Originally Posted by ghoppa
what happened to you fish???
For a good part of the race, Jose and I were trading positions (1st and 2nd place) and I broke a front wheel. I finished 4th. I was a little faster than Jose, but that is how it goes. Toffelmire was the fastest in the main. Darin and I were about the same. Jose was a tick slower than I was.
Everybody has issues.
Toffelmire blew 2 second gears almost immediately. Reset his mesh and was fine after that, but was way down.
Darin had to change radio batteries during a pit stop, and flamed out twice.
Like I said, I broke a front wheel. Getting it off was a nightmare as there was almost nothing left to grab onto. I also on the same crash popped my side belt over my tensioner, so it was slipping after I went back out. I came back in and it took my guys a few minutes to figure it out. Not only that, I flamed out once. I also broke a rear a-arm during warm up and had to eyeball the entire left rear setup for the start of the race.
Jose had his receiver battery go dead during the race, and they had to change it.
I really was in a great postion to win this race with Toffelmire having early problems. Within 10 mins, the only guys on the lead lap were myself, Jose and Darin. I had a pretty good cushion on Darin, and Jose and I were about the same speed. At about 15mins I was able to start closing on Jose and felt pretty good until I broke that wheel.
Plenty more races to come.