Net-Moto :: Community :: Racing :: :: Racing Videos Sponsor :: Contact
 Forums   Features   Trackdays   Moto Crash Incidents   Race Team   CMSP Training   Sponsors      Donate   Terms of Service 
BARF - Bay Area Riders Forum  Home   UserCP   Register   Calendar   Members   FAQ   Search  AMA

Go Back   BARF - Bay Area Riders Forum > Club House > Racers Corner > AFM Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-25-2018, 06:43 PM   #1
wfo439
AFM 439
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: San Ramon
Motorcycles: S1000RR, HP4 Track bike and a KTM 500 EXC Sumo
Name:
2018 Awards banquet: Tribute to Multi-time AFM Champ Mike Kauzlarich?

I'm probably speaking to a limited group here. I have no connections to the current AFM hierarchy. Until this year my last race was early '86 at Willow Springs. In 3 race events at age 63 I somehow managed to merit a season award for 3rd overall in Formula 40 novice. Considering how hard I worked for every trophy garnered in '85-'86, this is like a participation award.

My oldest and dearest motorcycling bud Multi-time AFM Champion Mike Kauzlarich passed unexpectedly on or around 5/23/18. I met him in '72 or'73 on Redwood Road. We both started racing AFM in '75. He had more success than I that first year. I switched to TZ-250s in '76. I quit in '78 and Mike continued on. When I started up again in '83 or '84. Mike was still winning championships on his Suzuki GS-1100s. After he quit racing, Mike continued giving to the Sport. He taught numerous AFM new rider schools. He attending all the monthly AFM meetings through the late Joe Montoya's term as president offering his insight where applicable.

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...e-montoya-rip/

Mike 's entire life was the AFM, AMA, racing, riding and doing everything he could to better the sport.

My efforts this season do not merit a mention.

Please, please, please urge the powers that be to do a tribute to their brother, a multi-time AFM Champion, Mike.

http://bayarearidersforum.com/forums...ike+Kauzlarich
wfo439 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2018, 06:55 PM   #2
budman
General Menace
 
budman's Avatar
 
AMA Life Member #203453
Highway Aviator
Founding Member
Top Percent Poster
Community Contributor + BB
Moto Junkie

Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Palo Alto, Ca.
Motorcycles: A few here and there
Name: Budman
Good on ya for the respect for your friend that respected the AFM and the sport so much.
budman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2018, 11:32 AM   #3
KazMan
2012 Fifty is Nifty Tour!
 
KazMan's Avatar
 
AMA #2086825
Barf Racer / BARF Moderator
Barfie Winner 2017
Contributor ++++

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SF Bay Area
Motorcycles: anything I can throw my leg over
Name: Eric
Thanks wfo439. Definitely Jawz should be something for the AFM to consider as well as mention of Tom Moose Reinecker who also passed and was a frequent visitor to AFM races up until his passing. We'll see what they can do. Any pictures you have could be extremely helpful towards this rememberance.
KazMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2018, 08:18 PM   #4
wfo439
AFM 439
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: San Ramon
Motorcycles: S1000RR, HP4 Track bike and a KTM 500 EXC Sumo
Name:
I don't have any pics from back in the day. I asked Bob Ocano to forward his best to Barbara.

@KazMan I remember Tom from my earlier racing days. Went to the 60th AFM reunion with Mike. We bumped into Tom in the grandstands and spent quite some time swapping stories.
wfo439 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2018, 01:04 PM   #5
KazMan
2012 Fifty is Nifty Tour!
 
KazMan's Avatar
 
AMA #2086825
Barf Racer / BARF Moderator
Barfie Winner 2017
Contributor ++++

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SF Bay Area
Motorcycles: anything I can throw my leg over
Name: Eric
Okie dokie, I will assume it's in good hands with Barb then.
KazMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.