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AHRMA at Barber Motorsports Park

AHRMA at Barber Motorsports Park
By Dime City Cycles October 11, 2018 No comments

Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL - October 5-7, 2018

This past weekend October 5th-7th, the 2018 AHRMA race season ended with a bang at the 14th Annual Barber Vintage Festival. Located in the scenic southern heartland of Birmingham Alabama, this sprawling venue was bursting at the seams with spectators, vendors, and over 700 AHRMA race entries. The vintage racing on the 2.38-mile 17 turn track may be the main event, but the massive swap meet, motocross racing, demo rides, stunt riders, and truly world class museum all combine to create the appeal that draws in immense crowds. You don’t even need to be a “biker” to appreciate all the fun being had and the incredibly diverse yet wonderfully cohesive atmosphere all throughout the park. The only unpopular visitor would have been the 90-degree temperatures that showed up just in time for the weekend. It was so hot the weather had locals apologizing with tales of how beautiful the weather normally is this time of year. This of course made the weekend another hydration challenge for the Dime City crew, comprised of Herb Haigh, Jim Korn, Rian Mondriaan, Herm Narciso, and Scott Turner.

With a full capacity of race entries, Thursday and Friday were committed solely to practice sessions. This ribbon of tarmac is quite technical with several elevation changes, and blind corners. Figuring out your breaking points and race lines are the keys to successful racing here with brute force giving way to technique and tactic. As some members of the DCC Crew were to experience firsthand, preparation for the coming days of racing is even more crucial when things don’t go according to plan…


Saturday Race Results:

Race 1 - Novice Historic Production Lightweight:

-Herm scored ANOTHER 1st! Jeez bud give someone else a chance.. Rian was able to reign in a 6th place finish.

Race 2 - Novice Historic Production Heavyweight:

-Herm reeled in another podium 1st, leaving Rian and Herb net a 5th and 7th respectively.


Sportsman 350:

-Scott rode into a 6th place finish but alas, Scott was on his back up bike and Barber Motorsports Park is not where you want to be down on power.

Race 4 - Sportsman 500:

-Scott managed to bump up to 5th


Race 9 - CB160 LeMans:

-Scott again had to settle for 6th place. Out of character and wearing the face of disappointment gave Scotty’s fans the cue turned up the Love and anticipation for the next day of racing.

Race 11 /Race 12: Formula 250/Formula 500:

-Unfortunately Jim experienced an oil leak and was unable to race, racking up a pair of DNS’s. Friends of Jim know that it takes much more than a little self-changing oil to keep him down.

Sunday Race Results:

Race 1 - Novice Historic Production Lightweight:

-The field was thick and well prepared showing Herm a 4th place with Rian finding his grove right behind in 5th.

Race 2 - Novice Historic Production Heavyweight:

-Herm experienced carburetor issues and was unable to participate, earning how own DNS. Meanwhile Rian found the 5th place groove again with Herb notching up to take 6th


Sportsman 350:

-Scott, still dealing with some issues and riding the second-string mount settled for 8th place points.

Race 4 - Sportsman 500:

-Scott managed to drown out the issues of the weekend and roared onto the podium clinching 3rd place.

Race 9 - CB160 LeMans:

-Scott got his hustle on with his signature sprint-leap of the LeMans start and fought his way to 5th.


Race 11 - Formula 250:

-Jim, having shown that oil leak a thing or two grabbed 6th

Congratulations to Herm are in order for winning the National Championship in both the Novice Historic Production Lightweight and Heavyweight! “Herm Narciso national heavyweight champion” does have a pretty nice ring to it.

Scott showing no signs of slowing secured 2nd place in the National Championship for Sportsman 350 and Sportsman 500! This was no easy feat given the ultra-competitive nature of the Sportsman series.

Herb completed his first year of racing with a 2nd place in the National Championship for Production Heavyweight. Not bad for a Rookie!

Jim had his struggles this season but sealed the deal with a 3rd in the National Championship for Formula 250 and Formula 500. Overall, 1st, two 2nd, and 3rd place national champions in their respective categories is a mighty impressive result for the DCC team and should instill a sense of pride within our amazing extended and blended family. Way to go guys!

There’s plenty of wrenching and planning to be done in the off season, but the Dime City Cycles Crew will definitely be in fighting shape and ready to rumble for the 2019 season! Many thanks to the AHRMA organization for letting us play in their sand box and keeping us safe while doing so. Special thanks to Luke Conner and all those that stepped up to put on a massive and amazing event after the sudden passing of AHRMA’s long time race director Cindy Cowell. We miss you Cindy, but you will forever be in our hearts.