Off to beautiful sunny Road America
This weekend we headed off to beautiful, sunny Road America. Friday practice was awesome. We were running good lap times. The bikes were running great and the track was awesome.
Saturday started off with practice in the morning. We were working on shaving off time lap after lap. Practice ended and I felt good. The first race of the weekend for me was the CCS 125 GP. I got an ok start and was running 3rd. I started to real second in but ran out of time. I was happy with third. Saturday afternoon we went into qualifying. They changed the schedule to combine moto3 and 250GP so I had 3) 12 minute sections back to back to back. In 12 minutes we were only going to get about 4 laps. There were some red flags in the sections that held us up. I did not qualify very well. I am the type of rider that needs a good lap to get in my groove. Basically I ride better when I am having fun. So that is what I was going to do on race day.
Sunday started off with one section of practice. I rode practice #3 and #4. In the first section I rode the RS 125. On the 4th lap the bike locked up. The piston had cracked from the wrist pin up over the top. My dad said it was his fault. He just tried to run it too long. I rode the Moriwaki MD 250H in the next practice. It went great. I would have to run the Moriwaki in all the classes today. The first race of Sunday was the CCS 125GP race. I got a great start and got the holeshot. I ran up front for the first lap. From there it was pass after pass. In the final corner the other rider got a better drive and I ended up second. Next up was the USGPRU 125GP I was gridded in the back. I got a great start and passed about 6 riders. I was running about 6th or 7th and the chain broke. I found myself on the crash truck again getting a ride back to the pit. My dad put a new chain on and I prepped for the next race. Moto 3 was the next race. I got a ok start. Road a little tight and ended up 5th. The last race of the weekend for me was the MD 250H race. I just went out road loose and had fun. I ended the day with a 4th in that class.
The weekend went great. We had some problems with the bikes, but overall an awesome weekend. My Grandma and Grandpa De Keyrel were there. My Aunt Paula and my cusins. Bleakley’s from church came to watch all weekend. I was a lot of FUN.