This past weekend, we set out for Virginia to participate in Championship Cup Series motorcycle racing. It was very challenging and the team was put to the test.
On Saturday, the first race day, Peter wrecked his bike on the last lap of his first race—he bent the handle bars and his helmet, and the bike crushed his leg. Jordan worked hard to get the bike back in riding condition so Peter could get back out on the track.
Peter ended up missing the second race, but placed 8th out of 13 riders in the last race of the day. Not too bad considering this was his first race on this track, but definitely not what we had hoped, as we were still riding the high of bringing four 1st place wins from Daytona in March.
With Saturday's races done, we still looked forward to Sunday. Our spirits were very low after the first race of the day, when Peter jumped the start and came in early. The second race was better, with a 3rd place finish.
Finally, all that was left was the last race. This was the moment–either we place, or we come out with nothing and accept this as a learning experience. Peter decided to forget everything negative that happened the previous day, and give it his all. He placed 1st out of 16 racers in the Middleweight Formula 40.
This race weekend was all about overcoming trials, no matter how difficult or unexpected they may be. What mattered in the end was Peter's will to win, and the Squid Hunter team's support.
Peter is very thankful to have a great friend and teammate like Jordan, who takes time away from his own business to show his support. He works endlessly to ensure his bike is in perfect condition. They make an awesome team, and we're proud to have left Virginia with a win!