HELLBENT RACING 1974/1980 the Ten Dollar Special
10th 1995 - One week before my first ever race at VDR, I am looking
for firewood, and behind an industrial place that fixes bulldozers,
I see a frame sitting with long grass growing through it- There is no
engine, no tank- no seat- I buy it for $10. It has been spray painted
white with a can, and the paint is flaking off. We discover that my
old DT175 engine which is sitting around doing nothing bolts right in,
afte sawing off some fins so the pipe fits, we have a race bike!
Looking at it now it's funny- scrappy and earnest- with the wrong tank, the wrong engine, a seat that's bungee'd on- the front fenders cracked and ready for BATTLE. This is December 1995 at Woodland . Jonathan is seen in the in the background working on the MX250. Despite being underpowered compared with most race bikes I encounter, it is easy to ride and reliable. At the bottom of the page you can see how it looked a year into it's racing career.
just take the hack saw and chop out a few fins!
note the bungee cord: required by law