Buttonwillow Race Round 7

Hello Racers!

Our 7th round of racing for Minimoto USA will be hosted next weekend at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow CA 18-20 October2013!

Our last round of racing at Tom Dash Memorial Speedway was very competitive and great to watch!

Cory Ventura won the Kenny Anderson Memorial Mini GP Stock race after a great battle with Brenden Ketelsen!  Great job guys!

0.  CAMPING:  Available Friday and Saturday night. The track has bathrooms and showers.

00.  WEEKEND SCHEDULE CHANGE.  This weekend of racing will be unlike our normal sprint or endurance weekends.

The detailed schedule is below, but here is a rough schedule for all three days:

FRIDAY: Practice all day.

SATURDAY: Practice before lunch, sprint races in early afternoon, awards banquet sprint races

SUNDAY:  practice in a.m., endurance races in late a.m., free riding afterwards.

2. FROM JENNIFER ALEXANDER: Hi  everyone!  For the final race we will be having a big Italian feast!   Please bring something to share with the entire group.  Please let me  know what you will be bringing and how many people from your family will  be coming.  As usual, I will email/facebook message everyone earlier  that week to let you know how many people are participating.  Can’t wait  to see you all!  Ciao ~ Jen

408-823-5633 / juji@milesalexander.com

3.  KENNY ANDERSON MINI GP STOCK CLASS:  One of the most competitive and fun to watch classes we have in our series is Mini GP Stock. The class fields Honda NSR 50′s, Yamaha YSR 50s and Honda NSF 100′s. It is one of the first classes that a rider would enter after they are done with racing Mini Motos. We are of course still running this class in 2013.

In memory of Kenny Anderson, an individual who wishes to remain anonymous is providing the top three podium trophies for Mini GP Stock for all 2013 Minimoto USA rounds. These will be special trophies that will be an honor to have obtained. We look forward to the racing that will occur to get one of these trophies.

We also have the Kenny Anderson T-shirt available for sale this weekend for $20 each shirt.

4.  DIRECTIONS:

Buttonwillow Raceway Park

24551 Lerdo Highway
Buttonwillow, CA 93206

Take Lerdo Highway exit off of the 5 north about 10 miles north of button willow and go west.  then turn left at track entrance.

5.  PIT BIKES:  Pit Motorcycles and bicycles are allowed however please keep in mind the following:

1.  All kids must wear helmets when cruising the pits or track on any wheeled device.

2.  Please keep the pit bikes out of the track IN AND OUT areas.

3.  Please do not speed around in the pits.

6.  EVENT SCHEDULE:

Buttonwillow Raceway Park, October 18-20

FRIDAY 18 October 2013

Friday Practice – $55 per rider

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration and Tech Inspection

9:00 a.m.

Practice – Open practice, rotation of practice sessions to be determined at track.

SATURDAY 19 October 2013 

Saturday Practice – $40 per rider

THERE WILL BE NO QUALIFYING.  ALL RIDERS WILL BE GRIDDED BY POINTS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CLASSES.

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration and Tech Inspection

8:00 – Riders meeting

8:30 a.m. Practice Rotations – 3 rounds – 10 minute sessions for each group

  1. Minimoto Beginner (1/2 track)
  2. Mini GP Stock
  3. Minimoto Junior
  4. Big Bikes (Supermoto, Formula Moto, Mini GP, Thumper GP, Scooters)
  5. Mini GP Modified Junior (1/2 track)
  6. Mini Minimoto Pro/Unlimited/Vet/ Minimoto A (1/2 track)

12:00 - Racing Begins (Race Schedule subject to change, some classes may be combined)

1.      Minimoto Beginner race #1 – 5 laps (1/2 track)

2.      Minimoto Junior race #1 – 10 laps (1/2 track)

3.      Minimoto Vet – 8 laps

4.      GP 65 – 10 laps

5.      Minimoto Beginner Race #2 – 5 laps (1/2 track)

6.      Minimoto Unlimited – 8 Laps (1/2 track)

7.      Mini GP Modified – 8 laps

8.      Minimoto Junior race #2 – 10 laps (1/2 track)

9.     Minimoto Pro – 10 laps (1/2 track)

10.      Mini GP Stock/brittle bikers – 10 laps

11.    Mini GP Modified Junior – 10 laps (1/2 track)

12.    Thumper GP – 8 laps

13.    Formula Moto – 12 laps

Roughly 6 p.m. is the Awards Banquet under the awning by registration!

