JUNE 7: Welland, ON - We headed to the first of two Flat Track Canada races held at the Welland County Speedway. I've had great luck there riding my Honda DTX bike and I've finally got my Honda framer together and it seems to be working great as well at our local track. I felt fast in practice and was able to win my 450 heat race and in my Open Pro my chain broke as the light went green which was a huge bummer because now I'd have to start on the back row for the main event! In the 450 main event I finished a close 2nd. The open main was going to be tough coming from the back but I knew I had the speed to make it to the front by the end of the 15 lapper. I got a good start and was picking guys off and moving towards the front with one lap to go I was in 3rd and I was moving in fast on the leaders, I made my move but I came up about 6 feet short of the win.
We left for Lima on Thursday night.Since I was leaving for three weeks, we stopped for dinner and ice cream on the way to the airport. Tj picked us up in Indy and drove to Lima.
We got to Lima and went and looked at the track, before going to the hotel. There, Jimmy Wood (from Race Tech) started setting up the bikes, until it got dark. We ate dinner at Arby's, and went back to get some sleep.
The next morning, we got moving pretty late. It was nice, not being a day race. After lunch, we headed to the track to wait in line. We got there and discovered that someone at AMA Pro had made a big mistake... I wasn't pre-entered for ANY of the races I had pre-entered for, so we had no spot to pit!