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Jan 21, 2015

Show Us Your Rides, Part 34: Drew Blahnick

Drew Blahnick (75) leading a CCS Amateur race at Jennings GP during the 2014 season. Photo by Lisa Theobald.

This off-season we're running a series showing your motorcycles. Not just your road racing bikes, but your streetbikes, motocross bikes, dirt bikes, pit bikes, mini bikes, trials bikes, land-speed bikes, drag bikes, speedway bikes, whatever you've got. If you have more than one bike, send photos of them all--alone or with you! Send in-focus bike photos (as jpeg files) along with the make, model and year of each bike and your name, city and state, plus the name of the photographer, to letters@roadracingworld.com. By sending us the photos, you are certifying that you own the rights to the photos and are giving us permission to feature them on roadracingworld.com. They may be posted on roadracingworld.com during slow news days.

Seen here in our 34th installment is a photo sent in by CCS racer Drew Blahnick, age 48, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, who writes, "In a total bid to promote older racers staying fit and on the grid until we simply can't climb on a racebike...I would like to submit our team for your 'Show Us Your Rides' feature. After moving off the street to dedicate ourselves full-time to racing a few years ago, this last year (2014) we finished our CCS season winning the Middleweight Formula 40 National Championship at Daytona. My team name is 'Double D's Racing' and stands for myself, Drew, and my fiancé Deb, who is truly my greatest sponsor in this sport.

"This win capped off a great season that had us place 1st in MW Formula 40 in both the Florida and Southeast regions, along with 1st in Heavy Weight Superbike (SE) and 2nd in the highly competitive GTU class in CCS Florida. We would like to thank all the instructors and coaches out there that gave of their time and knowledge--we were listening!

"By day I fly Boeing 777 jets for American Airlines and dream about road racing--but never at the same time. Love your mag, it's always with me traveling around the world."

In the Bio section of his rider profile on roadracingworld.com, Blahnick posted, "CCS Expert Racer and professional airline pilot. Finished 2014 1st Place at Daytona Race Of Champions CCS National Finals in Formula 40 Middle Weight. Regional Championships: CCS-Florida 1st Place Formula 40 Middle Weight, 2nd Place GTU, 3rd Place Heavy Weight Super-Bike. CC-Southeast Regional Titles 1st Place Formula 40 Middle Weight, 1st Place Heavy Weight Super-Bike."

In the Style section of his rider profile on roadracingworld.com, Blahnick posted that he is a "Technical racer with aggressive will to win. Friendly and promotes good will among the paddock."

Blahnick has been bumped up to Expert for 2015 and races both a Yamaha YZF-R6 and a Suzuki SV650.

Check out Drew Blahnick's rider profile on roadracingworld.com here:

http://www.roadracingworld.com/members/drewccs75/

Create your own rider profile, here:

http://www.roadracingworld.com/signup/

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