Jun
09

JUNE 7th, 2014 – SUPERMOTO RACER CLINIC WAS A SUCCESS!

With the help of a bunch of great students, an awesome facility, and a fellow racing coach – I held another supermoto racer clinic yesterday at Grange Motor Circuit in Apple Valley California and it was another great day on two wheels!

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AMA podium finishing racer and friend Brandon Ward accepted my offer to work as a coach with me for the day as we offered a long and intense day of supermoto race skill development to 12 riders.

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We had a good mix of Southern California racers, aspiring racers, and even a gentleman that was returning to moto riding after a broken back that was suppose to leave him never being able to walk again according to his doctors!

The day went extremely well considering the large class size, diverse skill levels, and extreme heat. It was over 100 degrees at the track so all of the students were sweating profusely and without the help of Rehydrate Gel and Powders donated by On Track Wellness, we all surely would have never made it through the day nearly as easily. Thank you Nate and Amanda for the continued support! If anyone is headed to a race or training environment in the heat of summer, I highly recommend that you check out the line of products that these guys sell to help keep your body working properly. They also offer an excellent personal training program that I personally have utilized to shed nearly 20 pounds of blubber over the past 8 months and it’s led to me being in the best race condition I have ever been in ( minus the broken collarbone incident)!

I have to thank the owner of Grange Motor Circuit for his support and great facility for these supermoto clinics. Without such a great venue and easy management, this type of event would not be a success. Jim also owns a local pizza shop called “Cross Eyed Cow” , so in order to show our support, we always purchase lunch for the students from him and have it delivered to the track. The pizza is delicious and always a hit for the students. I highly recommend you give it a try the next time that you ride Grange Motor Circuit:

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We all spent the day working through acceleration, extreme braking, passing, starts, and general race craft drills in the dirt and asphalt sections of the track.  At the end of the day the students got to practice a bunch of race starts with full on racing through turn 1 and all the craziness that comes with it.  This is always a big hit for folks in the classes!
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The final training for the day was a true test of endurance and a great chance for everyone to put the skills learned throughout the day to one final test.  We raced around Grange for a full 35 minute endurance session in 100 plus degree heat…   In the end there were only 3 riders that managed to survive without throwing in the white flag of mercy and surrendering to the pits prematurely.
I am happy to announce that even though I have been sidelined for nearly 2 months now due to injury, I was one of the 3 riders to manage the full 35 minute endurance ride and I felt great during the entire thing!
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I am a huge advocate of rider training and think that everyone benefits from investing in honing and learning skills. I spend my own time and money going to training whenever I get the chance as well, here are a couple that I highly recommend:

If you are a new or want to be a new supermoto rider, I encourage you to check out www.socalsupermoto.com , they offer rental bikes and a great intro class for supermoto riders as well as several other advanced classes. I personally learned to ride supermoto with these guys exactly 2 years ago this month!

Another really great training for any type of rider is offered by the Rich Oliver Mystery School.  They offer a very unique opportunity to learn tons of bike skills that will help you become a better rider regardless of what your ride or sport of choice is.

If anyone reading this is interested in One-On-One supermoto coaching please contact me directly at    tim@weigracing.com  for pricing and details.
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I was really happy to get back aboard my Redline Motorsports sponsored race bike and spin laps with all of the students and I look forward to coaching more of these types of racer clinics in the future. I also can NOT wait to get back on a race grid myself and due some real racing !

Thank you everyone for your participation and hard work!
Stay tuned for future racer clinic dates coached by me to be announced here and on Facebook.

-Tim Weig
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***   A BUNCH OF PHOTOS FROM THE DAY CAN BE SEEN HERE: https://plus.google.com/photos/111610632115949634896/albums/6022433510441991921 *****

May
30

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING 2008 KTM SMR 450 – UP FOR SALE !!

I had every intention of racing and chasing the AMA supermoto points championship this season, so I bought and built a second race bike over the winter in order to have an “A” and “B” bike for the season at all of the race rounds…. Well, as you all know, I crashed and broke my collarbone at a race 1 week prior to the AMA season kicking off and unfortunately this left me sitting on the sidelines for the first 2 race rounds of the season. Which also left me completely out of the running for the season points championship. It’s a major bummer for sure, but this is all part of the game of racing.
So…. I now have no reason to sit here with 2 fully prepped AMA race bikes in my garage.

