January 18th-19th Round 1 of WORCS in Primm NV. My dad and I woke up early Friday morning and headed out to the first WORCS race of the year. I was excited because we don’t usually make it in time to practice. I was able to practice on my 250 quad which gives me perfect views for my car races.
Saturday morning I was up bright and early to do one more site lap before my first race of the weekend. I moved up a class in ATV racing this year to a 250 quad from a 90. I had never ridden this quad before this weekend, I have a lot to learn but I was happy to finish the long 50 min race. At one point I was battling mid pack in 6th place but finished 10th after getting stuck on a big berm.
My youth 1000 race was next and I was excited for this class since all of us are new to it and we had a packed field. I was able to start on the first line but got pushed to the back spot out of turn one. My car was very fast on the Lucas track but not as much in the tighter spots. I battled with Ethan Groom almost the entire race and was able to come off with a 4th place finish.
Sunday morning I woke up and it was time to focus on my Production 650 race. I had some concerns with my brakes so my dad and I spent some time trying to get them to work better, we didn’t get them fully fixed but a little better than they were. We headed to the line and waited for our time to line up. Once the green flagged dropped I was 2nd into turn one but unfortunately I could feel my car was not right. I kept going and made it through the Lucas course but then my car started smoking a little and I could tell it was slowing down with every turn. I went as far as I could before a mechanical issue took me out. This is not how I thought this race would go but I’ll be ready coming into Round 2 next month in Taft, CA.
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