2016 Sandy Beach 4hr Endurance Ice Race

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Class Bike Pro
Position Start no. Competitor Laps Total time
1. 72 Vicious Cycle 29 4:05:52.708
2. 911 Half Fast Racing 28 4:01:15.901
3. 467 Ice Pirates 28 4:02:54.423
4. 369 Argyll Beta 28 4:08:08.373
5. 742 Scona Cycle 27 4:02:29.085

Class Bike Novice
Position Start no. Competitor Laps Total time
1. 17 Riverside Yamaha, RHMC 26 4:04:37.859
2. 16 RHMC 16 25 4:00:34.167
3. 57 RHMC 57 25 4:00:45.524
4. 97 RD Racing 25 4:05:24.531
5. 55 Doug Phillips 24 4:02:40.440
6. 06 Blast Racing 24 4:08:19.625
7. 95 Team WFO 24 4:08:41.858
8. 0 Zero 21 4:04:37.071

Class Quad Open
Position Start no. Competitor Laps Total time
1. 25 Numb Skulls 26 4:09:18.910
2. 69 Give’r 69 25 4:05:31.166
3. 91 Studs For Hire 25 4:08:31.680
4. 33 Killer Crew 24 4:02:11.728
5. 858 Go Hard Racing 23 4:07:06.588
6. 54 Ice Screamers 21 4:09:31.192
7. 13 Outlaw Racing 17 4:01:46.884
DNF 45 Thanks Jay 5 47:14.788

Class Side x Side – Studded
Position Start no. Competitor Laps Total time
1. 906 Warwick Racing 14 1:34:06.361
2. 187 Loose Nuts 14 1:37:39.636
3. 7 Argyll Motorsports S 14 1:37:51.002
4. 716 BS Racing S 13 1:34:54.008
5. 48 Team Skid Mark Racing S 13 1:40:07.013
6. 888 UTV Canada 888 S 8 1:38:07.021
DNF 777 Cycle Works S 5 42:08.026
DNF 113 Albino Rhino Racing 2 15:19.445

Class Metal Melisha (Tin Man)
Position Start no. Competitor Laps Total time
1. 113 Team 113 14 2:03:25.565
2. 4 Yeti Show 13 2:02:55.204
3. 114 Hermit Racing 11 2:05:42.671

Class Side x Side – Rubber
Position Start no. Competitor Laps Total time
1. 777 Cycle Works 10 3:48:07.423
2. 7 Argyll Motorsports 10 3:48:18.969
3. 11 UTV Canada 10 3:53:31.212
4. 111 Team Skid Mark 10 3:58:18.649
5. 716 BS Racing 8 3:27:17.796
6. 888 UTV Canada 888 8 3:48:12.867
7. 48 Team Skid Mark Racing 6 3:25:33.602

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Flag to Flag WIN for team Cycle Works in the 2016 mini bumb at Sandy Beach AB

Big thanks to Cycle Works and Polaris for the sweet RZR Turbo. And not to forget Brandon A. Malo and Casandra Elhard for the big thrash getting back in the game from this mornings adversity. Now I’m off to Australia, let me know when winter is done…

Great shot of the 1st and 2nd place UTV’s today. Those Yamaha boys gave us a good run but in the end they didn’t have enough to take on the Polaris Turbo RZR

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Edmonton Rally Club (ERC)
http://www.edmontonrallyclub.ca/

Cyleworks MotorSports
http://www.cycleworks.com/

Polaris Canada
http://www.polaris.com/en-ca/home.aspx

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Interview with Jim Titmus of Team Zero

Team Zero: Ryan Biford (Bike Owner), Jim Titmus, Patrick Lambe raced in the 2016 Sandy Beach 4hr Endurance Ice Race February 21

Team Zero had 10 batteries for the race, each battery is lithium polymer, $2500 each, so $25,000 worth of batteries on the weekend. They still had to charge the them as 2 batteries will last half an hour to 45 minutes, it will depend on the length of the track. Pit stops are fast as the batteries just slide out & snap back into position.

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Velocity: “What speed do you think the bike will be doing?”

