In 2006, I bought my first motorcycle, a CBR 600RR which I rode on the street for a few years. I sold this bike when I got orders to Japan where I rode/ tracked a Honda supermoto. I learned so much from this 250cc motorcycle and in 2011 when I returned to the USA, I attended a track day event with NESBA. I was hooked that day, but knew I wanted more...I wanted to race. The next spring I immediately took a race school and attended my first race day with WERA in June 2012. Later that summer after a bad crash, breaking both wrists, a thumb, 2 metacarpals, and my arm, I attended STAR School and finished the season at Pittsburgh International Race complex and Summit Point Raceway with WERA.
In 2013 I was able to qualify for a Kawasaki Racer rebate on a new ZX6R 636 and finished the 2013 season 3rd place overall in the B-Superstock and C-Superstock classes. I was advanced to Expert status at the conclusion of the 2013 season. I continue to learn every time I am on the track and pass this knowledge on to new riders and racers who show interest in progressing in this amazing sport. 2014 has been a tough season so far, but having the privilege to race with several AMA Pro riders has been humbling at best. With a strong off season training regime planned, we look forward to the 2015 race season.
2013 was all about getting familiar with a new 2013 Kawasaki ZX6R after qualifying as 1 of 50 racers to receive a substantial race discount from Kawasaki Motor Corporation.
-Advancement from Amateur to Expert status for 2014
2013 WERA MOTORCYCLE ROADRACING HIGHLIGHTS:
-3rd Place Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region B SuperStock Novice
-3rd Place Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region C Superstock Novice
-4th Place Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region C SuperBike Novice
-1st Place Summit Point Raceway C-Superstock race
2014 has been all about advancing my racing skills in a smart fashion. Despite some tough finishes, lap times continue to get faster. Setup and a tire manufacturer change set us back in Mid-Ohio, but back on Dunlops, the rest of the 2014 season looks promising.
As a new Expert racer, I intend to get more seat time, advance my riding skills with more competitive riders and have fun.