Blake was invited to compete in WERA‘s 2016 Grand National Finals at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Invitations are given based on criteria met throughout the race season. It’s designed to determine the best of the best in the country.
Thursday and Friday were National Final practice days for Blake. He was only able to practice on his Honda RS125 although he planned on racing his Honda Grom and Honda RS85 as well. For the Grand National Finals he entered the Grom Class, Mini Class, and the Formula 2 and Formula 3 classes for both Saturday and Sunday.
Blake Davis Racing
Frostbite Series Round #1
@ Herrin Compound
Blake Davis #122 heads to the Herrin Compound in Dublin, GA for 2016 Frostbite Series Round #1 for SuperMoto & MiniMoto Motorcycle RacingBlake and Mike took a couple of friends down to Dublin, Georgia this weekend to see what the Herrin Compound & the Frostbite Series is all about. Gary rode his motorcycle and Charlie cheered them all on. They woke up at the track Saturday morning to a little rain. Which just made it an easy going morning. As they were getting ready the skies cleared and they practiced in pretty nice weather. One of the things that makes the Herrin Compound a great place to ride your motorcycle is the hospitality of the Herrin family. Josh Herrin is the 2016 MotoAmerica 1000 Superstock Champion!!! So his mom, lovingly known as “Mama Herrin”, threw a celebration party welcoming everyone at the track Saturday night. It was fun celebrating Josh’s Championship.
Sunday, was the opening round of the Frostbite Series. This year there is more excitement buzzing because there is money to be won! Points will be recorded each motorcycle race and the points winners at the end of the series will be getting paid! Blake has started the series pretty well; he brought home 7 podium finishes!
Blake definitely needs to continue working on his starts. So when he got the hole shot in the Grom class it was a big deal. Kayla Yaakov was right on him the whole race. Blake’s fastest lap time was 43.0 which, is pretty fast on a Grom, he finished in first place.
Youth Gone Wild was a team of kids that Team Captain, Mike Davis, had assembled. The team descended onto the Grange Motor Circuit track to participate in United Mini Racing Association’s (UMRA) Second Annual 24-hour Endurance Race. Mike Davis had a goal to assemble a team of young talent as “underdogs” to win the Grom Class Race.
The team roster included Mike’s own son, Blake Davis (10 years old) the father/son team are from Virginia, Rossi Moor (9 years old) from Oregon, Kevin Nolde (12 years old)from Louisiana, and Kayla Yakoov (9 years old) from Pennsylvania. These kids have many accolades and achievements in the mini-road race scene. So, together as a team working towards the same goal, Mike knew that they would be a force to be reckoned with.
Blake and his dad, Mike, traveled down south to Dublin, Georgia. Blake was to race at the Herrin Compound’s Scorcher Series Round #5, the final series.
Due to some logistical issues Blake had to leave his KTM 65 at the Herrin Compound after Round #4. So, Saturday morning when Blake and Mike got to the track they had to change the oil in the bike and put new tires on. The tires on the 65 are 12” so changing those with tire spoons is not an easy task. But, they got them on and Blake spent the day practicing both on his KTM 65 and Honda Grom. Blake was surprised at how different his 65 felt with the new tires they were trying. After riding all weekend, he decided he would like to stick with the Mitas tires he usually ran.
Sunday was hot and humid, low to mid 90’s. The Georgia sun is not too forgiving. But, Blake wasn’t deterred and entered 3 classes: the F3 class on his Grom and the Middleweight SuperStock and SuperMoto classes on his KTM 65. Read more “Scorcher Series Round #5”