East returns with limited 2023 schedule
James East, racing out of Covington, Georgia, will plan on running a limited schedule in 2023 with the possibility of a full time schedule for 2024.
After an almost six year hiatus from racing on a national level East will plan on running the WERA National Cycle Jam event at Road Atlanta on May 27th and 28th 2023, as well as the Barber Motorsports Vintage Festival in October of this year.
"I got into a really bad mental headspace around 2017/2018 and eventually sucked it up and started talking to a doctor about my mental health," East said. "Combining the mental issues I was fighting as well as financial instability it made for a really poor spot to be in for racing. Thankfully with the help of a really solid team behind me I'm super pumped to get back on track. 2023 is going to be a year of a couple of select races to kind of establish a base line on where I'm at speed-wise before starting to really hammer as many practice days as I can while working with a riding coach."
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