Pirelli Big Buck - Union, SC
Big Buck has always been a good track for my riding style so I was looking forward to a great weekend of racing. As the green flag went up I got a great jump out of the hole and headed to the first corner. As we hit the holeshot line I was second behind Bill Ballance; this is where I rode comfortably for the first lap. I gained the lead early in lap number 2; I felt comfortable and everything was flowing well.
I continued to lead the race until I pitted on the third lap; Chris Borich and Adam McGill decided not to pit at this time so after gas and goggles I hit the course in fourth behind Ballance. I was moving along great when I connected with a tree, it was a pretty hard hit. I was shook me up pretty good but tried to quickly gather my thoughts. Getting the quad out of the predicament took me what seemed like forever. By the time I got back on the course I was in fifth place behind Bryan Cook.
I put my head down and began to charge forward for last lap of the race. In the end, I placed fifth for the weekend. This places me in third in the XC1 point's standing's just three points behind third. I look forward to heading to Loretta's for round five of the GNCC series; in preparation I will be heading to Tennessee early for an OMA event and some additional training.
A huge thank you goes out to my 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, Derek Tremain- ARS Powersports, Baldwin Motorsports, Big Nutz Racing, Chester Vet Clinic, Spectro Oils, Tire Balls, ATV Exposed, Albright Motorsports, and IMS.See you in a couple weeks!