Race Report – Russell Pearson -AMA H&H
Good morning everyone,
This past weekend marked the 4th round of the AMA National Hare and Hound series and this round we headed up to Jericho, UT which is about an hour or so southwest of Salt Lake City. I had done some testing in between the last round and this and had made a couple minor changes and was really looking forward to this round. We got up there Friday morning and talked to the club and found out like loop mileages and just race info. They said the start was open for riding Saturday morning before the race, but if we felt up to it, we could walk from the pits to the start and check it out. So, put on the walking shoes and we elected to walk over a mile just to get to the start to look at it. It was one almost identical to one we did a couple years back. We scouted around and found something off to the left which seemed good instead of up the middle like we had done years ago. Got ‘er all dialed in and back walking back to the pits. Now, time to get my bike all dialed in. I went out and the small changes I had made in suspension and jetting felt really good. So after bleeding brakes and the final little preperation things, we signed up and our dad and some of our younger brothers and sisters had shown up. Axel, my younger brother, was racing his little Yamaha TTR 125 in the mini race. Well, back to town for dinner and showers and shut eye.
Well, I am off the bike healing for a bit and I am going to my Physical Therapists today and try to get analyzed and see what it is going to take to get me healthy and back on the bike. So, I have another National in 2 weeks that I will be prepared for one way or another. And until then, I am keeping my head up and going forward and on to winning more races.
On the positive side, my cousin David put in a solid ride and came home with the win, so it was good to see him do that.
Also, I want to give a big thanks to my family, girlfriend, friends and sponsors and fans and everyone for all the great support. Thanks and chat with ya in 2 weeks