I thought I'd put up this post to inform everybody that there are a couple of BC riders competeing in the AMA race at the Fontana, California raceway this weekend. The riders are Matt Zurbuchen of North Vancouver and Alan Schmidt of Clearwater.
Matt is competeing in the 600 Supersport race, televised at 12 noon, he's riding a 2002 Suzuki GSXR 600 with metallic blue ferrings and a black tail, sporting the number 44.
Alan is competeing in the superbike competition, televised at 3:00 pm, he's riding a GSXR 750, sporting the same colors, and I think the number 151.
Both these guys have worked hard to get where they are but have some ways to go, so don't expect to see them on the podium, but cheer them on for a top 15 finish, which would be a huge accomplishment for the either of them. So please make a note to make it back from your Sunday rides to catch a glimpse these BC boys in the big league. You might not see much of them televised beyond the start and the first lap or so (or maybe even if they get lapped! *sic), but you'll be able to track them at least on the ticker at the top of the TV screen.
Drop a post here as well if you want to know any more about either of these racers and where my brother (Matt) and Al will be racing this season. I'll try and post their qualifying positions and other race conditions here as the race nears. It would be nice if the cool mister moderator man could sticky this so I could keep giving updates on their races.