Virginia battlefield national 2011. The weekend was one of the best weekends I've had racing in so long. The weather was sweet, the track was perfectly manicured and smooth , all dirt, all day, perfect. It felt like a BMX track, no Tarmac in sight! The hill was steep, 7 straights, a pro set, tight rhythm and pretty much all downhill, I loved it. The track is also situated next to a mx track and a drag strip, banging!
Day 1 2 moto transfer ting I pulled 2 2nds a 2 in a semi from hell, I pulled a sweet gate out and a first straight to write home about, this put me in 2 which I held on to, I was pumped. Making mains in the stacked 26-24x class is no mean feat. In the main there was some serious heat in turn 1 where you could have covered us with a pillowcase, I came out clean in 5th, I pulled a move in the last turn on Kris ceech for 4th, so psyched!
Finished up with lance maguire in 1, followed by Parker in 2 and truxell in 3.
Day 2 the wind eased up, we were blessed with 20 degrees extra in the temp department, crystal blue skies and a sweet atmosphere. Practicing gates and hitting sections at sunrise is something I'll never be into though! 2 mornings of 5:30am alarms is a bitch.
On Sunday I decided to hit up the open class too, on that I perfected motos, the quarter and 2nd in the semi, in the main I wasn't sure to give it the beans or roll as class followed soon after,, but shit, we're here to race so I raced half and cruised half, I pulled a 3rd, sweet and I boosted everything. BMX all day!
Class was crazy, 2 moto transfer again and 2 2nds had me sitting pretty. Semi I pulled a 3rd, but I was super nervous, it seriously could have been a main, the other semi was a bit of a boat race! So I was so happy to transfer out. Main event time and gate 1 allocation, I hadn't been out of 1 all weekend and people were hating on it, but what you gonna do. Miraculosly, I got one of the gates of the weekend snapping hard and pulling into turn 1, I rode the pack up the turn, cranked hard out in 2, and put in a smooth lap to finish in second place, proper stoked!
This was my first race with my team the standard army north east squad, and I was so happy to be a part of it and pull 2 results out for them, good times!!
I also did it all on flats. Big in the game!
Nuff pictures to come..