The race was good, and a lot of fun too. Stinks that Nate wasn't able to race, but there's really nothing you can do about the gusty winds like there were that day (the airport was reporting up to 36 knot gusts, they were saying 40-50mph gusts at the track- I was supposed to go flying that morning, but had to cancel because it was too gusty)
I actually didn't hear the announcer when they first said that Nate had crashed during the warm up session- I was waiting to try to get a picture of him on the track, and noticed that he hadn't come back around when the other BMWs had passed a couple times... then heard the announcers mention it
Went back over to the pits, then the garage area and was relieved to see that Nate was walking around in the garage while the team was getting his bike fixed up. Kudos to Nate for getting back on the bike and trying to go for the race, despite having injured his wrist. He certainly put forth an outstanding effort, just unfortunately ran into some bad luck with the gusty winds.
Go get the Formula Xtreme guys again at Barber Nate!
Here's a link to a photo album I made of this year's bike week. The pics are mostly from the Daytona 200, with a couple in there from BMW's display outside the speedway, and a couple from the superbike race.
oh yeah, and big congrats to Nate and Richard Cooper on an awesome finish in the MOTO-ST Daytona 300 race too!
Congrats to Richard Cooper and Brian Parriott as well for excellent 6th and 7th place (or 5th and 6th place in light of Josh Hayes getting DQ'd) finishes in the Daytona 200