Thursday, 30 October 2008
Kocinski to race dirt track
Just spoken to Boastie, fresh back from racing at Perris and Pomona in sunny California (where he made the semis in the Top Gun 450 class). He pitted next to Chris Carr and a guy, Boastie didn't recognise, was hanging around a lot. Chris said later, 'Oh yeah, that was John Kocinski. He's racing dirt track next year.'
Now we'd read, on superbikeplanet.com, that Kocinski had tested some flat trackers. This photo is borrowed from them, thanks Soup. And now it's confirmed. Expect to read this story a lot of places very soon (if you read mainstream mags, of course).
And if you're wondering, who is John Kocinski? Well, just one of the most talented GP and WSB racers ever. An enigma, a character, a Kenny Roberts protege and someone who was bullied by the press because he didn't quite fit in (mainly because he had OCD, before the likes of us knew what OCD was). And someone who retired early so he isn't that old now.
Sideburn can't wait to hear how he does.