Sorry it's been so long since I have checked
in. Been busy, but blah blah that is just stupid excuses,
I should of emailed more often.
The race season has been busy but overall good
so far. This year I got some support from factory Yamaha,
and got on the new 2015 R1. I have been racing Suzukis for
years so its a big change for me but I am excited. I have
relationship with the Yamaha guys since I do all the riding
for their commercial shoots for several years now.
Anyways the 2015 R1 is a pretty cool bike.
Completely different than their previous generations. Lots of
trick parts on it, which is a blessing and curse, since the
bike has just been barely released all the teams, including
us, are still learning about the bike and trying to figure it
out (like the tank isnt large enough to finish MotoAmerica
races at some tracks). Also getting parts for the thing is
very hard, our engine is completely stock still. The stock
bike comes with all sorts of trick electronics like Traction
Control, Slide Control, Wheelie Control, and ABS. We spent
the first couple of days at the track just working on turning
that shit off or getting rid of those systems, because they
work well for the street or trackdays, but are too intrusive
for racing. There is some cool technology out there now that
lets you unlock ECUs, and now we have some race versions of
wheelie control and TC which we use and they work well.
Well enough about the bike. How has my season
been. I started off late, we didnt get the bike till end of
March so we didnt have much time to set it up. To stay fresh, I
went and raced the teams old Suzuki in a MWGP race in Pahrump in
March. Ended up setting the overall track record there. Then
switched to the new bike. Was able to win my first two races in
Utah on it. The next round I had some issues, and ended up
finishing second. Then went and raced in Colorado and was able
to walk away with all wins there too. Hung out with Carl
Sorensen there for a bit, I beleive he sent you a pic of us.
Last weekend went really good, got a good set up on the bike and
was able to win races in Utah againsts some tough competition.
Up next we are getting ready for some MotoAmerica races.
Hope all is well with you guys. Like always, love
your instagram feed, the bike you guys are working on is bad
I attached a few pics, feel free to do whatever you
want with them.
Thank you again for the awesome moto jerseys and
reprinting them to get my name right.