“Focus” On Ben Gloddy
Loudon Road Race Series Round 5
It was a fun few days at Loudon this past weekend. Penguin Road Racing School on Friday was fun as always and being able to win the Supermoto Race Saturday evening was a blast! My two races on Sunday were the 500 Supersport and 500 Superbike. My starts were on point and I was able to get the hole shot in both races and lead both from start to finish. My goal and plan for the weekend was to get into the 19’s on my 400. I was SO close at the July Round with a 1:20.02 and then my bike broke. This weekend, not only did I get into the 19’s, I was able to do it a few times and it looks like I set a new lap record for the 400’s with a 1:19.69! I am stoked that I am now able to run consistent low 20’s and high 19’s!
Thank you to LRRS announcer Nick Huff for taking some time to interview me on Sunday to hear about how Sonoma went and how my weekend at Loudon had been going. I also want to add how proud I am to be a part of such an amazing race family here at LRRS. Last month a racer was pretty seriously injured and everyone came together to host a cookout to help raise some money to help him and his family. We heard that around $10,000 was raised. I didn’t have much to donate in terms of silent auction items, but I did donate my crashed Sonoma Raceway gloves and autographed them. They didn’t bring in the big bucks like some items, but every dollar helps and it was a fun evening spent with everyone.
I am really looking forward to the MotoAmerica LIQUI MOLY Junior Cup races at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex this upcoming weekend and meeting back up with my Quarterley Racing On Track Development teammates Jacob Stroud, Jamie Astudillo and Teagg Hobbs.