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AM 820 Rada Races Part 2

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    AM 820 Rada Races Part 2

    2012 Lrrs Round 2
    LW AM 820
    Rada races Part 2

    I came into the weekend looking to see how things were going to work out as an Am for the first time.

    Saturday practice went pretty well. I rolled off some 23s warming up.

    Saturday I only ran one race. Race 8 AM LW GP. Since I have no point I was gridded in the cheap seats, 4C. I got a half decent start and managed to exit T1 in 4th behind Keith Draghi. I picked off 769 on entry to T3 the set off after Brett Larson (226). He put up quite a fight for the next 4 or 5 laps then I managed to get him in T11. By then Rau 245 was long gone. Finished P2. Best lap 1:21.38 Overall a good race.


    Sunday practice was pretty decent. I spun up a 1:20.6 (new PB) in the second session. I was thrilled to come into the garage and see my name second on the scoring tower to Mullin. 


    Race 3 was AM LW SS. Again I started in back 3A. Right behind my bud 769 Mr. Draghi. When the green flag flew I got over anxious and wheelied 2 or 3 times and dropped into T1 mid pack. I managed to wheel my way up through the pack until I got to Bill Coolahan. From there it was on. Bill and I had an epic battle for the rest of the race with him coming out on top. I scored a third to Billís second. What an exciting race. Best lap was a 1:21.8.

    Race 6 Am F40 Lights: Just 4 of us on the grid but they sent us out with the big bikes. KB beat me to T1. I passed him on the opening lap then made my way through all but one of the Am F40 big bikes. Best lap 1:20.9.

    Cliffs: 2nd, 3RD , 1st. New PB 1:20.6.

    This was a fantastic first AM weekend. I didnít get the starts I wanted but I raced well and got 3 podiums. My sweet wife Wendy and Boose were there to cheer me on along with all my other Garage 2 buds. I want to thank Emma (Boose) for all her hard work in the pits and Wendy for all she does to help me get to a race and have everything that I need. I could not do this without these two fabulous ladies.
    Also thanks to my garage mates Cool Dave, Jetta Jay and MadMonkey Lou for just being cool ass buds. I also want to thank the ECK and RSP guys for the positive mentoring that they openly give.

    See you cats at the Classic.
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    Re: AM 820 Rada Races Part 2

    Congrats! Sounds like a great weekend.

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    Re: AM 820 Rada Races Part 2

    You're a phenom! It was great watching you tear it up...no ramp-up weekend for you, kicking ass in AM right away.

    Congrats!

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    Re: AM 820 Rada Races Part 2

    So much good stuff going on this past weekend its tough to remember it all, nice to read through it again! I'm just glad to be apart of it.

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    Great racing with you...honestly I didn't realize how close you were that whole race, I thought you were back a ways. You were clearly faster in numerous sections of the track and you capitalized and made it happen. Great job, just don't let it happen again! ;-)

    Man some of my lines sucked!!!

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    Re: AM 820 Rada Races Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by darkduc7 View Post
    Man some of my lines sucked!!!
    Glad you got a chance to see em.

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    Re: AM 820 Rada Races Part 2

    Is it just me or do the new guys just keep getting faster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Is it just me or do the new guys just keep getting faster?
    There was a middleweight novice running 1:19's last round.

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    ROTY for sure...just learn to shift without your clutch already :-p

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