Apr
21

JUNE 7th – SUPERMOTO RACER CLINIC – GRANGE MOTOR CIRCUIT

We will be hosting another supermoto racer clinic on June 7th at Grange Motor Circuit (www.grangeracetrack.com). STTARS (www.supertt.com) will be hosting a race the following day at Grange as well, this is a great chance for you to come attend our racer clinic AND put the new skills to work the following day with one of the best supermoto series in the country.

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The first racer clinic that I taught at Grange was last fall as a guest instructor for the SoCal Supermoto school, the students loved it and got a ton of great dirt, pavement, and all around racing lessons out of the day. Grange is a great venue for teaching a class like this and I plan to give the students a FULL day of riding, drills, tips, and talks. Grange is especially great for dirt training, we will get dirty and you will love it !

Your tuition of $200 will cover your track fees, lunch, photos all day long, and a complete day of interactive hands on lessons, drills, and guidance. We will work on every aspect of racing that you can apply to your races whether you are a novice racer or advanced racer. My methods have helped me win multiple championships in motocross, road racing, and supermoto. You will leave this day of training with a great deal of info and tools that you can put to use in your next race! The classes are small sized so that you get plenty of one on one training time.

Here is a cool quote that I got today: “I need to attend your next racer school. Glenn was significantly faster at Havasu post Tim teach day!” ~ Steve S.

If you are a racer, you owe it to yourself to invest in your riding and sharpening your skills. I personally attend classes, camps, and get instruction from others as often as my time and money will allow.

Please email me directly at : tim@weigracing.com if you would like details, have questions, or want to claim one of the spots that will surely fill up quickly.
-All previous classes have sold out , so if you are interested in attending contact me to get your deposit or full payment in now to hold your spot.

– PLEASE NOTE: all previous students receive a $25 off registration discount for attending this class.

Here is a write-up about a camp that I instructed at a couple of months ago for your reference: http://weigracing.com/guest-instructor-at-the-3162014-socal-supermoto-school/

Apr
21

And so it begins; Stateline Supermoto Challenge 2014 – “Race” Report

The story begins around October of 2013 when I first heard the rumors and confirmation that there would be a professional AMA  supermoto series held in 2014.  I decided at that moment that I was going to get in shape, build a second race bike, and figure out a way to attend every single one of the pro rounds regardless of where they were held or what obstacles I needed to cross to make that happen.  I went to work immediately on finding another supermoto bike prepped with Toxic Moto Racing parts and getting my body ready for the fight. Plans were put in place, sponsors sourced, budgets made, and all of the pieces to contest the 2014 AMA Pro Supermoto race series.

Fast forward to April 9th, 2014 and we find ourselves in my pickup truck loaded with 2 beautiful race bikes wrapped in awesome new Redline Motorsports graphics and headed north on I-15 to Primm, NV to race in the Stateline Supermoto Challenge hosted by the great crew at WHR Motorsports.  thanks to a nutrition supplement plan and workouts with Nate at On Track Wellness, I was down a full 15 pounds from last season, had a great looking pit setup, Angela was all primed up and ready to be the perfect crew chief for the weekend, and I was ready to race for the first time in almost half of a year.  I was ready and willing , and Lord willing – Able to  kick some butt !

Practice day was Thursday where Angela and I got the pits set up, bikes dialed in, I learned the track, and we put the final touches on the game plan for the race weekend.  I was feeling really good about everything and couldn’t wait to get a nice night of rest and race the following day.
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Friday morning -  we  woke up and headed out to the race track for some practice sessions and then around noon the first event was staging to happen.  I was signed up to race in a Pro team race with Brandon Ward that afternoon.  Brandon is a super nice and wildly fast guy that comes from some of the best moto breeding stock in the U.S.  His father Jeff was a long time moto champ and now Brandon is proving that apples do not fall far from trees .  Brandon and I have built up a friendship over the past year and have raced one another in the past. We were at each others throats throughout the entire race.. By the end of the races we were usually WAY ahead of the competitors trailing us.  We both are good racers and were ready to fight.

