Friday, June 5, 2009

My name is Forrest....Forrest Gump..

Hello all,

I'm posting for Jimmy because they are once again without internet. So I'm picking up the slack to let everyone know how the final practice session went.

Jimmy got 2 laps in today and both were in the 113mph range. Instead of pushing all out to qualify, he spent the time trying to get more bearings and picking up additional markers along the way. He was even held up a couple of times on each lap and still managed qualifying speeds. Gary said that it was the first time Jimmy looked relaxed getting off the bike afterwards and Jimmy felt really good about the additional information he picked up.

He's in good shape for tomorrow and feels like he will be ready to race even if the weather doesn't cooperate. The scheduled start time is 12pm IOM time, so 6am for those of us on the East Coast. They are expecting bad weather on the Isle so that could be pushed back as the day wears on.

There's a story behind the title of this blog. One of Jimmy's teammates has only seen a few American movies, one being Forrest Gump. I guess Jimmy's luck with gasoline, laps aboard the vomit comet, and smooth Kentucky accent have reminded him of it. :)

Good luck tomorrow Jimmy! We're all pulling for ya!


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