Rob Pearson Race Report - Pomona
NEWS October 17, 2013
Photo by Tom Hnatiw
October 13, 2013 - Santa Rosa is a cushion mile that we first went to last year. The track was pretty deep this year and it was my first outing on the Racing Unlimited Kawasaki. I qualified 7th and the Kawasaki seemed to be working pretty well for its first time on a surface like this. I got a good start in the heat and had a good shot at making the dash until Matt Weidman got by me and I ended up 3rd. So I was lined up 8th for the main event and after rain delays for some time we finally got on the track and attempted to start the race. There was so much moisture on the ground and the spray was bad, Sam Halbert fell on the 3rd lap and they decided to cancel the main event. One point was awarded for everyone in the main event and we were paid out from where we qualified for the main event.
Pomona Half Mile
Pomona is a 5/8 paperclip style track with similar surface as Santa Rosa. We struggled a little bit to get the Kawasaki working in qualifying and timed in 13th. I had the outside starting position and got a good jump off the line in the heat race. I finished 3rd in the heat to Baker (#12) and Halbert. I picked the outside of the 2nd row for the main event. I got off the line good but everyone came up the track in the first corner and forced me way up high. We had made some good improvements to the bike from practice and I finished 8th in the main event.
I finished the season 10th overall in AMA points after missing out on some finishes. Also finished 3rd in both the twins and singles class in the All Star Series Points. We planned on having 2 Kawasaki twins ready for the beginning of the year but after some set backs I only raced it in the last two races of the season and was forced to use what we had planned as backup bikes through the season. We are gathering parts to put the second Kawasaki together now and should have it together very soon. Plus we are making some decisions on what we want the next one to be as far as a frame, suspension, motor size. Next year we will have at least two race ready machines and be a threat everywhere on the schedule.
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