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This page was created to give those racing Suzuki two-stokes somewhere on the internet to post their accomplishments in building and racing the motorcycles they have worked so hard to bring back from many states of disrepair. Also a place to show off a little bit of the history of racing these fine machines that they have either watched or read about. On this page you will see people from many walks of life and very diversified machinery created from the minds of some very gifted and insightful professionals and hobbyists. E-mail sundialmotosport@swva.net with your "Racer Biography" and photos for your own photo page ( or link to your website ).

Eric Kalamaja - Southern Virginia

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I currently am a Maintenance Supervisor for three apartment complexes in Blacksburg, Virginia near Virginia Tech. On my own time I do restoration and performance work on Vintage Suzuki two-strokes. My wife, Julie, and I raise Alaskan Malamutes and show them in conformation classes in AKC. We also train them for weight pulls.
Race History
I started racing back in 1993 when I was 35 after taking a racing course with the Frank Kinsey Racing School at Moroso Motorsports Park in West Palm Beach, Florida. I spent the next three years gleaning race techniques from others on the track in CCS, WERA Vintage and AHRMA to finally win several races in the Historic Production Heavyweight class in AHRMA. I had also trophied in CCS and WERA Vintage, placing 5th overall in Formula 500 at Summit Point, WV and 11 nationally on my Historic Production Heavyweight T500 against full out racing spec Formula 500 bikes. My best overall finish in AHRMA at Daytona in Formula 500 was 10th. I have also sponsored riders on bike, such as Frank Melling, Joey Naval, Kris Larrivee on complete bikes. I also help with partial sponsorship as well.
Sponsors
2004 Cometic Gaskets, Lucky's Cafe, Paul Miller Motorcycles, World Wide Bearings, My Wife of 18 years , Julie


Keith Sutton -Ohio
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Okay Here is the Skizzy about me. I am 40 years old. I live in Cleveland, Ohio and have been into bikes for many years. I have only raced one season in 2003 in heavyweight production and found it to be an absolute blast. There is nothing like the freindship that the racing scene provides. To this day have found made friends that I still talk to many times a week (thanks Eric).
Race History
I am currently playing around with my T 500 and will be outfitting it for formula 500. My good Friend John Cooper is also putting one together John and I plan on going to a few tracks this year and hope to see a few more of the old zuks out there.

Keith Sutton #777



Murray Barnard - Western Australia

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I am currently retired from the rat race, though I do some work for the Australian Commonwealth Government on a consultancy basis sometimes for some pocket money. I spend a lot of time maintaining the classic motorcycling and antique book website at www.ozebook.com. A feature of the site is the Classic Suzuki Two-Strokes website. I spend a lot of time travelling...eg. I circumnavigated Australia last year..researching local history and taking lots of photos. I am off on a pilgrimage next year to the World War 1 battlefields of Gallipoli and France as another of my interests is Australain Military history. I also dabble in art and mosaics and have been a freelance motorcycle journalist in a previous life.
Race History
I started road racing back in 1973 when I was a callow youth, after some years of spirited enduro racing. I raced in 3 Hour Production races, short circuit and some hairy "around the houses" racing on street circuits using a modified 125 Suzuki, a 250 Hustler and a 1972 T500 Titan. I retired from racing in 1976 after getting married only to return to the track in 1988. In between I toured all over Australia on a variety of machines but in particular my trusty T500 J Suzuki and a GT750 Triple Suzuki. In returning to racing my Suzukis were eligible for historic racing which I indulged in until 1994 when the money ran out. I raced a variety of modified T500s and eventually ran a full on Woodley framed TR500 replica.
Sponsors
Pal and Panther Cycle Agency North Perth Australia



Ralph Spencer Ė Northern California, USA

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I live in Fremont California, just north of San Jose in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have a wonderful spouse Diana who is supportive of my motorcycling and racing addiction. I also have two grown children.
I work as a Project Engineer for BAE Systems, a US Army Defense Contractor that designs and produces the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Iíve worked in the design engineering business since 1977; Iíve seen lots of nuts and bolts during those years.
Race History
I started racing in 2004 after deciding to build a T500 based AHRMA Formula 500 machine. I raced in 2004 with AFM (Nor Cal road racing club) and did one AHRMA event, the one and only AHRMA Nor Cal Classic at Thunderhill Raceway. In 2005 I raced 4 events with AFM only, quit racing for the rest of year due to work demands/conflicts. In 2006 I realized quality was more important than quantity and decided to drop AFM and focus on AHRMA events, racing at Willow Springs, Mid-Ohio and Sandia.

