Friday, July 16, 2010
WERA round 5 with AMA National Championship at Mid Ohio
We showed up Monday and it was raining. We waited for the rain to stop and i went out to start practice. I was really slow in the first day of practice. The track still felt slick to me.We went over and talked to G.M.D. on Tuesday and they started making some changes to the suspension on my bike to help get it set up for me. I started getting faster each time I went out and it started to feel good after qualifying. I set the fastest lap in qualifying earning pole position for both races. In the Formula GP HW class I felt like I had the speed in the corners but i was not able to keep up on the straights with the 250 rider. I pushed hard but had to settle for second. In the Formula GP LW class i was ready to go. I pulled a pretty good lead over the second place rider with only a few laps to go. My pit board said i had a big gap and i knew that i had the race won if i didn't fall down but i still wanted to break my personal best lap time,so i keep my head down and pushed hard. I turned my fastest time on lap seven of the eight lap race. I got the race win but i was not able to break my personal lap record. All in all it was a great race week. I would like to thank Chad Taylor for bringing us Subway to eat. My family and friends for coming out to watch. Dave Cook for letting us use the dyno to tune my bike,G.M.D. for working with my suspension,Jeff Wolfe for running the pit board. Also a big thanks to Bill and Glen for lending me the parts to fix my bike.