Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: RSP Racing #721 Race Report - Rd 2 2018

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Windsor, CT
    Posts
    6,291

    Default RSP Racing #721 Race Report - Rd 2 2018

    tl;dr: RAIN

    2017 and Round 1

    I bumped to AM between Rd 6 and 7 of 2017. Had a bunch of fun racing with some old/new faces. Got 4th place in my very first AM race. Had fun. I didn't post a race report because honestly I lost track of time and forgot.

    Off-season was pretty uneventful, and I ended up skipping Rd 1 to prepare for a trip to Scotland with Missy. On to Rd 2!

    Thursday


    Ran a bunch of errands. Picked up my new helmet from Manchester Honda KTM (Thanks Mo!!). Another Bell Race Star, this time in matte black. You can see the carbon fiber through it. SO freaking cool!

    Friday

    Was ready to leave by 1PM. Trailer decided that wasn't going to happen. Spent 30-45 minutes trying to figure out why my trailer lights weren't working. Said screw it, its daylight out, we're going anyway. Lights ended up turning on once we hit the highway. No idea... lol. Picked up some new numbers from Mad Scientist Moto to replace the ones on my broken windscreen and for my new lid.

    Got to the track and pulled my wheels off to put some brand new rubber on. My very first non-takeoff set of race tires. Opted to go for the Pirelli Diablo Superbike Slicks because I have a SB front end, so why not. Thanks MTAG Pirelli!

    Had the usual Brookside takeout for dinner.


    Saturday

    Weather was looking fine for the morning, chilly, but clear. I swapped to my smoke shield and on my way out to first practice the freaking button flew off the right side making my shield come loose. I went back to the garage to try and fix it and ended up missing practice. Couldn't find all the parts so I popped one out of my spare clear shield and got it into the smoke shield so I could make it out to second practice. Second practice was good. Shook out the cobwebs and managed to hit a 1:29. Not horrible for my first time riding this year. The brand new tires were a hoot as well!

    After lunch it began to rain, and basically did so for the rest of the day. There were some races where it was drizzly, but luckily for my races there was enough water to warrant rain tires. Races were also shortened to 6 laps.


    Race 7 - AM LWGP

    Gridded 7D (2nd Wave - 2nd Row). Rain was falling pretty good by now. I got a killer start and ended up 2nd into T1. Right at the flop to T1a #343 Rob Pease sneaked right in under me. And because T2 is infamously glass in the rain I backed off in that turn and 3-4 riders got around me. Also my drive going up the hill needs some work because #329 Mike Giossi got by me headed into the bowl. That's pretty much where I stayed for the rest of the race. Times were consistent with rain races for me so I'll take it.

    9th of 11
    Outlap: ???
    Best lap: 01:40.943


    Race 10 - AM ULSB

    Gridded 6C (2nd Wave - 2nd Row). It was a total downpour at this point. Start was great again, but so was everyone else's. I almost got the pull on Rob again but he had the better drive this time (nice work dude!) and almost the entire grid got me in T1. I stayed in 7th for the rest of the race. I was starting to get tired as well so my times were WAY off. Rob ended up killing it and I think he was in 1st the whole race. Congrats!

    7th of 8
    Outlap: ???
    Best lap: 01:48.217

    Missy and I had planned to grill that night but it was still pouring so we got a pizza from Brookside and chilled in the garage. Also went to the awards ceremony, which is held in North Garage 7 when its raining. Ended up tucking in early due to the crap weather.


    Sunday

    Woke up to much better weather and swapped back to the dry tires just in time to head out for practice. It was a bit damp still so I was apprehensive about pushing it. Times were ok.

    Race 3 - AM LWSB

    Gridded 3C. Terrible start, felt like crap the whole race. Need to adopt a fitness program lol. I didn't end up finishing last though!

    10th of 12
    Outlap: 01:36.081
    Best lap: 01:31.331

    Dealt with some hurdles but a great weekend overall. Broke through some cobwebs, so hopefully I show up to The Classic with a vengeance.

    Some thanks to be had; My awesome teammates RSP Racing; My amazing sponsors, MTAG Pirelli, Mad Scientist Moto, GMD Computrack Boston, Tony's Track Days, Knox, Woodcraft, Armor Bodies, and Brunetto Tshirts; Manchester Honda KTM for getting me the gear and parts I need. All the amazing staff at the track, registration, the officials, flaggers, corner workers, and EMTs. You all make this place run like a top and keep us safe! Last but not least Missy (and Jamie!) for helping me out trackside!
    Last edited by BMMCBR600RR; 05-22-2018 at 05:17 PM.
    LRRS AM#721 / RSP Racing / Mad Scientist Moto / MTAG Pirelli / Woodcraft / Sportbike Track Gear / GMD Computrack Boston / Knox / Moto Pizza

    2003 Honda CBR600RR
    2009 Kawasaki ER6N
    2007 Kawasaki EX650

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Pomfret
    Posts
    10,291

    Default

    Nice job dude!

