I have to say I was absolutely THRILLED with the bike. It was absolutely fantastic. The bike pulls like a freight train, and handled like a dream, hooking up through the first corner as though it was on rails. Over jumps it flew like a champ, and I didnt fall down all weekend. In practice I had a scary moment when, along with two or three other guys came ripping over the first jump, and right down to where a rider was lying directly in the middle of the track, and a stationary rider on the right. The flagger was doing the classic timid wave, down low & out of sight until too late, and I barely missed him. He rolled left and I went between them.
I had a fine time, finishing 6th of 12. Ahead of me Steve Sweet, John Fourcroy & Gene Anderson.
Heat gate 2 (half of the entrants)
sign said race 8 on the track- I had 3 motos to get to the gate...
I went up, got the CZ, and went back, and to my amazement saw that moto 11 was just leaving the gate!
I roared out late, like an idiot- chasing another rider also starting late, on a four stroke Honda. This rider promptly threw it away in turn one. I decided nothing mattered, and Id just see how many bikes I could catch, and I managed to catch about four, finishing 10th of 13. The four stroke man, it must be noted, came steaming by a lap later, pulled away, and I finished 10th behind him.