Peter Cline #26

Peter Cline #26

WERA National Endurance series, Vance & Hines XR1200 series at Mid-Ohio.

Interview

What is your Facebook address?
www.facebook.com/TeamOhioRacing

What is your Twitter address?
www.twitter.com/teamohioracing

What’s your typical pre-race meal?
A lot of water and fruit, some nuts or a granola bar.

What is your pre-race OCD behavior?
Cleaning my visor and really, just not attempting to freak out. DON\’T FREAK OUT!

What is your racing background?
Since 2005, with over 130 race starts, I’ve earned nine regional championships and finished in the top-5 in the national pro-amateur rankings with Western Eastern Racing Association (WERA) and AMA Sports. I teach at the Mid-Ohio School and encouraging track day riders to try racing. I am a WERA track official, worked with USAC at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a MotoGP official and over the past 2 years have working with GPtechs Moto2 wildcard team at the Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP.

What events are you currently competing in?
WERA National Endurance series, Vance & Hines XR1200 series at Mid-Ohio.

What is one of your best racing memories?
Some close racing, a few lightweight races at Grattan and Mid-Ohio. The best memories are when you can come off the track and talk about the battles you just had.

What motivated you to get started racing?
I started with some track days, and that just progressed into club racing with AHRMA and WERA.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional motorcycle racer?
Playing bass and recording music. Women dig bass players.

What else is in your garage?
Bass amps and a BMW F650GS.

Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Start slow to go fast, stick to a budget and build relationships but acting professional.

How many hours a week are you on Facebook?
About an hour a day.

What are your favorite magazines and websites?
OUTSIDE, Roadracing World, www.wera.com

Who are your role models?
Any of the GP hero’s from the 1990′s.

Beach or mountains?
Mountains…

High Fives or FIst Bump?
Fist bumps.

Mac or PC?
MAC

Top 3 bands?
Buffalo Tom, Sparta, Russian Circles

Greatest strength?
Connecting people.

Most frustrating challenge?
Going fast… and faster…