When Cycle World was invited to go to Yavapai Downs in Arizona to test the GNC Twins ("Oval Offices," in the May, 2011, issue of CW), it also gave me the perfect excuse to go ahead and race my very first Pro Singles Mile as a nice way to warm up for my gig on the faster, heavier Twins. The coolest change was my shiny new national Pro Single #50E DeCal Works decals ($42.45), mounted up just in time along with another Ron Wood take-off CD8 rear Goodyear, mandated on the Mile per AMA rules. My gearing change, from 13/47 to 14/46, worked out perfectly, keeping the Honda wide-open in fifth almost all the way around the Yavapai Downs track. A beautiful new D&D low pipe ($589), donated and installed by Kenny Tolbert and seven-time Grand National Champion Chris Carr, really helped the CW_CRF's top-end performance. For once, I could hear my own bike snarling along with the rest of the pack (and the almost 6-hp gain it later registered on the _CW dyno didn't hurt). After stalling on the start line of the third restart, I finished 13th.