Frostbite Series – Round #6

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.

motorcycleSaturday Practice motorcycle

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”

WERA @ Roebling Road Raceway 2017

Blake was on Spring Break this week. He rode his dirt bike and bicycle a whole lot. Once Mike got off work in the evenings he would work on motorcycle stuff to get ready for this weekends’ race at Roebling Road Raceway.

Friday’s Practice

We got to the race track Friday morning, unpacked, registered, and put the warmers on the tires. After lunch Blake went out and practiced on his Honda RS125Roebling Road Raceway is a 2.02 mile road course with 9 turns. Blake said he liked the layout of the track because he could go fast on his motorcycle most of the track. After practice on Saturday Mike and Blake discussed changing Blake’s sprocket to get more drive out of the turns.  But, Blake wasn’t too sure that was the right thing to do.

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