Rob Pearson race report from Stockton, Calif.
NEWS May 16, 2013
Photo by Dave Hoenig
Well we just made it back to the mid-west from the long journey out west. It was the first twins Grand National of the year. The many miles of travel to Stockton, Ca. ended up to be worth it as we had some good results on the west coast.
On the way out to Stockton we found out about Chowchilla, CA. running a 3/8’s mile on Friday night before the GNC race. Mike King from KDM Forest Products supplied the team with a great running 450 Suzuki so we didn't have to sit out and watch the fun. The bike worked great and I won my heat. After a less than great start in the main, I ended the night second and had a lot of fun. Thanks again for the ride Mike.
Saturday for the GNC in Stockton was a nice warm day and the Weirbach/General Engineering Harley was running spot on. We ended up qualifying 5th which was good enough for the second starting spot in heat two. I got off the line well and battled with last years national champion Jared Mees for the number one spot but had to settle for second. That was good enough for the front row of the main and in the dash for cash which is exactly where we wanted to be. In the main event I got another good start and put the Harley down low on the blue groove, but finally found the line was faster just off the rubber and raced with Jake Johnson and Henry Wiles for most of the race. We ended up 5th which was a great start to our twins season. The new team is jelling well and we have moved up to tie for 7th in the overall points standings. I have to thank everyone for the help this year especially Weirbach Racing and KDM Forest Products for a great first trip out west.
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