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38 Special with Ben Younger Photo Gallery

Check out photos of Ben Younger's bid to contest the Championship Cup Series in the 38 Special photo gallery.

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This was never meant to be released. Lawsuit pending.
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Sponsorship is key in this game. You give credit whenever possible. CCS does their part.
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Yes, I styled the photo for over 10 minutes. I've never won a trophy before. Be happy for me.
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The main reason I eventually want to move to expert is so that I can lose the yellow number plates. They ruin every paint job except Biaggi's old Camel livery from 2001.
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Indoor garage space is so cush it's hard to imagine going back to EZ-Ups and turf carpeting.
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Never dragged the belly pan at a track day. Racing, above all else, illustrates that your limits are not always where you believe them to be.
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All the explanations on earth won't help me understand this color scheme.
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My foot looks like it belongs to a Polish woman from Greenpoint.
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Damaged goods...
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While I can be a total screw-up on a racebike, I never, ever screw up the food.
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Look how happy and healthy everyone is... Calm before the storm.
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My motley crew. Limore shaved at a gas station on the way home as he tired of signing autographs as "the guy from the Hangover."
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Better days...
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The fuel tank didn't fare so well.
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Picked up a little turf along the way.
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A well earned rest after a rough day.
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This is how she'd want to be remembered. In her prime. Sexy yet menacing. Before someone threw her on the ground.
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The re-telling is almost as enjoyable as the racing. Unless...
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...you were just told that you forfeited the win for not going to tech afterwards. Here, John Matthews lends a sympathetic ear.
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Why I love all things Italian.
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Components, fit and finish are as good as anything out there.
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Making sure everything's in order requires a concerted, team effort.
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Lookin sharp...
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Crossing that line in first is maybe the greatest feeling I have ever experienced. Insane, right? For what? A silly wooden trophy and some bragging rights? The sum is far greater than the parts.
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Finally. Got to turn the throttle to the stop. Ride one of these if you can. The sound, feeling and experience are truly unique.
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You could just see it in his face: "One day I'm going to race. One day I'm going to win. One day I really hope my uncle Ben puts his shirt back on. He smells."
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We're supposed to be promoting responsible riding. Let's pretend this never happened.
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Between my riding gear and the large, heavy road equipment it was an exercise in caution. Like I said, not the coolest thing I ever did.
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The Bowl. Entering this corner the G-load was so intense that the suspension bottomed out every time. Awesome.
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Heading back in to put on some gear.
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Absolute day at T-Bolt. Still holding back on gas but starting to push in the corners.
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Functionality first. Not as pretty but a lot lighter and quite a bit cheaper to replace.
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Picking up speed on the Aprilia.
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Getting some quality time in with my nephew between races.
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Night before. Everything in its right place. Italians and Japanese all getting along.
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Brakes are monobloc Brembos so stopping is not an issue.
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This is one reason a V-Four is superior to an Inline Four. She's as skinny as Kate Moss at a Bikram Yoga retreat.
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The maestro at work. Forget hop-up parts and carbon fiber this or that. Put all of your money into suspension. In Ohlins We Trust.
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The brain trust. Looks aren't everything.
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Maybe if the sign wasn't on copy paper? No, probably not.
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Racing Rule #78: When bodywork comes out looking this good, that's pretty much a guarantee you're gonna crash it. Look at Seven's face. Solemn, wise, knowing what is to come.
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Always remember to have your suspension set before you line-up to start...
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Michael Lee helped me procure one of only two full titanium Akro systems in the country at the time. Performs, sounds and looks the business.
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Christian from C&M Autobody in Middletown finally got his hands on the bike long enough to paint it.
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The heat of battle.
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I went with the smoke shield because my racing face is really not pretty. I've been told it resembles a serious bout of constipation.
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Calm before the storm. But, really...
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This is from a NESBA track day later in the month. The race weekend described on these pages was such a colossal mess I didn't get a chance to take any action photos at Summit Point. Good indicator of a difficult race weekend.
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Another from NESBA...
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I want my baby back, baby back, baby back...
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Lot of love in this room.
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This is not a sticker. Christian at C&M actually painted that on. Some people still do it right.
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Another non-related photo I am trying to use as filler. I'm telling you, that weekend was insane.
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Michael Lee sent me some levers form the Aprilia Racing Catalog when I won on the bike.
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Drove straight back to my folk's house which was under water.
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The only pic we took at the track the whole weekend.
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This is a good representation of how stupid I was at the time- choosing to ride at Pocono. I had a terrible accident there in 2003 that cured me on the place for good.
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Like I said, we've all been there. This is me working through the night to put an exhaust on my first race bike in my unfinished kitchen. I had to have that extra 6 H.P. Had to.
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Knee finally came down in 2006 but my head refused to follow suit for some time.
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This is a good representation of just how bad my form was when I started. Team Chiropractor.
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2012 - 10 years into it and I finally look like I belong on a motorcycle. Still much to learn. Thanks for coming along for the ride.