I hold AMA National Enduro, AMA Grand National Cross Country, AMA Eastern Hare Scrambles, and AMA Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series Class Championships. In 2020, I earned 60+ Class Champion in the Southern Off Road Racing Championships. Further, in 2020, I have formally launched a new start-up company named motowayz, llc. ...
Dear Friends & Sponsors!
This report is on the race I was not supposed to win….. Round #2 of the Southern Off Road Racing Championship was held on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 in Holland, Georgia at an all time favorite venue, “The Swimming Hole”. Leading up to this race the area probably had not experienced any precipitation for at least 3 – 4 weeks. Not unlike my last race report from a race two weeks earlier in Sewanee, Tennessee bemoaning the dry conditions there, this event was even worse as there was no rain in the area before the previous event.
Temperatures for the event at the start of the race around 11 AM were in the 90s on a last minute condensed six mile course (down from an intended eight miles due to cows that got out of a pasture and were running amuck on our course). The Swimming Hole is known for having a lot of variety in elevation changes, hill climbs, grass track sections, multiple water crossings, with rolling rocks and roots littered throughout the course. Now deep silt on top of it all. The Swimming Hole has been well raced and is a known course to folks running various hare scrambles in the area.
It all starts with the start! I had a poor start as I anxiously over-jumped my throttle with my fuel injected carburation which requires a split second of patience for the engine to solidly start before throttle can be applied. (Still adjusting to TPI vs. aspirated carb…) My lack of patience resulted in a stall at the start which delayed my position getting into the woods. In extremely dusty or muddy conditions, it’s important to be the lead dog on that start as the view is not so great while continuous eating silt or mud for some time.
Within the first mile of the race I successful ascended a respectable hill climb building confidence and momentum only to clip a tr
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