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 The internet home of the 2009 WERA North Florida Region LWTSB and HWTSS Champion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 05, 2012:  I had tentatively planned to race Road America and thought the races would be mid-June.  Around June 5th I learned the races were scheduled for  June 08th-10th.  As of June 7th I was still debating if I would even go when  I received a phone call from a fellow racer and good friend Travis Richards.  He was running his team in the 6 hour endurance race and needed a fill in due to an injured rider.  Less than 4 hours later I was packed and rolling for Road Atlanta!!!

I arrived a little after dark and met up with some old friends.  Friday June 8th I had to learn a new bike (SV-650) with a different shift pattern(GP shift), all the while trying to keep from trashing someone else’s bike and not getting in the way of faster riders.  I got 4 whole laps.

Race time!!  Wait, the longest race I have done has been about 25 minutes and I felt like a beat dog after that…  I promised no more than 30 minutes.  My first two teamates did almost 1.5 hours each!!  My next teamate did about an hour and then I was up.  A few laps into my time I got a bad cramp in my right leg.  Came close to having to pit in, but I fought through it and continued on!!  Man that bike was a pig for the first 20-30 minutes (full tank of gas).  As my time wore on the bike slowly began to handle better.  Did my best to stay out of the faster riders’ way while I circulated the track. They kept showing me a lap time of 1.4? on the pit board, but I knew they had to have been doing it for moral (I felt like I was in the 1.53 range).  I was having fun. but starting to get a little sketchy in a few areas on the track (out of shape).  Before I knew it I saw 60 minutes displayed on the pit board and I signalled to come in.  Now, have to remember be in neutral at the stop and kill the engine with the kill switch.  Perfect!  I stepped off the bike exhausted and totally thrilled!!!  I had just completed my longest race time!  Another rider completed the remaining time on track.  

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Jan 01, 2011:  2010 is now histroy!  I didn’t get much racing in.  However I did get to race at DAYTONA!!!  I also returned to Road Atlanta for the June round.

 

Jan 11, 2011:  For 2011 I plan to run the #544 Buell XB 12R Firebolt 3-4 race weekends.  Talks are ongoing that may allow for more race weekends!  In other news, WERA has announced the Harley-Davidson XR1200 will be legal in LWTSB in AMA SS form.  Now if I could just get a Harley Dealer/Group interested…

 

April 2011:   We went to Roebling Road Raceway in March for the WERA National Round.  The bike felt great, but I was off my previous pace by approx 4 seconds and was never in the mix.  There is a possibility I may go to the Road Atlanta round.  Not sure yet though.

Check back for further announcements!

 

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4 Antworten

  1. NIKKI says:

    HEY! GREAT SITE! GOOD LUCK IN THE UPCOMING RACE!!!

    :-)

    KICK SUM JAP ASS, MAN!!!!

    LOVE-
    NIKKI

  2. Paint Shaker says:

    Nikki,

    Thank you!

  3. Congratulations! You’re an inspiration to other novice Buell racers all the way across the country.

    Looking forward to more success.

    Will tweet the news on twitter today, too! (http://twitter.com/socalbuellrider/)

  4. Paint Shaker says:

    SoCal,

    Thanks!!! I went farther than I ever thought for my first race season. Looking forward to battling at the last race for a possible 2nd Championship!!!

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