Thursday, July 20, 2017

MotoAmerica at Sonoma

The original plan for 2017 was to race all three Moto America rounds in the western United States.  After my injury at Round 6 of the AFM last year, that plan was canceled.

My progress has been better than I expected, so I am taking the opportunity to run the final western Moto America round at Sonoma Raceway.  This race round is on the weekend of August 11, 2017.

This round is going to be especially challenging as I will not only be running a 600 Superstock bike with Moto America, but I will also be racing in the Formula IV race with the American Federation of Motorcycles at the same event.

While this is a great opportunity for me, it is also an opportunity for a few companies in our development community.

AFM Round 4: Thunderhill: Back with a Heat Stroke

The 4th round of AFM was back at Thunderhill on July 15th and 16th.  Round 4 was unusual as AFM has been avoiding racing in July and August both due to vacation time and because of the potential for an extremely hot race weekend.

About the heat, this weekend did not disappoint with the temperature peaking over 110F ambient and track temperatures recorded over 155F.