Kahea Woods - 1995 SUZUKI GSXR 1100
Torco products used: Engine: SR-5r 5W-30
| Summit ET finals at Fontana
So it been a roller coaster week going in to the Summit ET finals at
Fontana. We lost the patriarch John "Woody" Woods for our Torco Oil, Mickey
Thompson Tire backed GSXR 1100. Our leader, friend and dad lost his fight to
cancer the week before the race.
One does not know how to go on needless to say go out and race, but became
very clear. One of the last things my dad said to me was "concentrate and go
out and race". So off to Fontana we went. It was awesome seeing our racing
family. It was good for the soul.
On Thursday we ran the quickest pass our Torco Suzuki ever went. 8.47 @ 158
mph in the standing 1/4 mile but in the proses we blistered a tire. Having
to change a rear slick and starting eliminations on a green tire did not
look good. Our confidence and consistently was not very high going in to the
first round. I have to say that my riding was not the best that weekend. We
ended up going 6 of the toughest rounds and bring home the win with a
average et of 8.54 @ 153 mph. I would like to thank all the gang at Torco
USA for there continued support.
Winning this race in honor of my dad is something I won't soon forget.
Until we see each other again pop's that one is for you.