Round 5 Report: Mitch Card

2nd in Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike and 10th in the Mopar Pro Superbike Race

Thursday

Started out with Thursday practice on the Fast Company Yamaha R6 for 3 practice sessions and moved to the Yamaha R1 in the afternoon to get them dialled in and up to speed before Friday's qualifying. 

Friday

Friday qualifying went well in Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike with Mitch ripping off a 1:24:1 around the 2.5-mile-high speed track to grab the POLE away from points leader Tomas Casas right at the end of the session.  He put his head down and laid it out there.  Dunlop tires were hooked up and the Fast Company motor didn’t hurt either

In Mopar Pro Superbike Mitch made it into SuperPole and after a scary moment coming out of turn 3 he was able to save a big front-end tuck he qualified 11th out of a 27-rider field.

Saturday

The Pro Sport Bike race was turning out to be a mad dash for the line but unfortunately on the last lap Mitch who was running in 2nd and 3rd place rider tangled coming onto the back straight and they both crashed out and he was unable to finish the race.

After a trip to medical for a sore finger it was advised he have an x-ray on his hand before he could return to action.  This would cause him to miss out on the Pro Superbike race.

Sunday

With a clean bill of health Mitch was ready for the second Pro Sport Bike race of the weekend.  He got a great start and after a hard fought 14 lap battle he was able to come away with 2nd place finish.

In the Superbike final Mitch was forced to start from 22nd place as they go by lap times from Saturday.  A good clean start Mitch passed 5 riders in lap 1 and was on the charge.  Half way through he was up to 12th place and was putting in some of his fastest laps on the weekend.  He moved his way all the way up to ninth before finishing the race in 10th position.  The Yamaha R1 was making some wicked power and the Dunlops were responding to everything it could throw at it.  It was a fantastic race to watch. 

After 7 races Mitch finished 2nd overall in Pro Sport Bike and 9th overall in Pro Superbike even after missing 2 Superbike races this year 

Mitch and Card Racing would like to thank all of our supporters for another great year…

Fast Company Team for building some wicked motors and great suspension setup

Dunlop Tires for the sticky buns and great track side service

Shoei Helmets for the best protection on the market

DP Brakes for some excellent stopping power

Goderich Toyota for the continued support both on and off the track

Two Wheel Motor Sports all those Yamaha parts when needed

Liquid Moly for series support and some great lubricants

Bickle Racing for decals, good parking spots and suit repairs in a moment’s notice

Bluestreak Racing for the go-fast goodies

Maclyn Dust Control for taking care of the entry fees

Vortex for some fantastic crash protection race parts

Mikey Moto for the light weight rotors

CSBK for a great series, good people and exciting racing

Yamaha for putting together some great bikes

See everyone in 2019

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