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The track was really dusty and rutted out, so I did minimal laps just to memorize the track. I knew there was gunna be some good racing with the dual lines and different obstacles.
I got a great jump off the dirt start and came out 3rd behind Dustin Nelson and Troy Barker. On lap 2, I made a mistake and Billy Martin made a pass on me. A couple turns later Levi Shirley got around me too, putting me in 4th for the class. I then started to catch Billy. Then about half way through the moto, he lost his seat. Allowing me to pass him, I noticed I was slowly catching Troy. So I started to push even harder and made up a ton of ground on him. At the checkered he edged me out of 2nd giving me the last spot on the podium.
With a lot of anticipation I stalled the bike off the line. It took a few seconds to get the bike started and going again. By the end of the first lap I caught up to # 88. It took me a few laps to get him and move on to the next rider. I was fired up after getting that horrible start. I fought the fatigue, I was slowing getting and was gaining a lot of ground on Troy again. With about 3 or 4 laps to go Billy who was sitting in 2nd broke a chain going through the rythmn section putting Troy and myself in 2nd and 3rd again. Pushing even harder, I caught up to Troy with 2 laps to go. Then my bike stalled out again in a tight S curve section, allowing him to pull out a small gap. Once I got her fired up again, I was able to make a charge and catch back up to him with a little less then half a lap to go. Unable to get close enough to try for a pass, it looked like we would finish 2 and and 3rd for the 2nd moto. But on the last rythmn section Troy had a slight get off, and rolled his bike 30 feet from the finish line. allowing me to coast by for the 2nd spot. Turning around I helped him get his bike back on track and push it across the line for 3rd place.
With a 3-2 finishes that gave me 2nd overall for the day. My career best finish in this class. I’m extremely happy how the weekend went for me. I’ll be looking for a win at the next Rnd. I’d like to thank all my sponsors for helping me out, and allowing me to race this weekend.
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