In 2015, our 10th anniversary, this 1/8 mile guest-sprint becomes true epic. Started with lengthy delay, the 16 participants fighted almost into the night. In front of a fully occupied grand stand, cause none of the more than 1000 spectators left his place. Too dramatic and unique was the scene in front of their eyes. The braking zone almost hidden in the dusk and the light of the setting sun shining the tarmac in ruby and ginger. We continue this tradition in 2017: the last 1/8 mile sprint of the day: Into Dusk.
This 1/8 mile Sprint is probably unique in Europe and has established itself over the past four years as a 101 Glemseck Sprint. Carried out with motorcycles, whose construction goes back in direct line to the early days of motorcycle evolution. Would this sprint a Bible story, it would not be the nice one with turning the other cheek, but real Old Testament style. Sword swinging and loudly spitting fire: STARRWARS.
Rolf Reick, designer of the well known German scene label Krautmotors, is organizing this 1/8 mile sprint for our Glemseck 101. All applications go through him and he chooses his starter-grid of 16 riders himself.
::: Venue and date
101 Saturday, 2-Sep-2017, late afternoon
::: StarrWars – The toughest race in the universe
In the words of Rolf Reick and according to Douglas Adams / The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: In ancient times, in those great and glorious days of the former StarrWars, life was adventurous, eventful and most times without corners. Giant rigid frame raced around, looking for heroric deeds and victories between start and finish on the most remote corners and tracks. In those days, the courage was still unbroken, the risk was still high, men were real men, women were real women and the 1/8 mile still a tough 1/8 mile. And all dared it to affront unknown horrors defiantly, to accomplish great deeds and to separate cubic and capacity through long and longest piston rods from each other, as did no one before – and so Starr Wars grew to its size.
::: Krautmotors – Made in Krautland
Grab one of the legendary Kraut-Shirts. Visit www.krautmotors.de or on the spot at the Glemseck 101, at Rolf Reicks Krautotors booth.
Rolf Reick organizes this special sprint with as few rules as possible.
Actually, there are only three.
1. It must be a REAL rigid frame: The rear axle is securely screwed to the frame!
2. Street legal (license plate and insurance)
3. The motorcycle must be roadworthy. Tires ok, brakes ok, no leaking liquids. The organizer of Glemseck 101 reserves on the spot, to check the vehicles and, if it is not appropriate, to forbid the participation.
::: Ride save
Selected as a participant, please wear safety clothings. Helmet, gloves, boots, jackets and trousers with protectors or a full leather suit. Back protector also makes sense.
::: StarrWars on Facebook!
An overview and much more information about the StarrWars 2017 participants and their truly unique / special / crazy / more than crazy motorbikes, can be found on their public Facebook StarrWars-Group. Visited them – it’s worth it!
Thanks to the audience and the participants 2016 and the years before. Without your applause at the track and your hands on the throttle, this wonderful & crazy 101 guest-sprint would not have been so successful. The team of Glemseck 101 and Rolf Reick look forward once more to a tough and and good 1/8 mile sprint Show 2017.