Thursday, May 14, 2009

Twilight #4 Ferntucky Raceway

Huge shocker as tuesday rolled around and the wind starts howling. Oh well, I grabbed a six pack of keystone light, loaded up the 78 el camino and headed out to ferntucky. I love the opportunity to race on a closed course prefect pavement car track so no matter what the conditions are I'll go. I was the first guy there followed shortly after by Nate from truckee. If I just raced the Gila like Nate I wouldn't even look at the bike for another week or so, such a tough looking race.

I started my warm up and hit the hill for the first time straight into the head wind. Suck. Rolled back to the start after about 40 minutes of kite surfing in the wind and ready to roll. The distance from Reno and the wind kept the field small to about 20 guys. I wanted to get a break going early so was very aggressive in the first two laps. After i tried about a dozen failed attacks/bridges Bubba finally countered and was slightly up the road just before the hill. I bridged up to him and Nate quickly followed. We worked together and the gap grew. With Bubba in the group I knew Clover would let it go. On the final lap neither Nate or I wanted to drag bubba to the line so we attacked the hill and got a gap. Touch and go till the last corner as Bubba valiantly tried to get back on terms but we stayed away and I took the sprint thanks to Nate still being a little fried from Gila.

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