Wednesday, 14 April 2010
FIRST SHORTTRACK RACE OF YEAR -KINGS LYNNE.
What a fab race meeting that was ! All the Scooter farm boys made the Final (except Jason of course - rekon he does it on purpose!) with Jon and Gary doing great and me n Dave battling it out till the end (dave getting me up the inside at the end , oh-er missus).
I wanna say right now I HAD A SECOND PLACE !!!!! one better than my previous best on the old girl (1977 vintage) and if i'da got traction orf the line maybe Stevie Coles would'nt have slipped thru into turn one ...... Nah - he'd a got me anyway . That boy flies , although i managed to hang onto him till the flag , he was always a bike length ahead . Nice to see his wife in the pits chattin to sideburn girl . Spotted Gary's wife to0 and the Lovely Louise , thanks for coming girls !
Had Paul Baleta in the shop before the weekend trying on some tanks/seats on his new thunderbike a KTM Duke and he was at the track giving it the beans everywhere , you should take a look at his Speed Therapy Blog , makes good reading , other bloggers present were Anthony Brown (DBA blog ) and of Course Gary Inman (Sideburn as if u did'nt know ) all these blogs are on my favorites here !
Another anomaly at this meeting were all the new leathers , my own were based on Triumph's own Gene Romero Jacket and Matching Arai lid with Metro racing suede gloves (very 70's beige!) then Jason had a lovely quality new skoota farm set , which he promptly covered up with a cow suit ! (see pics) that guy cracks me up ! Anthony Brown also sported a new set , finally escaping from his pizza/puke kevlar set , which i believe he's gonna make Geoff wear at his first race , our next round the BMF show !
Oh yea , other people were there racing and i believe it was the biggest turn out ever ! Thanks guys for making the effort . But if we're talking effort , well what about the Italians ? it's a fair old treck i'd say from anywhere in Italy to Kings-Lynne without bringing a bike and racing it , but that's what the Zaeta boys did Pauolo and Marco(Belli) bought along the Mk2 bike with the TM engine (much more suitable for a Italian bike than a Honda motor) and had a good go with it , although maybe the Suprmoto spec engine needs a bit of refining as they ran in the top 4 but , had no test time with it ! Great effort guys . Next Jacobo Monti was there to (from Italy)with his creature from the deep ! well modified Honda 450 , but it refused to go from the start and he borrowed a CRF to race from someone else (nice one whoever that was !) imagine coming all that way and have it not start . Bummer .
I tell you all the racing was great and the atmosphere in the pits was fantastic , nice to see some familiar faces appear and say hello (you know who you are ) i always enjoy showing the bike to interested spectators , particularly when i'm going well out there !
So these are a few pics and if you follow the link herehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/redmaxspeedshop/sets/72157623732477527/ - you can see all the pics Rach took and a video too ! i just load the lot onto Flickr warts n all !
Finally many thanks to all involved in the organisation of such a slick meeting cos it's a pleasure - and you make it so . THANKS GUYS n DOLLS .
Oh and i must mention our crazy commentator , cos he always makes me smile and without him it just would'nt be the same watching a race . THANKS MATE .