Give 'em hell guys!!
We were trailing the 1st place team, Team Life, in our class by 17.7 points going into the WERA GNF at Road Atlanta. We had to win the race or finish 2 places ahead of them to win the championship. The race started off wet and stayed wet the whole time, which was okay with me as I don't mind racing in the rain, as long as we have rain tires. I got a great start and was 4th overall for the first few laps and settled into 7th overall, 1st in class at the end of the first hour. Dan Schmitt and our 3rd rider, Phil Caudill (he owns Moto-Heaven.com, they import Wintex leathers and sell other race stuff) each rode for @ 30 mins, as they were interupted by red flags. I got on the bike with @ 1:20 to go and we were leading Team Life by @ 6 laps and 6 or 7 positions, but we were second in class, down @ 30-40 seconds on 1st place Team outta sight. I was able to pass Team Outta Sight and pull @ 1min 30sec lead on them when I had to pit for a few more gallons of fuel to finish the last 15-20 mins. I came out of the pits still leading them and then a red flag stopped the race with @ 13min to go and the race was declared complete. So we wrapped up our 2nd MWSS Class Championship ( we also won it in 1999) with a much needed win. Now that the season is over, I get to relax and get some work done on the house. Hope to see some of you guys at the races next year, for the best amount of track time per dollar, I highly recommend the Endurance series, you don't even need to have an expert rider on the team.