23 June - Race Day!
Everybody was very excited. It's the first time we've been to such an event and it was quite overwhelming. Lots of people, lots of bikes, lots of noise, lots of dirt & dust and of course - lots of smiles.
Practice runs, heats etc etc. Luckily everything was explained well in the riders briefing.
Eventually it was time to race! Johann is the 3rd rider from the other side looking at the camera.
And they're off! (Not quite as fast as the big boys...)
For a first timer all went well. He wasn't first, but he wasn't last either (actually the only girl in the race won the whole damn thing). What a fun day.
He can't wait for his next race!
9 September 2007
His race number today was 50:
Even the marshals were riding around on 50's
Ready - who will get the holeshot?
The 1st race went well - he finished 4th.
There were lots of off's:
He also came of hard in the 2nd race and finished 2nd last with torn clothes and a broken ego But all & all a very enjoyable day.