McKinnon Motorsports Successful Opening Weekend
This past weekend was the PMRA season opener and the first race in 10 months for Elyse and the McKinnon Motorsports team. Prior to this weekend Elyse had only made two test passes. Elyse entered in three classes: Street ET on Engle Motors’ gray S 1000 RR, then Pro ET and Super Comp on the McKinnon Motorsports white & purple S 1000 RR.
Elyse made consistent passes in Street ET time trials and then broke out in the first round of eliminations; the heat of the competition really sped her up!
In Pro ET she went a couple rounds, losing to the eventual winner Brian Wood by 0.006 seconds. Brian was on his game as always; a big congrats to the Wood Racing team!
In Super Comp Elyse went several rounds and made it to the semifinals! Overall it was a very successful opening weekend for the team.
Elyse would like to thank all of her sponsors: Engle Motors, Vanson Leathers, Shinko Tires, Galfer, Sprint Filter, Brock’s Performance, Vortex, Schnitz Racing, Penske Shocks, APE, Bren Tuning, Motion Pro, DEI, Worldwide Bearings, GPR, American Kargo, Pro-Bolt, and RPM Powersports.
She also wanted to take this time to thank her husband, Chris McKinnon. Once she was well and contemplating whether or not to race again, Chris never once pressured her in the decision that she made. When she asked his opinion, he’d simply reply he wanted her to do what made her happy and he would support that choice either way. Since she decided to race again he has worked hard to get everything lined up from new gear, to getting the bike back together, and encouraging her along the way.
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