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Knox Handroid Gloves #20

Posted by epswahn on July 18, 2014 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 (PIRC Crash gloves)


 

 

KNOX Handroid Gloves

 

 

 

This is the premier glove that KNOX Armor makes for motorcycles. The KNOX Handroid full gauntlet glove is the best glove on the market. They have palm sliders, a kangaroo leather palm, extra armor on the top of the hand, an...

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WERA @ Mid Ohio Regional + National #19

Posted by epswahn on July 18, 2014 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)



WERA @ Mid Ohio 07/14-15/14


This year’s Mid Ohio Sports Car Course event was held during the week again. Due to the vintage motorcycle days and the swap meet we got pushed back to Monday and Tuesday with no practice days before hand. With very little experience at this track, my goal was to drop my lap time from low 3...

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WERA at PIRC + A NEW Sponsor! #18

Posted by epswahn on July 10, 2014 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)



Round 3 – WERA @ Pittsburg International Race Complex


Forth of July weekend was the third round for the North Central Region. Unlike most weekends, there was no track day / practice day on Friday to learn the track and get comfortable. PIRC is about 4.5 hours from my house, so it’s not too far. I arrived after...

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WERA Road Atlanta Cycle Jam 2014 #17

Posted by epswahn on June 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (1)



The 2014 WERA Cycle Jam at Road Atlanta was this past weekend 06/06-08/14. The annual Cycle Jam is WERA's mid season huge race event. Typically they have the Vintage, Endurance, Sportsman, and National series all race in one event. This year the WERA endurance rounds were combined with CMRA to create a new series called the US National Endur...

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Autobahn Country Club - Sportbike Track Time #16

Posted by epswahn on June 12, 2014 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)



Memorial Day Weekend For the majority of the past few years since I’ve started riding on the track, I’ve gone to Autobahn Country Club for Memorial Day Weekend. It’s always nice to get to the track and not have to worry about lap times or racing and just ride. For me it’s a chance to get back to basics, try out dif...

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2014 Round 1 - WERA North Central Sportsman Series #15

Posted by epswahn on May 7, 2014 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (1)



As all racers know, time can come up on you very quickly in preparing for racing. My first test of the season was set for Gingerman Raceway the weekend before the first round of racing with WERA. Since I was working at the Sportbike Track Gear open house on Saturday 04/26/14, I left from there and went straight to the track with Sport...

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End Of Season Update #14

Posted by epswahn on November 3, 2013 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)




The end of the season came a little earlier than expected for me this year. My last race was at PIRC back in September. The plan was to go to the WERA GNF at the end of October, which was just last week. Due to two separate large crashes (Road Atlanta, Grattan), and two blown transmissions, the budget was cut short. This s...

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2013 WERA Expert North Central Regional Championship Standings #13

Posted by epswahn on September 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

With the conclusion of the 2013 WERA Expert North Central Regional Championship event in Pennsylvania, the championship positions have been finalized. I competed in 7 out of 8 possible events this season. The one event I missed, I was unable to compete due to mechanical issues. My first expert season was better than I had expected it to be. I was very competitive, and established myself as a racer who can consistently race for podium positions in the Expert ranks.

 

This yea...

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Pittsburgh International Race Complex PIRC 09/07-08/13 #12

Posted by epswahn on September 9, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)



The last event of the 2013 North Central Regional Championship was held at PIRC formerly known as BeaveRun. This was round 7 & 8 of the season. Eddie, and Cale were the closest competitors for the championship positions. Eddie already had a commanding lead over the rest of us and just needed to finish to take all four championships he wa...

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Nelson Ledges 08/24-25/13 #11

Posted by epswahn on August 26, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)



Nelson Ledges is a track on the schedule that nobody seems to like. The track is bumpy, there is grass growing through the track, run-off is inadequate throughout most of the track, tire walls line the entire track, the bathrooms are glorified outhouses, and most of the pits are gravel. Did I mention the track was bumpy? It has degraded to t...

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