High Plains Raceway September 27, 2020
The last race of the very strange 2020 season was held at HPR. With the weather being pleasant for Saturday, it would be a nice end of season race weekend.
For the Lightweight GP held Saturday morning, Ricky was on pole for the start. As he had done all year long, he simply ran away with it. Dominating the class lead to another class championship for 2020. The Endurance race was held after lunch and from pole position he nailed the start and led the field from lap one to the checkered flag.
The weather changed Sunday with a cold front moving in overnight. ThunderBike was Ricky’s first race of the cold day and with the holeshot he led for a few laps. As usual in this class, the more powerful bikes passed him on the straights and he ended up with a third place finish that would equal his year end position in the class. Last race of the season was Supertwins GTU and with another front row start he would lead this one flag to flag, clinching the championship.
Looking back on the abbreviated season, missing one complete round due to a freak pit bike incident, he felt that two championships and being able to actually race was a blessing.
Once again he would like thank all the made it possible, Rocky Mountain Kawasaki, Arai Helmets, EBC Brakes, Hindle Exhaust, Motul , Woodcraft, Pirelli Tires, Marvin Rosencrans, Kory and Rick and the MRA board and corner workers.
Pueblo Motorsports Park August 9 2020
Pueblo in August and tipple digit heat go hand in hand and this year was no different.
With a Moto-America round falling on the same weekend, a couple of the M/A riders were not at Pueblo making the competition a little soft for Ricky.
So let’s get right to it. Ricky simply dominated the weekend! Starting on pole for both races on Saturday he led flag to flag in Lightweight GP and Lightweight Endurance.
Sunday in Thunderbike he always has his hands full with the larger more powerful bikes and a fourth place was all he could manage.
Last race of the weekend was Supertwins GTU and another flag to flag victory was his.
Just past the halfway point of the season, Ricky is points leader in Lightweight GP and Supertwins GTU, as well as holding on to third in Thunderbike and Lightweight Endurance.
Late Breaking news, at round six Ricky was taking a wheel over to Pirelli for a new tire when a novice racer heading to the grid knocked him down on his pit bike resulting in two broken toes and ending his weekend before it started. Ricky is hoping to be healed in time for the last round.
Pikes Peak International Raceway June 6/7 20202
The first round of the Motorcycle Roadracing Assocation 2020 season was canceled due to the Corona virus as many other races around the county.
So the first race of the year was held at P.P.I.R under sketchy weather conditions. Race one, Lightweight GP was a runaway win for Ricky as he led from green flag to the checker. Second race Lightweight Endurance was started under cloudy skies and a wet track. With only Pirelli slicks mounted up, Ricky went out on the warm lap to check out the track. Finding out that at a very caution pace he could start the race. On the start, two riders went past and Ricky got into a reasonable rhythm. As the laps wore on He was closing in on second place and would eventually pass for a runner up position.
Day two saw better weather, and a front row start in the Thunder bike class had him leading for two laps before the bigger bikes would reel him in. Running solid lap times, Ricky held on for a third place podium finish. Last race of the day, SuperTwins GTU Ricky nailed the holeshot from the front row and led the pack into turn one. A pass from another rider caught him by surprise and had him turn it up a notch. A great battle ensued for four laps before a mechanical problem eliminated the completion making it another win for the weekend.