 SUNDAY 20 October 2013 

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration and Tech Inspection

8:00 a.m. Practice Rotation – 2 rounds – 10 minute sessions for each group

  1. Minimoto Beginner (1/2 track)
  2. Mini GP Stock
  3. Minimoto Junior  (1/2 track)
  4. Big Bikes (Supermoto, Formula Moto, Mini GP, Thumper GP, Scooters)
  5. Mini GP Modified Junior (1/2 track)
  6. Mini Minimoto Pro/Unlimited/Vet/ Minimoto A (1/2 track)

10:15 a.m. Mandatory Riders Meeting

11:00 – Minimoto Endurance race

12:15 – Big Bike endurance race

AWARDS TO FOLLOW 1 HOUR AFTER LAST RACE

For questions please call: (818) 219 – 3880

Mini Moto USA – Round 4 – Grange Motor Circuit – Apple Valley, CA

MINIMOTO USA, ROUND 4 at Grange Motor Circuit in Apple Valley, CA

 Our 4th  round of racing for Minimoto USA will be hosted this weekend at Grange Motor Circuit in Apple Valley CA, 26-28 July 2013!

1.  Thanks to all of you who came by our booth at the Laguna Seca Moto GP event.  It was great to see all of you! 

2.  MORE CLASSES THAN JUST MINIMOTO! - Did you know that we have more classes than just Pocket Bikes?  We have Mini GP as well as Supermoto Classes available for adults and kids!

3.  GATE PASSES:  Gate passes are $10 for Sunday or $15 for the entire event.  Each and every person who enters the property must get a pass and sign an insurance form.  Racer’s gate passes are free as well as any children under 5 years old.

4.  KENNY ANDERSON MINI GP STOCK CLASS:  One of the most competitive and fun to watch classes we have in our series is Mini GP Stock. The class fields Honda NSR 50′s, Yamaha YSR 50s and Honda NSF 100′s. It is one of the first classes that a rider would enter after they are done with racing Mini Motos. We are of course still running this class in 2013.

In memory of Kenny Anderson, an individual who wishes to remain anonymous is providing the top three podium trophies for Mini GP Stock for all 2013 Minimoto USA rounds. These will be special trophies that will be an honor to have obtained. We look forward to the racing that will occur to get one of these trophies.

We will also have the Kenny Anderson T-shirt available for sale this weekend.

5.  DIRECTIONS

-  15 Freeway North out of Victorville.

-  You will see 2 Exits that say Stoddard Wells Road.  Take the 2nd exit that says: Stoddard Wells Road/Bell Mountain.  The exit will loop around and you will need to go east.

-  Follow that road across the train tracks, go straight at the stop sign.

-  The road will turn to dirt for about a mile.

-  Turn right where it says go kart track. 

 6.  CAMPING:

Overnight camping is allowed for free from Thursday – Sunday afternoon, however there is no power at the track, so please bring your generators!  You also need to fill up your RV’s elsewhere since water is limited to the facilities at the track.

7.  EVENT SCHEDULE:

- MINIMOTO USA – Grange Motor Circuit, Apple Valley, CA – 27-28 July 2013

- Race/Practice Direction is Clockwise.  1/2 track racers will include: Minimoto Beginner, A, Junior, Pro, Unlimited, Vet, and Mini GP Mod JR.

FRIDAY 26 July 2013

Friday Practice – $30 per rider paid to the track – $10 gate passes for non riders.

