Thursday, July 21, 2011
Moto Series Round 5 Nelson Ledges July 17th
I had a great weekend of racing. Saturday the first thing I worked on was to match my pace from the last time I was here. My goal for the weekend was to take three more seconds of my best lap time. I want to give a big thanks to Jeff Wrobel for working with me all day Saturday with my lines and shift points. Sunday we put on a fresh set of Sportbike Tire Service Michelin tires for my race and they stuck like glue. My first race was the 750 race. I didn't get the best start but I worked my way up to 4th place with two laps to go,I made a pass to take 3rd place going into turn twelve and turned my fastest lap of 1:10:986. So I was happy to not only get my first podium on the 600 but I hit my goal of taking three seconds of my best time. The next two races was the 600 class. I matched both classes with two more third place finishes. The last race of the day was the 1000 class.I felt like if I could get a good start I could hang up front with the leaders. I started from the third row and pulled a good start and was running in second place. When I got to the back straight I got passed and tried to hang on in third place but I hit a false neutral going into turn 12 and went through the grass,but saved it.I pulled into the pits to make sure everything was ok and went back out but had to settle for 6th place.I would like to thank Apex Manufacturing, Sportbike Track Time, Sportbike Tire Service, Michelin Tires,RNA Pro and Moto Series.