Season Opener went well

We’re back from WERA West’s season open at Fontana. The weekend went well, if a little windy.

We arrived at the track on Saturday morning to a beautiful day. Wind was a pleasant 5mph (though that would drastically change) and the temperature gauge reached a nice 69 degrees.

All of practice went well. Anthony even got to ride his newest bike, an RS92, on the big track. The intention was to use that bike to give Anthony more track-time. He rode the RS92 for the last two sessions of the day.

By 5 o’clock, the wind picked up dramatically. It went from a pleasant 5mph to gusts of 60mph. A couple of our friends from NorCal came down to hang out with us, and we spent the evening with them. It was one of the nicest we’ve had. There was great food, drinks, and great company.

Sunday we woke up to the same winds from Saturday afternoon. At one point we wondered if it would be safe to even ride in those conditions. I talked to Anthony about it and he said he was ready so we too, got ready.

Anthony participated in three races; Mini, Formula 2 and 125GP. He rode well in all three and was able to take victory in the Mini and 125GP races, while he finished 2nd in the Formula 2 class. In the process he debut his new paint-scheme for 2012.

The wind is the only thing that put a damper on our weekend. But sometimes, Mother Nature, does not seem to be a racing fan.