As we followed our 600 novice friends from last year, we met Pearce this year and he quickly became a part of the Return to Track Days series. As it turned out, he was the major player that posed the biggest threat to Jeff Toevs' run at the championship. His chase for the championship went to the last race and Pearce came out on top as the 2018 OMRRA 600 Novice Champion. You can catch up with Pearce on Facebook at Lutz Road Racing.
Our 2nd invitational was on October 1, 2018 and we had a great day. We ran the MAC Track CCW the first half of the day, then we ran it CW the second half. A mix of experience was on display - from very experienced racer on this track (Alex Taylor), experienced racer but first day on this track (Kumpy Kump), one of the fastest guys at the top level (Jeremy Coffey), to track day rider with first season on this track (Larry Lulay). Some of our OMRRA 600 Novice guys were there riding as well (Pearce Lutz and Bill Youngblood), and Jeffrey Toevs hung out with us. Thank God Adolfo Valdovinos showed up with his Z125... he was so cool letting others ride his bike at the track and giving us some great photo ops... plus he was willing to sacrafice his GoPro on the track for some cool ride bys.
Practice with One-on-One Instruction: Recap Show 8:00 minutes
We invited some of our friends to a private track day so we could do photos and drone footage that can only be done in a closed environment. We had never done this before, so we weren't sure if we would do it again... so we went all out with two drones, four photographers, food and a lot of water. It was a scorching 104 degrees that day and the track temp taken in the pits was over 130 degrees!
MEGA MAC Invitational 6:15 minutes
With four points separating them, the final round will determine who will be the 2018 OMRRA 600cc Novice Champion and this first of two races resulted in the closest finish of the season! See the onboard footage and hear Jeffrey and Pearce recap the race.
Race 1: Jeff Toevs and Pearce Lutz Recap 7:13 minutes
The final race determined the 2018 OMRRA 600cc Novice Championship between Jeffrey Toevs and Pearce Lutz - where they were seperated by one point. See the exciting onboard footage and hear Jeff and Pearce recap the race.
Race 2: Jeff Toevs and Pearce Lutz Recap 14:52 minutes
With just one race weekend left, there was a change at the top of the standings in the 600 novice OMRRA class with Jeffrey Toevs winning again. He now has a 4 point lead over Pearce Lutz who had just ran the fastest lap at PIR by anyone in the class the day before. This sets the stage for an excellent race weekend in September. Includes front and back facing onboard footage from Pearce's bike.
Jeff Toevs and Pearce Lutz Recap 7:30 minutes
Hear Sportsman 600 winner Pearce Lutz talk about overcoming challenges from the Round 5 OMRRA event on 7/22/2018.
Pearce Lutz Recap 2:51 minutes