Destry’s H&H race story
AMA Hare & Hound
8th Destry Abbott
I ended my 6 year championship streak. I’ve won a major championship for the last 6 years, but it looks like I’m going to have to start a new one next year:)
My race story was a little late, because I stayed over in California for a couple extra days. I was helping out as an instructor (on Tuesday) for a womens’ riding school that was put on by Kawasaki. It was one of the funnest groups of people that I’ve ever worked with, sorry guys:) Jan at Kawasaki put this huge thing together for women in the industry and the instructors were Rick Johnson (one of my favorite riders), Mercedes Gonzalez, Jeff Emig and myself. They did a great job putting it on and had the semi full of Kawasakis ready for everyone to ride. 2 Wheel Tuesday and a lot of magazine people were out there, so be sure to keep your eyes open for this. It’s great to see so many females getting into racing. I know my daughter loves it:)
I’m really looking forward to next year. With the new KXF450, which I really believe is the best bike out there. I feel like we’re going to win a lot of races with this bike. I felt like a little kid waiting for the 450. I’m pretty sure Jason (Team Green off-road manger) was tired of me calling all the time to see when I was getting my bike:) It was worth the wait! If you haven’t had the chance to ride one yet, I highly recommend giving it a try before you go and buy your next bike. It was worth the wait!
Next year is going to be a big year for Kawasaki. They have a lot of new and big things planned (which I can’t say yet). But I can say, things are looking good and you really should try and make it to the races to check it out.
My new message board is back up on my site, so be sure to stop by and say hi. I’m also getting back to doing my monthly trivia questions so you can win some prizes. Then for 2006 we’ll be making some more changes to the site, and having some new products for sale. I know you Kawasaki riders will like it.