The MAXXIS General - Washington, GA
Round #2 of the GNCC Series has come to a close and after a hard fought battle I was able to once again stand on the podium. Heading into this round coming off my first GNCC win I felt confident in my abilities to repeat my performance. I spent time in Georgia the week leading to the race and knew that everything was ready to go. My goal heading into the weekend was to remain calm and work myself into contention for win number two.I had a great jump off the line but as we charged for the first turn a few riders collided and spun out which caused me to lose ground. Pushing forward and trying to make up as many positions as possible I ended up colliding with the fence pole in corner three; this cost me. As I made my way to the woods I was dead last. I put my head down, focused on one thing at a time and began to pick riders off one at a time. When lap one had concluded I had worked myself into the ninth place position. I continued from there to pick smart lines and make as many passes as possible in the woods. I worked my way all the way up to fourth when I pitted for gas and goggles in lap four.
I knew if I was to make up ground and finish in the top three I would have to make a late race charge. I caught Adam in the motocross section where I was able to make the pass. From there I charged to pass Chris Bithell and set pace with Borich. In the last couple miles there were not many lines there to make a pass for the win but after a hard fought race I am happy to say I left Washington Georgia with a second place finish which leaves me tied with Borich for the Point's lead.
I have a great group of sponsors who stand behind me and have had a hand in this event. Yamaha, Houser, Ohlins, HMF, Maxxis, Mike Kiser Welding, Raber Industries, T&K Cycles, HiPer, Fly, Powermadd, Fasst, Ballance Racing, Precision Racing, Rath Racing, GT Thunder, DP Brakes, G4 graphics, Moto X Nutrition, Baldwin Motorsports, Big Nutz, Chester Vet Clinic, Spectro Oils, Tire Balls, ATV Exposed, and IMS Products
See you in two weeks as we head to Morganton, NC!