ENDURING THE CHAOS
This weekend we were down in Bloomingdale, Georgia at Roebling Road Raceway for the N2/WERA Motorcycle Endurance Races. All weekend the mornings and evenings were cool but the days were warm and sunny. It was wonderful! Blake didn’t have school Friday so; we could do Friday’s practice guilt free! Of course, I have an idea I would have been the only one feeling guilty.
Pretty much Friday was about getting the 3 motorcycles Blake would be racing set up for the weekend. The Yamaha R3 and the Robem Engineering/Lucas Oil sponsored, Suzuki 650 were the motorcycles for the endurance races. Then, he’d use the Yamaha R6 and R3 for WERA’s sprint races.
N2/WERA 2-HR MOTORCYCLE ENDURANCE RACE
Fifty teams, yes 5-0, gridded up for the endurance races this weekend! It was a lot of fun; there was so much busy-ness and excitement amongst the riders and crew beforehand and during the races.
Jack Roach, who races the Westby motorcycle in MotoAmerica’s Sportbike Track Gear Junior Cup, was Blake’s teammate in the 2-hour endurance race on the Yamaha R3. The practice for the endurance races is also the qualifying session; Blake and Jack qualified first.
Starting P1, Jack got the boys off to a great start. At about the 30-minute mark he was battling for first, when he came in for a mechanical issue. After checking things out, the team felt good about sending Jack back out on the motorcycle. Unfortunately, that put the team a lap down and in 5th place. He was able to gain a position before handing the motorcycle off to Blake, 30 minutes later.Read more “RRR – N2/WERA Endurance Race – May 2021”