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DreamRyder Wins AMA's First Pro Street B Class Shootout against Ricky Gadson.

April's AMA event at Atlanta Dragway had be plagued with problems such as: the Clutch, the airshifter solenoid, to blowing a head gasket... I was off on my usual times preventing me from qualifying in the top 16 of the field to race with the A Class. Thanks to AMA's New Pro Street B Class I was still able to race on Sunday however... would have been a huge dissapointing trip if they had not incorporated this new class this year.

With blowing the head gasket on Sat.. my Crew Chief - Nem and Eric from Rev'd Up Motorsports began tearing my motor down to pull it in preparation of replacing the Head Gasket.

thanks to the well supplied Orient Express they had everything I needed this weekend to keep me up and running.. and special thanks goes out to Joe who offered to help replace the Head Gasket and do all that's necessary to get it back together right so Nem and Eric could stay up till 2AM Sunday morning puttin my motor back in the bike. Thank you boyz I most def couldn't have done it without you! Especially Nem with all the driving he did and wrenchin...

After these three men busted their tooshed to get me runnin again I knew I needed to do my best on Sunday to have made it all worth their efforts.

With my qualifying times I got the bi in the first round.. it came down to Myself and Ricky Gadson in the finals.

We both cut the same tree and same sixty.. wasn't till mid track when my bike started to pull on his gaining just a tenth of a second...close to the end my bike acted like it had a boost leak and boged some. I couldnt' see him in my field of view but the folks from the side lines say it was anyones guess who was ahead till the Win light came on on my side after we crossed the traps.

As I let off the gas to slow down, his bike comes flying past me still going.. my first thought was oh shit did I let off too early? LOL as we both get to the same speed he raises his left hand and gives me the thumbs up.. at this time I still did not know who won.. I thought he might have just been tellin me "good run" or "good try".. it wasn't till I reached the turn off point where AMA's Mr Wade Clark has a grin from ear to ear and cheering me saying congratulations .. I swear my heart did a flip flop at that moment with the sudden realization that I won... :beechug:

On my way back to my pit area there were numerous folks clappin and givin me the thumbs up.. here I thought just because it was the "B" class no body would be watchin or would care.. but I guess I was wrong. Once back in the pit Nem comes to me and says Go see Ricky he said he'd sign your slip for ya.. so I quickly grabbed the camera and slip in hand to go see Ricky for this great honor!

We both agree however we plan to graduate from the B class iand be in the A class next time around :wink: BUT I'm very APPRECIATIVE for AMA creating this "B" class to give us a chance to get more track time in and get the experience one can only get at these type of events.. Mr Dunigan from Dunigan Racing was kind enough to put up $ 200 to the winner.. talk about icing on the cake! Where else can you have a weekend of racing with the best and take a lil back with you to help cover the expense. :wink: I surely hope they continue this "B" class.. I can see alot of new up and coming racers gaining from it and hopefully draw more entries for it.

Thanks goes out to all the fellow racers who gave me encouragement to continue to race this weekend even after all the problems ... I'll see ya'll in MEMPHIS!

E.

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Orient Express with their magic bus filled with all sorts of parts you could possibly need at the track.. I swear I think if I had asked for a cup of sugar they'd have it LOL..

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Me and my new Paint Job by Mirror Look Customs out of Aura, IL area.





Another view of the New Paint Job





Me getting ready and Nem (my crew chief) in deep concentration...
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I'm ready to roll! Speaking of which THANK YOU Rev'd Up Motorsports for the new Wheel Bearings... HUGE IMPROVEMENT....





oh did I forget to mention my Crew Chief/Umbrella Boy was one in the same :hys:





one of the times the guys had to tear into my bike to work out some bugs...








me trying to help but often better off staying out of their way LOL
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various shots on the track
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Sunday before the semi's for the Pro Street B Class I had went over to introduce myself to Ricky Gadson as a fellow competitor .. very nice gentlman he is..





Various shots of my Run against Ricky Gadson in the Finals for AMA Pro Street B Class:
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And my visit over at the Ricky Gadson Pit area:




Evaluating our time slip and how close it was from start to finish..





Ricky Gadson Autographing my Time Slip - with his precious daughter not far from his side.. :wink:





Ricky giving me props for the win... what a character
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AMA Pro Street B Class Winner's Circle... From Left to Right: Eric from Rev'd Up Motorsports, My daughters Racheal and Kayla, Me, Event Sponsor MTC, and last but not least Nem my crew chief
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Got the video of the run uploaded but couldn't embed it here so you'll have to check it out on my website... under the 2009 Video page - can't miss it

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Wow, Gadson Congrats on the hot finish and thanks for all the snapshots!

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