Winners are grinners. L to R Jnr. Murphy 1st Superlite, Stuart Ellis 2nd Motolite, Jim Murphy 2nd Superlite, Robert Tisdell 3rd Motolite, Edward Marsden 1st Motolite, Barry Young 1st Commuterlite and Chris Young 2nd Motolite. Nathan Taylor 3rd Superlite and Matthew Neilson 3rd Commuterlite not present.
Motolite class winners R to L Edward Marsden 1st (Honda RS85cr), Stuart Ellis 2nd. (Moriwaki 85) and Robert Tisdell 3rd. (Aprilia RS4 150).
Commuterlite class winners keeping it in the family Barry and Chris Young. Barry on right defended his 2019 Championship with Chris finishing 2nd. Both riding Honda CBR125's. Matthew Neilson finished 3rd. on a Yamaha YFZR125.
Extends a big thank you to Craig White of Mitas Tyres and Expert Parts and Accesories for their continuing support of the 2022 Bucket Racing Championship.
Craig also chipped in for the fine trophies presented to the 2021 championship winners.
Expert Parts and Accesories is your goto supplier for most tyre brands, tyre warmers, leathers, boots and other racing accessories.
Their tyre truck is present at all our events offering an on the spot tyre service to the motorcycle racing fraternity.
The Buckets managed to get enough races in to have a Championship. This was possible because of the three PCRA rounds and the two extra meetings at Pheasant Wood giving us 12 races in all.
Thanks to the PCRA Committee and officials for their hard work in trying circumstances throughout the Year. With so many events being cancelled last year it must have been very difficult, a lot of work for little reward.
Thanks to Scott Hill of Pheasant Wood for persevering through all the date changes due to covid restrictions. He came up with a great weekends racing with the final round of the Mitas Tyres Bucket Racing Championship on Saturday and a four hour Endurance race for Commuterlites on Sunday (6/7th November).
And last but not least a huge shout out to all the volunteer flaggies and officials who without their passion and enthusiasm the racing just wouldn’t happen.
Congratulations to all who competed in the series, hopefully things will get back to normal this Year.
Pictured above Blair Briggs showing off the Garry Briggs of Big Bang Engines latest Superlite based on the Honda CB125E commuter bike.
Blair rode it to a first outing win and at this early stage looks to be as quick as the well sorted older Honda singles, the long time mainstay of the Superlite class.
The Honda CB125E have sold very well as a commuter bike and are used extensively by motorcyle couriers. As a result suitable donor bikes are appearing in the secondhand market and as insurance write offs at auctions. This make them affordable donor bikes for the Superlite class. Another advantage of the newer bike is plenty of spare parts available.
If you do get your hands on a Donor bike the more work you do on it yourself the cheaper it works out but for a good reliable motor you could give Garry a call (0437 551 855) to see what it would cost. If these engines are anything like the venerable CB XL XR singles they should give many years of racing between rebuilds.
Unusual dolphin style fairing, mostly cb125E running gear.
Capacity increased to 185cc to suit Superlite rules.
Well after no racing since May due to covid-19 restrictions the Bucket racing riders were treated to two weekends of racing at the Pheasant Wood and Wakefield Park tracks after restrictions were relaxed the week before.
Entries were down for both events, not unexpected being in the middle of a Pandemic.
With an hour of Practice and qualifying the Buckets had plenty of track time before the actual racing started.
Motolites and Superlites ran in one group and the larger Commuterlite entry was divided into two groups with four races of 20 minutes for each group.
Racing was close and exciting with Championships running true to form.
If you have an unwanted Bucket Race bike lying about and would like to move it on send the details with a few decent photos to the Webmaster and we will put it up in the "For Sale" page on this website. We have had a number of enquiries about availability of secondhand ready to race bikes and donor bikes suitable for building a Bucket Race bike.
If you have an unfinished project or suitable bits and pieces send us the details and if applicable we will put them on as well. Its a shame to have some of these bikes and parts languishing unused in the back of garages.
New and Changes to Bucket Racing Rules from the AGM.
For 2021 onwards there will be a single class "Commuterlite"
– “amateur” and “pro” to be discontinued. Passed
Add “125cc Air-cooled single cylinder 2 stroke”Passed
Add “200cc Air-cooled 2 valve twin cyl.4 stroke” Passed
“- 180cc 4 stroke air cooled max capacity 189cc” to
“- 200cc 4 stroke air cooled max capacity 200cc”
Deferred to next AGM
Remove twin shock frame restriction. Passed
Add to homogulated frames:
Honda: CB200, SL175Passed
Honda CBR125 Rolling chassis Passed
Yamaha YFZR125/150 rolling chassis. Passed
Remove fork size restriction. Passed
– upside down forks NOT allowed. Passed
Remove restriction on brake modifications. Passed
Remove restriction on tyre sizing. Passed
“(Standard carburettor only on Honda CB125T twins)”. Passed
Add to engines:
“(Parts that replicate homologated parts are OK to use).” Passed
Add to homogolated engines:
Jianshe: “(JS150Y Engine less cylinder head).” Passed
Increase max ex port 4stroke engine modification:
“Maximum Valve sizes: … Exhaust 26mm” from 25mm. Passed
Add to homogolated engines:
Honda: CB200, SL175. Passed
No Commuterlite riders turned up to the AGM to voice their concerns which was disapointing to say the least. A couple of people from the Commuterlite riders group need to step up and get involved. There is no Commuterlite representative at the moment so one of you need to volunteer.