I won the free track day at Grattan for July 4th, and it was definitely the best day of my life. Prior to this, I had only ridden my Ninja 250, Nina, in a parking lot and around the block; I had maybe 30 minutes of bike time total. I was majorly excited to hear that I would be allowed to ride on the track until about 3 minutes before it was actually time to get on the track. In fact, I was literally shaking in my boots! My first couple laps I hit a max speed of about 20-25 mph. Nonetheless I came off with a big smile on my face. I was paired up with the most amazing CR I could have hoped for, Eric Cell. He dealt with the turtle speed I started at and gave me great tips and always encouraged me to just go a little faster. It seemed like every session I was increasing my speed my 20 mph, and by the end of the day, I hit a max speed of 90! Holy crap! My last two laps of the day I stayed on the race lines for nearly the entire track, and I was rewarded with a thumbs up not only from my own CR, but another one as well. It was a huge confidence booster, and I was smiling ear to ear by the end for the rest of the night. I just want to give a huge thank you to STT and everyone that made last weekend possible. I also can't forget to give my dad, Jim Fritz, a huge thank you for driving 7+ hours to just watch and support me. It was an unforgettable day, and the beginning of a track addiction for this 17 year old.