'Never stop trying': Realtor is the leader of the pack in motorcycle races

Published: Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 05:27 PM.

Each race during that weekend was a different experience for Dumas.

"The Sportsmen Series was very exciting," he said. "I could feel this guy right behind me, but you don't know how close they are until you cross the finish line. Turns out he was 0.3 of a second behind me. At the National Challenge, I was going faster than I ever have and I looked behind me and I didn't see anyone. I had about a five and a half second lead, which is like the length of a football field."

It wasn't always the winner's circle for Dumas, however. In 1998, he entered his first race and ended "dead last.”

"I got creamed," he said.

But his interest in the sport wasn't extinguished. After a few sporadic races in the last decade, this year, Dumas made a pact with himself to try harder than ever and place in a race.

"The Dumas family motto is we never stop trying," he said. "I'm not as young as I used to be, but I am smarter."

Unlike other sports, motorcycle racing is not something you can typically practice, Dumas said.

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