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Darin Wade
Road Racing
Darin Wade
Age: 28
Oakland, CA
I have raced the past 3 years with the AFM, finishing my first full novice season in 2nd p... more
Rank: Top_Amateur verified
Competition: About Twice Per Month: Since 2010 | Mostly Regional
Recent Class(es): 250 Production Nv, 500 Twins Nv, 250 Superbike Nv, Clubman Novice, E Superstock Novice
Racing: Since 2010 - Just About Every Day
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Background

I was initially a car guy. I loved motorsports, speed, and competition, but not having grown up riding motorcycles it never caught my attention. After having my racecar stolen, I decided it was time to swing a leg over these 'mad machines' and give them a chance.
I was instantly hooked and followed an all too familiar progression of buying overpowered 600cc supersport motorcycles and riding them WAY too fast in the mountain roads of California. Luckily, I survived and found my way to the track, participating in racing schools and obtaining my race license in 2011.
I quickly found it necessary to evaluate my goals and objectives in racing. Riding the 600cc bikes was a blast, but didn't offer the rider feedback and personal racing development that a smaller displacement bike would provide. I decided to swallow my pride and start out in the 250 class. It's safe to say, I am very glad that I did. The racing is unbelievably close, fun and entertains some of the largest grids and most competitive battles in the club!
I can't wait to start my first full season in the 250 Novice classes and I look forward to some great finishes!

Highlights

The last half of the 2011 season was spent simply trying to get up to speed with a lot of the AFM guys. We are one of (if not THE) fastest club racing organizations in the country and very few people show up on day 1 and find themselves competitive. Our novice class consistently finishes at the top of the expert class of other regional clubs... I had a lot of learning to do with regards to the new bike (Kawi Ninja 250), new tracks, as well as settling into a comfort zone with racing in general.
This 2012 season has been a real eye-opener with regard to my potential in the class. Though only being able to compete in the final 3 rounds due to personal reasons, I found myself consistently fighting for podium positions and even leading races.
There is a lot of work left for me to do to ensure that I am competitive from the drop of the first green flag next season, but I have a rigorous cross training program involving road cycling and other off-season physical training that I am very dedicated to so I will be ready.

Goals

Consistency.
1. Keep the bike on two wheels! Guys lose championships due to DNFs and mechanicals all the time. Race within my limits and bring home points every time out.
2. Finish high up in the points and compete for the podium every race!
3. First AFM race win!
4. A Class Championship!

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Events & Results

Series Results
2012 AFM Round 6 @ Sonoma Raceway Nv 250 Superbike 5th
2013 AFM Round 3 250 Superbike Nv 2nd
2013 AFM Round 3 250 Production Nv 2nd
2013 AFM Round 3 500 Twins Nv 2nd
2013 AFM 250 Superbike Nv 3rd
Past Events & Results
09/01/12 AFM Round 6 @ Sonoma Raceway Nv 250 Superbike 5th
06/01/13 AFM Round 3 250 Superbike Nv 2nd
06/01/13 AFM Round 3 250 Production Nv 2nd
06/01/13 AFM Round 3 500 Twins Nv 2nd
05/04/13 AFM 250 Superbike Nv 3rd
05/04/13 AFM 250 Production Nv 2nd
05/04/13 AFM 500 Twins Nv 2nd
03/02/13 AFM Round 1 250 Production Nv 2nd
03/02/13 AFM Round 1 500 Twins Nv 2nd
03/02/13 AFM Round 1 250 Superbike Nv 4th
11/03/12 WERA West Double Header Clubman Novice 3rd
11/03/12 WERA West Double Header E Superstock Novice 3rd
11/03/12 WERA West Double Header D Superstock Novice 3rd
11/03/12 WERA West Double Header Clubman Novice 3rd
11/03/12 WERA West Double Header E Superstock Novice 3rd
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