First off, last year was another incredible year for me!
I was able to win the RSD Super Hooligan National Championship for the second year in a row.
The grand prize for the championship is a 2019 Indian FTR-1200 motorcycle, customized by Roland Sands Design.
I've been patiently waiting to collect it!
WATCH: Andy DiBrino races his Latus Motors Racing Harley-Davidson to his second consecutive RSD Super Hooligan National Championship in Huntington Beach, CA at the Moto Beach Classic/ Surf City Blitz, rounds 10 and 11 of the 2018 Roland Sands Design Super Hooligan National Championship. Video by Spencer Owens.
That final race weekend of the series was nothing short of eventful. I was the fastest rider all weekend long, topping the qualifying sessions and winning the $1,000 dash-for-cash races. Saturday's main event at the Moto Beach Classic finale went alright, I finished a close second place but felt a little robbed after leading the original start of the race before the red flag came out. Sunday's main event didn't go well at all, as I crashed out early in the race and suffered a broken arm and dislocated shoulder. It was huge bummer to not be able to celebrate winning the championship despite no finishing the last race. Fortunately, I had a large points lead and they give a single race throw-out. So of the best 10 of 11 race finishes I had, my worst finish was 3rd!
Anyway, that was a few months back, and now I am just about ready to start racing again. My arm was broken in a couple of spots, but they've healed back together as good as they could have. My shoulder has been the main concern, and I've been going to physical therapy for a while now. It's been really painful, but we are slowly making process. Once we know the arm is fully healed, there is more extensive measures we can take to get my shoulder mobility back almost immediately, so that may happen sometime this January. In the meantime, I am planning on doing some light riding at the indoor flat track in Salem once it's back running!
My first official race back will be The One Pro race at Salem, Oregon, as part of The One Motorcycle Show and the 2019 RSD Super Hooligans series! I feel I will be ready to pick back up where I left off at Moto Beach and fight for the win. I am still working on my 2019 plans and whatnot, so I don't have anything to announce just yet. All I know is I'll be at that race in Salem in February. Everything else is still being worked on. I am really excited for this year though!