Redmond, OR- September 28-29
Wow! This last weekend was a rush! The dirt section was technical, leading into a fast straight away and a twisted pavement section. Many a wheel was bent and there were quite a few crashes. The weather decided to cooperate a bit more on Saturday than it did on Friday, so we didn’t completely freeze, but by the time the Main event came around Saturday evening, it was very chilly.
Doni Wanat, rider and team manager, was in Redmond a bit early, helping to design and build the track. During the Promoter practice on Friday, Doni did very well, taking it easy and testing out the track. Unfortunately, Doni only got in one good practice on Saturday before he started having problems with his bike. He finished 5th in his heat race, landing him on the 3rd row in the starting grid for the final race. Due to engine problems with his main bike, he almost didn’t make it. With his mechanic’s frantic fixes, Doni was able to ride it in the main, taking it easy because of clutch problems. He finished 11th.
Travis Marks tore through the track this weekend, racing through the turns and passing competitors up in the dirt section. During the main event, Marks took off out of row 2 in the grid like a rocket! Avoiding the pile up in the last turn before the dirt section and quickly making it up to 3rd place. Unfortunately, in the 2nd lap of the dirt section, he hit the back tire of the rider in front of him and went down, losing his momentum. He got back up and was going hard, when he suddenly slowed. It was apparent to spectators that he was taking it easy. Back in the pits after the race, we found out that the shifter was completely gone from the bike and he had been stuck in 2nd for the majority of the race. Unfortunately, in the 2nd lap of the dirt section, he hit the back tire of the rider in front of him and went down, losing his momentum. He got back up and was going hard, when he suddenly slowed. It was apparent to spectators that he was taking it easy. Back in the pits after the race, we found out that the shifter was completely gone from the bike and he had been stuck in 2nd for the majority of the race.
Due to AMA Schedule changes and other obligations, Carey Hart was unable to join us for this round, however, he will be attending the remaining races. We know our guys will have better luck next time and with the speed they’re showing. We’re looking forward to the next race in Galveston, TX and hope to see you there!!
We would like to thank our sponsors for all their support, especially;
Rockstar, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co., Carter Powersports, Motostrano.com-JsTRacing, Leo Vince, Weekend Warrior,
FOX, Parts Unlimited, DVS Shoes, TAG Metals, Alpina Wheels, Dunlop Tires, MotionPro, Works Connection, Factory Effex,
MB1 Suspension, Hinson, ACERBIS, Pinit Motorsports, Magura, and Moto-Master.
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