R.A.C.E to win!

A great way to end the season at RACE Superseries! Due to the Round 1 cancellation, inconsistency in rider turnout, and Burns Racing consistently breaking all of their bikes I found myself second in points after winning the Lost Era Lightweight race at Round 4. With Alan Burns only 3 points ahead and Colin Duncan one point behind coming into the weekend it was anyone’s game for the championship! It was only my second time ever riding at Shannonville and my first time running the Pro Track configuration. I really enjoyed the pro layout and found it a lot easier to push myself and use more of the track compared to the long track configuration. D ue to the cancellation of racing at Round 1, there was a makeup race at the final round so it was a double round for many classes. Burns Racing once again succeeded in throwing in the towel on both of their machine’s before the racing even got going. Determined to give us a run for our money Alan Burns managed to grease some palms and borrow an SV650 off of David Walker. A mediocre start in the heat race put me third into turn one but I quickly got by Burns before the hairpin and set my sights on reeling in Colin. I made the pass into T2 around half way and set sail figuring I would get to the flag unchallenged. To my surprise Colin came flying past on the back straight on the last lap just as we caught a lapper so I rolled out of it and followed him in...

Lets go R.A.C.Eing!

I’d like to give a BIG thank you to both the Burns Racing and 3 Walker Racing families for inviting us out to RACE. Their mentoring, and hospitality over the entire weekend was amazing and made for a great first Shannonville racing experience! Having never turned a wheel at Shannonville before, this weekend was definitely an uphill battle from the outset. The track is very different to anything I have ever ridden and has a steep learning curve to get it right. I have to thank Giancarlo De Luca, Viv Ian, and Dylan Black for giving me a tow in Friday practice to help me getting up to speed. I lost a few sessions due to a faulty hose clamp but felt pretty comfortable with the track by the end of Friday. Saturday didn’t start great for me as I had a minor headache in the morning that progressively got worse and worse by the time the heat races were up. Not being used to the start procedure I was totally asleep on the light and Colin Duncan sprinted out to an early lead in the Lost Era heat. As he darted off my race brain kicked in and I immediately turned my fastest lap of the weekend to catch and pass him for the lead into Allen’s corner. I put my head down and concentrated on hitting my marks and brought home the heat race win. Pulling into the pits to grab some water and head right back out for timed qualifying for Am600 my head was absolutely pounding. At that point all I wanted was to set...