While the AMA series was in Kansas experiencing the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of a "new" circuit on their calendar, I was working Round 7 of the WERA National Endurance & Challenge series at the familiar Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia.
My weekend started on Saturday with the 6-Hour endurance race. Based on my informal observations, entrant turnout was low, certainly lower than last year. This is the entire field for the 6-Hour:
It probably won't come as a surprise to anyone that follows WERA National Endurance that Vesrah Suzuki won. Tray Batey and Cory West handled the riding duties.
But it was a close race, with BEI Racing Team (#72) enlisting fast guys Jeff Wood, Robert Jensen, and Tim Bemisderfer to give Vesrah a real run for the overall win. It almost worked; after 6 hours Vesrah's winning margin was 26 seconds. Here Robert Jensen hounds Vesrah's Tray Batey:
Sunday was for sprint races but they didn't figure to be all that quick given the steady rain that fell throughout the morning. As it happened, the rain stopped falling, the skies gradually cleared, and only the first few races were run on a wet track.
AMA @ VIR up next!