In late September, there was a race that was very special for me—the Randy Texter Memorial AMA All-Star race at the York Fairgrounds Half Mile in Pennsylvania. This would be the first time the new bike would see a limestone racetrack. The limestone tracks differ from clay tracks in many ways. The biggest difference is you ride these types of tracks full throttle while being sideways most of the time as opposed to “two-wheeling” the motorcycle on clay tracks. I enjoy limestone tracks, but I don’t enjoy the beating the bikes take from getting pelted at 100 mph by the stones on the surface. One of my sponsors, ISC Racer’s Tape, sent me a bunch of duct tape, which we put to good use.