SATURDAY 27 July 2013 

Saturday Practice/Qualifying – $50 per rider

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration and Tech Inspection

8:00 - Riders meeting

8:30 a.m. Practice Rotations – 3 rounds – 10 minute sessions for each group

  1. Minimoto Beginner – (1/2 track)
  2. Mini GP Stock
  3. Minimoto Junior / Minimoto A – (1/2 track)
  4. Big Bikes (Supermoto, Formula Moto, Mini GP, Thumper GP, Scooters)
  5. Mini Minimoto Pro/Unlimited/Vet – (1/2 track)
  6. GP Modified Junior – (1/2 track)

Lunch 12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.

12:30 – 1:30 Practice Rotations as listed above – 10 minute sessions for each group

Qualifying – 12:45

Qualifying order.  10 Minute Sessions.

 1.  Minimoto Jr.                         

2.  Minimoto Beginner 

3.  Minimoto Pro

4.  Minimoto Vet

5.  MiniGP Modified JUNIOR

6.  Minimoto Unlimited             

7.  Mini GP Modified             

8.  Brittle Bikers

9.  Formula Moto                       

10.  Mini GP Stock  

11.  GP 65   

12.  Thumper GP

Open Practice until you are DONE! 

 SUNDAY 28 July 2013 

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration and Tech Inspection

8:00 a.m. Practice Rotation – 2 rounds – 10 minute sessions for each group

  1. Minimoto Beginner – (1/2 track)
  2. Mini GP Stock
  3. Minimoto Junior / Minimoto A – (1/2 track)
  4. Big Bikes (Supermoto, Formula Moto, Mini GP, Thumper GP, Scooters)
  5. Mini Minimoto Pro/Unlimited/Vet – (1/2 track)
  6. GP Modified Junior – (1/2 track)

10:15 a.m. Mandatory Riders Meeting

11:00 a.m. Racing Begins (Race Schedule subject to change, some classes may be combined)

1.      Minimoto Beginner race #1 (1/2 track) – 6 laps

2.      Minimoto Junior race #1 (1/2 track) – 8 laps

3.      Minimoto Vet (1/2 track) – 8 laps

4.      Minimoto Pro race #1 (1/2 track) – 8 laps

5.      GP 65 – 10 laps

Lunch Break – ½ hour

Racing resumes:

6.  Minimoto Beginner Race #2 – 1/2 track – 8 laps

7.  Mini GP Modified – 8 laps

8.  Minimoto Junior race #2 (1/2 track) – 8 laps

9.  Mini GP Stock – 10 laps

10.  Brittle Bikers – 8 laps

11.  Minimoto Pro race #2 (1/2 track) – 8 laps

12.  Mini GP Modified Junior – 8 laps

13.  Thumper GP – 8 laps

14.  Minimoto Unlimited (1/2 track) – 8 laps

15.  Formula Moto – 12 laps

(Race Schedule subject to change.)

AWARDS TO FOLLOW 1 HOUR AFTER LAST RACE

For questions please call: (818) 219 – 3880 or email info@minimotousa.com

Troubleshooting Mini Bikes Yourself


If you are a proud owner of one of those trendy mini bikes then you must understand the annoyance when your bike doesn’t starts due to several unknown faults. This guide comes as a handy reference to troubleshoot the minor problems that could be fixed with a little knowledge and understanding of the probable common cause.

One of the basic problems that you might face is when the engine of these mini motorcycles don’t start with the ignition. The first reason to confirm is whether the bike has sufficient amount of gasoline or oil. Recheck if the main  ignition is switched on and also if the choke is set properly or not. If the air filter is clogged with dust or even the thickening of fuel, it won’t let your engine start. Also don’t forget to check that the wire to spark plug isn’t loose or disconnected.

There might be a situation when the engine of these mini motorcycles doesn’t runs continuously. The reason might be one of the causes mentioned above along with several others. A major cause could be the presence of some water in the tank mixed with gasoline. When the engine gets gasoline, it runs but when it gets water then it stops. There might be problems in the carburetor or even in tripping of the oil guard sensor.

