I am already enjoying the "off-season", which remains almost as busy racing-wise. I've moved mostly to indoor racing at Salem Speedway in Oregon, and Puyallup in Washington. We've had some good weather here and there at home which has allowed me to ride as well. I've gotten back into r/c racing again. This time of the year I enjoy that hobby. And I also started going to community college again. So I have had my hands full. Not to mention trying to brainstorm plans for 2020 and sort out sponsorship agreements.
One thing I am really stoked about is getting a new Kawasaki ZX-10R. MotoSport Hillsboro got me hooked up with one to use as a track-day bike. I've always wanted a bike to take to track-days for fun, and for instructing. In the past I've just had race bikes, which I have to regulate time I put on engines, and the cost of operation just much higher all around. It never makes sense to go out to a track-day to instruct and teach another rider, because typically the rider wanting the coaching can't afford to cover the costs of me using my race bikes. But now, I have a dedicated track bike and will be looking to do some instructing at PIR, The Ridge, and anywhere else next season!
It also looks like I am going to be getting another ZX-10 to build for my new road race bike. It will be Stock 1000 spec, so I can continue racing that class. I had a great run with my Yamaha R1, but I am due for a new bike and I am looking for a new challenge. The ZX-10 is what most MotoAmerica Stock 1000 racers are on, and for good reasons. The bike makes a lot of power, the cost of building the bike is competitive against other brands, and Kawasaki pays good contingency. So I am excited about it!