March 26, 2017
Mike and Blake got away early Friday. On the drive down to the Herrin Compound they talked about Blake’s goal for the motorcycle races would be just to finish them. They were pretty sure Blake was in the lead for points for the 2016-17 Frostbite Series so, there was no need to take any risks. Blake was able to visit with friends and get a good nights sleep at the track.
Saturday was practice day and Blake rode his KTM65 and Honda Grom motorcycles for a bit but wanted to ride the Honda 100 more. He knew Jared Trees was going to be his competition and wanted to be ready for him. At one point during practice he tucked the front, a bracket grabbed his leathers and drug him down the track a bit. Both his helmet and leathers got scuffed but his body did not. Thank goodness for that Shoei helmet and those Taichi leathers! He picked up the bike, had some help from a friend, Heather Szymanik, to get it started and planned on making a couple of laps (his rule whenever he wrecks) before going in to check everything out. Meanwhile Trees came out on the track for some practice laps and Blake ran with him forgetting all about coming in for a break. Read more “Frostbite Series – Round #6”