How do you race in a flat-tracking event at the Springfield Mile in style? With a modified Ducati 749, that’s how. And that’s exactly what Kurt Marmor did at this year’s event. Unfortunately, Marmor wasn’t able to qualify for the main event, but we have a feeling that the Duc-track will show up at other events this year, and regardless, the bike sounds sooo good on the dyno video below. We just might have to get into this flat-tracking thing.
The 749 motor is built into a one-off J&M rolling chassis, and its fuel-injection system has been replaced with a carburetor system instead. Hurriedly prepared for the Springfield Mile, the team didn’t have time to shake out the problems they were getting with the bike’s suspension, which was causing a head-shake at speed. Unable to qualify, Marmor and his team had to sit out their run in the expert class, and the anticipated battle with Larry Pegram and his modified Ducati Sport Classic.
Marmor seems confident that now that the bike’s shimmying problem has been sorted out, it could be competitive in the Expert Class. Larry Pegram went on to qualify for the final round of the Expert Class race, but crashed due to a leak in his oil line. He came out of the crash unscathed.
Source: Ducati News Today