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This weekend was the last indoor series race of the season. I’ve raced three races so far and placed 3rd, 2nd, and 4th. I came into this weekend dying for my first win. It’s pretty hard going from winning every outdoor supercross race to not winning a single indoor supercross race.
The night started out well. Practice was good and as usual, I excelled in my heat race, taking 1st. Then came that dreaded main event, 6 laps of pure chaos in the Women’s Quad class. One of our regular riders broke her wrist last week in a wreck but was still racing this weekend to keep her point standing. The other two girls in the class are fairly new to the sport, but are just as hungry as I am to win. Sometimes, that gets us into trouble.
Sitting at the gate watching the card, I let off my brake and noticed I started to roll forward, so….instead of taking the chance of jumping the gate and getting caught in it, I decided to wait until I knew the gate was completely dropped, then take off. That right there began the Pretty Tough ride. I was last into the holeshot, again. I thought to myself, “Why does this feel so familiar?”….maybe that’s because that’s exactly how last weekend began.
I made it through the first couple laps, gaining to second place and hinting towards taking first…that’s when it happened. My foot slipped off my footpeg, getting jammed between my tire and nerf bars….definitely not a good sign. Next thing I know, the tire pulled on my foot, which caused me to be pulled off my quad, and get run over…
Another main, another wreck…there goes another first place. I didn’t let the wreck get me down though…just like last week, I got up…chased my quad down and finished my ride. I ended up taking 2nd out of 5 riders…which is not bad, given what had happened.
So, I finished the Kentucky State Indoor Championship series, not the way I had hoped to go out…but better than it could have been. I may have bruises all over and a left leg that won’t quit throbbing with pain, but, I didn’t break anything. I’m able to still walk, talk, and ride the next time I have to be…….Pretty Tough.