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Behind David Pingree's Red Baron Mini Photo Gallery

Behind David Pingree's Red Baron Mini - Minibike racing for adults is a mini-industry all in itself.

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ASV handles the levers to make sure one of many crashes doesn’t result in a DNF.
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Daytona is a major name in minis. Lots of the top guys, not just Red Baron, use the company for motor mods.
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Such high-performance engines need to be monitored to prevent them from grenading.
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Red Baron likes to put its name on everything.
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Pro Circuit titanium is the exhaust of choice and these minis don’t run heat shields to help shave weight.
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Ping likes to have as much grip as possible.
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Red Baron makes these pegs out of billet aluminum for strength and weight savings.
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The stock drum brakes would never cut it in high-level mini racing, so Formula brakes are installed.
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Red Baron claims this is pumping out 20 horsepower.
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Gotta have a billet gas cap.
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If one part of a mini takes excessive abuse at the hands of an adult it’s the hubs. Extra weight, speed and aggression can explode wheels pretty fast.
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David Pingree’s Red Baron MiniMoto SX weapon.
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A 28mm Keihin feeds this thirsty motor.
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The bikes are small, but they sound like a full-blown 450! These things are obnoxiously loud.
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Oversized bars are a necessity to help fit adult riders, even shorter ones like David.
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What would any self-respecting race bike be without a trick oil filler?
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Minibike teams have full-on factory efforts at races like the MiniMoto SX.
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David Pingree’s Red Baron MiniMoto SX weapon.
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Stock suspension is a joke on the CRF50, so Pingree uses this Fox Podium shock to handle the abuse.
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Michelin Starcross tires are the meats of choice.