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05-19-2007, 11:37 PM
Thunder Valley dirt drags East Rochester,Ohio

The first race day of the year was great up until the riders meeting right before the races started. That is when the rain started. It didn't rain very hard but the end result was this.
Does anyone recognize these guys?
Well Dale proved his testicle fortitude on the E.T. trike. No doubt there will be more pictures and even videos of this day. I will also post the schedule for the remaining races.
If Dale wants to post his times it will be his choice. It may be Top Secret until T.F.

05-20-2007, 03:37 AM
we'll I'm just got home and had a blast wish that rain would have stayed away I was hoping too put a hurt on that banshee during practice he would only get by 1 1/2 bike links not bad for a cheap ride times that I got in the mud I won't post as they don't tell the true story but as we practice the owner told me 1 pass was 4.5 still not quite where I want it.

05-20-2007, 10:48 AM
Had a blast. Did'nt run as axpected due to the rain and the fact that there were only two in our class. The racerX ran well though. Kept close to a factory stock Suzuki LTR450 during practice. Whether he was sandbagging or not I don't know. The E.T. trike was great but the other guy (banshee) in Dale's class would'nt run due to mud. Hopefully we'll make it back out in July.

Also had a little dude there on a Tri-Zinger. I think he won his class.

05-20-2007, 11:13 AM
It was also great to meet Hart (1upfront) and his dad. A couple real nice guys. Sory he did'nt get to run his 300. In practice the bike looked super fast. Gonna have to stretch the swinger or put a wheelie bar on it to keep the front down. Hope to see you guys again.

05-20-2007, 12:51 PM
Here are a couple vids. The first is seadoo against another 200x then me against a cr250 the second is Dale against a yfz 450 in the mud.:naughty:

05-20-2007, 01:09 PM
Here is the 07 schedule.

05-20-2007, 03:29 PM
the best part is that erectordale doesnt even have a garden hose at his house :lol: :lol: Looks like it wouldve been more fun if it didnt rain. I was at home gettin drunk on my 21st b-day yesterday so i had plenty of fun :lol:

05-20-2007, 03:33 PM
I have a hose LOL

05-20-2007, 03:34 PM
I have a hose LOL

but no where to plug it in. :lol: :lol:

05-20-2007, 03:35 PM
I had too hook up too the washer spigot

05-20-2007, 03:37 PM
the best part is that's your carhart I'm wearing in the pic LOL

Derrick Adams
05-20-2007, 03:49 PM
I think I would be modding some sort of front fender on that thing. Even if you have to cut the whole back off of it!

05-20-2007, 03:58 PM
we are working on that still doing fine tuning with cooling and bottom end then the cosmetic stuff

05-20-2007, 05:19 PM
And you did NOT call me to help :( ,,,, Happy "B" day Kevin !


i didnt even do a whole lot john until about 9 PM. then it was on until like 4:30 AM :naughty:

06-10-2007, 06:07 PM
Come on all you Ohio and Western Pa. trikers the next race is June 16th. It would be a great opportunity to test and tune your machines before TF. If you get there early you can ride the MX track as well. It is a fairly mild track, great for trikes and quads.

06-15-2007, 09:54 AM
Ok Ohio and western Pa. trikers Thunder Valley dirt drags East Rochester Ohio are tomorrow, anyone that wants to go and has any questions just let me know, me and my dad will be there with my 300r in a red 65 chevy c10 with a white top:D :D

06-16-2007, 08:56 AM
Thunder valley dirt drags today I'll post some vids when I get back:D

06-18-2007, 12:40 AM
Ok heres what happened I did great in practice on the 300r, I smoked some pretty wicked quads but I was eliminated by a trx450r fitted with HRC kit, in practice I was able to pull him but in the races I wheelied out of the hole and had to let off the throttle and just wasn't able to catch back up, also a tri zinger60 dominated the youth class:D but anyway here are those vids I promised:)
Here is th zinger dominating
Here is me racing a built yfz450
Me again racing another yfz
And me racing a predator 500 I missed 5th gear and still won:D

06-18-2007, 09:30 AM
Cool vids man. I wish I could have made it this round. Maybe in July. Glad to hear you did well and had no problems with the 300r or the weather.

06-18-2007, 12:54 PM
Hey Rick man thanks hope you make it out again sometime the bike didn't give me any trouble this time but I still have some fine tuning to do to it I'm going one main jet size leaner and me and my dad are doing some calculations on gear ratios for it now that it has more power, I'm either gonna launch in 2nd gear or change to larger front sprocket and a slightly smaller rear so I won't need 5th gear I'm not sure yet, but I do know that the less shifts I have to do the faster the bike will be on the 300ft.:)

06-22-2007, 08:51 PM
That was awesome. I have never dragged raced any ATV on a track, I can't wait until the day I get to.
Round here sucks for riding, until the winter.

