Well, where do I start. What an amazing weekend.
Friday practice, I had a good couple of sessions before the weather came in and started raining. I sat a couple sessions out and waited for the weather to dry the track then went back out and had some fun laps.
Saturday morning was qualifying. Qualifying 1 was little bit cold but I went out and pushed hard. I put it on pole and was happy with my times. Qualifying 2, Ty and Dallas just bettered me with their times so i ended up third on the grid. Still front row so I was happy. The 3 of us on 600’s did better times than the Superbikes qualifying, so we had the front row for the Easter Cup feature race.
3 races before my first race there was an incident in the Superbikes, it was a big one and things had to be held up for some time with medical assistance. The officials called the day off as there was no medical available as they were looking after the injured riders which I thought was the right call.
Sunday, we had our 3 state races and the feature race. Race 1, I had a cracker start. I just got picked off into turn one by Ty and was in second. I stayed there for most of the race. On the last lap I came out of the double right on to the straight and the bike spun up so I lost my drive on to the straight. This allowed Dallas at the end of the straight to overtake me. It was a great race. Race 2 was patchy; it was wet in spots and dry in others. I did the best I could in the conditions. I finished in 3rd but due to something that had happened which I was not aware of, I was given 2nd. Race 3 was a wet race. I got a great start and was in second behind Ty. I stayed in second for the whole race. This gave me second overall for the State Title races and I was so happy.
To finish off the weekend I had the 10 lap Easter cup feature race. It was wet and raining steadily. I had one of the best starts I could get in the wet from 3rd on the grid, and was first into turn one. I had a moment coming out of turn 3 getting on the throttle to hard and to quick but kept cool and my head down, pushing to go as fast as I could in the rain to get away from the Superbikes. I could see I was getting a bigger and bigger lead every time I came past Dad and Wade with the pit board. They were giving me the gap back to second place and a countdown of the laps. It was in the last few laps I could start to get into a comfortable rhythm. I came across the line with a 16 seconds gap to 2nd, so I did a nice one-handed wheelie across the finish line.
I can’t thank my parents, family, the Sweets and Tayla for the great weekend and helping me always keeping it fun.
Bikes are back in the van ready to head to Wakefield Park for Rnd 3 of the ASBK! Thank you for your support
(Photo credit Erin Rae)