BCS Sponsored Racer Andrew Cowell
2375 Midway Road S.E., Bolivia, NC 28422
Vintage Superbike Middleweight Moto Guzzi, Pearl Friduss bike
Andrew racing the Pat Fitzgerald Moto Guzzi at Barber 2014
Racing Motorcycles is an Exciting Sport. The 2015 season, racing for my sponsor British Cycle Supply was no disappointment as excitement goes.
Criss-crossing this Amazing Country in the race rig is demanding and busy. Then the challenging tracks, the competition, some crashes and the race school can only provide excitement.
Racing Stan Friduss’s 1200 cc+ Guzzi from Gainsville, FL, we won the AHRMA Vintage Superbike Heavyweight Championship. I have been riding for Stan since 2004. Also racing his wife Pearl’s 850 Guzzi in the Middleweight class with a total of 6 wins on the Guzzi’s for the season.
During the 2015 Season, I was lucky to race the Brammo Electric bike of Arthur Kowitz (Kowitz Realty). The Brammo’s have a very competitive feel and are lots of fun. The e-bikes are now an official class of AHRMA’s for the 2016 season.
We are looking forward to 2016 with British Cycle Supply running the Triumphs. You will find us at all the AHRMA events (see schedule) and as a British Cycle Supply Customer, you are welcome to join us in the pits to see the action.
Thank you Mark Appleton for your continue partnership with our racing and AHRMA race school. Thanks to BCS for your quality parts and service, and involvement with AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association)
For your quality parts, call Gary, Wayne, Martin and Mark for prompt and knowledgeable service from their Maine location also.
AHRMA RR Schedule for 2016:
Feb 24-26 - Roebling Road Savannah GA**
March 17-19 - NOLA New Orleans LA**
April 21-23 - Willow Springs Rosamond CA**
April 27-28 - Sonoma Raceway Sonoma CA
June 2-4 - Gingerman Raceway South Haven, MI**
June 9-11 - Road America Elkhart Lake, WI*
July 7-9 - NJMP Millville NJ**
Sept 1-3 - Utah Motorsports Campus Tooelle UT**
Sept 8-10 - TGPR Talladega AL**
Oct 5-8 - Barber Vintage Festival Birmingham AL***
*=AHRMA Fast and Safe School
**=AHRMA run practice and F & S School
***=AHRMA run practice, no school.
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The Fast and Safe AHRMA Road Race School - Director/Teacher Andrew Cowell.
The school was developed by experienced racers to pass on valuable techniques of Road Racing modern and vintage motorcycles on challenging tracks across the United States of America. Passing this school gives riders a wealth of information and experience that enables them to control race bikes at race speeds. Advance school also available. Thank you BCS for your sponsorship contribution to the school. For details call 910-431-2956.
Road Race Schools are sponsored in part by British Cycle Supply.
The Triumph 500 Daytona
Most notable feature of this bike is the frame, a 1972 Redline manufactured Dirt Track frame. Only four of these frame were made by Redline for the 500 Triumph Daytona and maybe this is the only sample remaining. This adds plenty of character to this bike, making it an unusual piece.
Constructed in 1997 by Andrew Cowell, we have campaigned this bike in the 500 Sportsman class with the sponsorship of British Cycle Supply. Within this time we have won six national championships:
as well as multiple regional championships within AHRMA.
Andrew winning on 500 Triumph, October 20, 2007 at Barber
Some specs on the 500 Triumph:
>> Flat track Redline frame - modified for road racing
>> Newby belt drive primary
>> Custom built yokes by Dave Dickerson
>> Barnes rear knock off
>> Grameca four leading shoe brake
>> Modified Cerriani GP forks
>> Rear shocks - Works Performance
>> Tank and seat - fabricated by Race Fabricators
>> Exhaust - two into one by Fox
>> Highly modified crank, flywheel - E & V Engineering, Ed Valiket
>> Highly modified twin plug head, titanium valves, etc, Import Machine/Ed Valiket
>> Pistons, Amal carburetors, copper gaskets, push rods, close ration gearbox, cams, rod seals, Norman Hyde products, K&N filters, oil filters, and much more - all supplied by British Cycle Supply.
750 Rob North 8 Valve Nourish
This 750 Rob North frame originated from DM Engineering in California who
received 12 frames from Triumph USA Racing when the program closed it's doors.
From DM Engineering a customer names John Lucas ordered one of these frames to
be modified to house the Norrish Twin instead of the triple.
From 1986 to present, the bike has been campaigned in the US by various racers including the notable Frank Shockly from South Carolina. I campaigned the bike in 2004 on a limited schedule and won some races. This is an exciting and unusual bike that is light and fast.
Frame: Factory Rob North frame assembled by DM Engineering
Engine: 1972 750 Twin with Nourish 8 valve conversion
Nourish 8 valve head assy:
- Cylinder assy
- Nourish Billet Crank lightened six pounds and balanced by Ed Valiket of E & V Engineering
- Cosworth Connecting rods
Newby belt drive primary
>> Ignition - Boyer total loss
>> 5 speed close ration gear box
>> 36mm Amal MkII carbs
>> Rob North triple trees with Triumph racing forks - modified by Matthew Wiley Race Tech
>> Rear shocks - Works Performance
>> Triple disc Lockheed racing brake system
>> Factory Rob North gas tank, oil tank, and fairing
Constructed by Manfred Hecht in 1990 under his company name, Raceco Cycles out of Brooklyn NY., using special parts from the Swiss Moto Guzzi race company Transcontinental.
Campaigned professionally from 1990-1997 in Battle of Twins AMA and AHRMA and CCS endurance series with many wins and championships, ridden mainly by Pete Johnson and Bobby Griffiths.
1100cc + Wiseco 96mm pistons
Dual plug heads
45mm Smooth bore carbs
Electrex World electronic magneto
Dyna ignition trigger from crank
Factory close ratio gear box
Lightened 12 spring clutch - hydraulic
Transcontinental Mono Shock, engine timing chest and rear gearbox cover
Swiss frame builder by Cyril Matti
Ohlin mono shock
Marzochi MIR Fork - modified by Matthew Wiley Race Tech
Marchesini Wheels full floating discs - titanium axles
Brembo - calipers, radial master cylinder, rotors
Kevlar bodywork pictured above with aluminum endurance tank
Dry weight - 342 lbs
Moto Guzzi parts - supplied by Larry Klein GT Motors
Above, Andrew Cowell (left) with team mate and AHRMA road race referee, Will Harding
2005 - Andrew Cowell and Stan Friduss won AHRMA BOT F2 Championship, Guzzi Daytona, at Daytona
Andrew, Cindy and Shorty Cowell at Miller Motorsports Park, Utah