619-850-7950.
Our Willow Springs tack day was great and everyone had a good time. Dave was the fastest of the group on the R6 that Bud built for him. I tried to run him down on the front straight, but could only gain one bike length, man that thing is fast. Lynn was second, then Bill, Craig, and Bud.
Team Poway is off to Willow Springs Raceway October 24, 2016 for another track day on the 2.5 mile circuit.
We will be closed Tuesday October 25, 2016 as we will be returning from a track day at Willow Springs Raceway.
The next event is our annual vacation to Laguna Seca Raceway and a week of riding the roads in northern California. For this event the shop will be closed from July 6, 2016 returning on July 19, 2016.
June 4, 2016
Team Poway had a great track day, with everyone coming home in one piece. Bill, Bud, Dave employees and Craig, Lynn, and Os customers were there. It was windy and 103 degrees HOT!
We have been working on Dave’s R6 and with help from Marc from Factory Pro Tuning, the bike finally ran good. Marc worked his magic on the ECU and Dave was flying!!
Thanks Marc we could not have done it without your help!
Dave with his new found power was the fastest, with Lynn 2nd, Bud 3rd, Bill 4th, Craig 5th, and Os 6th. The times between Bill, Bud, and Craig were within .4 of a second.
May 24, 2016
The shop will be closed May 31, 2016 as we return from Willow Springs Raceway.
May 30th 2016 at Willow Springs Raceway (big track) Team Poway is doing a trackday with Motoyard if anybody is interested in making the trip to play. We are all signed up in the group B. Hope we see you there. For information go to motoyard.com
The shop is closing at 2:00 pm Saturday 4-30-16 until 9:00 am Thursday 5-5-16 when we return from our annual birthday day ride. Happy birthday to Bud, Bill, Craig, and Chrissy.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone from all of us at Poway Motorcycle.
We will be closed on the December 25th and January 1th.
Our vacation was great right up to the last day when I crashed and broke my right knee. It was my entire fault which makes it that more embarrassing. The bike was not hurt too bad and Bud and Craig lifted me on to bike and I drove it back to the base camp.
Well Rossi would say Ah f—k!
The doctors have always been able to screw me back together and they did so again this time. The recovery is going just fine and I started riding my street bike on December 6, 2015. Yea!! I hate four wheels.
Poway Motorcycle is closing for vacation. The shop will be closed starting September 26, 2015, reopening October 6, 2015.
It is time again for our annual trip to Lagina Seca and the shop will be closed from July 11 through July the 20.
May 31st track day at Fontana was perfect weather with moderate wind. The wind was constant so it didn’t make driving bad, it just slowed lap times down about a half a second. Ivan ran in the race group where he belongs, Craig, Bud, and I ran in the middle group. Craig set fast time of the three of us with me next and Bud third. Bud had top speed and I had the most laps. 160 miles. There was some different interpretation of the passing rule for entering turned 12. Craig got two meatball flags for breaking the passing rule, Bud and I each got one meatball flag. Dave didn’t ride as he was still healing from his broken collarbone from his Buttowillow crash. I had some brake fade throughout the day and we never fixed the issue while we were at the track. Hopefully we will get that repaired before the next event.
Coming up next for team Poway Motorcycle will be Laguna Seca.
The shop will be closing at 2:pm Saturday May 30 2015
It is time for our next track day At Auto Club Speedway Sunday May 31 2015
We did our first track-day of the year at Buttonwillow on Monday March 23rd. Team Poway went in full force this time, me, Bud, Craig, Dave, and Ivan. The weather was awesome at 74 degrees temperature, partly cloudy, and 8 mph winds. Ivan had the fastest lap time, Bud had the fastest top speed, and I had the most laps, 141 miles. Dave low-sided about 13:25 hours and rebroke his collar bone from his November street crash. Ah fuck! He was in good spirits and not in too much pain. The rest of us had a good time and came home in one piece.
The shop will be closed Tuesday March 24 2015
ButtonWillow Raceway Monday March 23 2015 Fastrack Riders Team Poway Motorcycle is going. If you have question call or email me.