While driving these mini bikes, if you feel that you aren’t getting the full power intended then you need to check on certain other points. The first and foremost reason might be less air pressure in tyres, loose throttle cable, jamming break pads, faulty chain set or even the misaligned engine rpm. These problems would also not let your bike to speed up even during the throttle being pushed to the maximum level. Look out for any of these probable causes and try fixing it yourself at the preliminary level.

If you own a bike that runs on battery then there could be a problem with the start or stop switch in case of an idle engine. The problem might be due to a faulty start or stop switch, loosened terminals connecting the battery or even the solenoid not working properly. In any of these cases, a preliminary examination could save you from running to a mechanic, although it is advisable to get your bike thoroughly examined by a trained mechanic in case, if you are not able to fix it yourself.

Tips on Buying Mini Pocket Bike

X7 Pocket Bike

Buying a mini pocket bike could be tricky, specially if you don’t have much information and knowledge about it. You could be lured by several promotions of pocket bike for sale offers but simply throwing out money to buy anything that is available could turn out to be a bad experience. Several companies manufacturing these pocket bikes have grown like mushrooms all across the world and a note of precaution could surely help you in striking that best deal for yourself. Following a few tips while buying a pocket bike could make the experience of buying as thrilling as driving.

Authentic Manufacturer

Finding an authentic manufacturer is the most important step in your quest of owning a mini pocket bike. The market is swarming with a wide range of bikes for everyone, including a couple of bogus manufacturers too. You must be capable to distinguish between the good quality in genuine models and the imitated models with an inferior quality.

Transport Authority

An approval from the transport authority having an area of jurisdiction over the region where you intend to drive your mini bike is needed. Since, it is a mechanical device plying on the streets with a probability of causing accidents risking the life of others, most of the transport authorities have certain guidelines to be complied before you can drive down the street. A legal registration notifying the authorities about the bike and a valid driving licence may be required. You must confirm yourself, if it is legal to drive down a mini bike on the street.

After Sales Support

As in buying any machinery, it is important to have a good after sales team and support to troubleshoot the upcoming problems, you also need to check after sales service provided by the manufacturer of these bikes. A wide network of the manufacturer spread across your region would be helpful not only in support but also in getting the spare parts that might need replacement due to normal wear and tear. With a good customer centric approach of the company, you can utilize the skills of trained mechanics who know these bikes better than anyone else.

These three tips could prove as your saviour from any bogus advertisement displaying Pocket Bike for Sale. Be warned and careful as bypassing any of these points could have the power to shatter your dreams in experiencing the thrill of driving a miniature pocket bike.

Tuning Your First Pocket Bike

Getting that first mini bike after a long wait is an experience that can’t be expressed in words. Finally, you have made it happen in buying a pocket bike to experience the rush of adrenaline shooting your blood. Tuning your first bike for an optimum performance is an excitement in itself and if you could get some mini pocket bike parts to enhance the features, its going to be too good. A little customization with the help of a professional could also help you achieve the speeds up to a maximum of 72 mph.

Switch on the ignition of your bike and let the engine run for a couple of minutes before you do anything. This initial phase will warm up the engine of your mini bike. Look out for an air-intake knob which is located just next to the back of the front wheel, quite close to the engine. Turn this knob to on position and be assured to have more power ingested in your bike.

Next step is to check the tube carrying the fuel to the carburetor. The tube must be straight without any bent or twists as it could hamper the performance of your bike. It is important that there is a smooth flow of fuel to have your engine running with full power and it could be only achieved if the tubes are straight without any bends forming anywhere connecting the fuel tank with the carburetor.

You must also check the throttle cable as an important step tuning your bike. If these cables are left loose then the bike engine won’t be getting the right amount of fuel at full throttle. Don’t run your bike at full throttle for at least a couple of weeks after buying it. The engine is dry and it will take some time to get well lubricated getting a continuous flow of gasoline and oil. It increases the performance as well as the life of engine in long run.