06-25-2007, 08:54 AM
Bump on this.Now that TrikeFest is over,I will get out to one of these.I am gonna try to shoot for the July14th race.

*****Can mod please take this schedule and put it into upcoming events???****

Tri-Z 250
06-25-2007, 09:15 AM
Mosh let me know, I'll bring the party tent for the pit area! I wanna see the Sprock's kit blow some doors off!

06-25-2007, 09:18 AM
Bump on this.Now that TrikeFest is over,I will get out to one of these.I am gonna try to shoot for the July14th race.

*****Can mod please take this schedule and put it into upcoming events???****

Sounds great Rob I hope you make it out in July, and yes put the schedule into upcoming events that would be a good idea:)

07-08-2007, 06:43 PM
July 14th is fast approaching. That is the next raceday at Thunder Valley. The last time out was a blast. The only problem that I could see was that there were only two trikes there.
There is also an MX track that is not to radical and they also have a hare scramble course. If you get there early you would have time to check it all out. They don't shut the MX track down until around 4pm when they start grooming the drag strip.
They have classes for the little guys too, so if you have kids bring them along.
So all of you trikers within a few hours of this place need to come join the fun. Come out and help 1upfront smoke some quads, he has a hard time smoking them all by himself.:naughty:

07-11-2007, 11:22 PM
Alright we got another race coming up this weekend July14th at Thunder Valley for anyone who's interested in dirt drags, it's great fun:D

07-13-2007, 10:11 PM
Well the weather is supposed to be great :cool: so I hope to see some new faces and more trikes out there tomorrow. If you can't make it we will have some vids to post on Sunday.:naughty:

07-15-2007, 12:37 AM
Okay all of you Ohio trikers have really done it now. 1upfront had the only three wheeler there today. Because you other trikers didn't show up he was forced into smoking all of those quads by himself. :crazy: He may never be the same again.:crazy: I just hope this trend doesn't continue. here is the end result of all of that smoking.:naughty:
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_0c736512.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=0c736512.flv)

07-15-2007, 08:33 PM
All right heres a video of me beating a Predator500 and a Cannondale FX 440 with mods on my Aircooler :naughty:
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_74718fd7.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=74718fd7.flv)
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_8eef34fa.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=8eef34fa.flv)

07-15-2007, 08:48 PM
Man, you got to quit posting these vids, you're going to make me buy a 300 kit! :lol: :w00t:

08-05-2007, 09:04 PM
Well I'm back again to let you all know that this coming weekend,Aug.11, is the next race day at Thunder Valley. You guys that live close should definitely try to make it. We actually live 80 miles away . We would like to meet some of the O.T.C. Also 1upfront just acquired the heart for his next winter project:naughty: , a fl350 Odyssey cylinder:naughty: to be fitted to a stroked 250r bottom end:naughty: , so don't wait too long to come out.

08-10-2007, 11:26 PM
This is the last call for all of you trikers in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pa. Tomorrow the weather should be outstanding for getting out and doing a little racing. This place is very family friendly and very casual. So bring the whole family out for some good fun. Check the schedule on this thread for more details. I'll be there with my cameras and 1upfront will be there with his arrrr.:cool:

08-12-2007, 01:04 PM
I did good at the drags last night but I didn't win my class although I did run a 5.326 with a reaction time of 0.672, I think with a better reaction time of about 0.525 and a hair more dialing in on the bike I'll be able to run a 5.000 flat.:D

08-12-2007, 06:50 PM
Heres some vids from the drags last night .
Me beating a modified shee with wheelie bar.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070812-004.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070812-004.flv)
Me and a modded yfz450.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070812-007.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070812-007.flv)
And me smoking a trx450r.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070812-009.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070812-009.flv)

08-26-2007, 07:43 PM
Here's me at the drags last night racing a yfz450 with pipe and zipper rear tires.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070826-008.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070826-008.flv)
Here's me smoking a raptor 700r.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070826-007.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070826-007.flv)
Very fast blaster smoking a ltr450
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070826-004.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070826-004.flv)

08-26-2007, 08:02 PM
haha, I love the vids of airfooler ownage. :w00t: Wish I wasn't away at school, I don't have any time to tweek my R or come out there. :cry:

08-26-2007, 08:19 PM
I love it! Great butt kickin 1upfront. I don't know about out there where you race but when I race my stock 86 R up here and beat these new 450's they get P/Off. You don't have to run in a modified class with that 300 kit?? The place I raced last year told me that They were probably going to class my 3 wheeler in the mod-open class supposedly becayse I had the only 3 wheelers there. go figure. Anyways keep the r running strong and keep the vids coming , I can't get enough of that stuff. :beer

