This season went fantastic to put it mildly.
The goal coming into this year was just to feel competitive and have fun, something that was easily forgotten in the past. It's so easy to look at the laptimes, the track placement and get bogged down. I made the effort this year to just enjoy my time at the track because ultimately, that's the point! It's amateur racing at the end of the day and we're all here to have a good time.
My pervious season ended unfortunately in the hospital after what was looking like an up year, but sometimes that's just how it goes. Took awhile, but managed a full recovery, got back in shape, and was ready to take on the 2023 season.
Well.... I did just that.
First round was meant to be a tester, make sure my head was still in the game. Couple of top 5's, a 6th and a 7th and just an overall sensation of hey, I'm having fun and feeling competitive, this should be a good year.
Fast forward to round 2 at Pikes Peak International in a mixed conditions weekend, I left with an astonishing 4 wins and my first Race of the Rockies Podium in 2nd, just an overall awesome weekend.
It snowballed from there... won more races and kept chipping away at the leaders. Personal best lap times nearly every weekend, you get the idea. It just kept going well.
Finished the season with
7th overall in the Race of the Rockies Championship, get to run #7 number plate next season
1st in Middleweight Superbike
1st in Middleweight 2x
1st in Modern Vintage 600
1st in Race of the Rockies U (600)
I'm just positively stoked with how this year went. This is my last year on the R6, and really gave it the best possible finish. From my novice years to my best expert season, this bike has been amazing. Big changes for next year, really excited for the future!