I knew that Brandon and I stood a very fair shot at winning or doing well in this 1 hour endurance pro team race event.  We decided to have Brandon start the race, which he did from the 18th position on the grid.  Within just a few laps he had fought his way to the front of the pack and was leading the race!   I was excited for him and excited for our team… I waited eagerly and nervously in the hot pit area with my helmet and gear on waiting for his first 15 minute ride duty to elapse.  Brandon  totally rocked and pulled out an almost 1/4 lap lead over the entire field by the time he came into the hot pits and tapped my rear tire with his front tire signaling me to GO !!!     I headed into the first turn with stone cold tires and a head full of thoughts such as: “don’t highside with these cold tires like you did 2 weeks ago” & ” you have a 1/4 lap lead, ride smart and you will win this thing!”….

Well, I maintained the lead and starting working my way through lappers at every section of the track that I passed through. The bike that Roy of TnT Specialties prepared for me worked great and it was very clear that the time I spent training with SoCal Supermoto during the offseason was paying off big time!  Around the 12 minute mark of my riding stint I started closing the gap on a rider that I recognized.  It was a guy named Alex that I had raced against many times in the past season of Sttars racing and I knew he would be a bit harder to get around than the rest of these lappers had been so far.   As Alex and I aproached the Stateline Supermoto dirt section He ran a little wide and I had my chance to make the pass and move on..  Or so I thought  :)

As I launched up the face of the jump I noticed at the last second that Alex was right there again an was actually about one wheel in front of me but off the far left side of the jump.  I have been racing a long time and knew that if he and I were headed to the same landing spot this was not going to end well.  It didn’t…. I tried to swerve right but it was too little too late and I ended up landing with my handlebar on top of ALex’s at the jump landing. We both went down and our races were over at that point. I landed on my head and shoulder pretty hard and I knew that I heard a loud pop as it happened.  Within a couple of minutes I self assessed myself as having a broken collar bone.
The EMT’s at the ambulance on the track, and the X-rays at the doctor on Monday confirmed what I had suspected.

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This is a very unfortunate  turn of events and a horrible way to start a race season.  THe following weekend I was suppose to be racing at AMA round 1 in Lake Havasu. I had to miss that round and now will hopefully be all healed up and back in action for round 2 at Road America in Wisconsin at the very end of May.
I am not mad that I got hurt, that happens all the time in any type of sport. I am just seriously upset at the timing of the whole thing  :(
but , I am alive healthy and will be ready to go fight another day.
I want to publicly apologize to Brandon for throwing away what was sure to be a win for us,  Alex for getting tangled up with you on the landing, Hazardous Racing for giving me the nicest leather suit I have ever worn and immediately getting it dirty, and all of the champagne that I was unable to open and celebrate with on the podium!

Here is a video recap of the crash that I recorded from the handlebars of my KT’s All Star gymnastics sponsored race bike that weekend:

HOpe you all are well, and I look forward to racing and writing a race report with a happy ending to it very soon!

I also want to take a quick second to congratulate Joey Pascarella for his win in the Anthony Hart Memorial Pro race that weekend and all of my socal moto buddies for kicking butt and representing well  all weekend long !

-Tim Weig

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Apr
04

2 NEW VIDS FROM THE WEIG RACING STUDIOS

Enjoy these videos that Angela and I made to promote some of my sponsors and hopefully make YOU laugh a little,

Be sure to support the sponsors that helped make them possible:

www.HazardousRacing.com

www.OnTrackWellness.com

Apr
04

2005 SUZUKI RMZ450 for sale – $2500.00

:y 2005 450 RMZ450 is up for sale. I have some stuff going on (new job and possible move) that I want the money for and I want an all orange house…

It had about 15 hours on it and was totally stock when I bought 1.5 years ago from my friend who babied it. I have ridden it at MIlestone 6 times and in the desert twice now. This thing has low hours and has brand new Race Tech Gold Valves suspension setup for a 180-210 pound rider.

It’s a great bike and needs nothing.
I have the paperwork for it.
$2500 today and it’s your’s, or $2000 today and $550 more paid by the end of May and it can be yours as well, but I am keeping the paperwork til then. IMG_20140403_183136_327

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and a video of the bike being fired up and idling (high idle because choke was on during this)

Apr
02

THE 2014 RACE SEASON BEGINS IN 3, 2, 1….

I am getting excited!!!
I haven’t twisted a throttle in anger or with real racing purposes since I wrapped up the 2013 season last November, but that is all about to change…

“There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt”

Next weekend I am headed to the Stateline Supermoto Challenge in Primm, NV with a bunch of other pro and amateur racers to compete in a wild kick off race weekend for the 2014 season. If you are a supermoto racer and are not already signed up, do it ! This is a one off event that is a ton of fun and there are classes for EVERYONE to compete in.
Here is a video highlighting last years event:

I encourage you to come join us as a racer or spectator for what will surely be the biggest race event in the southwest desert this season.

