“Focus” on Ben Gloddy
Here is a quick race report from Ben Goddy as he races the NHMS series in Loudon, NH:
My season is going very well so far. I cannot thank you enough for the support from TCX! I really do love my TCX Boots.
Friday 6/15: I had my first race, the Rookie Race, on a wet surface due to the morning rain. Using my B bike with rain tires, I had a good start and went into turn one in 3rd place. Going into turn three I moved into 2nd. I came into turn six and tried to make a move on another racer, but couldn’t do it safely, so I held my position. Coming out of turn twelve, I had a pretty good drive and passed him coming down the straightway. I led the rest of that race and caught and passed some of the riders from the wave in front of me.
Friday Night: I raced the Supermoto Races. I raced my Honda 150R in the Supermini Class and the Lites Class. In the Lites Class, I had an okay start. I was running 7th and worked my way up to 3rd and then back to 4th. The race went pretty smooth I finished in 3rd Place against 250’s! I was pretty excited since I was on a 150! In the Supermini Class, I came off the line 3rd and by the second turn, I was in the lead. I stalled on the top of the hill, which dropped me down a few positions, within a lap I was back in the lead and was able to hold my position for 1st Place.
Saturday 6/16: In my first race, I had a pretty good start and got around a couple people in turn one. I kept charging forward and came out in the lead and led the race to the end. It was a pretty smooth race. In my second race, by turn three I was in the lead and led the race and caught the wave in front of me, I got caught in traffic which caused a rider behind me to catch up. I was having trouble finding a good line to pass the traffic safely, so I held back until I found a spot I felt I could get by. I finished in 1st Place.
Sunday 6/17: I had a good practice in the morning and got my lap time down to a 1:24.1 from 1:25.5 the previous day. In my race, there was quite a few yellow flags coming into turn six so this slowed down a few of my lap times. It was a good race I was able to come out on top.
So overall, for the Laconia Bike week races at NHMS: Five 1st Place finishes and a 3rd Place. I have also been bumped to the Amateur Classes!
I also attached a couple pictures of me on my 300 at NHMS.
My next road race event is July 7th & 8th at NHMS.
Thank you. I hope you both have a great day!