Just a little note regarding the prelude to the AHRMA race in Daytona that was held in Kershaw SC this past Thursday. I had a fair seat in watching Mark (wounded duc) and BCMs rider duke it out on the track this week while fulfilling my role as backmarker in the BOTT F-1 class. Watching those guys go in our practice session was cool (literally, it was mid 40s and windy) The BCM bike looked like a rocket, I saw the front wheel come up like an MX bike exiting one of the corners. Mark usually has the class sewn up but I could tell there would be a race this time. You have to expect a BCM bike to be fast but the rider looked real good too. We had so many red flags in the first days practice I was worried that the cold and the sand at CMP was going to ruin the thing. Thursday the weather got a little more cooperative and I felt like it was a good day. I started on the front row and got to see a rather exciting turn one with a good number of super moto bikes jumping into the action at the start. I remember feet on the ground and some yellow faired bike literally pushing one of the SM bikes in the corner because they were tied up so tight. It was about lap six or seven when Mark cam screaming by (yea I got lapped). I tucked in my elbows and kept the bike off the line. For about 2 seconds when the BCM 999 came by in hot pursuit. I did what I could to keep those guys in sight and it seemed that Mark was keeping that lead for the half lap where I could “watch”. Mark held on and won the race. It was a real treat to be in the company of such great people at the track. Good luck to both in Daytona!