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    [QUOTE=turboblew;4261796]watching the MotoAmerica races at VIR last weekend... you could see some guys purposely riding wheelies or floating the front over rough portions of the track.[

    Kind of cool, two of those riders moved from CMRA to MotoAmerica, Brandon Cleland and Conner Blevins , watched them race at local CMRA this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flobrandx View Post
    Best of luck to you guys (Rich & ranman03) in your races this year.

    So far my Novice season hasn't panned out... took my RSV4 in for suspension rebuild and valve check but during the valve check there were major issues found in the valve train. From what I was told the valve check that was done last year must have not been done well since there were 2 valves over 2x out of spec and had a broken side of a link on the timing chain and severe wear in other places...needless to say my bike wasn't ready for round 1 and I'm missing round 2 this weekend. Should have the bike back today or tomorrow...

    I was able to get my Novice license on a rental Kawi 250. What a blast to ride. Nothing better than passing a Panigale in a corner on a 250! I watched the Novices race that weekend and was sad but glad to see my last years lap times were fast enough to take first if all went well. We shall see @ round 3 what the lap times and competition look like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple J View Post
    Are you racing OMRRA or WMRRA?
    Trying to race OMRRA but still have not got my bike back...
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    Endurance Team Weeble Wobble , 3rd place.

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    Awesome! Congrats on the 3rd place! What's next on your race agenda?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flobrandx View Post
    Awesome! Congrats on the 3rd place! What's next on your race agenda?
    Sprint race the RSV4 in July and August. Doing track duty in June for my CMRA license completion.

    My friend and I went in on a Yamaha R3 and are going to start a lightweight endurance team also.

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    Cannot wait, 8 hour endurance race with team Weeble Wobble R6 in 1 week at Texas World Speedway with CMRA. Results and pics to follow. Team shirts should be done by then. I know this is Aprilia, cannot sprint the RSV4 until July.
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    Sweet team shirt! Good luck out there Richard!

    ....I should finally get my bike back this week to make round 3 this weekend. I'm praying to the motorcycle gods now!
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    FINALLY...after 2 1/2 months I got my bike back and was able to compete in my first Novice race! Unfortunately there was a minor electrical issue on Sat that prevented me from racing. When they put the tank back on a wire got pinched between the tank and frame and caused a short and blown fuse that killed the bike will I was in the middle of practice before the race. We found the issue but not in time to race on Sat.

    Sunday I placed 3rd in the Novice 1000 class and 7th in Open Sportsman. It was 100 degrees out and I was melting... Tough thing was the grid placement was based on series points so being my first weekend I was at the back for both races. Novice 1000 was a smaller group of 10 and the Open Sportsman was 33 entries.

    It was a little nerve racking and glad I got it under my belt and can relax a little more next round.
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    Nice! 7th of 33 is solid man, great job! And great looking bike!
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