AFM Rnd 5: The weekend was a combination of personal triumph and tragedy. On July 8th we lost one of our riders to a fatal on track incident that absolutely shook up the entire paddock. RIP #780 Jason Blancas. My thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to the friends and family of our fallen brother. Thanks @campbellracing194 for a touching prayer held directly after the riders meeting where the tragic news was announced- it brought tears to my eyes. Also, I really want to thank and appreciate @le_sandman @nickcsik775 @speedlabgarage @action24jackson @eric_rolf and Sam Gluss for the support and understanding after I decided to cancel my F1 race, I will never forget that moment as being a true testament to the class that the men and women who risk it all seven times a year have in this racing organization.
On Saturday, I took home my fourth win in Nv Formula 40 and set another PB @thunderhillracewaypark. On Sunday, I placed 4th in Nv 750 Superbike and had an outstanding race with the gentleman mentioned above.
Thanks to the corner workers who come out and make this sport as safe as possible. Remember this Rnd 5 was for you guys! #anygivensunday#afmracing @thunderhillracewaypark
Big thanks to my sponsorship supports, family and Jackson Emory Kellogg
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Do you know who she is?? Wendy Epstein is the first female in the USA to hold a Professional Roadrace license!!! Talk about a Badass! I was honored to meet her in person, to take a photo with her, and I even got to ride with her a bit!! She’s one of the coolest/chillest people out there, has taken time to chat with me before about different things, she races cars now, and she also helps with the Cornerworker Association (those are the guys who pick up our bikes when we crash). Excuse me while I #fangirl for a moment, she’s the original Badass. It was a pleasure to meet you, Wendy!! (She’s also humble enough to have corrected me and let me know that here was another female who got her AMA Pro license at the same time as she did, but Wendy is my local hero) #shezracing is it #wcw yet? 🙌🏁💪
#afmracing Round 5 is in the books! It was an emotional weekend; while I am elated to do well personally, we tragically lost a fellow racer on Sunday. Although I didn't know him personally there's a strong sense of kinship between all of us on track, everyone out there is part of the same family. He will be deeply missed by all of us.
In my own races I did very well. I missed R4 due to a mechanical issue that was quickly remedied. Somehow I convinced #728 Sam Gluss to participate in all 6 races with me, and he, @action24jackson @betrak978 and @le_sandman are all picking up the pace quite a bit since Rd 4! It felt like every lap of every race was a constant brawl, at no point did anyone gain a clear advantage or moment to relax. Exhilarating (and exhausting)!
@keigwinsatthetrack instructor Eli Maddock started his racing career this weekend and absolutely dominated! I'm looking forward to being fast enough to actually race him haha. Overall I earned 3 2nd place finishes (I'm calling those my "Eli participation awards" since it was no contest) and 2 1sts. My times broke into the 1:57s and I set a new best of 1:57.19! Hopefully I can manage a :56 at Rd 7.
Big thanks to @hhrperformance for helping me get an issue with my gloves worked out, they were invaluable.
Looking forward to racing all these guys again for Round 6 at #sonomaraceway in September!
Round 5 of the AFM schedule is complete. I Registered for three races and planned to complete all of them this weekend. Nv 600sbk went well, with fresh tires and some revisions to the suspension from @davemosstuning I ran a consistent race grabbing 1st place and setting a new personal best time of 1:57.8. However I wasn’t the only one getting faster. @nickcsik775 And Sam Gluss were also flying out there, which I would realize in nv F1. Pulling ahead early I lead the first few laps until I was passed on lap 4. Trying to chase down the leader I made a crucial mistake leading me to run off track and loose 7 positions. Finishing 9th in F1. Nv 600 superstock was a battle all the way till the end. Another mistake cost me the lead and ended in 2nd place. Thanks to the AFM staff and the corner workers at @thunderhillracewaypark for their strength and support this weekend. Thanks to @motodracing @officialvortexek @fastlinemotorcycleperformance @hookit #motodracing#vortexracing#hookit#afmracing#whereswaldo
Had fun with my new buddies this weekend. We met on the playground. We tried to get a good boomerang but fun outweighed that one and we got a bit crazy and sidewayz instead, cuz that’s how we roll (swipe to see). I really love times like this. Thanks for the smiles, guys! Hope to see you at the next round! P.s. they have the coolest haircuts! #newfriends#playground#trackstyle#resetbutton#appreciatethelittlethings
Some shots from round 5! Thank you to all the @afmcrashtruck workers and medical staff on site, and thank you to family and friends for the well wishes. Good luck to everyone out there this weekend!! #getit#brapbrap
Ninja 400 peeking out around the @hotbodiesracing.inc pieces. #Repost @_azurebaby (@get_repost)
Check out my bellpan!
Special 'thank you' tribute to all the veterans and active military🇺🇸
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AFM round 5 had a story with a twist. After a lot of work and preparation I went down in turn 5 during nv 600 superbike. My first DNF on record however the bike only had minor damage. After some tidying up, I was able to salvage the weekend with a 2nd place in nv Formula 1 and a 1st place in nv 600 superstock. Thanks to all the novices for an exciting and competitive weekend. (F1 trophie is a stand-in) thanks to @fastlinemotorcycleperformance @motodracing @officialvortexek @galferusa @hookit #whereswaldo#afmracing#yamahar6#hookit#fastlinecycles#galferusa