I am a late starter in the world of racing and it wasn't easy getting to this point. In fact, it was unlikely considering my path. Sportbikes always caught my eye, but that was the extent of my motorcycle history up until my mid-20's. I'd like to think of mountain biking as my jumping off point for motorcycles...or my gateway drug if you will. They aren't quite related, but there are parallels you can draw between the two. Particularly, the adrenaline on two wheels. After beginning to follow motorcycle racing on television, I watched World Superbike Racing live in Laguna Seca in 2000 for the first time and it had such a visceral feeling that you couldn't quite pinpoint. That day, I knew this sport was something I had to try. Fast forward a few years and I finally learned to ride a motorcycle, much to my family's dismay. I quickly advanced in skill even with the very limited time on a saddle and was absolutely hooked when I hit the race track. There was nothing like it. A few years later, in 2011, I took the plunge and joined the AFM. My rookie season has had its ups and a few downs. The downs tend to hurt a little bit, but they haven't stopped me from honing my skills and staying competitive. Finishing top 10 in Clubman and in the upper half of the field in 600 Production and 600 Superbike was something I was very proud of. In my second year of racing, I hope to be even more competitive and really advance my skills on the new machinery.