Team Spawn Race Report
Keeping the 5 P's in mind, I had got the YSR50 back together after a new
Calamari rebuild, and the motor broken in two weeks ago, back to a Yamaha
2nd-over piston as the Wiesco hex bit me last year, o well. Maybe this
will be the year my 50 doesn't break or blow up, we'll see..
Got to the track Saturday just as they were opening up, and started the
day with a looong session on the YSR as there weren't any karts in the
queue yet, and felt really good, the bike ran great!
Next session I took out the MH and continued to adjust to the major
difference in riding style required - even with 2/3 of the radiator taped
it took several laps to warm up to temperature, and the tires never really
got up to temp all day, despite some vigouous practice. Everything ran
fine and I'm getting the hang of it more and more each session!
I took it out again the next two sessions, but was disappointed Ron wasn't
able to get his MH going, and no other Formula 80 pilots there. The last
session on the MH I was alone on the track the whole time!
For my last session of the day I took the YSR back out and had a good dice
with Ron on his XR with its spiffy new rims, easily the funnest ride of the day!
Sunday was pissing rain, but I'd spent (too much) time the nite before
convincing myself to enter anyway, skip the qualifying and heats if
necessary and run the YSR in both classes in the main if it was still
raining, but when I got to the track the others had cancelled out, so
I turned around and made it home in time to watch Daytona on the tube!
I can't say I was disappointed as I hate the rain, but it would have
been nice if more people had showed!
Two Aussie ? guys on Triumph Daytonas showed up to spectate on Saturday
and surmised my identity from my number plates (H23), but I forget their
names. Thanks for coming!
Next race is two weeks away, be there!
Entrance to Turn 2
Photos by Keith Underdahl using my crappy camera - thanks Keith!
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