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Race Weekend 3
June 8, 2009, 3:13 am
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finally a weekend on the track. Saturday was meh. I blew up the gilarderbi yet again, but it will be fine with another new piston. Stupiid jetting made it through 2 practices, but it died number 3. I was all over the place in practice and just couldn’t get a good line going. My bike felt wonderful but I didn’t. I took some practices with magnumX in the pit bike group and actually passed one kid. Super sweet!

Sunday I planned on swapping with my brother on his tomos, but Tom went down hard in qualifying and may have suffered a weak concussion. He’s alright, and his bike ok except a busted fender and sadly a broken spoke on his rear 5 star mag. He gave me permission to ride the bike, so I swapped on my rear wheel and went out in both moped and twist and go.

1st moped heat I stalled off the line and was doing really well and ended up 7th. I was doing about a 44, or just under 43. Twist and go was basically just more track time, so I continued to get comfortable. By other people’s issues, I got 2nd. The 2nd moped race was amazing, fighting past craig on elliot’s moby, then fending off nik of choke on his metra80 tomos. I ended up with a 42.49 lap time, which to my amazement was a hair faster than tommy on his awesome hobbit. The final twist and go was basically just more track time, with jeff, tommy and a fast scooter battling it out. I was pushing as hard as I could and stayed as close as I could and Mr. Scooter dropped it the 2nd to last turn of the last lap, and I pulled past him, earning 3rd place and I guess a podium spot! I dropped another 100th with my best time of the weekend 42.48, faster than all others in the previous 2 events (april and may), so I guess I did pretty well.

Big ups to tom for letting me blast. I had so much fun, man. The racing plus the offroading/jumps on magnumX saturday evening made for an awesome weekend. No more polini cup ’till september, so I need to get some track time in until then.

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Comment by Calvin

I fucked that up. Cuperteen Race Team: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/swedfox/derbifirstgp.jpg

Comment by Calvin

so sweet, i was holding it down for you guys on the live streaming. someone would try to talk shit and i would shut them down. you guys did great and collectively huge gains from the previous races.
Next time I will be at the Track. Maybe doing photo’s and BBq

Comment by obiejuan

thanks dude. We had slightly less issues this weekend, but really just more riders, so we did much better.

Comment by cuperzacko




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