A sixth on 7/7/7 (w/photos)

Thunderhill was a blast. We arrived on Friday afternoon and got our pit set up as things were starting to cool down in Willows. After the open track day for the motorcycles was finished we were able to get out on the track and walk the 3.2 mile course. Mike has experience at Thunderhill racing 250 GP bikes so he was able to explain the tougher parts of the track like turn 5, 9, and 11 to me and help me pick reference points and brake markers.

We got three short practice sessions in on Saturday morning and then our race was called a little before 4PM. After a fast warm up lap we gridded and it seemed like they dropped the green flag instantly. We all flew WFO into turn one and it was a sprint to the finish from there. Wade and Christine (Subculture) went out with a mechanical, as did Matt and Rhondah (Intellisense). Doug and Theo (Dawg Pound) spun off of 5 trying to go three wide up into the Cyclone on the brakes but were able to get back on (and finish behind us =D). Congrats to Frank and Dennis for taking another checkered flag! (Excalibur)
It was a good weekend of racing in front of a huge crowd despite the 100+ degree heat. Next stop is Reno, August 17th.

Thanks to Dito with www.gotbluemilk.com and Joe from www.4theriders.com for the great photos of the weekend.


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