My best racing story is the first AFM Vintage Middleweight race I competed in, racing against some RDís and an Aermachi 350. On the last lap in the last turn I broke a piston, but continued on to cross the finish line, not even knowing that I finished in first place!
Sponsors
Shoemaker Vintage Racing (my own race team)



Ken Dover Ė Northern Illinois, USA

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I am a retired union electrician. My wife, Delores and I have been married 46 years. We have 5 grown children and 2 grandchildren, ages 23 years old and a new born girl Dec. 5, 2006. I started motorcycling in 1954. My first bike was a 1947 Simplex which led me to...
Race History
I started racing at age 64 after a 2004 trip to Daytona to help a friend at an AHRMA event. I commented that it looked like fun. He encouraged me to to consider racing one of the T500s I had at home. I prepared the bike and went to Grattan, Michigan and the Team Chicago School and got my licsense. 2004 was my learning year. 2005 I took 2nd place once. 2006 I competed in 6 events and took four first places, a second place and a fourth place. I won the "Master's of the Midwest" and 3rd in the national standings in Historic Production Heavyweight.
Sponsors
My wife, Delores, also the pit crew, Sundial Moto Sports



Eugene Stewart - Ontario Canada

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I never even started riding until I was 25, being raised in a house where bikes were referred to as "murder cycles". Now at 42, I enjoy them more than ever. I've found a way for my hobby to pay for itself by teaching a motorcycle beginners course parttime at the local college. Fulltime I design satellites. I live in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada eh, with my wife and two kids.
Race History
I fell into racing by accident over a misunderstanding. I was bartering on behalf of a friend and my offer for the bike he wanted was accepted by the seller,... for both bikes. While I was building my first bike and learning all the way, I attended Michel Mercier's (Canada's version of Freddie Spencer) FAST school at Shannonville. My first race was approached with the wrong attitude. I was not going to be one of those slow starters. I crashed and set back my racing progress at least 6 months. In order to return I had to promise my wife to remember, I was only doing this for fun. I've been juggling racing, family life and work for a few years now, only ever getting in 1 or 2 races a year. My best finish is 2nd during an endurance race, and I always have fun.
Sponsors
Anyone? anyone?





Bill Vernon, South Florida

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I AM 70 YEARS OLD AND RETIRED MAINT. SUPERVISOR FOR THE CITY OF VERO BEACH. I PRESENTLY HAVE FOUR MOTOR CYCLES.
76 GT500 STREET BIKE SUZUKI
80 GS750 STREET BIKE SUZUKI
76 GT500 F500 ROAD RACE BIKE (ZOOKE IS BUILDING)
03 GL1800 GOLDWING HONDA
Race History
I HAVE BEEN RIDING CYCLES OVER 5O YEARS. I TRAVELED THE AHRMA ROAD RACE IN 2004 IN HISTORIC PROD. LW & HW PLACIING FORTH IN HW. I HOPE TO RACE IN THIS YEAR IN THE F500 WITH MY T500
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John Cooper, Northern Ohio

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I am 40 years old and married. My wife also rides and is supportive of my racing and other varied obsessions. My mentor and father has built some very successful machines including Pat Mooneys Petty Norton and Bruce Yoximers AJS 7R and Seely G50. I operate a security business out of our home in Barberton, OH.
Race History
I raced Nelsons Ledges and Road Atlanta in 1998 on a Honda CB350 after catching the bug attending AHRMA events raced by my father on an AJS 7R powered McIntyre Special. He was injured very badly at Steamboat Springs that year and asked that I consider hanging up my leathers until later in life. 2007 was late enough for me, I missed the rush way too much. This year I have raced Grattan and Mid-Ohio on a Sundial T500 as well as Nelsons Ledges and Barber on my Doug Gropp CanAm 250. I plan on racing both next season on the AHRMA circuit.
Special Thanks To
Gordon Cooper, Keith Sutton, David Territo, David Palovic, Eric Kalamaja, Victor Cooper, Doug Gropp, Craig Breckon, Jon and Mary Shultz, Jane Cooper, AHRMA, and of course my lovey wife Andrea