Lee’s Superbike Unlimited Franklin Armory Racing Kawasaki Superbike at Barber Motorsports Park. Photo courtesy of Superbike Unlimited.

Two-time Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee’s debut in the HONOS Superbike Series aboard a Superbike Unlimited Franklin Armory Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR at Barber Motorsports Park was thwarted by a couple of technical issues, which caused SBU owner Freddy Carswell to withdraw the motorcycle from competition after Friday’s two Qualifying Practice sessions.

Lee aboard Anthony’s backup Suzuki during HONOS Superbike race one at Barber. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

While Carswell packed up and left the track, Lee climbed aboard David Anthony’s FLY Street Racing ADR Motorsports Suzuki backup bike for Saturday’s Free Practice 3 in order to qualify for the weekend’s two HONOS Superbike races. Lee finished 9th in Saturday’s race one and 11th in Sunday’s race two, completing what was a somewhat strange, but successful, debut in MotoAmerica premier class.

And, in what could be described as a “motorcycle racing mulligan,” Carswell and Lee have hit the reset button and are included on the HONOS Superbike entry list for next weekend’s Superbikes at The Brickyard event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Carswell chronicled what transpired in Alabama and talked about his plans to give it another go at Indy in this video:

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