Bryan DeMuro is a local District 6 rider who has been tearing up tracks in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virgina for years. He has been earning trophies is several classes while developing the speed he hopes will one day take him to the pro ranks. He has had some ups and downs like every rider does while searching for his own confort zone. Bryan knows that sometimes you have to slow down to go fast because sometimes the fastest rider is the one that makes the least amount of mistakes.
DeMuro has spent the last few winters in Florida training and riding in order to keep himself fresh and ready for the northeastern U.S. races that begin in early March every year. However, this year Bryan has elected to stay in the Harrisburg area. Like most racer from this area Bryan has to budget his time and money wisely. So this year he chose to get new Suzuki’s instead of spending the winter in Florida. It was a difficult decision at first because he has developed a lot of strength and speed over the last couple of winters and did not want to loose that edge. But Bryan realized that getting on a new machine could help his result next season also.
The exciting part about this decision for DeMuro was the fact that his Suzuki’s are RM-Z450’s. Bryan has been on 250’s for most of his racing career and before that he rode a KX125. The 450, however, is not totally unfamilar for him because he had to train on a CRF450 last winter in Florida. Unfortunately, the first day down there last winter the only bike he had with him seized. Even with training on the CRF450 he was not ready to race a 450 full time in 2010. In 2011 that will be a different story as Bryan is preparing right now to put out a full assault in the 450 amateur ranks in our district.
After a few hours on his new RM-Z450 Bryan looked right at home. He was blowing out berms, diving to the inside of turns, and throwing the bike around in the air like he had been riding 450’s his whole life. It was a pleasure to see the excitement DeMuro had just practicing. That excitement translated into a strong attack of the practice facility helping him capture the fastest lap times of the day’s sessions.
Bryan is ready to race and so he did. The very next day from the Saturday’s practice I witnessed he raced Happy Ramblers. Bryan finished a respectable fourth place at his first race aboard his RM-Z450. To bad this session is coming to a close because DeMuro has got the speed and the bike to pressure and beat the best amateurs lining up against him right now. Hopefully he will be able to carry this momentum into next season and beyond becauses it will be exciting to watch.