Hello all and welcome to 2013! Though we are well into the year, for me the year really does not start until March. American motorcycle racing kicks off in March, and this weekend the SRA-West Formula sidecar series begins ant Chuckwalla Valley Raceway.
Multi-time champion Team Becker Moto Works will not be contesting the series this year, which leaves a decent gap at the front. They are working on a vintage sidecar racer and will be at select events with it, but their Formula 1 machine with the famous red/yellow stripes will be absent. That will put Team Johnny Killmore in the front by default, and there was a fair sized gap behind us last year. Stull Racing’s Steve Stull is consistently the closest, with a bit of a gap back to us at faster tracks, but quite close at tighter venues.
Wood Brothers racing is also fielding two bikes. with brother Phil now driving the second, 2-stroke powered machine of theirs. If Phil finds his stride early he could certainly be a challenge. He has the raw talent and the equipment is their. Chris Wood also has the talent, but as of yet has not gotten a hold of the ultra-lightweight ART chassis they switched to over a year ago. The darting steering of those aluminum framed bike looks to be a serious handful, and is said to be a totally different style to the steel tube frames everyone else runs.
Without a doubt this will be a year for Team Johnny Killmore to focus on technique. Gina is now very dialed in on the bike, and now I can finally- for the first time in 4 years of racing- concentrate 100% on my own racecraft. I have so many ideas that I’ve never gotten to work through, and this year is going to be that year. Smoothing out my style (instead of wrestling the bike) will hopefully bring consistent (and lower) lap times and less machine abuse/ tire wear.. Take a look at our 2013 calendar to get an idea of where and when the action will be:
2013 Team Johnny Killmore Racing Calendar:
Mar 30-31 Chuckwalla (Clockwise), Desert Center, California (CONFIRMED)
Apr 26-28 Willow Springs Main Course, Roasmond, California (CONFIRMED)
May 2-3 Thursday & Friday Sonoma, California, (CONFIRMED)
June 24-30 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Colorado Springs, Colorado (CONFIRMED)
July- Kicking tires
Aug 30 -Sept 1- Miller (East Course), Tooele, Utah (CONFIRMED)
Sept 21-22 Chuckwalla (Clockwise), Desert Center, CA (CONFIRMED)
Nov 3-4 Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada (CONFIRMED)