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Daedalus at Thunderhill Raceway September 23/24

Sal made his way to Thunderhill for a beautiful round 6 of the AFM Racing series.  With fantastic weather in the forecast and the bike running and handling better, we were looking for a fun and hopefully successful weekend.

Thankfully he delivered!  His previous personal best was a lap time of 1:57.99; his goal for the weekend was to try and touch the 56's, and he delivered! 

Saturday's first race yielded a 3rd place and a best lap time of 1:58.4, good considering that's the first race of the weekend.

Sunday went much better with Sal taking a 2nd in 600 Superbike and doing a 1:57.3,  a nice PB for the first of the day

The next race was one Sal is currently leading the series in, Novice F1.  He had the lead from the start of the race and led almost from flag to flag, being overtaken on the second to last lap for a couple of corners before retaking the lead for the remainder of the last lap.  So a big win and another personal best at 1:56.4!  

Last race of the day was going to be a fun one, but the front tire had other plans.  He started in second but faded to 4th after having a lack of grip trying to push it after getting passed.  Little damage control and came home in a solid 4th.  

Great overall weekend, one round to go in a month's time.

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Another Great Daedalus Race Weekend!

Sal was off at Thunderhill this last weekend racing again!  Race report:

 

Had a lot of work to do going into this weekend. Previous personal best was a 2:03 and I knew if I wanted to be competitive that time would have to drop pretty low. Saturday was a bit frustrating never being able to drop below the 2:00 mark. Nabbed a 3rd in a Clubman but a couple of my fellow competitors were on the charge this weekend from the very start. Needless to say there was a pretty decent gap behind those dudes and the rest of us all weekend.  Sometimes when you're on fire there's no stopping!  Had to do the best I could give the situation.

Didn't make it any less exciting. Battled with another fellow rider all of Sunday which made things super fun. He is one fast dude! I'm lucky I have about 70 lbs on him or it wouldn't have been so close. Couple photos here show how close it was between us all Sunday.

Final results

Clubman - 3rd 2:00.7
Nv 600 Supersport - 4th 1:58.8
Nv F1 - 2nd 1:58.3
Nv 600 Superbike - 3rd 1:57.99

Have a little summer break in racing from the AFM until mid July.  I'll be racing just for fun with the MRA out in Colorado and hopefully getting some nice track days in to stick with the top guys next time out!

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Daedalus r nine t ninet racing tail tidy bmw accessories parts

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Daedalus Race Results

Hey guys!  We like to ride and make parts, but we also race as well!  It's not a BMW, but it's got the right logos on it, and it's not slow by any means.  

Sal is racing a 2011 Supersport Yamaha R6 with AFM here in Northern California.  He's a novice again this year, but hopes to be competitive as last season was a building/learning year.

Off to a good start though!  He entered the first round of the 2017 season at Buttonwillow Raceway with a previous best lap time of 1:57.51.  

First race of the weekend was Clubman Middleweight, which is a dedicated novice class for bikes generally ranging from 600-750cc.  And results were good, he won and knocked down the personal best to a 1:56.26

Rest of the weekend was fantastic as well.  4 races entered, 4 podiums.  Not bad!

Clubman Middleweight - 1st, 1:56.26

Novice 600 SuperStock - 3rd, 1:55.41

Novice F1 - 1st, 1:55.21

Novice 600 Superbike - 2nd, 1:54.61

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New Bike in the Stable!

We're proud to announce there's a new bike joining the Daedalus shop.  Many of you might be familiar with the HPT Project San Francisco BMW designed and built... well it's now moved slightly further north to join Ian and Daedalus Design!  Look for some slight changes and full boat of Daedalus goodies to come

 

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Selling at BMW Motorrad San Francisco!

Hello all!

We are proud to announce that in addition to selling through our website, our R nine T Tail Tidy Kit is also available to be viewed and purchase for you California locals at BMW Motorcycles of San Francisco!

If you are in the area stop by and take a look!  They are a great bunch of guys, very helpful and run a fantastic shop here in the city.

You can find them at:

790 Bryant St

San Francisco, CA 94107

(415) 503-9988

Open from 9am - 6pm Monday through Saturday

 

 

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