final two rounds of the WMRC series were wrapped into a double
header weekend. Going in we had a shot at both championships
we were contending, Pro Superbike and Pro 600 Supersport. It
was going to be close, hard racing, but we were ready and motivated
As there were over eight races during the weekend, I won't
take you through each one individually, but rather an overview
of each day's events.
Notes on Day 1 races
All through the warm-up sessions I was feeling fantastic.
The bike was working perfectly with the Pirelli's and EBC
brakes making stopping and turning the bike seem effortless.
The only hindrance to my seemingly perfect morning was that
my usual crew for the weekend had jammed out, leaving me without
my usual entourage. It was here, once again, that I appreciated
just how much effort goes into getting these bikes ready to
go out on the track. I have been so spoiled over the last
few years with guys like Dan, Sparky and others working over
their "pre-Madonna" racer that I actually lose perspective.
I know I have said it before, but thanks to these guys can't
be said often enough. They make the results happen, not me.
I'm just a miniscule part of the equation.
The first race went well as we were on the pace and I knew
a good start would have us in the hunt for win in the next
race. During the next race something happened to me mentally
that I can't really explain. I just couldn't seem to get focused
enough to put together solid laps. My lap timer said it all
as I was 3 to 4 tenths off what I usually run during a race.
I struggled to push through this barrier but it only resulted
in me making mistakes. By the end of the day I was determined
to resolve the issue with a good meal and solid sleep.
Notes on Day 2 races
With both a good meal and sleep under my belt I was feeling
really good going into the last day. Practice went very well
and I turned some very competitive times leaving me feeing
confident for the races. The first Superbike race was one
my favorites of the weekend, in fact the whole series. Although
I didn't win this one, it was one heck of a battle between
Steve Dick and I. We traded positions at least 3 times while
running nose to tail the entire distance. In the end Steve
got the better of me squeaking out the victory by less than
In the end we finished 2nd overall in the championship, with
a podium in every race we finished, just a scant two points
behind Steve. We have had several good battles in this series
this season, and I feel honored to be racing with someone
like him. Not only is Steve a phenomenal rider, but he is
genuinely a good guy and a good sport, something not all riders
realize is part of the package that truly makes someone a
Again none of this would have been possible without the support
of the sponsors you see to the right. A special thanks to
Phil & Cindy at CLS West for their incredible support
and belief in me. I can only hope that at the end of the day
I have given it 100% and represented my sponsors in the most
professional manner possible. Thank you to all of them.
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Podium (I dragged Jim from Clearbrook Motorsports up)
Scotty, Alan Schmidt (Wicked fast BC Racer), Me