Nearly a dozen Soldiers and Airmen got the ride of a lifetime holding on tight as May took his passengers out screaming through turns as he leaned the Suzuki just inches from the ground.
“It was intense, it was the craziest minute and half of my life,” said Pvt. Michael Werloch of Cape May. “You just lean so far in the turns you think you are going over, then you slingshot out and you are doing a one hundred plus.”
“I got off the bike I was just shaking” said Werloch, 28, who left for Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. the day after spending his last weekend as a civilian enjoying the races.
“That was just amazing,” said Airman Ryan Diaz, 18, as the 177th Fighter Wing member removed the racing leathers.
The New Jersey Army Guard provided the color guard for both days of the event and on Saturday Brig Gen. Stephen Hines, deputy commander, 42nd Infantry Division, made a grand entrance in a Blackhawk helicopter to be the Grand Marshal for the races.