Date: Aug 9th
Classes raced and results
600 Supersport - 2nd
LW Superbike - 1st
600 Superbike - 2nd
MW GP Twins - 1st
My luck seems to have run out
as I missed my ferry home by five cars. A small price to pay
for living on Vancouver Island. Good thing the weekend went
much better than my trip home.
Again thank you to those that made this weekend
successful - Dan, Dale & the team, the Gua's for their
hospitality, and special thanks to Tom Young and Pirelli for
giving me the tools to do my job this weekend.
I pushed hard off the line and managed to get into third going
into turn two. From here it became an all out war between
Mike Sullivan and I for second place as Eli had gapped us
by a few seconds. Racing with Mike was, as usual, an absolute
pleasure. He won't give me an inch but I know that if we go
into a corner together we'll both make it out. When you trust
the guy you're racing with you can push each other hard, and
we did. The champ put several good passes on me but I was
lucky enough to hold him off to the line. Again, a great race.
I was determined to put a dent in Eli's armour in this one.
I can't take anything away from him as he was riding exceptionally
well, but that doesn't mean I don't want to beat him on the
racetrack. Alas, I wasn't able to beat him but I was able
to make more of a race of it. I managed to keep the lap times
within half a second during the entire race so it was much
closer than the day earlier
but not close enough. Again,
Mike and I battled for second and I got lucky through traffic
to hold him off.
MW GP twins
With my mind fresh from the 600 race, the time on the SV was
quite enjoyable. The times came relatively easily with almost
all of them in the 1:31.6 range. I feel the bike has a 1:30
in it if I were able to put a decent lap together. With the
SV running so well, I managed to get away with another win.
I did alright off the line and put my head down for the first
few laps, but the times I had achieved earlier weren't coming
as easily. In fact, it took me almost four laps to get into
the 31`s so I wasn't feeling as confident on the bike as I
had earlier. Luckily the bike carried me through my inability
and the victory.
Stay tuned. Next race in two weeks in Portland
for the OMRRA finale double header weekend.