2nd place in STURGIS!
The annual Sturgis bike rally is always a lot of fun and draws a lot of fans. It is my semi-home track and we are fortunate to have raced there many times.
The track was in typical fashion as years passed. Small blue groove, dry and dusty.
I was committed to testing a prototype set of exhaust pipes for this race and wasn't quite sure how my bike would perform.
In practice I struggled with gearing as the set of pipes drastically changed the power curve of my motorcycle and we were trying to capitalize on that. I jumped the start in the heat race and had to start from back row. When the green flag dropped I put my head down and managed to come out of turn 2 in first place and winning heat race. I was still not comfortable with our gearing and particular setup but made another gearing change for the Main event. I pulled the hole shot and lead every lap until a red flag waved due to a crash in turn 2. It was a 4 lap dash, and I pulled the holeshot and led every lap until last lap, when a small mistake going into turn 1 allowed another rider to squeeze by for the pass. I was disappointed with finishing 2nd after leading the entire race, but the fact that we were testing products that will soon be available to you makes it worth while. Stay tuned for the Grand Prix full line of adjustable exhaust systems launching soon.
WINNING the Sacramento Mile!
This was my first trip back west, and it was well worth it. The day started off interesting as we had to make a pick up on the way in Salt Lake City Utah. National #27 Rob "Bugs" Pearsons' van decided to let go while He was on his way out West as well. Luckily a Uhaul trailer and a few red bulls we pulled into the track just in time.
From the 1st practice session we were 3 seconds faster per lap then the next rider. A small gearing change and a turn of spring on my GAZI suspension had me ready for the heat race. Pulling a holeshot, I was never challenged and won my heat race by a straightaway. Doing the same in the main event I was able to charge hard and break last years track record by almost 4 seconds per lap. I am very fortunate to have achieved 2 of the goals I set out for myself this year. Win both Mile races, and we did it fine fashion. This feat has never been achieved by a rider from Wyoming and we are happy to put it in the record books.
See us next in Sturgis,SD 8-8-12
2nd place in Minnesota!
June 28th 2012
I wont go into much detail about this race as it was quite possibly the biggest joke of an organization I have ever encountered. Advertising a $20,000 purse for months, the riders got shafted as the promotor and track owner did not come through with purse as advertised.
EX-AMA Grand National number 1, Jared Mees was in attendance to race that day and it was a pleasure to be able to finish 2nd behind him, not too bad for a vintage Yamaha.
Next race Sacramento Mile July 29th.
May 29th 2012
WINNING on the Legendary Springfield Mile!
The Springfield Mile is the absolute mecca of flattrack motorcycle racing and Im glad to have won it!
Right out of the truck my bike was fast, my dad and tuner Frank had the bike pretty dialed in from the get go. A few suspension adjustments after practice made the bike over the top.
Winning my heat race early in the day gave me a great starting spot for the main event.
Grabbing the holeshot, breaking the draft and setting a NEW TRACK record I was never challenged the entire race.
We look to continue the momentum on to Minnesota June 28th.
Make sure to stop by the pits for an autographed poster and to say Hi!
Concrete indoor shorttrack
I always like going to a Gene Romero racing event as he does a great job and the racing is top notch.
Friday night I qualified 4th just missing the dash for cash. After many restarts in the heat I ended up 3rd which put me on the last spot of front row. In the main I stayed smooth after many restarts to make my way to 2nd place.
Saturday was much of the same with a step up in qualifying with a 3rd place. I won my heat race and went directly to dash for cash, getting a horrible start and getting 4th not able to make up time in just 4 short laps.
After many restarts due to jumping and crashes a single-file rolling start was in order. I held on for 2nd place again.
Here is my helmet cam video of Saturday nights main event.
I would like to thank Joe Cude of Barracuda Racing products for the Knight framed Yamaha TT 500 ride in Vegas.
Next race, June 23rd -Des Moines,Ia
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