Yep. That was me.
It was an AWESOME weekend! One of the best ever!
Here is the final race results, Zero takes 1st 2nd and 3rd overall!!! Woot! http://www.egrandprix.com/news.php?id=280
The race scores are:
Pos Nos Name Team Race one Race two Weekend total Championship points
1 5 Martin Szwarc Martin Szwarc 20 20 40 25
2 96 Kenyon Kluge K Squared 16 16 32 20
3 7 Kyle Schumacher Ritz Racing 13 13 26 16
4 80 Michael Barnes Lightning 25 DNF 25 13
4 89 Tim Hunt Lightning DNF 25 25 13
6 619 Ernest Montague Ritz Racing 11 11 22 10
Here are some fun pics from the event.
The learning curve to ride a Zero hard seems to be about 1-2 laps for an experienced rider. We had a 66 year old crew-chief come and fill a rider slot for us with 15minutes notice (after one of our riders was unfortunately injured in a gas-bike supermoto race earlier that morning). He was a veteran who had his first motorcycle race in 1963!!! He was a very very cool guy, and was just eager for the chance to jump on the bike and race, and he did great! Said he loved it and wanted to race a Zero at every event!
Here is a picture of him from his first ever time riding a Zero, using his old-school technique and rider position owning turn 7 like a boss. He lapped 10 seconds faster than my best time on the same bike! I love the bad-ass shin-flat to the pavement, opposite leg just hooked by a knee on the seat style. Almost makes me think getting old might not be so bad after all... It took this 66 year old man 2 laps on the track with his first time ever riding a Zero or anything electric before he was riding like this:
Here is Kenyon and Martin mixing it up right behind lightning.
Some more awesome racing pictures.
This should be reason enough to go electric.
(That hobo in the white t-shirt is me
And another awesome racing pic: