The thrill isn't in the winning, it's in the doing.
- Eunice Kennedy Shriver

About Me

My motorcycle racing started at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in 1998 on my Yamaha FZR600.  I had ridden on the street, but a friend who raced convinced me to get out on the track.  I prepped my FZR, bought a set of leathers and took a race school in order to obtain my racing license.  My initial time on the track was not fun, but something clicked towards the end of the day and my love of the sport began!  

After getting my official “license” to race and with the advisement of some racers, I sold my FZR and bought a Suzuki GS500 which I converted to an official race-only bike.  I loved my GS!  The bike was way underpowered compared to the EX500s and FZR400s, but that forced me to learn how to truly ride and go fast through the corners.  In 1999 I moved to Buffalo, New York and continued to race my GS for another year before I bought a Suzuki SV650 in 2001.  The SV had about double the horsepower, but I think that power caused me to get a little lazy at first.  The fun of the SV was the number of people racing when the bike first came out.  We had 20+ bikes on the grid, which made for some very fun races.  

I rode the SV through 2003 and after a crash that left me with a fractured pelvis and broken collar-bone, I decided to take a break.  Unfortunately, my love for racing was too strong and after many nights dreaming about racing, I knew that I had to get back on the track.  Between 2005 – 2008 I had the opportunity to ride a 125 GP bike at a few tracks across the country, including Barber and Road America.  As much as I loved the size and cornering of the 125, I ultimately went back to the SV in 2012.  

I have been very fortunate to race at quite a few tracks all across the United States. I’ve been to VIR (Virginia), Barber (Alabama), Summit Point (West Virginia), Nelson Ledges (Ohio), Mid-Ohio, Las Vegas, Firebird (Arizona), Putnam (Indiana) and of course my current ‘home tracks’ Blackhawk and Road America. 

My goal has always been to get faster each and every time I am on the track.  Of course I would like to win, but this is a hobby and keeping two wheels on the ground is the top objective.