Touted as the future of American Speedway, 19-year-old Gino Manzares displays his epic cornering style for the MXA wrecking crew.
Speedway bikes have a primary drive transmission. This makes
gearing an important role in race setup.
The total-loss, 500cc, four-stroke, single-speed Jawa engine
can accelerate from zero to 60 in three seconds.
to us what it should look like. It was unreal to watch these guys on the track. Speedway races are only four laps, and they take less than a minute to complete. Amazingly, once we got up a modicum of speed, we were exhausted after four laps. Last year was the first time in seven years that Team USA qualified for the Speedway World Cup. The USA was once a dominant force in the sport, but since then the sport has faded in America and not produced the talent there once was. There used to be 12 to 13 guys competing for the small four-man World Cup team; now it’s a challenge to find four talented guys to represent our country. Billy and Hagon Shocks have been bringing kids up at the grassroots level to help expand the sport. This is exactly what Billy has done with Max and Gino, starting them young and maturing them into great riders with bright futures. BILLY DOES SPEEDWAY ACADEMIES WHERE HE BRINGS THE BIKES, BOOTS AND STEEL SHOES. ALL THEY CHARGE IS THE $40 TRACK FEE TO GET KIDS INVOLVED IN THE SPORT.
Billy does Speedway academies where he brings the bikes, boots and steel shoes. All they charge is the $40 track fee to get kids involved in the sport. Billy has been trying to attract kids from flat track, motocross and Supermoto since they can adapt to Speedway rather quickly. “I want to introduce young kids to the sport, and if they want to get involved, then we are here to help,” said Billy Hamill. The MXA wrecking crew may not have been his best pupils, but it was a thrill that every motorcycle enthusiast should try at least once. For more information, go to www.speedwaybikes.com. ;