Blais Racing Services Rider Kevin DeJongh takes the Overall Win AVE Night Race

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August 6th, 2011 Alta Vista Night Race California City, CA By Kevin DeJongh Last weekend I raced the AVE "Deep Into the Night" race out in California City. I had never raced out there before and had never raced the AVE series either. The race was a 2 hour night race around a 12 mile course. The first bike left the line at 8 PM and the next ones followed in 30 second intervals. I was the 17th bike to leave. Earlier in the day there was a practice lap on the course but I was not able to do it so this was the first time I had seen the course. Right away I saw that the course was going to be very fast, flat and dusty. I blew a lot of corners the first lap but was able to make a lot of passes. The dust got worse and worse every lap and at some points I wasn't even able to see the ground I was riding on. I just kept riding my race and picking off people every lap. When I caught the UTVs is when the dust got really bad and I had a big crash due to the fact I couldn't see. I was able to get up and get going with little time lost. I was able to pass everyone who started ahead of me and take the win on adjusted time buy over a minute. This was my first overall win and it felt really good to finally get one!

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