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Mammoth MX Qualifier
BY: CLAYTON ROBERTS, SUPER MINI
We decided that we were going to go to the Mammoth qualifier to qualify for my other class on Thursday. I was super excited and went straight to getting my bike prepped. I changed my gearing, tank, and muffler for Motocross and I couldn’t wait. Once Sunday came I was so ready. We got the the track and signed up. I had practice number 3 so I was glad I wouldn’t get the super sloppy practice. Once I got on the track I took a lap to figure everything out, then took my last two laps to push hard and get all the jumps down. I was feeling pretty confident with my riding on the track because there wasn’t a lot of jumps, just whoops and rollers and corners.
After all the practices the Moto schedule came out, I had Moto number 20! That was the last Moto of the day! I was thought ” Agg man, Were going to be here all day.” Once Moto 20 finally came around, I headed to the start line and got a decent gate pick. My friend Jeremy helped get my line all dialed in and get me all ready to go. Once the gate dropped I got an awesome start and was about fourth going into the first turn. I railed around the outside and came out in second. I tired to make a pass on the leader right away, but the inside rut left me with such a short run to jump the double, I couldn’t jump it or make the pass. I going passed by two kids just before the end of the first lap and was sitting 4th. I rode solid the rest of the way and fished 4th Supermini 1.
After the hour or two of waiting, I finally got to race my second Moto. I got another great second place start, but quickly got passed by two kids when I tried to take the inside rut and couldn’t jump the double. I had a good battle going for fifth until I made a slight mistake and got passed. I was all over the kid and was ready to pass him, then we got the checkered. I wasn’t paying attention to the flags and didn’t know it was the last lap. I was frustrated that I had just gotten beat like that, but nonetheless was still happy because I had qualified!
The day was great at 333 Mx Park for the Mammoth qualifier, I had a lot of fun racing Motocross with some of the fastest kids and improving my skills on the track, and the best part of all is that now I can go to Mammoth and race Supermini 1 and Supermini 2!