I had a good feeling about the race in Sacramento ever since I saw a map of the track online. By the time I got out there for the Hot Laps session I had a plan to attack the course and secure a good time.
There was a section of five logs just before the finish line and during my Hot Lap I jumped over the whole thing. This gave me the best time and allowed me to pick my gate for the qualifying race that followed. Getting a good gate is a great start towards getting the right result.
Jumping over the logs was a calculated risk, the bike was feeling so good I just knew I could make it over. Later on in the main race another rider tried the same jump but crashed and dislocated his shoulder. I have always taken risks out on the track because it’s the best way to improve your time.
I picked the second gate for the start of the main race and I ended up getting caught up with two other guys at the first turn. This put me down to sixth position but by the end of the first lap I was back up to third.
It took me another two laps to get around Destry Abbott and then I worked on catching Kevin Rookstool at the front of the race. I was neck-and-neck with Rookstool when he fell and after that I kept hold of the lead until the end of the race.
I felt calm at the front and looked at my mechanic after each lap who told me I was lapping two seconds quicker than the riders behind me. It was great to bring home the bike in first place and go to the top of the EnduroCross rankings.
After the race I had a little discomfort in the hand and shoulder I bashed up in Las Vegas but nothing too serious. I am going to get stuck back into my training schedule now because there is only two weeks until the X Games race in Los Angeles.
I did manage to find some time to relax after getting home from the race in California. I put my feet up and had a cold beer while watching Poland play Russia at Euro 2012. The Polish team are making us all proud and it’s great to see fans of other nations have been impressed with my country. Poland is a great country and it’s nice to hear people from other places finding this out for themselves.
Until next time,