Framecrafters Racing - 2013
For the second year in a row, Karsten Illg and Team FC have won the Sound of Singles 2 class (formally super-mono) with the Framecrafters Yamaha F450rr machine in the 2013 AHRMA National Road Race Championship Series. The year consisted of near flawless results while defending and retaining the number 1 plate for another year. Furthermore, Karsten Illg raced the BBM 250 CRTT Aermacchi, FC Triumph 750 Triple and the FC Yamaha 450 Motard machines to further success through much of 2013.
October 2013, Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama. Prepping the FC F450rr for the last race of the year which eventually resulted in clinching the 2013 AHRMA National Road Race SOS2 title for the 2nd year in a row. Randy Illg (right), Dan Horner (left) and Karsten Illg (backround).
In addition to defending the SOS2 national title in 2014 Karsten Illg and Team FC will be contesting a variety of "Twins" classes including; AHRMA Battle of Twins Formula 2, WERA Formula 2 and CCS Lightweight GP. A joint project with famed engine tuner and builder Babe Demay, Team FC will be racing a Yamaha 750cc V-twin motor coupled to a variation of the Framecrafters BM-GP/4 chassis.
October 2013, Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama. Nearly 100 years of combined racing and tuning experience. BBM 250 CRTT Aermacchi owner/tuner Bill Baily (right) and renowned engine builder, tuner and mentor Babe Demay (left).
While maintaining a busy race program for 2014, Team FC will be sponsoring a Moto3 build for the upcoming 2014 race season. Utilizing the Framecrafters BM-GP\2 chassis and associated parts, a well developed YZ250f , Babe Demay "spec" motor will be fitted. While continuing his commitments and position as snowmobile engineer at Yamaha USA, Nick Blasel will be racing and managing the joint Moto3 domestic effort. While the former FC Moto3 project was on hold for the 2013 season, Team FC is looking forward to rejuvenating this project with Blasel and additionally will be looking for team contributors and sponsors for 2014.
October 2013, Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama. Racer Karsten Illg heading towards one last win of the year on the F450rr machine in SOS2.
2013 Final Standings1st place Sound of Singles 2 - AHRMA National Championship Series
8th place Motard - AHRMA National Championship Series
15th place 250gp - AHRMA National Championship Series
1st place Sound of Singles 2- AHRMA Masters of Midwest Regional Series
10th place Motard - AHRMA Masters of Midwest Regional Series
11th place 250gp - AHRMA Masters of Midwest Regional Series
5th place Sound of Singles 2 - AHRMA Dixie Cup Regional Series
3rd place Motard - AHRMA Dixie Cup Regional Series
8th place 250gp - AHRMA Dixie Cup Regional Series
June 2013, Road America, Wisconsin. First race on the freshly restored FC Triumph Triple Formula 750 machine. A 2nd place finish in its first outing in 20 years.
Thank you to all our 2013 sponsors, supporters and friends!
BBM Racing Enterprises
Rising Sun Cycles
Web Cam Inc.
R/D Valve Springs
Barnett Tool & Engineering
VP Racing Fuels
Glass from the Past
WB Racing, Brian and Rex Wagner
WFO Racing, Wes and Leah Orloff
74 Racing\R&J Racing, Dale and Priscilla Coffman
Carlsons Customs, Jim and Judy Carlson
Chivin Moto, Bob and Jennifer Burns, and the Chicago race crew
Bill and Kim Muhr
My Accountant Inc., Kurtis Moran
Team Hansen Honda, Terry and Allison Naughtin
Roland and Lana Noel
August 2013, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Karsten Illg battling with 2013 250gp champ Jack Parker. A classic example of 2-stroke vs. 4-stroke as Parker hangs on for the win with his Yamaha 2t powered machine while Illg rounds out the 3rd podium position.
2014 Tentative Race ScheduleMay 03/04, WERA, Grattan Raceway, MI May 17/18, CCS- Black Hawk Farms Raceway, IL
June 07/08, AHRMA, Road America, WI
June 14/15, AHRMA, Grattan Raceway, MI
July 05/06, CCS, Road America, WI
July 11/13, AHRMA, New Jersey Motorsports Park, NJ
July 19/20, CCS, Blackhawk Farms Raceway, IL
September 27/28, CCS, Blackhawk Farms Raceway, IL
October 12/13, AHRMA, Barber Motorsports Park, AL
October 2013, Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama. Working the FC Yamaha 450 Motard machine to a win as Mike Harlow backs it in trying to hang tight.
As we head into a new year of racing, racing machines and race teams we'd like to ask for your support in 2014. We greatly appreciate everyones' past contributions to making Karsten Illg and Team FC's racing successful. Karsten Illg and Team FC are dedicated and excited about another year of racing with your renewed support.