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Road Racer’s Adventures: WMRRA, Pacific Raceways

One of the elite performers of recent WMRRA (Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association) affiliated Pacific Raceways competition, was improving American Mountain Course racer Chris Sarbora.

A collector on Saturday of three podium finishes, Sunday’s action at Pacific Raceways saw Seattle based Sarbora continue his fine form.

Open Superbike race runner-up, the prior Formula Ultra encounter would yield a momentous victory, finishing the 12 lap race just 0.119 ahead of Adam Roberts, who alongside three times top 20 Manx GP finisher Sarbora set the joint the quickest lap of the race, (1 minute 23.208 seconds).

2019 Junior Manx GP action featuring prospective Daytona 200 participant Sarbora, Photo by Nick Wheeler

Reflecting via Facebook about taking class honours, Sarbora who was due to before the Covid-19 pandemic to compete for PRL Racing at TT 2020, candidly stated:

“This is a big one for me. I count this as my first real win. I post a lot of cool photos for that #IGlife and I’ve been racing for well over a decade and won a hundred-odd races but those were all either in the rain, or on an almost-empty grid, or whatever.

And I’m not trying to discount those situations or the competitors I faced, but there’s something a little hollow about ‘all you’ve gotta do is stay upright’.

Most of the time I’m travelling to so many one-off events that I’m usually happy to finish at the front of the mid-pack. Today I took the win in the big money class, during perfect conditions, against very strong racers.”

Words by Stevie Rial