Monday, March 16, 2009
Race Report - Polk Country Circuit Race
Stop the presses, front page news!! The ZMotion Pro 1,2 team scores our first ever Pro 1,2 Victory. The Polk Country Circuit Race was held on a brand new race course in a beautiful venue by Lake Alfred near Lakeland. It was a 2 mile circuit race with a looooong straightaway directly into a stiff headwind and an uphill on one end bracketed by a technical downhill on the other end. The weather was perfect and made for a great day of racing.
ZMotion had representation in pretty much every race of the day, but the big news was the breakout victory by the Pro 1,2 team. As the entire P12 team showed in the ZMotion R/V we knew we were in for a treat. The race started early afternoon with almost 50 guys on the starting line. The pace was fast, the course was windy and the breaks were relentless. ZMotion covered every break and the entire team worked together like a well oiled machine. Some of the notable breaks included Victor along with Seth and Chris who were away for several laps and got caught with only around 5 laps to go. Then it was Adam and Jody's turn to get away. As the race got down to the wire, Flaco put his head down and dragged Hector up to the front guys and Hector launched a blazing sprint to win the race. Congratulations guys!!
Some of the other notable things included solid placings in the 45+ field by Raife (6th) and Shaun (8th). The 35+ field looked to be the largest of the day and Vinny was our top finisher at 8th with Jeff a couple of spots behind at 10th. We are even working on developing our future riders with some Junior riders. Max came in 3rd in the Junior 13/14 class.
I will post the top 20 for each field when the "official" results are posted, but this blog needed to be written immediately. Plus we need to understand why Randy is getting all of this attention from Gina and Christina.