Racing in the Rain
This weekend’s races were at Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, Georgia. The forecast called for rain all weekend. But, with two motorcycles, that didn’t bother the pilot (Blake) or the mechanic (Mike). They have Blake’s old motorcycle (2015 Yamaha R3) set up with rain tires already on it so they don’t have to sweat quick tire changes when the rain comes. Now, Blake just jumps from one motorcycle to the other. Another blessing of receiving the sponsorship of the Track Day Winner 2016 Yamaha R3!
It wasn’t raining when Blake went out for his first practice on Saturday but the track was a little damp. Even though Mike has been trying to get Blake to be fast early in the day he told Blake not to push it too much; there was no need. His lap times were in the 1:22’s which wasn’t too bad. The last time he was at Roebling racing his best lap time was 1:22:7.
However, Blake was losing his front end (it kept slipping out) whenever he would get on the gas. So, Mike made some adjustments, adding pre-load to the rear. Read more “WERA @ Roebling 5/19-5/20”