Two wheels and Dirt...
I'm an Arizona native who enjoys everything the outdoors in this great state has to offer. When I'm not racing off-road in the AMRA series, I'm usually hanging out with my beautiful wife and amazing kids. We like to camp, ride motorcycles and race BMX together.
The first race of the 2009 Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association Off-Road series was a GP style event held at the Grindingstone MX park in Fort McDowell, AZ. In addition to a fantastic GP style Motocross track, the event organizers added in about 7 miles of brand new singletrack and a monster endurocross section complete with rock gardens, tractor tires, logs and huge concrete pipes.The track was fantastic and we were blessed with a nice shower of rain the night before the race, making the singletrack sections absolutely magical with every off-roaders’ dream combination of no dust and amazing traction.Since this was a GP format I signed up for the Open A class in addition to my normal Vet A class since the Open A race was a couple races before the Vet A race. I figured this would give me a great opportunity to warm up and make sure my settings were good in a race pace condition.As the Open A race started I found myself toward the back of the pack after the first turn and thanks to a pile up in the section that transferred us onto the singletrack. Since this was my warm up race, I played it somewhat conservative the first couple laps.As I started to pass people, though, I became engaged in a couple of battles with some riders that motivated me to push the pace a bit. Despite the poor start, I made my way up to 7th by the race’s end.With the Open A race out of the way I was feeling very good about the upcoming Vet A race as I had time to shake the cobwebs off, verified my bikes settings and was feeling pretty warm.As I rolled to the starting line for the Vet A race, I was a bit surprised to see Steve Hatch lined up in my class! Needless to say, the race for the win was over after the first turn as Steve just plain checked out by the time the first couple miles had passed.I started the Vet A race mid pack and had a bit of a challenge trying to find my rhythm on the
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