Running a factory support bike in a club race might sound like shooting fish in a barrel, but the AFM attracts big grids and a lot of talent. Racers Joey Pascarella, Lenny Hale, Jason Lauritzen and Isle of Man veteran Tom Montano were all present on their 600s, with lap times on par with the top AMA finishers. The Attack ZX-6R was a rocket, did everything I asked of it, and thanks to the team’s notes there wasn’t much additional setup required. The suspension felt perfect, and if I nailed my line through Turn 6 the gearing had me kissing redline in top gear just before grabbing the brakes for Turn 7. The engine had been blueprinted and the head decked to increase compression, and there was a lot of midrange power to show for it. The biggest difference I noticed was the way the slipper clutch had been tuned. After downshifting, the clutch let the engine rev up with very little engine braking, which kept the chassis stable and helped promote higher corner-entry speeds.