Never mind that I'd never entered a professional roadrace before. No problem, Editor Catterson reminded me; it was, after all, just a Sportster. "It's not some fire-breathing, 200-horsepower Superbike," he said. Good point. Moreover, the venue, Road America, is my home track, and at 5'7" and 145 pounds, I have the right "aerodynamic profile" for spec racing.