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DAM Classic Racing



Geelong Speed Trials

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The Geelong Speed Trials are part of the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival held in November each year and have been staged on a 1/4 mile curved stretch of beachfront public road since 1956.

Jesse (Jimmy) Parish rode the DAM Classic Racing Laverda Bol d'Or Replica to set the fastest time in his class against some very well presented two and four stroke racers and set a faster time than a competing 1200cc Laverda triple entered in the Period 5 class. 

The 981cc engine was built and prepared by DAM Classic Racing. Fueled by 98 octane petrol breathing through 36mm Dellorto carburettors the engine has high torque in the mid range and around 100HP at 7,500rpm redline.

Growing up on a diet of dirt bikes and motocross made it was a steep learning curve for Jesse to grapple with the very quick Laverda triple for the first time in an event. But once he controlled the wheel spin, and the front wheel from lifting skyward, the times got quicker and quicker, setting a new Curved 1/4mile record. From the start line the road is a continuous 400 metre curve to the finish line.

This record still remains unbeaten in 2024. Well done Jesse!

DAM Classic Racing Laverda 981cc Bol d'Or Replica                  Rider - Jesse (Jimmy) Parish

2018 Geelong Speed Trials - Curved 1/4 Mile Sprint                           1st .Period 4 Unlimited up to 1300cc

                                                                                                             Rider - Greg Parish

1990 Formula European Championship Australia:                              Australian Champion

1990 WSBK Classics  Australia                                                            5th from 40 world competition competitors 

2013 Phillip Island International Classic Championship:                     9th. from 40 competitors AUST/UK/NZ/USA

2013 Historic Motorcycle Racers Association Championship:             2nd. from 37 competitors AUST/NZ

2014 Historic Motorcycle Racers Association Championship:             3rd. from 27 competitors AUST/NZ

2014 Phillip Island International Classic Championship:                     11th. from 43 competitors AUST/UK/NZ/USA

2014 Australian Southern Classic Championship                                DNF Crash while in 4th position.