#motorcyclemonday leading us into race week! So ready! 📸 Brian J. Nelson #motohanaracing #motoamerica #ameritex #raceworxusa #motod #sunstar #galfer #southernadrenaline #dunlop #ama #texasspeedandperformance #evoltechnology #woodcraft #graves #translogic #res #thrive #drippinwet #motoliberty #yamaha ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago ·
Road Atlanta Race Report
Adversity is the best word for my first round of MotoAmerica Supersport 600. The loss of my Paw Paw started the trip off much different than I had anticipated. Following that, the #13 side of Motohana Racing faced mechanical issues on the trailer, reduced practice sessions, low sides, high sides, tire discrepancies, and much more. I am very proud of the way we handled all of the obstacles. I have a great team behind me with Josh Scrivner as my Crew Chief and stepdad, the love and support of my family and friends, the brilliant tuning abilities of Jim Cambora at Raceworx, and the riding and logistical experience of my teammate JC Camacho and his dad James.
I qualified 21st of a grid of over 30 riders, with only tenths separating me from the top 15. Race 1 didn’t go as planned as I lost the front in turn 7 trying to close the gap to the group in front of me, and unable to finish.
Race 2 was very wet, so my plan was just to run a conservative race and cross the finish line. This plan was interrupted with two laps left, by a stream crossing the track at the bottom of the “Esses”, sending me down a high speed water slide of Road Atlanta.
I learned a lot while chasing some very talented competitors, and you can bet I’ll be back stronger and more confident for the next Supersport 600 round at VIR!
Thanks to all of my sponsors for the support through thick and thin. MotoD kept my tires warm all weekend, and kept me looking the best with their great stands and bike rugs. Raceworx for the great bike. MotoLiberty for the excellent Taichi suit that kept me very well protected. Ameritex Machine and Fab for the custom Motohana tire trees, as well as season long support. Also, Galfer brakes, Southern Adrenaline for everything from custom hearing protection to Hang Right suit driers, Woodcraft, RES, Sunstar Sprockets, and my parents for supporting me the whole way. Most importantly, I thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for the open doors, unconditional love, and for protecting me from serious injuries along this trip. Chiao
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1 month ago ·