    Hard to see where you're at with all the shite weather. Hopefully you'll be able to nail down some times next round!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS #856 ECK RacingGMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | OnTrack Media

    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    CT valley
    Posts
    677

    Default

    Great job on the starts! Maybe a little rubbed off on me, I hope.

    Like Smutty said, it's hard to see where you're at with all the rain this weekend. Hope you at least had fun with it. Looking forward to the Classic for some more action, in the dry!!

    And when are we going to see you out there in the GTL? That's the best exercise program you put together for riding bikes, haha!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    13,184

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PeaPod View Post
    And when are we going to see you out there in the GTL? That's the best exercise program you put together for riding bikes, haha!
    ^^^
    LRRS/CCS EX #47 -RSP Racing / Tony's Track Days / MTAG-Pirelli / Woodcraft / Dyno Solutions / Sport Bike Track Gear / Knox / Brunetto T-Shirts / 434 Racer Parts / GMD CompuTrack

    2012 LRRS Champion, AM Thunderbike
    2018 LRRS Double Backup Champions, GTL and ULSB

    RIP Reed 8/16/84 - 3/23/08
    RIP Vaughan 11/18/66 - 9/19/10


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Windsor, CT
    Posts
    6,291

    Default

    Thanks guys! Probably doing GTL at the classic due to that abysmal schedule.
    LRRS AM#721 / RSP Racing / Mad Scientist Moto / MTAG Pirelli / Woodcraft / Sportbike Track Gear / GMD Computrack Boston / Knox / Moto Pizza

    2003 Honda CBR600RR
    2009 Kawasaki ER6N
    2007 Kawasaki EX650

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    CT valley
    Posts
    677

    Default

    Tell me about it. I have the 2nd race on Friday and second to last race on Sunday with one more mixed in. I am probably going to do the loudon challenge on friday just to add some more seat time, so that should be tiring.

    And be prepared to be helped off the bike after your first GTL, haha! Your legs are going to be like jelly.
    Last edited by PeaPod; 05-23-2018 at 06:20 AM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Manchester CT
    Posts
    1,190

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BMMCBR600RR View Post
    Thanks guys! Probably doing GTL at the classic due to that abysmal schedule.


    I thought they were going to tweak the schedule
    Isaac LRRS/CCS #871 ECK Racing | Spears Enterprises | GMD Computrack Boston | Spiegler Performance Parts/Carbone Lorraine | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | MTag-Pirelli | OnTrack Media
    Bike: SV650, Bride of Frankenstein

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    1,228

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by isaac_ View Post
    I thought they were going to tweak the schedule
    It appears they have. Look at http://www.nhms.com/events/loudon-classic/schedule/ and expect the official email blast from LRRS tomorrow 'cording to Alex.
    771 Racing -=- FaceBook
    Backed by Heroic Racing Apparel
    A-ko - 1992 FZR400RR SP / Mistake - 1992 WR250ZD / Facade - 2003 YZF-R6 / 2000 LS650P

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    13,184

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    It appears they have. Look at http://www.nhms.com/events/loudon-classic/schedule/ and expect the official email blast from LRRS tomorrow 'cording to Alex.
    Seems like zero change to LW events from the first schedule; which is wildly different than Rounds 1-2.
    LRRS/CCS EX #47 -RSP Racing / Tony's Track Days / MTAG-Pirelli / Woodcraft / Dyno Solutions / Sport Bike Track Gear / Knox / Brunetto T-Shirts / 434 Racer Parts / GMD CompuTrack

    2012 LRRS Champion, AM Thunderbike
    2018 LRRS Double Backup Champions, GTL and ULSB

    RIP Reed 8/16/84 - 3/23/08
    RIP Vaughan 11/18/66 - 9/19/10


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Windsor, CT
    Posts
    6,291

    Default

    Here's the response I got a few min ago to my comments about the schedule.

    There’s a rider update coming out today that has the “new and improved” classic schedule.* The officials decided to change things arounds.* Stay tuned.
    LRRS AM#721 / RSP Racing / Mad Scientist Moto / MTAG Pirelli / Woodcraft / Sportbike Track Gear / GMD Computrack Boston / Knox / Moto Pizza

    2003 Honda CBR600RR
    2009 Kawasaki ER6N
    2007 Kawasaki EX650

Similar Threads

  1. Racing in 2018!
    By Mr. Kurtz in forum BoRn Racers
    Replies: 77
    Last Post: 04-21-2018, 02:46 PM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-16-2015, 12:23 PM
  3. RSP Racing #29 - LRRS Rd2 Race Report
    By DucatiMichael in forum BoRn Racers
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-20-2015, 11:50 AM
  4. Race report RSP RACING #76
    By CatahoulaBuldog in forum BoRn Racers
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-23-2013, 03:21 PM
  5. One Up Racing #152 race report:
    By tropicoz in forum BoRn Racers
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-02-2013, 12:48 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •