In 2012 Team Framecrafters was focusing almost entirely on their Sound of Singles race program (formally Super-Mono). A joint effort was formed within the small team to make a run at the AHRMA National Road Race Championship. Two years of continuous development with the BM-GP F450 machine paid off seeing a near flawless race season and clinching the 2012 AHRMA SOS-2 National Championship.
Other highlights throughout the 2012 season included racing the BBM Aermacchi 250 CRTT machine, a podium finish aboard the FC framed, Yamaha powered Moto3 project and a few laps aboard the Yamaha YZ450f motard bike.
Team Framecrafters 2013 race machine line up
2013 is bringing more change to the Framecrafters roadrace program. While continuing to focus on defending our SOS-2 Championship Title, Team FC has been working diligently to bring some former race machines back to the front lines. Over the past several years Team FC has been slowly restoring race bike #1. The FC-Triumph 750 Triple (seen above in blue), originally built and raced in 1989 and unofficially retired in 1993 this unique race machine will finally see the track again this year. In addition to having the Triumph completed the class dominating FC-Yamaha RD400 will receive a complete make over with the goal of being ready for the 2013 AHRMA-Barber Vintage Festival in October. Other projects will include a continued effort of the FC Yamaha powered Moto3 development and a new Premier 500 joint build for 2014.
Karsten Illg speeding to a SOS2 win at the 2012 AHRMA Barber Motosports Park event.
2012 Final StandingsAHRMA National Road Race Series- Champion, Sound of Singles 2
AHRMA National Road Race Series- 4th, Sound of Singles 1
AHRMA National Road Race Series-18th, 250gp
AHRMA Masters of the Midwest Regional -1st, Sound of Singles 2
AHRMA Masters of the Midwest Regional -1st, Sound of Singles 1
AHRMA Masters of the Midwest Regional-7th, 250gp
AHRMA Dixie Cup Regional- 2nd, Sound of Singles 2
Scott "Mr. Daytona" Russell presenting Karsten Illg with the SOS2 1st place trophy at Barber Motorsports Park.
Thank you to all our 2012 sponsors, supporters and friends!
Cycle-Craft Yamaha, Larry Peikos
AGV Helmets, Andrea Onida
RaceTech Suspension, Matt Wiley, Todd Davis
Vanson Leathers, Matt SIlva
BBM Entp, Bill Baily
YoYo Dyne , Fred Renz
Rising Sun Cycles, Steve Apsland
Havoc custom paint and airbrushing , Ronnie Espig
Triples Rule, Pat Brown
Syd's Cycles, Malcolm Tunstall
VP Racing Fuels
WebCam Racing Camshafts
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
My Accountant Inc., Kurtis Moran
Team Hansen Honda, Terry and Allison Naughtin
Dan Horner and weekend wrench Jedi's
Roland and Lana Noel
Karsten Illg showing young Henry how to inspect your 68' Aermacchi 250 CRTT
2013 Tentative Race ScheduleMay 18\19, CCS- Black Hawk , IL
June 08\09 AHRMA - Road America, WI
June 11\12 AHRMA - Grattan, MI
July 20\21 WERA - Mid Ohio, OH
Aug 03\04 AHRMA - NJMP, NJ
Aug 17\18 - CCS - Blackhawk Farms, IL
Sep 21\22 CCS\USGPRU - Blackhawk Farms, IL
Oct 12\13 AHRMA, Barber Motorsports Park, AL
Karsten Illg with a USGPRU-Moto3 podium finish aboard the Yamaha Moto3 machine at Road America.
Karsten Illg carving a corner during an open practice at Gingerman Raceway.
Team Framecrafters looks forward to an exciting 2013. We always encourage our friends and fans to stop by the pits and say hello when attending an event. Thanks and see you at the races !