Spot that small screw with a golden coloured top close to the carburetor. It is one of the most important part to get a refined performance from your bike. Be careful making any adjustments with its rotation. It has to be adjusted in a perfect position that you would learn with time. Also look out for a couple of mini pocket bike parts with the help of your mechanic to increase the power of the engine, if needed.

Thrill of Driving Pocket Bikes

A lobby of enthusiastic bikers have always found great thrills in doing something different. In fact, that has been the reason that gave birth to pocket bikes. A group of enthusiastic bikers found it difficult to race through small pits riding their full sized bikes. They searched around and with some junk found in their garage designed mini motorcycles that could run smoothly even through those small pits. Drag racers have the credit of bringing these miniature models into this world and making it popular. These miniatures are completely irresistible for a person who has love and passion for bikes in general. Its strong power and high speed is the biggest motivator to experience the thrill yourself.

A healthy competition grew amongst bikers and they started designing their own model. Within no time, several trendy models with enhanced features filled the market. Few companies took it as an opportunity and started commercial manufacturing. These aren’t only the favourites amongst bikers but highly demanded items amongst kids, although the small models for kids aren’t that powerful but quite safe to drive in the local streets.

A new adventure sport also evolved with the evolution of these pocket bikes. It got popular with the name of miniature racing motorcycles wherein the bikers drove them around kart racing routes. The small bikes shooting like a bullet vibrates a different type of thrill not only to the riders but also to the wide audience that came to enjoy the spirit of this adventurous game. This adventurous game is quite famous in several parts of Japan and Europe. They host several events inviting the enthusiastic bikers to participate in a competitive challenge.

The most popular version of mini motorcycles is available in two stroke engine, although four stroke engines are also available in the market. The power of these bikes is quite charming as a 50 cc engine is capable of generating around 17 hp, which tends to be perfect in giving it a good pick-up. Most of these bikes are around 23 kgs in weight thus deriving a good value for power to weight ratio. The advanced technology of these special racing models could run up to a maximum speed of 72 km/h. A better road grip due to its smile size and a lower turning ratio makes the driving much more exciting.

Buying Cheap Mini Rockets Online

Mini Pocket Rockets aren’t easily available in the open market, at least not in all the parts of the world. The reason is quite obvious that these bikes are not for mass but only to a group of enthusiasts, who love the thrill and adventure of racing these mini motorcycles. We need to thank to the world of Internet that has eloped all the boundaries between the countries.

Today, online virtual world is catering almost all the needs and requirements of the real world. There is no need to worry, even if you don’t see any shop around your home. Surf the net and believe me, there are innumerable online shops offering you the best of the cheap pocket bikes with the ease of getting it delivered at your door step.

The online market of mini pocket rockets has grown up to an extent like a full featured online showroom. You can have a look at the different models and features elaborated in detail over several online websites. It has also increased the competition amongst the manufactures as well as dealers. The increased competition is benefiting the users at large through the offers of pocket bikes. Most of these bikes are available around $250, although a wide variation in the price range is also possible. More are the features, higher is the price.

Online market is quite categorised and you will find different types of stores that are selling these bikes. One of the most common marketplace is a common platform like ebay, which brings in the buyers and sellers on a single platform. A seller advertises the product for sale and the buyer has the opportunity to scan through the various deals available online finally going for the best available deal that meets his/her requirements.

Similarly, you can also find dedicated websites of several dealers as well as manufacturers. Most of these websites also have a feature of comparative analysis where you get an opportunity to see and compare the features side by side of all the available bikes. Online market is good but you need to exercise some caution as it could also fool you with fake websites, robbing the money of customers. You must get assured of the authenticity of the website before making any online payments. In case of any such doubt, you can also opt for Cash on Delivery so that you make the payment only after getting satisfied with the bike delivered at your home.

Lack of availability of mini rockets in shops around you, there is another option of exploring the online market to get the best deals for yourself.

