My Writings. My Thoughts.
For the last three weeks I have been non-stop prepping the upcoming 2013 CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals. I have been focusing on building my cardiovascular fitness and working on my bike setup. I was really happy with my suspension setup from last season, and I have only made minor changes from that setup. However, I my motor last year was really down on low end power and I wasn’t very happy with my previous power curve. I have been working really hard with Frenchie at C4MX and he has supplied me with a drastically improved motor package for the 2013 season. I leave for Canada in about a week and I have never felt more prepared enter a season than I do right now!
I also can’t thank my team RTR Performance Honda and the other sponsors that are supporting me this motocross season: Scott Sports, Macnab Transit, Bolt Hardware, Team Pernstiener, C4MX, Shoei Helmets, Sidi Boots, FMF, Hinson, Excel, TCR, Sunstar, Works Connection, Dunlop, Applied, Moto Tassinari, Atlas, Matrix, No Toil, Kamloops Ford, and Signworks.
Las Vegas supercross started off a little rough but turned out to be an alright night. In practice i was having a really hard time with two of the rutted sections, I ended up getting one of them dialed in the main event but the other one haunted me all night. I qualified 17th out of practice which was good enough to score me a direct transfer into the west coast main event. In the main event I spun off the gate which lead to a poor start, I came around the first lap in 17th. I charged all moto and passed myself into 12th when the checkers flag came out. In the shoot out LCQ I had a hard fought battle with Osborne, but ended up coming 2 seconds short of a transfer spot. I felt like I rode solid all night and put in a pretty good performance. I am excited to turn my focus onto the CMRC Motocross series.
Tough track with a short start at high elevation made for a physically demanding track. Got a good start in my heat race, but was t-boned in the second turn and went down. after restarting my bike I charged as hard as i could but only made in back to 11th. In the LCQ I holeshoted and battled with Baker for the first several laps but ended up settling for 2nd, which got me a transfer to the main event. In the main i had the last gate pick which meant a horrible start, I went around the first turn in dead last and spend the whole race working my way forward. When the race was over I had pushed into 14th. Now I’m back to work and focusing on Vegas, I wouldn’t be out there racing without: Experts-Exchange.com, Slaton Racing, Bolts Hardware, C4MX, Team Pernstiener, FMF, Hinson, Dunlop, Works Connection, No-Toil, FLY Racing, Sunstar, Applied, Dirt DNA, Scott, Moto Tassinarri, Leo Vince Carbon, TCR, & Excel.