Well INTERESTING weekend at Blackhawk.
Sat. Relatively mild during practice. Bike was doing weird things in 4 for some odd reason. Tire sliding a bit and wobbly in feeling. Got out of the leathers since my race was teh last one of the day. Races went well until the amateur GTU class went out. A racer forgot to tighten his oil filter and clamp and sprayed oil in 3a (bus stop area) about 25' long and 6' wide at spots. He went down and a smoke cloud developed so thick you were riding blind through it. A few bikes went down. They red flagged and called the race. The cleaned the track, so they thought. The next race a guy binned it on teh hot lap which we (I was in the turn 4 stand talking with a worker since I wasnt working this weekend) and we assumed he over did it. Well lap 3 a guy went down in the same place and lap 5 another went down. Red flagged it again. This time the race director was in 3a during the whole incedents. So we had an inpromtu riders meeting where they coned the corner off and made it a no passing zone for the rest of the day. The very next race some dufus rode through the center of the track (where the oil problem was) and dumped his bike in the center of the track. Well the one cornerworker with the radio basically FUBARED this since he didnt asked for the race to be stopped for the bike until teh guys in 4 apparently called for a race stoppage (directors radio died). Race was stopped and then we had another riders meeting after it where they decided to call teh races for the day and finish them the next day (only 4 left). We had 35 people out at the corner with brooms, 55gal drums of water and simple green scrubbing the track for an hour and a half. Worked good.
Sun. Nervous going through 3a the first few laps of practice, but held nicely. 1 practice session today due to adding yesterdays races to today. The 4 remaining races were cut down to 6 laps (instead of 8). Got a 9th in heavyweight sportsman. In teh heavyweight supersport (running it only to race Kimmy
) I caught Kim right after turn 1 on teh start and tried to pass her in the carousel, but she turned in and I had to back off a bit so we would crash (which would had been an amusing post here if we did.
). I kept her other wise in my sights until I clipped the curbing inside of turn 4. Felt like the bike jumped sideways 1ft . Kinda messed the next few corners up a bit for me until I got back in it. Finished 29th since I was tired and basically hot. No real crashes until the last race. A guy dove under a guy in 4, clipped him causing the guy to stand teh bike up and he went full bore into the tire wall. They med-flighted him out. He was concious and talking but they felt he should still go for precautionary reasons.
Kim was doing good out there UNTIL the last race. Dropped it again. NO WAY she can blame me this time, I was NOT IN THAT CORNER!!
As for Dano, can we say FLYING?
Loudes, make a post-it note to bring your boots next year.
Champ, Loopie, cant place the name on the R6 in the SBN shirt and gualopoke (or however you spell it.
) showed up to watch.
BTW whatever they say about this weekend is a LIE!!!!