There was 22 total motos to be run on the day and of course our motos were back to back (moto 9 and 10). I raced my first moto and immediately came off the track to download him with some important track info. Aden was ready for his first moto, but he crashed in the first corner and had to work his way back into the top ten. He finished ninth in the first moto and I was proud that he worked his way back up and passed a few kids. Luckily for me, I had an easy day to qualify out of both of my classes (25 plus and 40 plus), so I could focus on Aden’s day. In the second moto, Aden had to deal with rougher conditions and a dry track, much different than the first moto. Again, Aden got a terrible start (note to self: must help Aden with start technique) and again worked his way up through the pack. I noticed some of the things that I relayed to him before his moto about line choices and he was putting it to good use. He worked his way up (again) to eighth and ninth overall on the day. To my surprise, he qualified to go to the midwest Regional in Sacramento. The smile on Aden’s face when he found out he qualified was worth every penny. Guess what that means? It looks like we are in full Loretta’s mode at the Keefer household. What is funny is that my wife Heather seems to be way more aggressive with this than me. She has already booked hotel rooms and planning her vacation time around the dates of the Regional and the Amateur National at “The Ranch”. Aden woke up Sunday morning and said “Hey Dad, I think we should ride today so I can get in some proper training in for Loretta’s. Oh and can you teach me to start better too?" We were at the track by 9:30AM and were burning laps by 10. Guess you can say that bug that I got bit with when I was nine years old, Aden seems to have been bit by that sucker as well. That bug is the "dirt bike bug" and I am more than happy to load up the van and go to the track with my son to create long lasting memories that will last both of our lifetimes.