August 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 30 mins
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This episode is a really cool interview with MotoAmerica racer Chris Bays who started riding motorcycles on the street about 15 years ago and has been racing motorcycles for the last 5 years at the club and professional levels. While he still likes the idea of riding on the street, Chris’ attention is fully focused on his racing these days.
As he mentions in this episode, once he got bitten by the racing bug, he just couldn’t not race. I’m sure that anyone that has been bitten by the motorcycle bug will understand. Once you’re hooked, you’re hooked!
This episode is also the perfect opportunity to announce this podcast’s official sponsorship of Chris Bays and the Number 621 RBoM Racing Suzuki SV650 in the remainder of the MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship season. So, fire up the MotoAmerica Live+ streaming app or surf on over to Chris’ social media, or to my podcast’s social media and check out the podcast stickers on the racing livery for Chris’ bike.
To help celebrate this new partnership, I am also excited to announce that Bays Racing and this podcast have teamed up to give away one free general admission ticket to see MotoAmerica racing live. The ticket can be used at one of the remaining MotoAmerica rounds in this 2019 season either in Pittsburgh, New Jersey or Alabama. Stayed tuned until the end of the episode for details on how you can enter to win.
July 30th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
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This episode features an interview with professional motorcycle road racer Braeden Ortt who races a Kawasaki ZX-6R in the Supersport class of the MotoAmerica racing series. The 19 year old racer will be entering his sophomore year of college in the Fall and continuing his major in Chemistry, with future plans to be a plastic surgeon. In the meantime he is racing in two motorcycle racing series as well as enjoying other outdoor sports like snowboarding, wake surfing and jet skiing. Braeden and I talk about motorcycle racing in general, and in particular some of the challenges of the Corkscrew at the Laguna Seca Raceway, including his recent crash there during Sunday qualifying. Braeden survived the crash relatively unscathed and walked away with minor injuries. He expects to be able to race in the next MotoAmerica round, August 10-11 in Sonoma, CA.