X7 110cc Super Pocket Bike

X7 Four Stroke Pocket Bike

X7 Four Stroke Pocket Bike

We’re happy to announce that after many months of anticipation, we are unveiling the re-release of the X7 110cc Super Pocket Bike. We will have more details available as soon we receive our first 2013 shipment, which is scheduled for end of May.

We’ve opened up orders for the model, however, we are not accepting payments at this time. You will have an opportunity to cancel and/or confirm your order before it is processed once the bikes have passed all necessary testing procedures and are ready to ship. Stay tuned!

Mini Motorcycles Buying Guide

Pocket bikes aren’t the bikes to be kept in pockets as the name might suggest, but these are fully functional mini motorcycles same as full sized motorcycles. It has its origin way back in 1960s, when they were used for racing inside a pit. The small size of these bikes made it perfect vehicle to drive inside the small space of a pit. The fun and thrill associated with a pocket bike enhances the driving experience of all the enthusiastic riders.

If it has been a dream for you to experience the thrill yourself then you need to buy one to have your hands on it. There are specific manufacturers who design and market these bikes equipped with a wide range of features. The market is wide and completely dependent on the requirements of the buyer. A right decision about its various factors could help you buy one that offers the best value for money.

Since, it isn’t something that is owned by everyone around therefore you need to go through a deep stringent research at your own end to understand the huge market of these mini motorcycles. The first choice that you need to make is whether you need a pocket bike fuelled by gasoline or the other one that is run on battery. The decision to select from any of these alternative depends on the power and speed requirement as the gasoline models are more powerful with a higher speed limits as compared to the battery operated models.

These bikes are miniature but that doesn’t gives you the liberty to run it on the streets without the approval of the transport authorities. In general, these bikes do need the registration at the transport office, at least a third party insurance cover and the driver holding a valid licence to drive these interesting vehicles. As the next step, you must check and confirm the transport office of your region about their guidelines applicable on such bikes.

Knowing and understanding the maintenance procedure along with the availability of the spare parts must form the next factor while buying these bikes. Either you need to learn the basic repair work yourself or consult a mechanic who could take the repair work for you. Last but not the least, look out for the features that you need and check for the price variation between the available models. Your budget with the matching features will help you realise your dream of riding these thrilling bikes.

A Brief Introduction to the Revolutionary Mini pocket bikes

For all those individuals who were too small or too young to grip the handle of a motorcycle, mini pocket bikes were a worthy alternative. They were about four feet tall, weighed approximately 65 pounds, and had wheels about 10 inches in diameter. With a frame like that, these pocket bikes didn’t go very fast – however no one seemed to care.

As mini motorcycles progressed, they soon came available with brakes, engines, suspension and headlights. Very soon they became quite popular for off-roading than to race. They shortly managed well in rough terrain and were not damaged with a fall.

Because of being available in small size and the young age of the drivers, they were outlawed on main roads. Children started injuring themselves by riding on streets where four wheelers could not see them. By the year of 1973, with the law was much stricter with mini pocket rockets and with the first generation of enthusiasts graduating to real motorcycles, bikes purchases slowly started to fade.

Now however, there is a completely new generation that has found out the fun-factor of the pocket bike or mini bike. The new trend is to get a minibike and then totally customize it into a super pocket bike. In fact, all kinds of accessories are conveniently available to facilitate this. Now you can think of custom saddles, headlights, chrome -everything- and engine kits in order to increase the power of the mini motor bike.

With these fun mini pocket bikes getting more and more popular and faster than ever, some cities have banned them on city streets and sidewalks. Not only that, others have adopted strict safety instructions. For example, California requires drivers of motorized scooters be at least sixteen years old and wear helmets, and the state does not allow riding after sunset.

In short, although there has been an increased number of complaints about the motorized “Mini Pocket Rockets”, for instance the pocket bikes would be “low to the ground as well as hard to see around four wheelers like cars and trucks”, and “they’re noisy”, the new mini bikes as well as super mini motorcycles have never been more popular, and probably will be for some time…

Through this article I have tried to highlight the advent of mini pocket bikes and some incidents associated with them.