Springfield TT "
It’s been awhile since I’ve been around an AMA Flat track race and it was really nice to see all of my American friends that I haven’t seen in over a year. I showed up at the TT with pretty low expectations, as I’m not a very skilled TT rider and I would be lining up against some of the riders I grew up idolizing. My main goal was just to get a little bit of seat time before jumping on the twin for the mile.
In the month of May I have ran five different tracks. Three of the races were the Steve Nace all-star races which I am currently the points leader in the 250-am and the open-am.
My first race was in Henry, Illinois on May 4. The track was a cushion half mile with really tight corners and narrow straight aways. In my 201 to 250 heat the track was smooth but a little slick and I wasn't hooking up so I ended up 2nd. In the 250 open class I ended up 5th my first time on a 450 so it as a little sketchy. In the 201 to 250 main I wasn't getting any traction and the track was really rough so it was almost throwing me off but I managed to stay on and finish with a good solid 2nd place. In the 250 open main it was just horrible, the 450 was getting head shakes and jumping everywhere but I pushed through and stayed on for a 6th place finish but not bad for a first time 450 ride.