DESTRY’S JOURNAL: WORCS RACE IN TAFT, CA–MAY 24
Then not to long after that, my rear wheel was all over the place and I realized I had a flat. This didn’t look good! I got it into the pit and was still in third, but I knew that wasn’t going to last long. By the time I got back on the track, I was in eighth and had to really start to push it to make up some time. I was able to get by Glenn Kearney and someone else to get into 6th. Now I was about 5 seconds back from David Pearson for 5th. Then I has some bad luck strike again. I had some rear axle problems, and had to limp it into the pits. I was passed by quite a few riders before I made it back to the pits. I was in the pits for a good five minutes before I got back out there. Both Ty and Nathan lapped me while I was in the pits.
I left the pits with about 25 minutes left in the race. I knew I was losing a lot of points to the leaders again, but I did everything I could to get by as many riders as I could. After the race I was a little upset that I had some bad luck again, but was really happy with my speed and endurance. I know my bad luck streak will end here soon, and I’ll be getting on that podium (hopefully the top box)
On Saturday morning I did a photo shoot with Ron Lawson (Dirt Bike editor) for an upcoming H&H story. Dirt Bike has really been doing a great job on covering off road racing. Be sure to check it out.
Matt Leblanc (from Friends and Joey) showed up to the race in his Ferrari. It was pretty cool to see him at the races. I know he’s a big motorcycle rider and friends with the Suzuki boys.
Shawn Redish, from WORCS racing, had a crash during the pro race on his quad. I’m not sure how he’s doing, but I wish him a fast recovery.
Mark Tilley had a hard crash when him and Mike Kiedrowski colided. Lets hope he’s ok!
It was good to see Glenn Kearney, from the GNCC series, show up and give the WORCS series a try. It probably wasn’t the best race for him to try though.
It was also really good to see my hero Rodney Smith show up and do a little riding. He’s just coming back from a big injury, and he showed up to get a little practice in.
I have this weekend off, and then I’ll be over at Glen Helen the next weekend for the Loretta Lynn qualifier.
I attached a photo from the WORCS race this weekend. Thanks to Kevin at healyphoto.com for the photo.