Re: TB's Race Results: Gateway 6/15
Luckily we had some decent sessions for the trackday last Friday so I could at least figure out where the track went. *The first two laps around I didn't even see where the 'chicane' that takes you onto the banking was and ending up taking a few trips through the hot pit! *LOL *I wasn't too excited about running this track in the first place; something about concrete walls that just doesn't appeal to me. *
My first race was Supertwins. *My start wasn't spectacular, but not too horrible. *Someone threw a chain right before turn one, so that was something else to worry about for a few laps. *I settled in and ran comfortably but really should have been faster. *My buddy was running in third and I kept him in sight but really wasn't gaining. *Unfortunately he lowsided (unhurt) toward the end of the race. *I ended up with another 5th place. *Got wood, but wasn't really happy with the way I ran. *
The next race was HW Supersport. *This was run in two waves, with the Experts taking off first. *Got another mediocre start but was running better. *In fact, I was running a full two seconds per lap faster than I was in the Supertwins race. *The racing gods dealt me a blow toward the end of the race when I came into turn one and the bike lost revs and died. *It did the same thing at the trackday Friday. *I got a couple downshifts and was starting into the turn when it acted like it had run out of gas and just quit and wouldn't restart. *It would crank but not fire. *I pushed it back to the pits and it fired right up. *It must be something with the fuel pump. *Guess I'll check the fuel filter too. Frustrating since I was running well! *Guess I have my evenings planned this week.
Is a paradigm worth 20 cents?