I know it's been awhile since my last post and for that I apologize. I have since been promoted from moderator to admin on another motorcycle specific forum I frequent and it has kept me busy. I have since sold my Aprilia Tuono and bought a 2005 Suzuki SV650S that will be raced in WERA 2008 Mid-Atlantic National Challenge series.
I will be racing as a provincial novice for my first two race weekends in order to earn my novice license. There are eight scheduled race weekends in the Mid-Atlantic region. We will be racing at the following tracks:
3/21-23 Virginia International Raceway, Alton, VA-rs,
4/19-20 Summit Point Raceway, Summit Point, WV-rs,
5/3-4 Nelson Ledges Road Course, Garrettsville, OH-rs,
6/7-8 Summit Point Raceway, Summit Point, WV-rs,
7/19-20 Carolina Motorsports Park, Kershaw, SC-rs,
8/2-3 Virginia International Raceway, Alton, VA-rs,
8/30-31 BeaveRun Motorsports Park, Wampum, PA-rs,
9/20-21 Summit Point Raceway, Summit Point, WV-rs,
9/27-28 Nelson Ledges Road Course, Garrettsville, OH-rs,
My weapon of choice for my first racing season is the Suzuki SV650 simply for it's wide application to track conditions. It is very light, carries great cornerspeed and I can race it in multiple classes on the same weekend. Here is a shot before she went under the knife yesterday and lost 26 pounds.
A pic of the goodies that will make her race ready:
I'll have to get a pic of her current state. It's quite funny as she is missing front forks, rear shock and bodywork. The suspension is off to a shop getting new springs for my weight and tuned for my riding style. Ohlins baby!