Did Mani make you miss your race? Still waiting on your race report. :smile2:
Report from August 16/17/18
So I missed practice Friday. I wanted to be available to MotoMillion and a couple of other customer ECU's I was programming.
The only item that came in I got to install was the Alpha 6mm rotors provided by SoFloSBK.
Clip-ons provided by MotoMillion had to wait to another day I felt like also rebuilding the front forks with some new oil at the same time.
Loaded and ready for Saturday morning short practice ( 5 laps ) and then race at 11am. This is my first race of the year, so that means zero points, and CMRA grids you by points, and then entry number data. OK, there was 24 enteries and I was number 24 on the grid. I had only tried launch control once back with the stock ECU and I was less than impressed with the way it felt the same as the K46 which I never liked. Today it was the XWORKS ECU launch control, and man was it right on. I went from that 24th start position to 12th. Wish I could have maintained that position, but I fell back to 15th. Just could not make consistent laps and the suspension was just not feeling right in the bumps off ' Big Bend ' corner, and the GoPro flipped forward pointing at the steering nut for most of the race.
Went home and programmed another customer ECU, readied the bike for Sunday. Got to the track ready to get entered maybe ahead of a few people that had zero points like me. Nope, 24 people again, and I was to be number 24 on the grid. Short practice laps, flipped the rear tire at the Pirelli tire shop onsite support ( Thanks South Central Race Center ) . Race was number 4 of the morning so that is about 11am again. GoPro this time is ready, mounted, and hopefully not going to fall over this time. Grid up at 24th position, Launch control on, 9000 on the lights on, dump the clutch. Amazing launch control. Shot up to about 10th, fell back to about 12th, lost one position to a pass, but made up the position later and finished 12th in the expert A ( 1000cc ) SuperBike class. Super good lap times for my 2nd race of 2019. Standing start to lap 1, 1:23... all other laps 1:22 even on the passes I made. ECU was flawless and made power with proper DTC as you would expect a Road Racing Superbike to do.
Video to be posted of the start in the least as soon as I figure out how to edit GoPro videos, and I have time. There is alot going on in the BTS ( behind the scenes ) this last 2 weeks. XWORKS is being recognized and endorsed by BMWNA representative’s 'unofficially' of course. I am just the guy down in Texas that does BMW work, and oh by the way he races on road courses that the BMW S1000RR is designed to be on... I am fine with that.
So much more to come in the next 2 weeks guys. Excited to be a part of MotoMillion ( www.MotoMillion.com
) and having good people behind me and my work like SoFloSBK ( https://soflosbk.com/
) , BMWHP (https://tinyurl.com/y4j7jxlj
) , and 650IB (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOkNbsKJTp51bvBun8sy8VA
) . Thank you all.
My super good consistent laps times posted on Race Monitor. Reminds me of back in 2013 on my 2009 Suzuki GSXR.
Picture of me on Sunday a week before the CMRA race at RideSmart Practice ( RideSmart - Texas Track Day Motorcycle School