Jim Titmus: “We can go as fast as we want, the bike is capable of doing 85-90 mph. Speed is not the problem the motor has lots of power, the battery is the limited factor. So we try to limit how hard we twist the throttle to make the batteries last a little longer. Set of tires front fender, basically a dirt bike with an electric motor. ”

Velocity: “So like gas will you have indication when you will are low on battery power?”

Jim Titmus: “Yes a battery level gauge.”

Velocity: “So at a certain level you know when to come in.”

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Jim Titmus: “Yes but the whole thing is to optimize batteries, it depends on how long the track, because we do not want to run out of juice before the end of the loop. The loops would be 7 to 10 klms long, the goal is run out of power at the end of the loop not out on the track. Then come in change batteries, we have generators & chargers. So as soon as a set comes off we will be charging.”

Velocity: “So you do not have a clutch & when you ride a regular bike you can gear done for more torque do you miss that?”

Jim Titmus: “There is something called re-gen, short form for regenerated braking when you twist off the throttle the engine actually reverses & turns into a generator. This can actually put some juice back in the battery when you decell & there is a switch in the brakes, so that add brakes you actually get more regen. So when you twist off the throttle you have so much regen, it does feel like engine braking, same type of principle. We use this to our advantage to get more distance. Coming into the corner I will turn off the throttle to apply the regen & if it is a long one I will apply little brake, so it engages the switch so we get more regen, I regen as much as I can.

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All Season Motorsports
http://www.allseasonmotorsports.ca/

2016 Sandy Beach 4hr Endurance Ice Race February 21 Sandy Beach 2016
Location Sandy Beach 2016 Date 21 February 2016 17:06 Length 11.0000 K

Position Start no. Competitor Laps Total time
1. 72 Vicious Cycle 29 4:05:52.708
2. 911 Half Fast Racing 28 4:01:15.901
3. 467 Ice Pirates 28 4:02:54.423
4. 369 Argyll Beta 28 4:08:08.373
5. 742 Scona Cycle 27 4:02:29.085
6. 17 Riverside Yamaha, RHMC 26 4:04:37.859
7. 25 Numb Skulls 26 4:09:18.910
8. 16 RHMC 16 25 4:00:34.167
9. 57 RHMC 57 4:00:45.524
10. 97 RD Racing 25 4:05:24.531
11. 69 Give’r 69 25 4:05:31.166
12. 91 Studs For Hire 25 4:08:31.680
13. 33 Killer Crew 24 4:02:11.728
14. 55 Doug Phillips 24 4:02:40.440
15. 06 Blast Racing 24 4:08:19.625
16. 95 Team WFO 24 4:08:41.858
17. 858 Go Hard Racing 23 4:07:06.588
18. 0 Zero 21 4:04:37.071
19. 54 Ice Screamers 21 4:09:31.192
20. 13 Outlaw Racing 17 4:01:46.884
21. 906 Warwick Racing 14 1:34:06.361
22. 187 Loose Nuts 14 1:37:39.636
23. 7 Argyll Motorsports S 14 1:37:51.002
24. 113 Team 113 14 2:03:25.565
25. 716 BS Racing S 13 1:34:54.008
26. 48 Team Skid Mark Racing S 13 1:40:07.013
27. 4 Yeti Show 13 2:02:55.204
28. 114 Hermit Racing 11 2:05:42.671
29. 777 Cycle Works 10 3:48:07.423
30. 7 Argyll Motorsports 10 3:48:18.969
31. 11 UTV Canada 10 3:53:31.212
32. 111 Team Skid Mark 10 3:58:18.649
33. 888 UTV Canada 888 S 8 1:38:07.021
34. 716 BS Racing 8 3:27:17.796
35. 888 UTV Canada 888 8 3:48:12.867
36. 48 Team Skid Mark Racing 6 3:25:33.602
DNF 777 Cycle Works S 5 42:08.026
DNF 45 Thanks Jay 5 47:14.788
DNF 113 Albino Rhino Racing 2 15:19.445

Pembina Dirt Riders Association Websites:
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