Central HB MCC MX Round 1
18 April 2021
We had spent some time sorting the issues from the NZTT and the 150SX was now all go. The racing was at the Renall farm in Central HB, almost 2 hours drive for us. This was same place and track we raced on in March, but this time the racing was done in opposite direction. And that was a good idea as the flow was much better!
The club had now decided to score all 3 rounds on the day (earlier only points in Race 3). This made all 3 races important if you wanted a chance to get on the podium at the end of the season prize giving
The MX1 and MX2 had a split start with MX1 starting first. In Race 1 13 MX2 riders lined up. Vinnys start was average and he found himself in 7'th after the holeshot corner. Daniel Stoddard took the lead, but sadly his bike developed a problem and he did not finish the race, or race again on the day. Vinny climbed up slowly and ended the race in 4'th. He had issues with the bike and complained about the motor bogging down. We did some changes for Race 2.
In Race 2 Vinny had a similar start and again found himself in 7'th. By the end of lap 1 he was up in 5'th. Then one rider dropped his bike and Vinny was in 4'th. One lap later he had passed Jesse and was now in 3'rd where he also finished.
Race 3 was Vinny's best start. He got the holeshot, but was on the outside in the corner and lost a place to Jesse. Jesse was fast on his Yamaha 250 2stroke and even if Vinny was at times on his back wheel he struggled to find a place to pass. And when Vinny's sub frame became loose and the rear guard dropped on to the back wheel he decided to protect his 2'nd place.
Some issues, but nothing that stopped us, gave Vinny a good workout and we drove home happy with the 4'th, 3'rd and 2'nd result!
No excuses for the long video! It was a good day of racing!!