|Team Hooters' Tim Hunt on his GSXR-1000 (2010)|
This weekend we head to Roebling Road Raceway where Tim owns the track record. I was working on the new website-adding sponsors' links to the Sponsors page when I ran across this article where EBC is chronicling Tim's huge success on two wheels. While Tim Hunt is widely known in the WERA and AMA paddock, not many people in my region or area have heard the name. I find this amazing becuase Tim has been so successful the last few years- winning a ton of races and a shocking number of championships in numerous different classes. What is even more amazing is that he has only been racing motorcycles since 2005 and winning championships since 2006.
His latest and probably most noteworthy championship is the last one he received at the GNF last year. It was Tim's first multi-race National Championship and one he never thought would be possible when he first started racing in 2005. Here is a nice article that appeared in motorcycle-usa.com last September.
On top of being a top notch racer, Tim is one of the most humble people I know. He is always willing to lend a helping hand. In December of last year, Tim made the journey from Tennessee to Houston Texas to work with a few racers at MSR-H when a local trackday guy was having trouble with his clutch. The rider asked me if I knew how to adjust the slipper clutch, which I did because Allan Campbell helped me adjust mine earlier in the year. When Tim heard the person ask, he without hesitation, grabbed some tools and commenced to show the rider how to properly adjust the clutch.
Race fans should be on the lookout for Round One of the WERA National Series as Tim 'aims' to break his own track record. In tests, Tim has been pretty close, so I look for him to break it come race day. I will be there first hand to report and congratualte Tim if he does succeed in this goal. Oh yeah and I will be there trying to accomplish my goal of winning my first race! So stay tuned for more from Roebling Road and the GoFast-DontCrash Race Team!
|Tim Hunt @Homestead picture courtesy of www.backprint.com/rickspics|
For more info on personal lessons from Tim Hunt please contact Tim @ (615)594-7244
|Ben Kirby (left) and Tim Hunt (right) accepting their second and first place awards at Talladega-February 6, 2011|
Now people can quit asking me "Who's Tim Hunt?" LOL