So about a week ago we had AFM round 5 at Sonoma. Here's the jist:
Friday track day was rough. First time ever at the track and I struggled. The track is a little scary in places and has lot's of "character" (i.e. crazy bumps).
Saturday was much better. Made some changes to the bike and felt like I was coming to the grips with the track much better. Went out for qualifying, ran 3 flying laps and came in to find that I earned freaking POLE POSITION for the Foruma 1 race! Obviously I was stoked.
My first race of the day was fairly uneventful, but I made a good start, had a good battle, didn't make any big mistakes, and ended up 4th. This gave me some confidence going into my "big race," F1
Formula 1-the race I qualified on pole and the highlight of the weekdn: I got a great start, got the holeshot!! But held the gas on a little too long and ended up really deep into turn 2. To my shock, I still got hit on the INSIDE of that turn. I didn't go down but definitely killed my drive. By turn 3 I was 3rd. Damn. No need to panic though. Throughout the entire weekend I had been working on just relaxing more, making less mistakes, and hitting my marks. I made it back up to 2nd place by the end of the first lap, but now I was behind Berto (the president of AFM btw.) and I knew he was fast and would be hard to pass. Again, my goal was to just ride smart and not make any dumb moves. I ended up following him for the majority of the race until the last corner of the last lap I dove up the inside! We dragged to the finish line and I won by 0.02 seconds!!!
Sadly, AFM has a rule that you have to make turn 1 after the checkered, and because I cut the cones they penalized me and I ended up with 2nd place
Check out the video I made from this race. I'll post the rest later https://www.facebook.com/driser/vide...7568553729375/