We left on Friday morning for the Portland airport, to fly into the Des Moines airport. During the flight, I started to feel sick.
We got into Des Moines and drove about an hour, to the town of Pella, where we met TJ Burnett, Tony Burnett, and Luke Baird. We decided to go get something to eat at a pizza buffet.
After that, we took it easy. We went to the hotel and sat in the hot tub, then went and sat in the room and talked and waited for Craig and Austin Helmholz to fly in.
We rolled into Knoxville on Friday afternoon, and RRCF Racing rider Michael "Itchy" Bickerton #28p hitched a ride for Matt George's Vintage race on Friday night racing Jeff Hawbaker's Honda Single.
"Itchy" won his heat and took the win in the 80's single class, which we were optimistic would give us some momentum in Sunday's Pro race.
We hung out, Saturday, outside the grandstands at the famed Knoxville track, doing some last minute work on the bikes for Sunday's race. The weather was beautiful and we had several passerbys all afternoon stop by and check out the bikes and chit chat on their way into the World Of Outlaws show.