Sportsman Motorcycle Class
Apologies are required for the lack of race stories for the past four events. As the Director of the Sportsman Motorcycle Class, along with my other (excessive) responsibilities, I’ve stretched myself a bit thin and haven’t found the time to write until now. In my absence, a “team effort” has kept the class together – accurately keeping track of race results so I can update the points. Special thanks to Mike Pettit and George Brooks for making things run smoothly, and extra special thanks to Scott Tucker for making up the elimination ladders for each event….All this time and I still can’t figure that one out!!
I’d like to thank everyone that participates in this class. There have been difficulties due to equipment errors, dial-in errors, and some controversial disqualifications (not to mention the excessive amount of re-runs), but all in all, I think it’s been a very good, competitive class. Everyone seems to enjoy themselves and there is rarely a dispute between individual racers. They tried this class several years ago and it just didn’t work out…Hopefully we’ve got it right this time. Remember, if anyone has any suggestions, please bring them to my attention – we’ll fix what we can and pretend it doesn’t bother us if we can’t!!
For anyone who said the sportbikes can’t compete (and win) against the bikes with wheelie bars…Well, just take a look at the standings!! The snowmobiles piloted my Mike and Tonya Pettit are becoming quite bothersome also…Good job guys!!
Before we get to the next part, I’d like to publicly
thank Mike Billington – the owner of
Personally, special thanks to my friend and teammate – “Bomber John” Widmann. As a two-time NHRA Division 7 Champion, he has forgotten more about drag racing than many of us will ever know. His willingness to help other racers, share his knowledge, and “tutor” racers that will make an effort to pay attention does not go unnoticed. Speaking for everyone that has ever benefited from his help…Thanks. Now, go out and win another Division 7 Championship!!!
To give people credit where credit is due, following are the results from the last (4) races. Again, sorry it took so long to get anything written – maybe I should stop racing so much so I can pay attention to my duties at Samoa…..Never mind, that’s not gonna happen!!
#1 Qualifier: Tonya Pettit
Winner: Kris Wohlers
Runner-Up: Leif Magnusen
Semis: Pete Miclette / Ronny “Diesel” Klewin
#1 Qualifier: Mike Pettit
Winner: Mike Pettit
Runner-Up: George Brooks
Semis: Mike Pires
#1 Qualifier: Wayne Cox
Winner: Mike “Sport” Burns
Runner-Up: James Surber
Semis: Kirk Speelman
#1 Qualifier: Kirk Speelman
Winner: James Surber
Runner-Up: Jess Walls
Semis: Mike Pettit
Okay, now we’re all caught up…stay tuned for an exciting finish to the 2006 season.
Current points standings for the Sportsman Motorcycle Class can be accessed by clicking “RACE RESULTS” at www.blackandwhitemotorsports.com.