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A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks……last week my Sister Hailey graduated from high school and I was supposed to race at a Loretta Lynn Regional Qualifier race in Washington at the same time.

The Deruyter family was totally awesome and they drove me and my bikes to Washington so I can see the track on Friday and get a good night sleep before time to race.  My parents went to Hailey’s graduation Friday night and then the family took her out to dinner before she went to grad night at her school.

CONGRATULATIONS HAILEY!

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After dinner my parents got in the van and drove 12 hours straight to the Washougal track.  They got to the track about 7am, just when the practices were starting.

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After hanging out at the track all day we went out to dinner and then back to the hotel to swim.  Mom and Dad were really tired because they hadn’t slept all night so we went to bed early and got up early to race in the Open class on Sunday.

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In the first race I got a good start and I came around the first turn in third moved to second and raced up horsepower hill to take over the lead.  I was in first place and I tucked my front tire and went down.  I was able to get back up and going and I fought my way back to 2nd place. (below is pictures of the start of one of the races and a look at horsepower hill)

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In the second race I didn’t get the best start but I was able to get into second place and finished the day out with an overall 2nd place finish. (below is pictures of me going over the whoops)

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With my second place finish I was able to get another ticket to Loretta’s.

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After the race it was back in the van for a 12 hour drive home. 😦  When we got back home we took a couple of days to get caught up on all the sleep we lost over the weekend.  In the middle of the week my Mom got really sick and she even had to go into the hospital.  It was scary, but she got better after a few days and she was back to herself.  Saturday was my sister Hailey’s graduation party and a lot of our friends and family came over.

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Sunday was Father’s Day and since I hadn’t been on my bike all week, my Dad spent his day with me at the track.  My parents and my sister Hailey and I all hung out at the track, then we took Dad out to lunch.  On the way home we went by my Grandpa’s house to wish him a Happy Fathers Day.  My Dad is always working on my bikes and taking me to practice and race…..you are the best Dad!  Thanks for everything you do for me.

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Special……

Thank you to the Deruyter Family for taking me to Washington

Congrats to my Sister Hailey, good luck in college

Glad you are feeling better Mom

and……

Happy Father’s Day Dad!

Two weeks ago I went to the Loretta Lynn Regional qualifier at Honey Lake MX in Milford, California.  The race was really crowded and all the top riders were there.  Practice went really well and I was riding good on the track.  The Loretta Lynn regional qualifiers are different from most races that have two moto formates.  The Regional races are the best overall after three races in each class.

I did another great picture from Sebastian Lee  www.sebimagery.com 

I had several really bad starts and was not able to fight through any of the fast riders in my motos and was not having the best of luck during race day.  I finished the day with consistent 6th, 6th, and 7th place finishes which did not qualify me to go to Loretta’s since they only take the top 5 riders from each class. I rode hard, but things did not go as planned in any of my races.

Because it is really hard to see the track at Honey Lake, I rode one of my practice sessions with my helmet cam so you can see what the track looks like.