Just like those one-of-a-kind factory racers back then, the bikes feature direct drive from the engine to the rear wheel, spindly frames, narrow tires and no brakes. The overall look is like a pack of motorized bicycles, and yet the performance level is remarkably high, with some bikes hitting speeds of over 80 mph on the short straightaways of a half-mile dirt track.
In an effort to keep the competition strong, a group of Board-Trackers has come up with a set of guidelines designed to help enthusiasts looking to build a bike for competition. The guidelines represent an attempt to balance the desire to replicate the machines of the past as closely as possible while making the class accessible to new competitors.
You can download a set of the guidelines here. And for more information, you can contact Michael Lange at (262) 662-4432 or through his website at www.michaellangehistoricracingmotorcycles.com.
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