FOR SALE:
2008 KTM FACTORY BUILT SMR 450

About the bike:
This is the bike I bought a little over a year ago and immediately had Tokyomods rebuild the motor on, I then went out and put 22 hours on the engine and won 2 class championships in Southern California with it. This bike has previously been raced by all star supermoto Micky Dymond and was originally imported to the U.S. from Europe for champion supermoto racer Mark Burkhart of HMC fame. As you can see, this bike has  an amazing pedigree and has WON a lot of races and championships in it’s life.  The bike is setup properly and has everything needed to go out and win more championships with you aboard it!

Engine:
The bike has 22 hours on a complete and amazing Tokyomods rebuild which included OEM spec bore, supercross cams, ported head, new cylinder /piston / bottom end, and tokyomods carb mod/jetting. The bike runs fine on pump gas, but for safety reasons I always ran it with a 50/50 blend of pump and 110 octane race fuel. The bike runs flawlessly and has very low hours on this tokyomods build. It has an amazing power curve and you will definitely not be short on power against any other 450 race bikes. It pulls hard and strong all the way to redline.

Other bits:
I had this entire bike pulled apart, inspected, lubed, and reassembled prior to the race season beginning. I have put exactly 5 laps on the bike since then. (I raced and crashed the other bike while this one sat on the sidelines as a backup)

-Brand new black excel wheels with orange talon hubs were installed, (16.5 front & 17×5 rear) (5 laps total on them)
-brand new graphics installed (5 laps)
-Full Beringer pro race brake system and rotor, 4 piston) (5 laps on caliper rebuild and new fluid/pads installed)
- comes with 1 or 2 brand new sets of brake pad sets
-suspension is race tech gold valve setup and perfectly sprung / setup for 190 pound rider (180-200 will be fine, others might want new springs)
- (suspension fluid and seals have 5 laps on them)
-axle, footpeg, & bar-end sliders installed
-hour meter
-fancy “farkle” orange engine covers installed on misc ports(worth at least 17 horsepower)
-brand new DUNLOP tires front and rear will be included
-twin carbon fiber akropovic factory race exhaust with titanium header (this bike sounds ridiculously cool and EVERYONE loves the look of the twin exhaust)
-lightweight lithium MOty-D race battery with electric start
-oversize carbon fiber front number plate
-carbon fiber air box
-fancy pants silicone coolant hoses
-K&N air filter
-stainless reusable oil filter,
- I have always used rotella full synthetic oil and I change the oil after every single day of riding

Known issues:
-1 exhaust clamp is an ugly metal strap instead of the fancy carbon fiber clamp that should be installed
-1 exhaust pipe has small dented section near the exhaust cannister, I raced it all season long with zero issues like this
-misc scratches, wear marks, and signs of use from being a race bike The bike is VERY good looking, but it is not brand new
-the bike has never been titled in the U.S. , I do have the original import paperwork and everything necessary to transfer ownership to whomever purchases this ( it is a race bike, it will always need to be as far as I can understand the laws)

Extras included with sale:
*front and rear 17 inch wheels with rain tires mounted
*some new and used brake pads, 1 set of new race tires, used bottom end cases, used starter, used cylinder( that needs to be replated), misc seals/gaskets, skidplate, and that’s about it… If I find any other misc parts I will include them as well.
(I still have a 2013 KTM race bike, so most of the spare sprockets and stuff that I have will be saved for that bike)

Price:
I purchased this bike for around $7000 last year, I immediately spent another $2500 rebuilding the engine and have spent a bunch of other money (5 laps ago) getting the bike prepped up for the AMA season..I could waste our time here and list it for more and then let people haggle with me on price , or I can do what I always do, which is list it for the lowest price that I am actually willing to accept. SO, that’s what I will do!

$6000 Cash – no trades, no lower offers

You won’t find a better race proven bike with low hours on a top notch rebuilt engine for this kind of money ! The bike is located in Huntington Beach and is ready to go ride and win races immediately upon purchase.

My cell is (505) 917-3349 and email is tim@weigracing.com

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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).
This class will be coached by AMA Supermoto racers  Brandon Ward and Tim Weig ( me).   We will spend over half of the day in the dirt helping to make the students comfortable with turning, braking, accelerating, and sliding in the dirt.  This aspect of supermoto racing seems to be the biggest struggle for most new racers and we will do our best to ensure the students leave this day with a whole new level of confidence in riding their supermoto race bikes in the dirt sections of race tracks.
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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.
AND
IF you sign up for this class with another friend, you both save $25 off the tuition price.  SO,  sign up with a buddy and save some cash!

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 – $2150.00

THIS BIKE ROCKS AND IS READY TO RIP AT THE TRACK IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU PURCHASE IT!

If I were not getting a new job and possibly moving, this bike would not be for sale!  but my loss = your chance at a great deal on a bike!

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.
$2150 today and it’s your’s, or $1500 today and $750 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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