Sept. 17-21 2008: Golden Eagle was proud to sponsor Augie
Deabler and his Motorized Bicycle "Sabrina
II" in USFRA's 22nd Annual World of
Speed. Augie, whose credentials include being
co-creator of www.MotoredBikes.com, can now claim the distinction of being
the first professional Motorized Bicycle
Racer. "I'm out to prove that the bicycle
is a great foundation for small-engine motorsporting"
he says, "I hope other builders &
riders will think so too, and join us."
"It was an amazing experience"
says Augie, "The other racers respected
my vehicle for what it was, and the spectators
were beside themselves with admiration for
the Golden Eagle drive train."
Augie ran a "stock" Tanaka PF33
with a bigger carburetor and Powerpipe, and
averaged 30mph with a top speed of 32.4.
"Overall, I'm a very happy rookie...the
engine performed exactly as expected. I completed
all 5 runs without mishap, and we have the
unique statistic of attaining 1mph/cc."
Augie's bike was featured on the Utah Salt
Flats Racing Association's website, and was
the subject of many pictures and videos.
It's possible he and S-2 will be included
in the "World of Speed 2008" DVD.
"Many pictures courtesy of Hal Cannon,
Western Folklife Center"
What's next for Augie? "I really like
riding my MB, and I've been inspired to modify
Sabrina-II for long-distance travel &
tour the United States in 2010."
"I'd like to eventually settle down
in the Salt Lake area & live out my days
racing Motorized Bicycles with Golden-Eagle."
"I got the Racing-Bug bad, there's no
denying that. I'm very grateful to the Golden
Eagle home team for all the support, and
I'm looking forward to meeting y'all in person