Kenny travelled to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend to compete in round 2 of the WERA West road racing series. After winning multiple novice championships in 2012, he was seeking his first expert win at the Las Vegas track that he loves. Never before has he felt so confident in himself and his machinery. That was due, in addition to his own efforts, to the amazing support we have received from so many people who are committed to this sport and to Kenny’s racing program. Through the efforts of people like Alan Cunningham, Ed Sorbo, Roland Cushway, and Rick Roussin, we were able to field the best running, best performing, and frankly the best looking motorcycle Kenny has ever ridden!
Conditions were adverse, with temps in the 40’s and constant winds that wore on rider and crew. The cold track was slippery at times, and was hard on tires, but Kenny worked through it and started bringing his lap times down. Saturday afternoon he competed in the 20-lap Lightweight Solo, finishing second behind long-time adversary Logan Hanks on an SV650. On Sunday they would face each other again in the Formula 2 sprint race. It was an epic battle for the lead, ending in a drag race to the finish line with Kenny taking the win by 0.08 seconds! As long as he has been racing motorcycles, Kenny has dreamed of being an expert 125 racer. With this win, and his performance the entire weekend, he truly is living his dream, and I could not be more proud. He would finish the weekend with wins in Formula 2 and Formula 3, and a 5th place in Heavyweight Twins Superbike.
Thank you SaferMoto for providing Kenny’s new leathers and Coast to Coast Computer Products for the awesome new paint job. Thanks also to SaferMoto for the critically important airbag vest, Impact Safety Armor for Kenny’s body armor, Lindemann Engineering for the superb bike setup, Jim Doyle and Suomy Helmets for sponsoring Kenny, and of course Roland Cushway for his guidance and advice.