This race was a good test for the newly changed track design that was created by Jody Wiesel, the most notable difference in the course is that it no longer had the infamous Talladega corner. It has been cut right in the middle and the riders will now head straight down and than straight back up the uphill that used to take a few corners to get to. The riders had mixed reactions to the change, most of it not necessarily positive. By the time they get thru the curve and it straightens out, they were basically in fifth gear tapped. Forty riders going that fast into an off-camber, narrow, downhill/uphill might be asking for trouble. But they are Pros, and we know they can handle it… we hope!