MADNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

Madness Photography started as an official, serious company in 1998.
But the history of Madness Photography started long before. Onno “Berserk” Wieringa, founder and owner of Madness Photography, has been a self-taught photographer since he was a little kid and started to take pictures of something he loved since the day he was born: motorcycles!

His motorcycles
After he finished high school, he started working for various Harley-Davidson shops, where he learned to work on bikes. At the age of 17, he already owned two Triumph’s and when he was eighteen he had four Triumphs and a Suzuki GT 750. After getting his drivers license, when he was eighteen, the Triumphs all had to go and were replaced by a bike that he had wanted since the day he was born; a Harley-Davidson. This bike is still in his life; it’s an FXE-F 1200 Super Glide Fat Bob, which has been rebuild and modified endlessly and ridden for many miles. Going everywhere on the bike, there was one thing he always had in his pocket; his camera!
At the age of 23 he started drag racing, and he and his team named “Midnight Madness”, raced the bike on all the major races and drag strips all over Europe. He has competed in many classes; starting with the Street bikes, than Ultimate Street Bike, Super Stock, Pro-Stock, and then finally in the fastest gas burning class; Top Gas! Also again taking thousands of photo’s of everything interesting, at every racetrack! Being a racer for more than 18 years gave him insight in the world of fast bikes, and he’s still involved in the world of drag racing as a helper/mechanic and of course photographer / reporter.

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Rapp Wins AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Race at Mid-Ohio

Rapp Wins AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Race 
at Mid-Ohio
Suburban H-D Rider Takes Over Series Points Lead with Third Straight Win


MILWAUKEE, WI – Suburban Harley-Davidson's Steve Rapp took his third straight win at the fourth round of the 2013 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, but it was anything but a straightforward charge from the front of the field like his previous two wins.



Rapp qualified his XR1200 motorcycle on the front row of the 21-rider field, but in a bizarre incident, had to change into a borrowed set of riding leathers on the starting grid when the zipper malfunctioned on his primary set. As the rest of the field completed the warm-up lap, Rapp changed into the new leathers and was able to start from his pole position, but running on cold tires, he fell back to fifth position on the opening lap. Rapp fought his way back into the lead on lap five, and from there waged a back and forth battle with Harv's Harley-Davidson's Travis Wyman, who led the first four laps of the 11-lap race. Wyman retook the lead on lap nine and the side-by-side action continued until the checkered flag, with Rapp barely taking the win, his third of the season, by a 0.173-second margin.

"I thought, "Did I come all the way to Ohio for nothing?" That was terrible. I've never had a zipper stick. That was as close as you can cut it," Rapp said about his frantic wardrobe change on the grid. "It took me a couple of laps to get the tires up to temperature. Once Travis and I got together, I couldn't really ride how I wanted to, as hard as I wanted to, and I was a little tentative in some of the corners. In the end it came down to whoever got the best last lap, [and was] in the right place at the right time. It worked out [for me]."

Behind the leading duo, Tyler O'Hara (Eco Fuel Saver/Scrubblade), Benny Carlson (Suburban Motors H-D), and defending class champion Michael Barnes (Spyke's H-D), fought a race-long battle for the third step of the podium, with O'Hara taking the podium spot after a coming out on top of a three-wide charge down the back straight on the final lap.

Eric Stump (Fernet Insurance) finished sixth and Nicholas Hansen (Suburban Motors H-D) finished seventh at the head of a seven-rider battle for that position, with Josh Chisum, Hayden Schultz, and Shane Narbonne rounding out the top ten.

The AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series returns to action August 2-4 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.

Barber Race Result:
•Steve Rapp (Suburban H-D), 11 laps
•Travis Wyman (Harv's H-D), +0.173 second
•Tyler O'Hara (Eco Fuel Saver/Scrubblade), +11.544 seconds
•Benjamin Carlson (Suburban Motors H-D), +11.814 seconds
•Michael Barnes (Spyke's H-D), +11.914 seconds
•Eric Stump (Fernet Insurance), +14.202 seconds
•Nicholas Hansen (Suburban Motors H-D), +30.309 seconds
•Josh Chisum (Eco Fuel Saver/Scrubblade), +30.345 seconds
•Hayden Schultz (Happy Trails M/C Co
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SuperTrapp WaveTech Exhausts for Sport Compacts

New: SuperTrapp WaveTech Exhausts for Sport Compacts


CLEVELAND, OHIO – 16 July 2013 SuperTrapp Industries, Inc. (www.SuperTrapp.com) is celebrating 42 years of being a leading manufacturer of comprehensive performance exhaust systems for a variety of motor vehicle applications, including motorcycles, ATV and automotive.

SuperTrapp WaveTech Exhausts (MSRP starts at $175.00) are designed for 4 and 6-cylinder sport compact imports.  They are tunable, disc-based mufflers with a polished T-304 stainless steel body that includes a polished stainless steel closed end cap.  The core is perforated stainless steel.  Four different colors of optional end caps are available and sold separately including polished aluminum TrappCaps.  Select models of SuperTrapp’s WaveTech automotive exhausts include twelve, 4” discs.  WaveTech exahusts are available in different lengths and inlet diameters.  Visit SuperTrapp.com for specific applications and additional product information. 

     
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