09-06-2007, 10:21 PM
Here I am dragging this thread back up again. Saturday is the next race at Thunder Valley. Anyone who enjoys riding, and is within a reasonable driving distance, should come and check it out. There is an MX track that is opened for riding from 10am? until 4pm when they start grooming the track for the drags. A couple of the guys from E2S came out from Pa.with there families for the last race. The one guy brought out his blaster and was able to beat 1upfront . It would be nice to see more trikes out there though.
Here is a video of the two of them racing.PLEASE TURN DOWN YOUR VOLUME WHEN WATCHING THIS VIDEO ! It makes a loud buzzing noise.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070826-002.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070826-002.flv)

09-09-2007, 04:52 PM
Heres me racing a modded trx 450 and I accidentally do a sick wheelie.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070909-011.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070909-011.flv)
Me racing a 350x.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070909-002.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070909-002.flv)
Me racing a heavily modded yfz 450 with 4snow tires.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070909-010.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070909-010.flv)

09-09-2007, 05:35 PM
Here's me and that modded 450r again only this time I get a good run.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070909-007.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070909-007.flv)
And another with me and the modded yfz450 only this one I barely pull off.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070909-005.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070909-005.flv)

09-23-2007, 12:43 AM
well another race day came and went today. Moshman and Mrs.Moshman came out and we really enjoyed meeting them. The weather was perfect and there was good riding and racing to be had. Here is a picture to get this started. This place needs more trikes!:naughty: It already has everything else.:beer
I will get some vids uploaded tomorrow. I think this would be a good place for the OTC to meet up and have some fun. If we could get enough trikes together they would get there own class.:cool:

09-23-2007, 01:16 PM
Ok here's some vids of me and rob racing I got some of the titles mixed up so I'll list all the bikes racing.
Here's Rob beating a yfz450
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070923-011.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070923-011.flv)
Rob vs a shee
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070923-010.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070923-010.flv)
Me vs my buddy Denny
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070923-008.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070923-008.flv)
Me vs Rob
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070923-006.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070923-006.flv)
And me vs banshee
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070923-005.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070923-005.flv)
I'll put up mor when I get them downloaded.

09-23-2007, 02:30 PM
I had a really good time out there.You guys are super cool.1upfront is a pro at leaving the line.He beat me a few times off a holeshot in practice.
Hey OTC.You guys need to go check that place out.Even if you are not into dragging,the MX track is really nice.Set-up for trikes I did a few laps on it and was fun to ride and is huge.We should try to put together a Wells/Thunder valley ride next year.Everyone we met down there was reall nice people.

Great vids guys keep em coming if you can.

09-23-2007, 03:07 PM
It was really great meeting and talking to Moshman and Mrs. Moshman last night. It was a real blast. The turnout wasn't the best but there was some real good racing action. Once Moshman got the feel of his trike on that track he was tough to beat. One of 1upfronts friends from E2S ,eviltwin who is the owner of flotek porting and machining, showed up with a banshee that he just finished building. He is trying to work the bugs out so it will be ready for next year.
But seriously folks this place has got to be the best tracks for spectators. You can literally see every inch of the mx track and the dragstrip from the spectator area. The guy who runs the track also said that primative camping could be arranged. So like 1up and Moshman said all of you guys looking for some riding and racing fun should give this place some serious consideration
It would be really great to see an all trike class!:naughty:

09-23-2007, 04:02 PM
Here are a few vids and a pic of last night. This is the outlaw class. I'll let 1up post up the trike stuff.:TrikesOwn
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070923-018.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070923-018.flv)
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070923-020.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070923-020.flv)
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070923-023.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070923-023.flv)

09-23-2007, 09:36 PM
Here's a couple more vid's of Rob in the finnals.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070923-013.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070923-013.flv)
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs070923-015.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs070923-015.flv)

10-05-2007, 07:54 PM
Well I'm back again to invite everyone who is interested in riding their threewheelers dirt bikes or quads to come out to Thunder Valley on October 13th to ride, race or just check it out. This will be the last race of the year.
This place has an awesome MX track a Hare Scramble course and a Drag strip with a tree setup.Tthey also have a small concession stand that is opened on race nights.
1upfront recently bought another 250r:crazy: from garageboy that he plans on racing along with his 300r.
I have been trying my hardest to get more of you folks from this site to come and check it out. You won't regret it if even if you only come out to watch. This place is very laid back and the guy that runs the place is a great guy.
So what do you say everyone from this forum just come on out and check it out on the 13th.
If anyone has any questions just ask me or 1upfront I'm sure we can answer them.

