This weekend’s WERA West event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway wrapped up a long and challenging rookie season for Kenny on his SaferMoto Lindemann Engineering CT Racing Honda RS125. He worked very hard all season, and took two firsts, two seconds, and two thirds at this year’s final event. As a result, he won the WERA West Formula 2 Novice and Heavyweight Superbike Twins Novice championships. He also took third in the Formula 3 expert championship, and won two novice championships with AFM.
Kenny continues to do everything you could ask of a rider. He is focused, dedicated, and hard working. He trains regularly at track days between races, and works with the coaches of the California Superbike School every chance he gets. I’m proud of the effort and commitment this young man shows at only 12 years old, and he honors us all with his sense of fair play, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. I fully expect that Kenny will continue to experience success in this sport.
Motorcycle roadracing has been one of the most positive influences in my son’s life. We are grateful for all the support we have received to allow us to compete at a high level, and to do so safely. Alan and Beth Cunningham of SaferMoto.com provide the airbag vest that Kenny wears, and which has saved him from serious injury on many occasions. Mike Braxton and Impact Safe-T Armor also keep him safe with the back and chest protector that Kenny wears. Keith Code and the California Superbike School are a huge part of Kenny’s success, with expert training and analysis of his riding since the age of eight. Ed Sorbo of Lindemann Engineering has done an incredible job as crew chief, suspension tuning expert, and mentor. Roland Cushway has spent countless hours training me to keep our machines running well. And our newest sponsor Chris and Corey of CT Racing have provided fantastic Pirelli tires to help Kenny go fast and keep the shiny side up! We thank all of you, and everyone else who has contributed to our racing efforts.
For 2013, we have added a new dimension to our racing. Kenny will campaign as an expert on both the RS125 and a Ninja 250 at WERA, AFM, and CVMA races. The RS offers the highest performance and speed at this level, and the Ninja classes offer the greatest competition, with grids of 20 or more bikes at every event. Our goals are to win the WERA West F2 and F3 championships on the 125, and the E and D Superstock championships on the Ninja. We will also be going after the AFM 250 Production and Superbike championships. In October of next year, we hope to have the opportunity to try out for the Red Bull Rookies Cup in Europe. To that end we plan to make several trips to Britain, Spain, or Italy to race a 125 in those countries’ series. We have received a lot of interest from sponsors who are keen to have a young and talented rider represent them, but we are in need of much more support to achieve our goals. If you or anyone you know are interested in helping my son accomplish his dreams of becoming a world champion, please contact me directly.