View Full Version : Jay Newton's NOLA Thanks!!

James Newton
06-17-2013, 09:23 AM
Not quite the Father's Day I had planned, but having Jay safe is the best gift ever!! After a rider went into a turn on the first lap of race 3, lost control of his bike, hit Jay, and caused him to go down, it was a tough re-grouping process. With A LOT of help from Greg Gilstrap, Zach Bolena, John Hutchinson of South Central Race Center, Brandon Spradling from P1 Racing, and our friend Adam Smith, Jay was able to make the call to grid for all but one race. In race 5, debris on the track caused a high side, and the bike could not be repaired in time for race 7. The weather was far less than cooperative all day as well, but I was very impressed with my kiddo for gutting it all out to salvage whatever he could out of the weekend, and for coming back to capture two podiums that afternoon. It is a shame that the mistake of another caused us our race weekend for the most part, but that seems to be the way in racing. We are thankful that his injuries are not serious, and that he is safe!! Thanks to everyone for all the help and checking on Jay!! It is greatly appreciated!!! We hope to get the bike back in top form, and be ready for Cresson!! We look forward to seeing you all there!!

John Redford
06-17-2013, 12:01 PM
James sorry to hear about Jay's misfortune...glad he is safe!!

Thomas Delaney
06-17-2013, 12:47 PM
Good to see him out there after his FB post a while back. Glad he's OK and was able to get back out there.

Zach Bolena
06-17-2013, 01:18 PM
I was glad to help out. Sorry for the unfortunate incident. Jay seemed down but that happens in racing and he dealt with it very well by getting back out there and getting on the podium:thumb:

Heinz Roy
06-18-2013, 10:33 AM
Hey Jimmy...glad he is okay and got back on the pony and did well. As I always say, he's a great kid and one heck of a racer!


James Newton
06-19-2013, 07:39 AM
Thanks everyone! After reviewing the video of both instances, he knows he did absolutely nothing wrong in either. The contact from the other rider coming directly across his front tire caused him to go down, and water caused the rear to spin up on him in the second. He is more determined than ever now, and he is ready for Cresson. We still have several things to do on the bike, but it should be ready to go by then. Thanks again for everyone's help and well wishes!

Greg Gilstrap
06-19-2013, 04:22 PM
Always a pleasure to see / talk with you and your family at the track, it's my honor to help out!
...When I grow up, I want to be as skilled a rider as Jay!