Monday, May 25, 2015
Nashville Music City Race Report
"Nashville Music City Race Report: Nashville is probably one of my favourite tracks on the USA BMX Pro circuit. The first straight is basically a drag strip into a massive table and step up into tight corners, which always makes the pro racing interesting. It was nice getting to see some familiar Canadian faces since I've been a lone wolf training in Chula Vista for the past 2 months. I felt really good in both Thursday and Friday practices and was confident going into racing on Friday night.
The Pro Women class had 2 racks of 6 or 7, therefore top 8 went to main. First two motos on Friday went well coming across the line with a 3rd and a 4th. Third moto I had some stiff competition and was coming out of lane 8. I ended up 5th, which still secured my spot for the main. I had 2nd last lane choice due to my 5th in the last moto. Going into the main event I was expecting to come out of lane 7 or 8 but luckily ended up in lane 5. My main was a little slopping not using the corners properly but slotted in for a 5th.
Saturday I went 3-4-3 in motos and had 6th lane pick going into the main, coming out of lane 6. I had a good gate but struggled from the 30 foot line on, running out of gas by the looks of the video. I tried to pass around the rest of the track but got stuck behind girls unable to pass. I ended up 6th.
I was happy to be in both of the mains this weekend and I am stoked to be seeing some improvements, but still hungry for better results. I am back in San Diego for two weeks before heading to Toronto, Canada for the Pan Am Games Test Event June 13-14. Huge thanks to everyone that has supported me over the last few months, you all know who you are smile emoticon & of course my sponsors: Clif Bar , GT Bicycles, Team Ontario Cycling, Magnolia BMX & Mum and Dad."