I always wanted to race the John Burr Endurance Series, especially the Six Hours of Glen Helen. My Dad raced the series a couple of times and I remembered him talking about how much fun it was. I thought I had chance when one of my friends invited me to be on his team, but later they had a family commitment and decided not to race. Still wanting to race, I called a couple of my riding buddies, Gavin and Anthony, and asked them if they wanted to team up. I knew they would say yes. I spoke with my Dad and he agreed to pay the entry fee but told me we had to find additional sponsorship to cover a bike, the gas, tires, and spare parts.