June was a busy month for me. I started out the month with a road race in Washington, immediately followed by my 25th birthday. Didn't get much of a chance to celebrate being it was on a Monday, and I was headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma first thing in the morning on Wednesday. A lot of preparation goes into this trips, especially when you plan to be on the road for about 10 days for 3 different races, one of which I was just transporting a friends bike too. At the conclusion of the trip, I actually got to fly home for once. Straight back to Portland first thing in the morning just in time to catch a practice on my road race bike for 2 more days of racing. It was a fun journey.
Backing it up a bit, I drove alone to Tulsa. There I met my dad who flew in Friday afternoon before Saturday's race. Round 5 of the Super Hooligan AMA National Championship was taking place downtown there. The event was called the Mayo Moto Street Classic, and it had everything from live music, to a motorcycle museum/show, and of course, races. The track was a supermoto style track, winding its way through parking lots, alleys, and a couple roads. Thrown in the mix were a couple small dirt sections with jumps. The track was tough, as the surface was far from perfect and provided a lot of challenges, and the jumps really separated the men from the boys.