SpookyTooth Death Race 2009: YOUR input is requested

Discussion in 'Races, Events & Group Rides' started by spunout, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. spunout

    spunout Member

    Spooky Tooth Cycles is proud to announce tentative plans for the annual Death Race, with a twist...they want YOU to make the plans for this wicked jam! :devilish:

    To further show appreciation for all MB riders, the location of the event and possible after-party, will be chosen by you.:grin5:

    The date has been chosen, however: Sun April 19th.

    Location should be in/around the Tucson area, lowest traffic routes with pavement throughout.

    Keeping in mind, previous races have already been held at Gates Pass, Mt. Lemmon, and Saguaro Nat'l Park:
    Death Race 2005: http://www.spookytoothcycles.com/component/option,com_zoom/Itemid,27/catid,4/
    Death Race 2007: http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=4861
    and 2008: http://motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=10493

    If you can think :idea: of a good place to hang out and party (and brag!) afterwards, throw in those ideas, too.
    Submit your "idears" (OCC) in this thread, and all input will be reviewed by Spooky Tooth Cycles. The winner of chosen location will receive an autographed thong, worn by Evel Knievel. :ack2: :grin5:

    MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=...81,-110.986633&spn=0.513627,1.395264&t=p&z=10

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2009

  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Name the spot and I'll be there. Location doesn't matter because I'm from Gilbert and it will be a long trip anyway.
  3. spunout

    spunout Member

    haha...i'm coming from Rhode Island, so i got ya' beat on the distance-thing :ack2:
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    me n azvinnie will be there (3rd year)
    as usual, I will be rallying rather than racing
    (vinnie raced the last 2 years and blew up doing it, engine turned 'bronze' 1st year- grenaded his rear wheel bearings last year)
  5. spunout

    spunout Member

    I'll go first.

    in my opinion, a good mix of utilizing torque, top-end speed and endurance, would be a route from Oracle Junction to Mammoth.

    total distance is 32 miles.

    the elevation difference between the two towns is only 200ft, but there are some 5300ft hills to go over and down again. thats around a 3,000ft climb. thats a lot, when you consider most of the climb happens in just a few miles

    EDIT: previously, we went up to 9,157ft in 24 miles, from 2,400ft
  6. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    I think it should be in Colorado Springs and be like the Pikes Peak Race each year....a race up to 14,000 feet!
  7. Thats my Birthday!
  8. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    For public visibilty, we could ride old Hwy 84, in view of I-10, from Cortaro Rd to Red Rock. Unfortunately, I don't know of any watering holes in that area that would meet our strict standards (meaning I don't know of ANY at all).
    A stock 48cc with a 200lb rider is not a racer, so I will be there to cruise. Cheers.
  9. spunout

    spunout Member

    Dang FINE idea.

    strict? have you forgotten what crowd you're with? :ack2: haha

    just cruisin'? just being there is all that matters. :grin5:
  10. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    agreed :clap:

    the camaraderie(sp) is worth the ride to tucson :cool2:

    btw...love all the new smilies
  11. spunout

    spunout Member

    another idea i had, is Oro Valley to Oracle.
    22-23 miles.
    i like the idea of staying on one road, because when you're flying at an amazing, blinding speed of 40mph :117: and your goggles rip off your face, its tough to watch for street signs if you dont know where to look.
    plus, we'll have a support vehicle for broken bikes .
    with a route that has a whole bunch of turns, someone is going to get lost. and possibly left out in the desert alone. :willy_nilly:
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2009
  12. Time to head south.

    Arivaca is 61 mi

    Madera Canyon is 40 mi

    Patagonia is 63 mi

    Key West is 2542 mi

    If your bike has optional pontoons, Havana is only another 95 miles.

    All can be reached while staying off the interstate of course.

  13. ridercam

    ridercam New Member

    Death Valley?

    Now that would be a true death race.
  14. spunout

    spunout Member

    i sent a short message with links to this to a myspace friend, rick petko of Orange County Choppers. that was 2 weeks ago and i havent gotten ay response. and i know he read it.
    i dont suppose the boys there have much interest in our world.
  15. spunout

    spunout Member

    Here's what's going down:

    This is our party and you are invited!

    Death Race is an annual outlaw desert event where riders regularly see their bikes nearly disintegrate as they approach speeds of 50 mph. To avoid the heat from coming down us, we have rented a race track for the day. Anyone and everyone is invited to participate.

    Death Race 2009 will be held at P1 Circuit Race Track at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, AZ on Saturday April 18th, 2009. The entry fee, which covers insurance and track rental, is $10. Riders can begin to register at 12 pm and spend the afternoon running the course at their leisure. Death Race will begin promptly at 5pm.

    Death Race is open to motorized bicycles with mid-frame 2-cycle bike engines. If enough riders attend, we may hold an open class race for any engine type mounted to a bicycle with operable pedals, i.e. Tanaka, Golden Eagle, Mitsubishi, etc.

    This is a premiere event and the largest of its kind held anywhere in the nation. The winner of Death Race not only wins prizes, but gets full bragging rights for the year and a prominent spot on the Spooky Tooth website. This is an excellent opportunity for manufacturers and vendors to promote their products by placing first in Death Race 2009.

    Bring the grill! This is going to be a very fun day long event!

    See you there... http://www.spookytoothcycles.com/content/view/260/1/
  16. az cra-z

    az cra-z Guest

    Any fee to watch (and party)?
  17. spunout

    spunout Member

    i seriously doubt it.
    the fee is to enter your bike in the race.
    you should be able watch me win for nothing :devilish:
    actually, due to some hellaciously bad financial nightmares, i wont be entering this year. i'll just cruise around on my step-mom's rack mount.
  18. lennyharp

    lennyharp Member

    datz510, my son and I will be heading there and maybe a few others can fit in our trucks. I look forward to meeting the Tucson and Bisbee groups. Want to renew friendships with AzBill and AzVinnie and whoever they go down with. Spunout, you can race my bike since my wife said I could not do it. I said I would just practice.... FAST!!!
    I talked to Easy Rider and he and Dean and another are headed there from the Bay Area of California, if it does not fall into the ocean first. This is a day or two I look forward to. I may bring a prototype trailer and give rides around the track.
  19. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    vinnie n I will be there !
    I get to show my EZM !!!:cool2:
  20. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    I'm looking forward to cruisin the track and finally meeting some of you guys.
    Any word on how many laps we are planing on racing or will it be an endurance style race where we race for 45 minutes or an hour straight and the one with the most laps win.