Better late than never lol. @afmracingorg Round 6 @racesonoma race report! Overall I did much better than I thought, considering I hadn't been at this track in a year. I struggled to find my rhythm during practice on Saturday, so it had me a little worried for Sunday.
Race 1 (legacy lightweight) Got the hole shot and lead for a while, but Charles and a few 650s were right there with me. They mad a few passes on me but I was about to take 1st!
Race 2 (450 superbike) I got a great launch from 6th and was able to slot in behind Paul in 2nd, I struggle to keep his pace for the first couple laps. But I was about to reel him back in towards the end, and he eventually ran deep into the last corner and I took over the lead. My first 450 win as an expert!
Race 3 (Formula 4) Got a bad start, but was able to get into 6th behind @davemosstuning by turn 3. Tried hard to stay with him and the 650s, but couldn't manage to catch them. Finished 6th.
Race 4 (450 SuperSport) Another bad start from 4th, Charles and Valentine got me into turn 1 dropping me to 6th. It took me a lap to make the pass, got both on the brakes into 9. Put my head down to try and catch the lead group, but every time I made progress I hit major traffic. Wasn't able to catch them, ended in 4th.
Thanks to my family and friends for coming out to watch, and as always thanks to my beautiful fiance @karla_themartinicat for being pit girl! Oh and the slow bike races got crazy lol. #afmracing#450superbike#roadracing#Yamaha#suomy#alpinestars#hookit
It's #wheeliewednesday so here's my most recent one!
#sonomaraceway turn 4, getting a little too throttle happy before diving into 5. #afmracing Round 6 was phenomenal, I found a loooot of time around the course (mostly by keeping the front on the ground though). Can't wait to go back and practice showboating again! :)
Finished the weekend with 3 1sts, a 2nd and a 3rd. Personal best of 1:46.3, I'm pretty happy!
Can't wait for Round 7 back at #thunderhillraceway on October 20-21!
I’m about a week late. AFM Round 6 at Sonoma Raceway didn’t really go as I wanted to, but I had a good weekend. Thanks @sterner_eric for helping me out the whole weekend and finding someone to weld my muffler back just in time for my Saturday race. 😁❤️ Thanks @keigwinsatthetrack for the Friday trackday. Thanks @oxymoronphotography and @gotbluemilk for the pictures. Thanks to my sponsors @sheemotos @4theriders @y2_wheels @woodcrafttechnologies @asvinventions @cyclegear @officialvortexek @galferusa #daytona675r#triumph#girlswhoride#trackday#afmracing#sonomaraceway#raceweekend#twowheels#imslow#havingfun#triumphdaytona
We’re beyond thrilled with Brendens performance at Sonoma this past weekend. He rode smart and fast in the last race of the day to earn a well deserved 2nd place and this cool trophy! We made you a deal when we signed up, as we grow so would our sponsorship and we had a great August thanks to our new service department and some bike sales to some new friends! We have something special in the pipeline for you Brenden so stay tuned buddy :). Keep winning and most important, keep smiling!! #iconicmotorbikes#afmracing#sonomaraceway#sonomaracetrack
Turned a dismal start to #afmracing round 6 into something I could live with. Thanks for all the support @ftwco @chvrch @fitforspeed @extremeisaac5150 @motulusa @motosportinc @rynopower @suomyhelmets @bridgestonemotousa and especially Papi and the Chain Gang (@betrak978 @eric_rolf @action24jackson @madelinehasserjian @lhasser @lguns35)
Sonoma, you were great and challenging as ever, but I am glad to have beaten my last year's PB by 6 seconds, dipping into the 2:03's.
Thank you to @mass.sports.usa for always keeping me safe and in style and @feellikeapro for being the best team I can have.
AFM Round 6: I took 2nd in Nv Formula 40 Middleweight on Saturday. A minor bump by @hairydairy left some battle scars on the strangest part of my tail section during the 750 Superbike race on Sunday which I’m still trying to figure out. He displayed great sportsmanship afterwards reminding me how much integrity AFM racers have! Ended up finishing 6th in that race and 6th again in Nv Formula 1 and hit a new lap record. However, I couldn’t manage the same blistering pace that @samgluss @nickcsik775 @le_sandman were setting. Had a blast as usual pitting with @action24jackson @eric_rolf @speedlabgarage (who took 2nd in Formula Singles) and was “interviewed” on the lunch time podium! Congrats!! Looking forward to the final race of the season next month at TH. #sonomaraceway @afmracingorg #afmracing#motulnation @motulUSA #bell_powersports @vortexracing #shoraipower @hotbodiesracing.inc #gopro#factoryeffex#roadracing#hookit#sidisport#ForeverFun#NEFFninja
Put it together this Sunday. Saturday was a bit of a struggle getting a feel for the bike and the track. Definitely had my work cut out for me. Beat my personal best and snagged some hardware. @mikedoranphotography snagged a photo of me out at the bus stop. Take a look at some of his pics on his website. Major shout out to @feellikeapro putting me on a well set up bike. @vnmsport for giving me some hot pit teasing hahaha and @cometracingleathers for apparently making it super easy for the audience to know who it is. #deuces#2ndplace#afmracing#motolife#motorcycleracing#kawasaki#motorcycle
My parents are so awesome, they came to watch my practices and help me get ready for my races before dad goes to do his own race this weekend, a big bicycle race in Tahoe. Mom’s taking some photos and video and Dad is helping my mechanic, Tony. I love having my parents around. Having a good time at the track this weekend, working hard but having fun. #shezracing#farmfamily#motofamily