BCS Sponsored Racer Andrew Cowell
2375 Midway Road S.E., Bolivia, NC 28422
Andrew at VIR, two wins, August 13 & 14, 2011
Andrew is the director of the The Fast and Safe AHRMA Road Race School.
The school was developed by experienced racers to pass on valuable techniques of Road Racing modern and vintage motorcycles on challenging tracks across the United States of America. Passing this school will give you a wealth of information and experience that will enable you to control your bike at race speeds. All levels of riders will benefit and learn new skills. Register Today!
2013 AHRMA School and Road Race Schedule
The school will be on the Friday of all the following road race events except Sears (Sonoma), Barber and Daytona.
3/22-24 NOLA Avondale, LA
3/29-31 Talladega Gran Prix Munford, AL
4/26-28 Willow Springs Raceway Rosamond, CA
5/2-3 Sonoma Raceway (Sears Point) Sonoma, CA
6/8-9 Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic Elkhart Lake, WI
6/15-16 Grattan Raceway Park Grattan, MI
8/2-4 New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ
8/30-9/1 Bonneville Vintage GP, Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, UT
10/10-13 Barber Vintage Festival Leeds, AL
10/17-20 Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL
Another exciting year of racing with British Cycle Supply – 2012
With six race wins, including Daytona, a couple of impressive crashes and missing a Superbike Championship by one finish, racing was competitive.
The competition level across America is very impressive with the AHRMA organization and plenty of fast racers.
Martin Singleton, an Integral part of BCS, who has great experience with every department of motorcycle road racing, joined us at the Barber Vintage Festival in October. By all accounts, he had a good time, even though he was commondered to work for the AHRMA Road Race crew. Hopefully the party each night in the pits made the work worthwhile.
The AHRMA road race school had another very successful season passing 42 new racers with BCS helping us with sponsorship. We are looking forward to the 2013 race season, campaigning the Rob North Nourish with BCS. The AHRMA schedule looks very exciting and maybe, we will see Martin at some of the events.
Thanks to British Cycle Supply for their sponsorship, quality service, and involvement with both myself and AHRMA. Thank you, Mark Appleton.
Andrew and Cindy Cowell
The Triumph 500 Daytona
Most notable feature of this bike is the frame, a 1972 Redline manufactured Dirt Track frame. Only four of these frame were made by Redline for the 500 Triumph Daytona and maybe this is the only sample remaining. This adds plenty of character to this bike, making it an unusual piece.
Constructed in 1997 by Andrew Cowell, I have campaigned this bike in the 500 Sportsman class with the sponsorship of British Cycle Supply. Within this time we have won six national championships
as well as multiple regional championships within AHRMA.
Andrew winning on 500 Triumph, October 20, 2007 at Barber
Some specs on the 500 Triumph:
Flat track Redline frame - modified for road racing
Newby Belt Drive Primary
Custom built yokes by Dave Dickerson
Barnes rear knock off
Grameca four leading shoe brake
Modified Cerriani GB Forks - Michigan Engineering, Bruce Blake
Tank and Seat by Race Fabricators (me)
Highly modified crank, flywheel - E & V Engineering, Ed Valiket
Highly modified twin plug head, titanium valves, etc, Import Machin
Dunlop tires - Bob (grumpy) Barker, Barker Engineering
Pistons, Amal Carburetors, copper gaskets, push rods, close ration gearbox, cams, rod seals, Norman Hyde products, K&N filters, oil filters, and much more - all supplied by British Cycle Supply.
The character of this bike makes it of fun racing against a field of mainly Honda's.
750 Rob North 8 Valve Nourish
This 750 Rob North frame originated from DM Engineering in California who received 12 frames from Triumph USA Racing when the program closed it's doors.
From DM Engineering a customer names John Lucas ordered one of these frames to be modified to house the Norrish Twin instead of the triple.
From 1986 to present, the bike has been campaigned in the US by various racers including the notable Frank Shockly from South Carolina.
I campaigned the bike in 2004 on a limited schedule and won some races. This is an exciting and unusual bike that is light and fast.
Frame: Factory Rob North frame assembled by DM Engineering
Engine: 1972 750 Twin with Nourish 8 valve conversion
Nourish 8 valve head assy:
Billet crank shaft
Newby belt drive primary
5 speed close ration gear box
36mm Amal Mk II carbs
Rob North triple trees with Triumph racing forks
Penske rear shocks
Triple disc Lockheed racing brake system
Factory Rob North gas tank, oil tank, and fairing
Constructed by Manfred Hecht in 1990 under his company name, Raceco Cycles out of Brooklyn NY., using special parts from the Swiss Moto Guzzi race company Transcontinental.
Campaigned professionally from 1990-1997 in Battle of Twins AMA and AHRMA and CCS endurance series with many wins and championships, ridden mainly by Pete Johnson and Bobby Griffiths
1100 cc + Wiseco 96 mm pistons
Dual plug heads
45mm Smooth bore carbs
Dyna ignition trigger from crank
Factory close ratio gear box
Lightened ram clutch/hydraulic
Transcontinental Mono Shock, Engine timing chest and rear gearbox cover
Swiss frame builder by Cyril Matti
Ohlin Mono Shock
Marzochi MIR Fork
Marchesini Wheels full floating Discs
Brembo - Calipers, radial master cylinder, rotors
Above, Andrew Cowell (left) with team mate and AHRMA road race referee, Will Harding
Andrew, Cindy and Shorty Cowell at Miller Motorsports Park, Utah