The weekend started out wet and dreary but promised to clear up for Sunday - since I wasn't in the points chase, I sat out the rain races and focused on Sunday.
ASRA Sportbike was first up.. My first race at NJMP since my big crash last year. Off my game by a few seconds, but kept it clean to bring home an 8th.
Middleweight GP was shaping up to be another top 10 until I grabbed 1st gear (instead of 2nd) heading into turn 1. Thank goodness we had dialed out more engine braking because the bike got pretty squirrely going into T1, but I was able to stay on-track. Unfortunately, the pass I was setting up to make was missed, and I lost a spot, ending up 11th, but it felt good to conquer the demons lurking from that turn last year..
Middleweight F40 was a blast. Got a much better start, and has some racing with Joe Ribeiro before he took a well-earned 2nd, but keeping me on the podium for a 3rd place!
I was super happy that Nicole was able to spend her birthday weekend at the track with me, and she's the best crewchief / doggo-mom / cheering section ever!
MDM Metric Devil Moto LLC had just the right Pirelli's for the weather and the suspension was perfect!
I didn't need anything from Trackside Parts Club this weekend, but MANY other racers did, and they're a true asset to the community!
Evolve GT Track Days - Just the best damn track day club around!
Hazardous Racing keeps me protected with the custom-fit leathers
DC Paintworx & Drippinwet.com - Would ya just LOOK at it! - Keeping the GrrR6 looking awesome!
Hang-Dry - How else can you dry a rain-soaked race suit at the track?
Woodcraft Technologies kept the tires HOT even in the chilly weather and the Hindle exhaust is super lightweight.
All the Championship Cup Series, CCS/ASRA staff, corner workers, and safety crew - Without you all, our bunch of adrenaline-fueled egomaniacs couldn't go out and do this incredible sport we love.