I drove down with my mom Thursday to Las Vegas, then on down to Laughlin on Friday to meet up with Nick Burson. Nick and I teamed up for the Laughlin B.I.T.D. on Saturday. We ended up using Nick’s Husqvarna 450 TXC practice bike to race. It was pretty much a stock Husky. We usually use my H&H bike for the B.I.T.D. race, but I had to race it Sunday for the H&H in El Centro, CA. They started the pros every 30 seconds. We were 7th to start. I started the race and did the first loop. I traded off with Nick at the pit and got a gallon of fuel. Nick did the 2nd half of the loop. We both had to do 3 loops, with each loop being about 18 miles a piece. We had zero problems with the bike throughout the race and ended up 3rd overall. I left right after the race with my mother to head for El Centro, California for the National Hare & Hound. I signed up for the race and rode my race bike around to get use to it. My bike started to cut out so I headed back to the truck. When I got back to the truck it died and wouldn’t start. I got a hold of Ty and Steve. They drove the 3 hours down to El Centro to fix my bike. They showed up at 1 am Sunday morning and actually switched out the wheels, suspension, plastics, and handle bars off of the race bike onto a Husky TE magazine demo bike. They got done around 3 am.
My bike was the Enduro model and pretty much a stock bike. I got out to the race and rode the start on my new race bike to get a feel for it. The first loop was about 60 miles high speed, and the second loop was about 40 miles. I didn’t get a very good start and was about 30th. I made my way up to about 11th at the alternate gas where my mom was, and pitted me with a gallon of fuel. When I got into the main pit I was running 7th, and got filled up with fuel from Shayla Fulfer’s Dad and her boyfriend, Johnny. I ended up 6th overall and was super pumped to finish a H&H.