Very successful weekend at Gateway June 29-30, 2013

I ended up on the podium for the first time ever and took home a 3rd place trophy on Saturday and came in 5th out of 15 on Sunday. I was holding 4th most of the race and I backed it off quite a bit when it started sprinkling. Chris ran into some bad luck. It started raining on Saturday afternoon before his race so I put the rain tires on his bike and he ended up crashing on the warm-up lap for unknown reasons. He didn’t even get to race. He was fine and we had the bike ready for the first session on Sunday morning.

On Sunday it was a last minute call whether to run his rain tires or not as the track was dry until just before they went out for their warm-up lap when it started to rain and rained through the entire race. We ended up running the dry tires and so did everyone else except for one guy. The guy who ran rains won and Christopher came back from around 5th place early in the race to a 2nd place finish. It was actually a VERY exciting race to watch as these guys without their rain tires were sliding all over the place.

Great weekend other than Christopher’s little incident as a few of the dirt bike buddies even came down to watch on Saturday.

Christopher’s warm-up lap crash:

Chris's Crash

Chris's Crash

(videos might play better if you click the “Watch on YouTube” link on the bottom right of each video)

On-board video:

My Saturday Race (3rd):

My Sunday Race (5th):

Chasing Christopher:

Pics:

Race

Race

Saturday race

Saturday Race

3rd

3rd

Practice

Practice

Practice

Scratched Bike

Practice

Practice

Practice

Practice

Practice

Practice

Practice

Practice

Practice

Many more pictures from the weekend:

Knauer Gallery – June Gateway

Christopher is currently in 1st place in the Sportsman Class championship points and I am currently in 2nd place in points for the Amateur GT championship:

Season Points Totals

Name P1-1 P1-2 G1-1 G1-2 G2-1 G2-2 G3-1 G3-2 G4-1 G4-2 Total
Chris Knauer 45 45 50 50 0 45 235
Dylan Schaefer 0 41 0 0 45 41 127
Drew Collins 50 50 0 0 0 0 100
Donald Prevost 0 0 0 0 41 50 91
Grover Vincent 0 34 0 41 0 0 75
Chris Corsa 0 0 0 36 0 36 72
Paul Floro 0 33 0 38 0 0 71
Robert Berbeco 38 15 0 0 0 0 53
N Shutzenhofer 0 0 0 0 50 0 50
H Seravimov 0 0 0 45 0 0 45
Jason Small 41 0 0 0 0 0 41
Gale Palmer 0 38 0 0 0 0 38
Zachary Douglas 0 0 0 0 0 38 38
Josh Moedel 0 36 0 0 0 0 36
Vincent Miller 36 0 0 0 0 0 36
Robert Brandt 0 32 0 0 0 0 32
Troy Pressnel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Name P1-1 P1-2 G1-1 G1-2 G2-1 G2-2 G3-1 G3-2 G4-1 G4-2 Total
Rob Fuszner 32 45 45 45 45 36 248
Todd Knauer 36 34 38 38 41 34 221
Justin McKelvey 45 36 32 34 31 30 208
Andre Taylor 0 0 50 50 50 50 200
Will Wanstreet 41 32 36 32 32 26 199
Joseph Dunn 50 50 0 0 38 38 176
Dominick Leard 0 0 41 41 34 33 149
Frederick Baly 0 0 33 36 36 32 137
Nicholas Square 0 0 34 30 27 29 120
Brian Cook 34 31 0 0 26 25 116
Kyle LeMarbe 33 38 0 0 28 0 99
Gary Almiron 0 29 31 33 0 0 93
Jesse James 0 0 0 0 45 45 90
Jared Harrison 0 28 0 0 29 28 85
Eric Wort 38 33 0 0 0 0 71
J Shipley 0 0 0 0 30 31 61
Gabe Oldfield 0 41 0 0 0 0 41
Eric Telger 0 0 0 0 0 41 41
Kyle Hesse 0 0 0 0 33 0 33
Jim Anderson 0 0 0 31 0 0 31
Phil Shamone 0 30 0 0 0 0 30
Logan Myers 0 0 0 0 0 27 27

Next race weekend is September 7th and 8th.


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