Thursday, September 27, 2007

Road Atlanta thoughts - Sorry about the delay..

I know, I said I was going to update "shortly" but things got a bit crazy and the old blog took a hit in the updates department. This update may wander from past tense to current tense so apologies before hand. Let's just say it's a time machine update...

Needless to say I was so pleased for Josh Hayes (see below). The guy works hard and really really went out this year to prove that he could win the FX Championship two times in a row. So kudos to the man from Gulfport, LA!

I would also like to say how much I enjoyed working with Australian Superbike Champion and Yamaha rider Jamie Stauffer and his merry crew over the weekend. Not to mention his kind and super cool manager Stephanie Little. Jamie has been visiting the US and is taking part in the Superbike and SuperStock races here at Road Atlanta and at the last round of the AMA Superbike series at Laguna Seca (see above...)

Again, Yoshimura Suzuki rider Mat Mladin was something to watch on track. People can say what they like about Mat, but for me watching him ride is ethereal.

Oh, and a big thank you to the Comfort Suites Inn at Suwannee for being so helpful and changing my fridge out...!Laguna update coming shortly...

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

17 Years Today - Another Cover - Aaron Yates RRX

That's right readers.

17 years ago today I arrived at SFO in the USA with 5 suitcases (one half of one was used to bring me home from hospital after I was born), a collection of "Q" magazines, my favourite teddy bear and a few items that meant a lot to me as I grew up back in the UK before meeting Emily, getting married and moving here. All I can say is, I have never stopped realising what a blast my life is. I have as a mate, the coolest woman in the world, the coolest job in the world, and ultimately the coolest life in the world and someone to share it all with. It's not been without some hard work mind you, but so far it's only getting better.

Oh, and I thought I should let folks know that they need to rush out and buy the current edition of Road Racer X featuring Jordan Suzuki rider Aaron Yates on the cover taken by yours truly, Andrew Wheeler. I'll update my thoughts on Road Atlanta in a separate post, however, for now I'd also like to congratulate Erion Honda rider, and good friend Josh Hayes on his second Formula Extreme Championship win that he locked in at Road Atlanta. Fortunately I was in the the right place at the right time to capture this little gem.