NHDRO Season Opener Report
As the season opener for NHDRO approached I heard “talk” of bad weather. This would make for the third event in a row that we might battle “weather”, but luckily I don’t plan my race schedule around weather forecasts. In fact I have come to learn not to even look at the forecast leading up to a race. Seriously, I don’t even bother wasting my time or energy looking at the forecast prior to a race. The great NHDRO staff and hard workers of historic Indy once again gave us racers an awesome track and worked around Mother Nature for another successfully completed NHDRO event.
I was able to leave Indianapolis Sunday afternoon with two semi-final appearances and another event win. It wasn’t easy and by my own standards I struggled to find a consistent rhythm throughout the weekend. Down to three bikes in both Street ET races I lit up big red, falling just one round shy of those elusive Dragbike.com BAMF points…..
I managed to recover and keep my composure for some very close races in the popular Crazy 8’s class and with the help of a .005 reaction time in the final round sealed the deal on another ‘Happy Gilmore’ check. Ole faithful was running great and had my back at times when I couldn’t quite get an advantage.
The weekend was also a big success for my brother as he was runner up in Sunday’s Street ET race to my good friend and teammate Ron Arnold. Even more impressive is the fact that he was riding a brand new bike (new to him) that he had never even sat on before.
With my semi-final appearances in Street ET and Crazy 8 win I am tied for the lead in Street ET points and lead Crazy 8’s in NHDRO. The weekend also added to my BAMF points and I’m now tied for the lead in this ultra competitive national ranking system. Our next event will be round two of IDBL next weekend in Budds Creek and we hope to carry the momentum into Maryland.
Thanks to my DRR teammates, family, friends, and loyal sponsors who give me the best products, parts, and support a racer could ask for. Knight Communications, Rob Bush Motorsports, Vanson Leathers, The FBR Shop, Quantum Motorsports, WorldWide Bearings, Brock’s Performance, Montgomery Motorsports, McIntosh Machine & Fabrication, Schnitz Racing, HTP Racing, Web-Cam, Robinson Industries, Heads Up Performance, Micro Blue Racing, Daytona Sensors, Blackstone Tek, D.C.P. Tool & Mfg., Dragbike.com, Alisyn Lubricants, FoxFire Coatings, Hays Machine Works, MPS, Fun For All Motorsports, and Pro-Coat Custom Powder Coating.