In practice I felt pretty good. It seems like all of us pro's were pretty close in speed. After I prepped some goggles I went up to the gate for my race. As I looked over my shoulder I saw some big names. Kurt Caselli, multi time off-road champion, Bobby Garrison, Worcs title contender, Mike Sleeter, top supercross and motocross racer along with KTM test rider. Austin Howell, amateur champion (keep an eye on this kid). Tye Hames, local fast kid who has a go for broke style. He can crash out or win the moto with a huge lead, you never know. And let's not forget Doug Dubach. This guy is 46 years old and as Chris Denison and I talked about on the phone, He is like a fine wine. He just gets better with age.So as it turns out, I had my work cut out for me. The gate dropped for the first moto and I got an awesome jump! I looked over to my left and right as I was about 50ft off the gate and I definitely had a top 3 start. I was running top three until I decided to take an outside line to get a good drive before the uphill of Mt. Saint Helens. If you give those top riders an inch, they will take a mile. I got squeezed out by 3 guys in one corner and ate roost for the next couple laps until we all spread out. I ended up finishing 7th that moto.