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WMRRA Round 7


Series: WMRRA
Date: August 29-30

Classes raced and results
600 Supersport -
LW Superbike
- 1st
600 Superbike - 2nd
650 GP Twins - 1st


Another GREAT weekend of racing! One that's seen me push myself to new levels yet again. I need to thank the entire team, specifically Dale and Brian's Brother (Kevin) for their efforts. Also, I need to thank Tom Young and Pirelli for stepping up with their latest amazing tires. And last, but not least, I want to thank my competitors, in particular, Mike Sullivan and Eli Edwards. Without these two characters working me (like a rented mule I might add) I really wouldn't know just how hard we can push and what we are ultimately capable of. So thanks guys!

Practice was actually fun for me as I got the opportunity to play in wet conditions on our 600. If you know me, you know I love riding in the rain and have actually missed not getting the chance so far this season. Not that I don't like favourable weather mind you, I just enjoy riding in full wet conditions on our Pirelli tires.

Race 1 - 600 Supersport
I launched hard off the line and did well to get into second place going into turn two. With as solid drive out of turn two I managed to nip into the lead going into turn three. I lead for the first few laps of the race until Eli got by me going into turn nine. From here it became an absolute scrap as we chipped away at one another. Ultimately I hung with him but he was able to take the win. - A really good race.

Race 2 - Lightweight Superbike
I did well and managed to slot the SV into second going into turn one. With a lucky but aggressive pass I managed to get the lead going into turn two. I really pushed on the first three laps managing to string the corners together well. With the new tires and good conditions I was able to top my best time on the SV netting a 1:31.1. I know there is more left in the tank, perhaps 1:30 given the right circumstances.

Race 3 -600 Superbike
I knew this was going to be a barn burner of a race. I did well off the line and took the lead going into turn two. I led for the first part of the race until Eli drafted by me going into turn one. From here it became an absolute scrap as pushed ourselves. In the fight for the win I managed to get into the 1:25's with my best being a 1:25.8. My best time around Seattle on the 600. Regrettably, I wasn't able to keep the race honest and in the last few laps dropped back a few seconds to Eli. No excuses, I just didn't make it happen. Nonetheless it was a great race.

Race 4 - 650 GP Twins
I got a blinding start and with some clear track in front of me decided to push hard for the first few laps to see where we could end up. I was honestly looking to put the SV into the 1:30's. On the third lap of the race things were looking good. I had managed to get into the first eight corners at the maximum with excellent drives off the turns using the brand new rear tire to the fullest. Then, in turn nine, I pushed just a little too hard and tucked the front just before mid corner. Somehow (ready very lucky) I managed save the slide with my left knee and kept the bike from crashing. At that point I decided it was in my best interest to calm down and focus on bringing the bike home in one piece. With the small gap we had opened up I managed to bring it home.

From here I have most of September off from racing. Not to say I'll be off bikes much though as I'm going to the interior with my long time friend Scott Collins to visit another long time friend Steve Whiting to ride through the interior together. It's been a long time since I went on a trip with my mates so I'm really looking forward to it.

Next race in October for the WMRRA finale - Stay tuned I'll be in top shape and ready to battle it out!!