Slowcock's Racing - VRRA Round 1 - The Quinte TT
Well despite the fact we had a whole off season to get our shit together with all of us thinking we'd have bikes prepped and packed ahead of time so we wouldn't be stressing; no one had their shit together and we were all stressing.
It was a classic Slowcock's weekend at the tracks. Bike problems had Andrew and James miss out on most of the phase 2 race school, with Cody blowing up his motor halfway through the day.
Friday was all about trying to get bikes fixed or dialed in and doing our first endurance race on our new to us 1989 Honda CB-1. Which feels like a proper sportbike compared to our old cb350's with drum brakes and laughable suspension. The race went well we got in about 70 laps in 2 hrs. Good enough for last place in our class of 12 teams. But it was great to get out and smash some laps. Evening came and we were busy working on bikes and trying to get Cody's motor rebuilt.
Saturday I don't think anyone got out for practice with the various repairs going on but Cody was able to get his bike back together and get it teched in time for his P1-heats. In fact everyone made it out for the P1-350 qualifying heat miraculously except for Thomas who's bike wasn't even at the track because it still was waiting on some things. I decided to run P2-Lightweight again this year so I had that heat as well and it was nice to get some sunny mostly trouble free laps in. Everything was gravy on Saturday night, we had three running bikes and everyone had a good day on the track and were looking forward to Sunday's races despite the fact that we were supposed to get dumped on with 20mm of rain.
Sunday was definitely overcast but not wet yet and we went out for practice which was ok except for Cody who had more engine problems that would put him out for the day. James and I made it out for a wet and rainy P1-350 final and I was lucky enough to have a mostly dry track for the P2-Lightweight class.
Thankfully the next race weekend isn't until July 22 which hopefully gives us enough to lick our wounds and actually have our bikes properly setup by then time will tell though I'm sure it will be down to the wire as usual! - Andrew