In 2006 I bought a Honda CBR 600RR as my first motorcycle. I rode this bike on the street for a two years, but sold this bike when I got orders to Japan. Overseas I rode and tracked a Honda supermoto and learned a great deal from this small 250cc motorcycle. In 2011 when I returned to the US, I attended a track day event with NESBA. I was hooked that day at the track, 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 Kawasaki's "race 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 was a tough season, but I learned a great deal having the privilege to race with several AMA Pro riders. In 2015 I will race as an Expert again with WERA. Additionally, I will be riding as a Control Rider with N2 Trackdays, giving me an opportunity to pass on my knowledge to new riders and racers.
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 was all about advancing my racing skills in a smart fashion. Despite some tough finishes, lap times continued to get faster. I had the opportunity to attend Yamaha Champions Riding School in 2014 and hope to continue to have an opportunity to work with Nick and his team in the future.
2015 is very promising with a few tweaks to the 2013 Kawasaki ZX6R. I will also explore the challenges of riding a Yamaha R1 in the 1000cc race classes.
As a new Expert racer, I intend to get more seat time, advance my riding skills with more competitive riders and have fun.