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WSMC March - Round 3

For anyone interested, the WSMC weekend went great (Thanks for the call, Alex). It was beautiful all three days with highs near 90 degrees. After a mechanical DNF last month, I signed up for both Friday and Saturday practice just to sort out the R1. I also finally added a quickshifter. Man, that thing is great. Full throttle clutchless upshifts at 130mph through turn 8, wheeee.

Because of the DNF, I was gridded this month on the fourth row of my race so I didn't really expect much other than to just finish. I managed to hold on to 13th in a field of 32. Next month I should have a better grid position and can try for better results. Racing is a real exercise in patience.

One of the highlights of the weekend was the appearance of the SRA sidecars. The riders must be crazy, but they really put a lot of time and effort into these machines. They are gridded in reverse order with the fastest at the back. The #1 machine, powered by a GSXR 1000, started at the back and managed to work his way to the front for the win, but it was some very close racing. There were teams of brothers, a father/son, and even a husband and wife! Just try that idea when you get home
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Husband/Wife!!!!!!

Do the kids wrench?

Amazing.

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Thanks for the update, those machines look awesome.

How does that work? Fastest in the back, will people intentially slow their pace to end up towards the front?

So now that you have some free time with your thoughts, how about this upcoming saturday
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Alvin, I think it's by points so there's no sandbagging. The best thing one of the teams told me is that they can almost go an entire season on a set of tires.

I talked to Payman (thecrawr1f4) and he's interested in going Saturday, so it's a possibility. We'll hit up Cars&Coffee as minimum. I've just got to see what else the wife has planned. If we were a sidecar team, she'd be the driver and I'd be the monkey, ha ha.

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Sounds great! Hope to see you there
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Yes, one had R1 power!
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