Posts Tagged ‘Hangtown’

This last weekend was the last stop to qualify for Nationals at Loretta Lynn’s.  The race was at Hangtown in Sacramento and only the top 4 kids in each class will get a ticket to nationals.  During practice I didn’t feel comfortable on my mod bike and I wanted to race the open class on my practice bike.  The guys at Thousand Oaks Yamaha did a new top end and clutch on my bike to get it freshened up and ready for the race.

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It was cool to have Thousand Oaks, and all my Yamaha teammates at the track and get to cheer them on throughout the weekend.  When it was time for my race, I was ready to go……..

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I raced the stock class to get practice starts but because I was already qualified in that class I pulled off the track to give the other kids a chance to qualify.  I the first stock race I had a great start but got pushed out and fell in the second turn.  I was able to get back up and race from 24th to 5th.  The second race I had another great start and lead the first three laps of the race.  Then it was time for the mod race……

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My mod race was the last race of the day and by the time I got on the line for my first race the track was already really rough.  In the first mod race I did not get off the line well and was in the back of the pack.  I quickly tried to move up to get myself into a qualifying position.  I was able to work my way into second place.  The second race the track was really dry and rough, I got a better start and was in a solid third place.  I finished the race with an overall 1st place finish and qualified for my second class at Loretta Lynn’s.

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There are so many people who support me and my racing every day and at the track.  I can’t thank everyone enough for all the help and support.  I really appreciate it and I am excited to go to Nationals and race hard!

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Nationals only allows racers to compete in 2 classes.  Even if you are able to qualify for more classes, you have to pick only two classes to race at the event.  I officially now have my two tickets to my classes and I am excited to go to Tennessee.

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The last couple of weeks it has been raining a lot, on and off.  I have been having to do a little traveling to find places to ride that are dry and I haven’t always been very successful.

We drove to Zaca for the day to ride and had so much fun we stayed the night so we could ride there again the next day.  After practice we played at the hotel.  I played bocce ball with my Mom.

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Then I went swimming.

I thought I was the only one in the pool…… and then…..  SHARK!!!!

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When I showed up at the track on Sunday the weather was awesome and I was excited to ride.

Carey Hart was there and I got to race around the track with him.

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The next weekend we were not so lucky on picking a dry track.  We went to Hangtown and it was still super muddy from all the rain we had.  I was a mess after riding but it was really fun.

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some pictures from my days at the track

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