Andrew's first win on the RS150R!

WERA West Race #4 May 8-9, 2010

It was an awesome Mother's Day weekend for Andrew and his family as he got to present his Mom with the WERA West Mini's 1st place trophy. It was Andrew's first win on his Honda RS150R and a well deserved win at that.

On Saturday, Andrew was the fastest in the morning practices and by race time he was ready to go. After he stalled the start in Vegas, Andrew was careful on the start and that put him into turn 1 in 3rd behind Jason Aguilar and Ben Truslow. Andrew quickly went to work on Truslow passing him through the Bus Stop and taking chase after Aguilar. Andrew passed Aguilar into turn 1 and began to stretch out the gap. On the last lap Aguilar closed the gap and passed Andrew through Lost Hills. Andrew wasn't going to give up that easily and looked up the inside of Aguilar through the Sweeper, but thought better of it. Coming through the Esses Andrew got a run on Aguilar and made a diving move up the inside to get the drive onto the front straight. Aguilar got back around, but had to check up to get around a lapper leaving Andrew to cross the line first with a slim margin of .019 seconds and the fastest lap of the race a 2:14.4.

Sunday came and the weather was much cooler with a mild threat of rain. Andrew was pumped up to race again after scoring that first victory. Morning practice was uneventful as the riders were testing out the cooler track conditions. By race time the sky was clear and it was warming up. Perfect racing weather. The start was about the same with Aguilar leading lap 1 with Andrew in tow. On lap 2 Andrew made a flying pass through the Bus Stop, but Aguilar hung on and took the lead back on the brakes into the sweeper. On lap 4 Andrew was all over Aguilar setting him up for the pass and showing him the wheel. With only one turn left Andrew charged through the last turn and onto the straight, but finished just .150 seconds behind Aguilar. Andrew once again ran the fastest lap of the race with a 2:14.3 and completed the race 3 seconds quicker than Saturday.

Andrew's great performance over the weekend puts him in first for the Saturday championship and tied for third in the Sunday championship.

Andrew would like to thank: Youth Road Racing USA, Next Moto Champion, Scorpion USA, Tayo Motors, Rooster Racing, SaferMoto, Impact Armor, Cycle Gear, Chicken Hawk Racing, Vortex Racing, Spider Grips, The Track Club, Fastrack Riders, Mom & Dad, Paul & Tayo Grasham, Josiah Taulbee, Ivan & Anthony Alonso.

Up next: Back to Buttonwillow with SCminiGP Race #4 May 22-23, 2010