There is a huge list of people that have helped me get ready to be competitive this season and I want to give special attention to : David Slater at Redline Motorsports, Matt at Hazardous Racing, Nate at On Track Wellness, David Eckenrode, Brian at Socal Supermoto, Troy at Mission BayAuto, Roy at T-n-T Specialties, Jeff at Toxic Moto Racing, Rich at the Rich Oliver’s Mystery School, and my ever patient girlfriend Angela Howdyshell who truly does put up with a ton of crap from me and makes everything so much easier when she is a part of it.

See you all at the track soon, and I hope you will continue to follow the results and events of the season right here at www.weigracing.com !

-Tim Weig
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Mar
19

GUEST INSTRUCTOR AT THE 3/16/2014 SOCAL SUPERMOTO SCHOOL

This past weekend, I was asked to be the guest instructor for SoCal Supermoto at Adam’s Motorsports Park in Riverside, California. DSC_5974DSC_5992
The class was packed full of good students with a willingness to learn. I had a great time giving lectures , answering questions, and working through on track training drills with all of the attendees. It was great to have Brian there to offer answers and other ways of explaining stuff to the students based on his years of coaching and teaching through the SoCal Supermoto program.  I am rather new to the coaching and instructing thing so I have some things to learn in that department. I kept finding myself struggling with not going into too deep/advanced of technique stuff and keeping things rather simplified in order to hit all of the varied skill levels that were in the class. I did have a ton of fun and I look forward to doing more coaching in the future.

We received fantastic reviews and feedback after the class was over with from the students and I feel really confident that these guys definitely got their money’s worth. This makes me happy because I want to give back to the sport and help develop riders.

Here is a pic of me standing in my sexy Hazardous Racing leathers  on the edge of the track coaching my friend and sponsor  Troy from Mission Bay Automotive (San Diego) in one of the more perplexing corners at Adam’s motorsports park:adams 3-16-13 297-M
I also brought in my personal mechanic Roy Stafford from TnT Specialties to give a lunch time talk about basic supermoto bike setup and answer any mechanical questions that the group had.
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We wrapped the day up with some starting and stopping drills and then moved into some mini races. Everyone rode incredibly well and I was impressed with how well they were picking up on the material that I conveyed. This was a fun and unique chance for me to try and pass along some of the info that I have gained over my race career in motocross, road racing, and supermoto through racing and riding schools that I have attended.
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Angela was there snapping photos as well as SoCal Supermoto owner and operator Brian Murray. If you were a part of the class and want to see the pics from the day see these two links:

ANGELA’S PHOTOS

and

BRIAN’s SOCAL SUPERMOTO PHOTOS

If you have not attended or are not familiar with the SoCal Supermoto program, you need to jump on over to www.socalsupermoto.com  right now and check out what this stuff is all about.
2 years ago I signed up and took a class with Brian and learned how to ride supermoto…. I have been absolutely hooked and loving it ever since.  DO yourself a favor and come check out his school for yourself sometime soon!

-Tim Weig
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Mar
06

2014 preparations

With the help of Dan and the gang at Fusion Graphix, I have some new graphics going on the bikes and they look pretty sharp! Couple this with the great prep work on the bikes that Roy Stafford at TnT performance is doing for me, these bikes will be ready to fight for the win and they will look great while doing so!

I have no doubt that this season is going to be a tough battle, but I will be ready because I am still working on getting in as good of shape as I can with the help of On Track Wellness and eating a cleaner and cleaner diet each month.

bring on the 2014 AMA supermoto race series!

~Tim Weig
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Feb
26

Mission Bay Automotive joins the team and helps support my efforts this season!

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Do you know how to make a business thrive and have customers perfectly satisfied for over 30 years??? Excellent customer service, rock solid ethics, cutting edge technical know-how, and competitive pricing are a few of the key ingredients that have helped MISSION BAY AUTOMOTIVE accomplish this. They have fantastic reviews all over the internet from thousands of satisfied customers and hold a stellar 5 STAR rating on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/mission-bay-automotive-san-diego

MISSION BAY AUTOMOTIVE is a full service facility that offers:

COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR AND SERVICE
* Oil Change * Tune-Up * Brakes *
* Computer Diagnostics * Engines *
* Transmissions * Axles * Clutches *
* Air Conditioning * Auto electric Repair *

I am honored to have the opportunity to represent Mission Bay Automotive at the AMA Supermoto series this season and hope you will consider giving them your business the next time that your car, truck, or RV is in need of service.

