This is from one of Peter's sponsors, FNB Racing. ...
FNB Racing’s young gun, Peter Lenz batted 1,000 as he won 6 heats and 6 mains, led every lap, and took every holeshot in NMRRA’s road racing action this past weekend. After racing five events in California and a Canadian National, road racing’s rising star came back to a track that he knew well. Living in Fort Vancouver, WA, USA the track used by NMRRA in McMinnville, Oregon is as close as it gets for the young road racer.
At the recommendation of Peter’s riding coach, Keith Code, author of The Twist of the Wrist series and coach to such champion riders as Wayne Rainey, Doug Chandler, Ben Bostrom, Peter has been making as many stops within driving distance to gain experience across Western North America. Over the past several months Peter and his Dad have traveled over 10,000 miles to attend races looking for the challenges of new tracks and talented riders to compete with at his level. Peter rode his Metrakit Canada supplied bike in his private coaching session with Keith Code earlier this month and the impact was immediate. Upon Peter’s return to the McMinnville track he was running record lap times in his first practice while reacquainting himself with the track.
Peter was true to form as he took pole, earned every holeshot, led every lap and won all six classes he entered. This weekend he ran smart, conserving himself and his equipment. “I just put my head down and rode hard for the first couple laps until I had a gap, then I would back off a bit to make sure I didn’t use up my bike. The gearing Vortex Racing sent was good. It was good to have the right gearing after Willow and Stratotech where I had ran out. Thanks Lee,” commented Lenz.
This weekend saw Peter giving valuable feedback to FNB Racing team owner, Justin Watkins, who was running Peter’s three bikes this weekend. “I let Peter run the show. He was really good at communicating what was going on with the bikes. I made the adjustments he asked for and we went from there,” explained Watkins. “Peter’s father normally runs his bikes but wasn’t able to attend this weekend due to medical reasons. I was happy to help one of my rider’s out. It was a change from my responsibilities with AMA Timing and Scoring and my FNB Racing sprint and endurance teams. I have known Peter since he was three, back when his father rode on my team. FNB Racing has been supporting Peter since he gave up the dirt and went to asphalt. I see what we are doing here but in an earlier phase with the same type of program Celtic Racing has been doing with PJ Jacobson with similar success. Peter brought our team its first national championship last year and he is leading the 2007 series right now as well. I believe he has the potential to do something special if given the support,” explained Watkins.
You can learn more about Peter and his goals on his website at http://www.peterlenz.com and about FNB Racing at http://www.fnb-racing.com.
Peter’s 2007 Personal Sponsors
Metrakit Canada, California Superbike School, Arai Helmets, EDR Performance, Elf Lubricants, Performance Under Gear, MiniGPX, PMP, Pro Caliber Motorsports, Miller Paint and Graphics, All Things Drywall, Vortex Racing, and SpyOptic.