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post #1 of 15 Old 04-10-2017, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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WERA West Novice race winner

I know I'm not as active as I used to be on this forum but I just wanted to share this with the forum because some of you have really helped me. I am now a firm believer that racing will make you faster. I won both my race entries this weekend. A first place in 600 superbike and a really close 1st place finish in 750 superbike this past weekend.



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Congrats man! Racing against 750s with the ZX6R?

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Congrats man! Racing against 750s with the ZX6R?
Most people in those classes usually are on 600s since there aren't that many 750s...only Suzuki makes them, and I think the 899 Panigale is allowed in that class. At least that's how it is in CCS, so I assume it's similar with WERA.

That's the nice thing about 600s...you can race in a bunch of classes...middleweights (600s), heavyweights (750s), and unlimited (1000+). There is no rule on minimum displacement, only on max. So technically a ninja 300 could be raced in pretty much all the classes but you won't be competitive in most
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Awesome! Congrats, man!

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Way to go man! I remember when you were just some dude on a ninja tryin' to keep up with me down the Snake.

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Congrats Hit, and welcome back! That is a fantastic accomplishment!

And yes, racing does make you faster =)
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Thank you all for the congratulations.

@ PG, watching you run the snake is what inspired me. It would of been stupid to think I could keep up with you back then. It's probably stupid to think I could hang with you for more than half a lap at a track but this time around I'm willing to try lol.

I'm still in debt to you from that free exhaust you gave me so I could finish putting my bike together. Thanks a ton dude. I'm still just that simple dude that rides a ninja.

@ Slo, reading some of your threads have helped me try different things on the bike and I nick pick the things that work for me and I just roll with it. I'm hoping that this race season I keep improving so when I get bumped up to expert ill be in the middle of the pack.

Right now I'm 4.5 seconds slower per lap than the expert winners. I'm hoping that next year I'll be a little faster and the next season after that I'll be able to battle for some expert podiums. I know what I need to work on, I'm not at a plateau right now so that's a very good thing.

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Were you in the same race as the guy who highsided on a ZX6R and was sent to the hospital??

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Were you in the same race as the guy who highsided on a ZX6R and was sent to the hospital??
The races I was in were not flagged so he might of been in the Superstock races. Is he ok?

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Congrats! I'll be looking for you in the WEREA National series.
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The races I was in were not flagged so he might of been in the Superstock races. Is he ok?

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Were these races held at auto club speedway And just too answer you question no he is very badly hurt. I don't know him personally but still sucks knowing a brother and fellow ZX6R rider went down badly.

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Were these races held at auto club speedway And just too answer you question no he is very badly hurt. I don't know him personally but still sucks knowing a brother and fellow ZX6R rider went down badly.
Yeah the race was at auto club. That sucks im going to try to find out who he is. I'm hoping that I find out good news about his condition. Do you have any other info from him? Name, bike number anything?

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@ PG, watching you run the snake is what inspired me. It would of been stupid to think I could keep up with you back then. It's probably stupid to think I could hang with you for more than half a lap at a track but this time around I'm willing to try lol.

I'm still in debt to you from that free exhaust you gave me so I could finish putting my bike together. Thanks a ton dude. I'm still just that simple dude that rides a ninja.
Dude... the beer was plenty!

We will have to make a day in the future where we can see who's quicker

Hope that dude that crashed is OK.


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Yeah the race was at auto club. That sucks im going to try to find out who he is. I'm hoping that I find out good news about his condition. Do you have any other info from him? Name, bike number anything?

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I don't a friend of mine was letting me know some parts might be available including a built motor, said the family might need some money for the injuries. Only reason I knew about the guy crashing.

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