I am exhausted, bruised and blistered. Yeah, I wasn’t ready to race the WORCS 2nd Round Race at Glen Helen, California. Because I live in Utah County, Utah the weather has been frigid cold and snowy so I haven’t had a chance to ride my bike whatsoever. I wanted to try to race my first full off road dirt bike race so I entered to race WORCS at Glen Helen. I was so nervous that my hands were shaking and my stomach felt like I just was about to eliminate some body fluids, ugh!
My grandma and my grandpa and I got to Glen Helen late afternoon and set up the trailer; had dinner and tried to get a good night’s sleep. Okay, that’s hard to do since riders were coming in until late that night but that’s all part of the excitement of the upcoming race; right? Friday morning adult C class was first to go out. This was Glen Helen and the infamous hill climb. On Friday I had four practice runs. Three were only on the Glen Helen MX track but the last one of the day was the full course; 45 minutes of riding the MX track, through creeks, through the trees, over the rugged and rocky straightaways, through mud holes. It was absolutely a great day. Tiring, yeah! Hurting, yeah! Muddy and dirty, yeah!
Sunday morning; race time. WOW!! Hundreds of riders lined up and ready to ride. The 450 bikes were on the first line and I was on the second line to go out on my #2021 Yamaha YZ250F Monster Edition. Before we even started WORCS has somebody sing the USA National Anthem. …chills down my spine and I’m just a teenager. It was time to race! Still trying to figure out the flag start. Starter pointed out to one side and then without looking on our side flipped the flag; oh well, I missed the start which is a nightmare trying to play catch up. Six laps to go and over an hour of racing. I just wanted to also thank all of the sponsors that have helped me get here.