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Keith Stie
Road Racing
Keith Stie
Age: 51
Santa Rosa, CA
I've been riding dirt since the age of 13 and street since 15.5 when I started teaching th... more
Rank: Amateur
Competition: About Once Per Month: Since 2011
Recent Class(es): None
Racing: Since 2011 - About Once Per Month


Have ridden street and dirt most all my life and I was always impressed with Kenny Roberts, knee down on the asphault. Loved to emulate him on my regular street bikes. In 2010 I went to an AMA race at Sears Point and decided that it was time to finally get a REAL sport bike. So I picked up an '04 Yamaha YZF-R6 and felt that I'd finally found the bike that was ME. I immediately started doing track days and got hooked on the track. I had some friends that raced AFM and started going out to watch and support them. I thought that if I ever got fast enough, maybe... By the end of that season, AFM #65 Jonathan Foreman talked me into getting my license and I started racing in 2011 as #935 novice. Earned my expert plate that year and graduated to #116 (big shoes to fill!) in 2012.


Raced as a novice, #935 in 2011. By the end of that year I'd earned my expert plate and changed to #116. Had a string of crashes between the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012, culminating in a set of broken ribs, then a bruised tail bone, ending in a broken collarbone and shoulder blade. Each time getting right back out and racing. At that point I was done with crashing and decided to keep it upright from that point on. 2012 was rough for me, I think I was suffering from a minor concussion and was off my game, till the last round of the season. I decided that I needed to get some more good races under my belt and joined WERA and did a couple rounds in Vegas with them. I earned a couple 3rd places in the Ed Sorbo invitational race, then in February got a 3rd in Senior Superbike. Discovered that I had some serious setup issues (which probably had something to do with my crashes) and Ricky Corey, or RCR Performance, helped me correct those issues. I look forward to a great AFM and WERA 2013 season with a refreshed bike and continual training and learning!


Finish consistently in the top 10 and pull down a few podiums.

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