Posts Tagged ‘National’

The Dodge Amateur Nationals was this past week.  What a great experience!

This was our first week long event and we had a ton of fun and learned a lot.  We signed up to race 5 classes with a three moto series which is a total of 15 races over the week.  The pro’s raced during the day and it was really cool to be sitting on the line to race and watching the pro riders rip by.  The only thing we did not plan on was the weather……End of September/beginning of October and over 100 degrees-What?  Racing all of the classes every day for five days with the heat was a lot, but it was so much fun.

We started the night before parking on the street to get in line for a camping spot for the week.  While parking on the side of the road, Dad scratched the side of the trailer on the tree branches.  The next morning we got up at 4am and got in line to enter the race.  While parking the trailer we got a dent in the truck.  Then needing to cool down and get out of the heat the generator stopped working…no A/C !!!!  While changing tires we lost a spacer.  NOT A GOOD START TO OUR WEEK.  Thanks to our friends and MAC Industries for bringing us a generator to use, the A/C was back up and running.  And a thanks to the Hogges for bringing a new spacer for the tires, the bikes were ready to go.  We were now back on track and ready to start racing….

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Raced at Hollister MX this weekend, it was the third round of the CMC Series.  What a weekend! 

I practiced all day Saturday and picked up a lot of speed from the last time I raced at Hollister.  After practice I played with my friends off  the track.  We road bicycles, played XBOX, went on hikes, and watched movies. 

On Sunday, things started off a little rough….but finished up well. 

In the first 65cc race.  I got a great hole shot and was moving away fast.  By the end of the first lap I had a pretty large lead until….. the axle bolt came loose and the chain came off the bike.  With no quick fix, in a few seconds I went from first to last.  In the second moto everything went great and I finished 1st.  Because some of the other kids also had problems, I was able to pull out a 2nd place over all.

The 50cc class I had a hard time on my first two starts.  My bike hooked some bad rutts and although I started mid pack, I was able to work through and come out 1st.  All four of the 50cc races I finished 1st.