7/7/10

Chuck Skarsaune

FTW Racer Chuck Skarsaune AHRMA #686 at Road America

 Weather held out for the races after a bunch of rain Thursday and Friday.  Mid-pack finishes on the BEARS (British European American Race Series, up to 750cc, disc brakes, fairings, 70's & earlier) bike, which I was happy with considering RA is a horsepower track and I'm down on power to some of the bikes in the class.  Class gridded up 3 Nortons, 3 Triumphs, a BSA, and a BMW - good variety and good competition.

Had a race-long battle on Saturday for 4th place, just off the podium, then had a 4 way battle for 2nd on Sunday.  Great group of guys to race with.  Should have a little more for them this weekend at Grattan, Michigan.  It's a technical track without the monster straightaways of RA, so I should be competitive. The photo with ponytail is from MotoCentral.com, and the others are from my buddy Bob Aitken. One shows that not all vintage racers are money bags - hence my humble pit setup. Sorry so short, leaving for Michigan in a few hours…

Chuck