~Tim Weig
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Feb
05

AMA SUPERMOTO is BACK !

I feel like I couldn’t possibly be getting involved in this sport at a better time! 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: James Holter
Phone: (614) 856-1900, ext. 1280
E-mail: jholter@ama-cycle.org
AMA Supermoto National Championship Series kicks off March 7 in Las Vegas, Nev.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association and USA Supermoto are pleased to announce the AMA Supermoto National Championship Series. The six-round series will kick off at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 7.

“Supermoto is an amazing sport to watch and an even more amazing sport to compete in,” said AMA Vice President of Operations Jeff Massey. “Since the beginning, supermoto has needed a true grass-roots network U.S. to help sustain the top level of competition. This series will help accomplish that goal by giving today’s amateur and sportsman-level competitors a place to race, feeding the sport with expert-level talent going forward, and providing a showcase for sponsors and teams active in the discipline.”

The AMA Supermoto National Championship Series will include novice, youth, intermediate, age- and displacement-based classes as well as classes that will feature some of the best supermoto talent in the country. Online registration will be available soon at www.amanationalsupermoto.com.

“We had a great inaugural season in 2013, and we’re excited to step up our program for the new season as an AMA National Championship Series,” said Matt Stewart, president of USA Supermoto, the AMA’s promoting partner for the series. “We have been working with the AMA for some time to strengthen supermoto racing in the United States, and everything has been positive. We’re looking forward to watching our racers compete for AMA national No. 1 plates in 2014.”

Supermoto combines exciting elements of motocross, dirt track and road racing into one dynamic discipline. It features jumps, high-speed straights and both dirt and asphalt surfaces. Track variations and venues can vary considerably. Supermoto events have taken place at purpose-built facilities, in sports stadiums, on casino properties and on closed-course cityscape street layouts.

The discipline originated in the United States in the late 1970s and was initially popularized by the “Superbikers” show that featured the best dirt trackers, motocrossers and road racers of the time.

2014 AMA Supermoto National Championship Series

March 7: Las Vegas, Nev. Caesars Palace, in conjunction with Stadium Super Trucks*

April 19-20: Lake Havasu City, Ariz., SARA Park

May 30-June 1: Elkhart Lake, Wis., in conjunction with AMA Pro Racing Road Race Championship Series

July 5-6: Denver, Colo., in conjunction with NASCAR event

July 26-27: Salt Lake City, Utah, during Bike Jam at Miller Motorsports Park

Sept. 13-14: Sturgis, S.D., downtown street race

* Open and 250 class only.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

Feb
04

REDLINE MOTORSPORTS JOINS WEIG RACING AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR 2014 SEASON

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I am really excited to announce that on January 30th Redline Motorsports signed up and offered its support as a title sponsor for the 2014 supermoto race season. Redline Motorsports is the # 1 volume dealer in the state of Washington where they offer a huge selection of pre-owned motorcycles, parts, as well as fantastic service. Redline has been making deals and helping people from all over the world get on two wheels through their website for many years. Another well known fact in the Pacific Northwest is that Redline Motorsports is a regular hangout and workplace for the greatest dyno tuner in the northwest, Nels Byersdorf. If you are a racer and haven’t had your bike on Nel’s Dyno , you are truly missing out.

Please visit www.BUYREDLINE.com to check out the latest sales inventory and rock bottom pricing.

I am certainly going to have to work hard to do well this season because the USA Pro Supermoto race grids are stacked with talent, but with this added support from Redline Motorsports I have no doubt that 2014 is going to be the most successful race season I have had yet. I have been busting my butt in the gym and on the bike this winter in order to make sure that I am physically prepared for a great race season and I hope that many of you will be there to take part in the action as a fellow racer or a fan in the stands cheering for us. My complete race schedule can be found on this page: http://weigracing.com/scheduler/

Once again, I would like to thank David Slater and the entire staff at Redline Motorsports for their support this season. I highly encourage all of you to check out www.BUYREDLINE.com the next time you are looking for a motorcycle to purchase, parts to buy, or to get service work performed. It pays to support those shops that are involved in and supporting our sport.
-Tim Weig
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6305 6th Avenue Tacoma WA 98406
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