We'll see you there.

10-05-2007, 08:33 PM
Me and the Miss's might try to make it out to this one. Her on her 200x and me on the 250r. We'll se and post up later.

Moshman???? Call me and lets do this. You too Maxi pad.

10-05-2007, 09:00 PM
Sorry, can't go on the 13th. Thats our boys last football game of the year.
We are looking forward to next season though!

10-06-2007, 08:04 AM
Me and the Miss's might try to make it out to this one. Her on her 200x and me on the 250r. We'll se and post up later.

Moshman???? Call me and lets do this. You too Maxi pad.


10-06-2007, 11:14 AM

Only time will tell. I'll let ya know.

10-06-2007, 09:58 PM
You guys should just go ahead and make plans to come out and join in on the fun. If the weather is decent the turnout should be great. The last race last year was a real blast,great turnout and great racing. The machines ran great because of the cool temps. There is nothing like the sound of screaming 2strokes and the smell of race gas in the air.

10-07-2007, 01:09 PM
Tammy I remember you saying that you two had to attend your sons football game. I totally understand. Wish him the best of luck. Then you can work on him a little over the winter and maybe get him as excited about riding as you guys are.


10-09-2007, 08:55 PM
OKAY ladies and gentlemen the time is near. Just three day left to get things ready. We have been burning the nidnight oil so we can have two trikes ready. I would sure like to see a bunch of you OTC guys out there. It would be great to have some hardcore trikers out there. Like I said before, everyone on these boards is invited. So I guess I'll be seeing everyone on Saturday.:beer


10-12-2007, 11:31 PM
Tomorrow I'll be racing 2 trike's at thunder valley dirt drag's it's the last race of the season so there's probly gonna be alot of bike's racing, we'll see what happens.

10-13-2007, 03:21 PM
It sucks I couldn't get out there this year to race with you guys, hopefully I'll be able to get out there this summer when I'm out of school. Maybe I'll have my R running better by then, I might even have my drag sled operational, you think they would let me run a snowmobile out there? :naughty:

10-14-2007, 12:25 AM
It sucks I couldn't get out there this year to race with you guys, hopefully I'll be able to get out there this summer when I'm out of school. Maybe I'll have my R running better by then, I might even have my drag sled operational, you think they would let me run a snowmobile out there? :naughty:

From what I hear there used to be some guy's who raced theirs out there so I'm sure they would.

10-14-2007, 12:56 AM
Ok everyone I did well on both bikes but didn't win either class the new R ran a 6.421 but it has a clutch issue making feathering the clutch nearly impossible it would just grab causing wheelies during my launch plus the track was very tacky but I did do some pretty sick power wheelies on the 300r because of the tacky conditions. I'll post some vid's tomorrow.

10-14-2007, 09:04 AM
How was the turnout last nite?Anymore trikers there?

10-14-2007, 10:56 AM
There were lot's of racer's last night and also Tim Sr. showed up early with his son to ride the mx track and he also drag raced his Tri-Z.

10-14-2007, 04:38 PM
How was the turnout last nite?Anymore trikers there?

The turn out was pretty fair last night. I got some good vids, they're uploading right now. Tim sr and Tim jr showed up with trikes. Tim sr was very impressed with everything he saw there last night. The two Tims rode mx and did some trail riding before we got there. I had to work til noon so we couldn't get there as early as I wanted. The weather was good ,just a little on the cool side.
Tim sr talked to the owner of the track about using it as a place for the OTC to have a get together or two next year. The owner was very opened to the idea. Tim said that he thought this place would be perfect for a big get together because it has the MX track, drag strip, hare scramble and lots of trails plus a pond. There it also primitive camping available.This is just a practice track for everything but the drags. And it's only $10 to ride all day. So maybe we'll see more people out there next year.

10-14-2007, 05:57 PM
Here are a few of the vids from last night. :naughty: :naughty: :naughty:
I'll post up more later.
Tim gets the hole shot this time.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs071014-004.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs071014-004.flv)
1upfronts new Arrr raggg.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs071014-002.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs071014-002.flv)
Timsr slaying his first grizzly.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs071014-011.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs071014-011.flv)
:naughty: :naughty: :naughty: Good stuff!!! :naughty: :naughty: :naughty:


10-14-2007, 06:36 PM
Here's me smoking a banshee on my 300r.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs071014-009.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs071014-009.flv)
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs071014-008.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs071014-008.flv)
My 300r against a modded yfz450.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs071014-020.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs071014-020.flv)
And again against the same yfz.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/th_uvs071014-019.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/lrdunlap/?action=view&current=uvs071014-019.flv)