Monday, January 12, 2009

MotoSL Round 10 and other stuff

Silk Bamboo wins Round 10 at RD Motorsports -Wide Track

22 riders came out saturday to watch BikerSites.com dominate the Group A and B races , ill save the formalities and cut right to it . AM PRO rider Annie Gufler grabbed her 3 podium of the season and had visions of a 7th straight win in her eyes...wether or not this would be a RaceSL record is up to debate due to incomplete MotoSL season 1 records , but still would be quite a feat .
-
Annie started out well when the lights went out as usual, and it looked perhaps like she would 7 'peat, but something was different this time out . Although Annie had a 4 or 5 bike length lead , a determined cluster of riders was hot on her heels . 5 laps Annie led , then suddenly the crowd rose as one as she went down , when the smoke cleared , Silk Bamboo had moved from 4th to 1st with Jafo Tendaze and the the rest of the crowd chasing her close .
-
But thats all anyone could do for the rest of the 20 lap race, chase her.. Jafo was close for 5 more laps before crashing , after that Silk was gone for her first win since MotoSL season 2 . After his fall on lap 10 Jafo and Stang Voom of Zero Tolerance battled it out for the 2nd spot .
-
Jafo held him off for 9 more laps , but they came together going into turn 2 of the last lap, Jafo got the worst of it, getting hung up on the fence, Stang completed the lap and finished 2nd and his first MotoSL podium . Jafo finished 3rd, Motorato Ware 4th ...giving the BikerSites.com team the best showing of the day by a wide margin , Yuriko Nishi 5th, and Annie Gufler 6th . I was not witness to what became of Stang Vooms racing Speedos after finishing 2nd, but my guess is tongs and industrial grade solvent were involved .
-
Motorato Ware dominated the Group B race getting the advance to Group A. Normaly i dont dwell on races i dont do so good , but this one was fun, i started 4th on the grid for the race and it developed into a close dogfight between myself and cross town rival Brave Ashbourne for 2nd place, for 9 of the 15 lap race we crossed the line only seperated by tenths of a second.
-
I was trailing for 6 of those... finaly getting by him lap 12, at one point, I have no idea what happened , but Brave looked like a pop fly way up in the air , he manged to land and continue , but his line was a bit off thru the next 3 turns , and we both went into the fence at the turn 3 hairpin , i got going quicker and managed to finish the race 2nd, poor Brave stalled or something at the finish line and was passed by up and coming Whites Bikes phenom Molly Fitzgerald who got 3rd, Brave 4th , Ram Pharoah 5th and Abacus Mimistrobel 6th .
-
the Group C race was another tear jerker for veteran BikerSites.com race Suzy Cuddihy, who steadily led the race for the first 7 laps before taking her only spill , allowing SlodCast chief Ram Pharoah by after he ran a flawless 2nd till then, Suzy got 2nd , AM PRO ride TFFOX Tommas 3rd.
-
Group D was a flawless run by Rattra Raymaker , with a impressive 2nd place by veteran YumYum Divisadero , who has been missed as a top competitor this season . All in all it was a great day of racing , mucho thanko to Les White, next race is in 2 weeks ...where, has not been set in stone , but perhaps we will be at the Racers Island sim this time .
-
After the MotoSL races saturday , I headed over to Kokopelli Raceway to participate in the Sportsman Late Model class race. 3 classes of cars run there on saturdays , the Spectator, Factory Stocks and Sportsman . It was good fun , a bit lengthy I will be honest , but my butt on the hard bleachers endured and I managed to win my race as pictured below .


The next post for this blog will be thursday or friday for a race summary of the Season opener of my own league , G1-GP Racing league. Hoping to have 8 or 9 top skill drivers competing for cash and a nice trophy at a virtual Canadian GP (Montreal). Below is a pic from our 5th and last practice race, featuring Sulla Looming spinning out in turn 1 of lap 1 , she recovered and came back to win in a race that was great fun ..stay tuned .

1 comment: