TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF GLEN HELEN STARTS TOMORROW AT TEN O’CLOCK
One of the toughest offroad races, held on one of the easiest to watch from race courses, starts Saturday, October 13 at 10:00. The riders have not be allowed to practice, but since they have 24 hours to learn the course, that’s not a big deal. There is plenty of pit action, with rider changes, quick-fill gas refills and mechanicals. Amateur teams can us up to 6 riders, while Pro teams are only allowed 4 riders (teams can have a spare bike to use in an emergency, but it must be in the impound area. One of the two bikes must be in the impound at all times and no work can be done in the impound area—whch means that if you want to work on your bike nstead of switching itfor your spare, you will have to work on it while the clock is running.
There is even an “Ironman Class” for riders who want to race the event solo—and it is a popular class.
For more info go to www.glenhelen.com