It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated my blog, and I definitely hate to do it for such a disappointing reason- but here it goes anyway.
I will not be racing at the next two AMA Pro Racing rounds, at Barber Motorsports Park and Mid-Ohio. As has been the case with many others in our paddock, my budget has been very tight this year. I made some decisions earlier in the year that unfortunately did not work out as I had hoped they might, which leaves me in a spot where I do not have enough funding to finish the season.
As a racer, it’s a really difficult decision to make, but after speaking with a few people whose opinions I trust most, I realize the smart thing to do is to regroup and focus on coming back strong at Laguna Seca. It’s torture to sit on the sidelines, but it would be even worse to attempt to race without all the proper pieces in place.
We will work hard to have our equipment sorted out and hopefully more funding in place as we move towards the Laguna Seca round of the AMA Pro Racing Daytona Sportbike Championship. We continue to have t-shirts for sale on my website at www.melissaparis.com/products . All sales contribute directly towards our race efforts. Further, anyone interested in partnering with MPH Racing can send inquiries to email@example.com or click on the “Get Involved” link at www.melissaparis.com
I really want to thank Yamaha, Yamalube, GYTR, Joe Rocket, MotionPro, LeoVince, Vesrah, DrippinWet, WIDSIX, Freegun, GB Racing, Braking, Zero Gravity and all of my amazing friends and fans for the support so far this year. I look forward to being back on track as soon as possible.