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Had our best weekend yet at the Briarcliff National last weekend. Braden got 4th in each moto of the 4 stroke 125 class for a 4th place overall. That is his best finish yet, and be was the fastest Raptor in the class. Now we have to figure out how to catch those Hondas. Lol

Here is the helmet video of the first lap of moto 1.


He is also getting better on the mod raptor with the RM motor on it. He got 11th in each moto out of 18 kids for a 9th place overall.

Here is his moto 2 video on the Yamazuki.



 

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Taking Austin a little longer than hoped to get used to the 125, But is getting better every time out... Has a couple 2nds, he is tied for first in one series and second on district. I raced bikes at Millville where the ATV National is in a couple weeks, after seeing the track he decided to hold of on racing it LOL! It has some pretty crazy elevation changes!!
 

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Thanks.

Ya, big natural terrain tracks can be intimidating, and def not where you want to get used to shifting. lol Braden just had an awesome race at Budds Creek this weekend. I need to upload the video.
 

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Braden had an awesome weekend at Budds creek for the D13 race last weekend. He ended up getting first overall in each of his classes. This is Moto 1 of the 90 Production class on his 4 stroke. His chain came off on the first lap when he was in 2nd place, and he was still able to work his way all the way back to 2nd before the race was over even after being sidelined for a couple minutes before they got his chain back on. This is the whole race from the helmet cam, so it's kind of long, but it gives you the whole perspective for how hard he rode to catch back up. Super proud of him for fighting through the adversity of the chain and having to run both his classes back to back twice within about an hours time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy0YR22_TpQ

Here is the first lap of his moto 2 on the Yamazuki mod raptor. He ended up winning this class also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POLKWDK4Se0
 

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Thanks.

Ya, big natural terrain tracks can be intimidating, and def not where you want to get used to shifting. lol Braden just had an awesome race at Budds Creek this weekend. I need to upload the video.
Yeah the huge up hills are pretty intimidating for kids, and like you said he isn't 100% on his game shifting, I don't want him getting hurt, Millville is a track that will bite you hard if your not ready for it. Next year we will be ready...Hopefully hit a few then after a year under his belt on it.
 

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Very impressive! Good job, Doing good in National points too!
Thanks. Missing a few Nationals def hurts his overall points, but if he likes it we may take a shot at hitting all the Nationals next year. Especially if we can get some more power out of the raptor to get it with the Hondas.

Yeah the huge up hills are pretty intimidating for kids, and like you said he isn't 100% on his game shifting, I don't want him getting hurt, Millville is a track that will bite you hard if your not ready for it. Next year we will be ready...Hopefully hit a few then after a year under his belt on it.
Im sure he will be there in no time. My son rolled back down the big uphill once. He never hit it in too high a gear again. Lol
 

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Thanks. Missing a few Nationals def hurts his overall points, but if he likes it we may take a shot at hitting all the Nationals next year. Especially if we can get some more power out of the raptor to get it with the Hondas.


We'll get him some more power!!! we are close!!
 

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Thanks. Missing a few Nationals def hurts his overall points, but if he likes it we may take a shot at hitting all the Nationals next year. Especially if we can get some more power out of the raptor to get it with the Hondas.



Im sure he will be there in no time. My son rolled back down the big uphill once. He never hit it in too high a gear again. Lol
That would be cool, their was only three in the 90-125 Class at Millville...Wish we would've been ready to hit the race...Next year!
 

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Braden had to make his first trip to the ER from racing at Unadilla. Luckily it was just for a few stitches. He was approaching a 40' gap jump when the kid in front of him slammed on the brakes and slid sideways on the face of the jump. Braden had to let off a bit to avoid him and made him come up short on the jump.

He raced mot 2 the next day, but he def was taking it easy. We went to dream camp for the rest of the week and he shook the cobwebs out and was back to riding harder than ever by Friday. We were very fortunate that a few stitches were the only injury.

Here is the wreck and a couple stills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F01E1W9tpFs&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w
 

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Haven't posted in a while, so this is gonna be a big one. lol

After Unadilla we went straight to Dream camp, which I was worried about since he just had the worst wreck in his life. But it ended up being the best thing to happen. It got him right back on the bike and had all the pros there to build his confidence back up. The Dream camp at Breezewood Proving Grounds was priceless. He got so much seat time and training in 5 days that you can't get anywhere else, and it came from the pros, not his dumb dad that doesn't know anything. lol

Here are some pics.



















 

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Then we went to Loretta Lynns for the Final ATVMX race. The first moto for 4 stroke 125 class was a muc fest and Braden did decent with a 4th place finish, then moto 2 the next day was much dryer and he ended up finishing 3rd, but it was enough to give him the overall win which shocked us all. It was an amazing feeling. Our first year in the Nationals and he wins his first overall at LL none the less. Needless to say, we were all pretty excited.

Here is video from Moto 2 of 125 class

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxSieEv6RHg&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w

The 90 shifter Jr. class was a little tougher, still need some more seat time on the 2 stroke, but ended up 12th overall I believe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Euh0EOZF1fo&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w

Here are some pics of the weekend









 

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We came back for some District 13 racing at ECMX and won the 90 Mod class on the Yamazuki with a 1-1 finish and got 3rd overall in Production 90 on the 4 stroke. Def getting a little quicker on the mod.

His friend Corey got a had a get off, but he was ok.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udxRocQ2qDw&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w

Braden had a pretty sweet wheelie on the Holeshot of the mod moto 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1HdiUXY6ts&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w

Here are the helmet cam videos of the mod class. Just the 1st lap or 2 of each.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS9hh0Ag3Zk&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qsgktxvWJQ&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w

In Production he jumped early and hit the gate, but was able to make his way back from 9th to 3rd by the end of the race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snZ9YZ84yEI&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w
 

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Next we raced D13 at Southfork, which has a set of 3 triples in a row that most of the youth quads only double. His friend Corey decided to try tripling them to make the pass. It didn't work out so well. Again he was alright, but it was a close call. Braden ended up getting 3rd in each class.

Here is the phone cam of the Mod moto 1 when Corey wrecked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAMtj-g_f_Q&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w

Here is Bradens hemet cam of the same race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGzqznNzMK0&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w

Here is Helmet cam of moto 2 of Mod, Braden was on the tail for 2nd place, but couldn't quite get around him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jInkzSLg14o&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w


Then we went back to ECMX last weekend for another D13 Race. Braden won Moto 1 of Mod, then had a bad start in Moto 2 and only finished 3rd, for a 2nd overall. In Production he was in 3rd place in Moto 1 but his frame broke where it goes up to the steering stem. He finished 3rd still in moto 1, but just rolled 2 laps in moto 2 to get whatever points he could. He probably finished 6th overall in that class.

Phone video of Mod moto 1 win.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHriHI1tV84&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w

1st lap of Production moto 1 before his helmet cam fell off and the frame broke.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeYNQwtDbvs&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w

Helmet cam of 90 mod moto 2 when he got a bad start, but still worked back up to 3rd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FO7RgRP1xM&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w

I don't know what he was thinking. lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_b9pIUwxTM&list=UUR5E_vX6ybCxJXMjma-fG_w

We have a few weeks off, then we have 5 races in a row in November, that's gonna be a killer stretch. My bank account is gonna be hurting.
 
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