Sunday, October 14, 2012

Podium Ride!

Back from Alabama and what a trip! If it could go wrong it did! Got the truck and trailer stuck in the Alabama Mud on Friday morning but our good friend Southern Andy "yanked" us out! Off to Barber only to find out we had no space in the pits and no one was going to let us in! So our accomodations were less than desirable. With a total of 5 minutes prep time reading about the track in the track brochure, we waited for the AMCA Confederate boys to pick us up out in the garbage truck lot. At the track we warmed the bike up and it was running great. We shoved Bruce off at the green flag and off he went! After lap one he was in 5th place, but Matt Walksler blew a tire forcing him out of the lead. With Joe Gardella and Matt's dad Dale battling for the lead Bruce held tight to 4th place. With Dale edging Joe out at the finish line, Bruce made the run on third place rider also on an Indian twin. Bruce caught him on the final straight to take the flag! Many thanks to our good friend and great support from Scott Byrd who came all the way from Arkansas.
Turd Place!
Crossing the finish line!

 Bruce and David Lloyd, the race promoter.
Pre-Race prep!

Our own special Paddock!