2014 Waterford Michigan

2014 Waterford Michigan HPRA Racing Pictures

This year was the 30th Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Association (MHPVA)  Waterford HPRA races and featured a cookout extravaganza on Saturday night. It was the coldest racing weekend I can remember, with temps in the 40s on Saturday and 50s on Sunday. The rain held off though, so all the races proceeded without issues. The Rose Hulman and Toronto college teams both came to race and brought multiple bikes and many enthusiastic racers. Racing Results

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Racers line up for the start of the 20 lap short race, on the .43 mile loop.
This race was stock class and some streamliners from the college teams so more of their team had a chance to race.
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Racers are off!
 
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Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
New streamliner built by the Zolyniak's from the Toronto Vortex molds
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Rose Hulman racer opts to race with the top off.
Mike Mowett
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Warren Beauchamp. It was cold so the racers wore many layers.
Mike Mowett
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Dennis Grelk trails Florian Kowaliak. Florian was riding very strong for a junior class racer.
WarrenT
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
The infamous hill
Chris Cortez
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Jim Iwaskow
Micheal Hinterseher and Jim Iwaskow on his Jester.
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Racers gather at the top of the hill for the 200 foot race
Florian
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Racers gather at the top of the hill for the 200 foot race II
Racers gather at the top of the hill for the 200 foot race III
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Waterford Speedway from the top of the hill
Racers gather at the top of the hill for the 200 foot race IV
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Racers gather at the top of the hill for the 200 foot race IV
Micheal prepares to make his run in his Milan SL velomobile.

Richard Meyers prepares to race his Chiquita fabric bodied streetliner.


Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Jim Iwaskow sends Micheal on his way.
Micheal  heads down the hill in the Milan
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Micheal  heads down the hill in the Milan
This is a skateboard.
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Racers line up to race in the faired race
Transponder check
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Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Racers are staged
Milan
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Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Zolyniak
Racers hit the tight curve on the short course
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Several racers crashed at this corner. I think these next several pictures were taken in rapid succession.

Rose Hulman goes down. Warren avoids them.

Rose Hulman is down.
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Micheal avoids Rose Hulman, but where are the people running to?
Michael passes by Warren, who got a flat in the corner and made it into the grass before dumping it.
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Toronto Ace gets restarted, Rose Hulman is cleared off the track.
Michael looks tired and happy
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

Photo by Micheal Hinterseher
Stock class racers line up
Milan on Prius.
Photo by Micheal Hinterseher

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