Motocross

US of Nay!

US of Nay!

Words by Paul Edmondson Photo by Jonty Edmonds

This month’s column comes from the USA where I’m currently based at the moment. Words by Paul Edmondson Photo by Jonty Edmonds This month’s column comes from the USA where I’m currently based at the moment. I’ve been staying at Tim Taber’s house and trying to get all my stuff sorted out so I can start racing again. I must say things aren’t really going according to plan at the moment and I’m having a hard time trying to put some time in on the bike and get everything set up. I think it’s going to be a tough year for me but I’m sure I’ll get things worked out before too long. Things on the UK front seems to be okay and I’ve got help from Steve Plain who’s looking after my bikes and helping me at the BEC events. At the moment he’s got my bike ready for the next round which is in Scotland. I hope that we can be closer to Knighter at that one as I was a little bit off the pace at the Breckland. If I’m honest it’s going to be very hard to beat him in any races but the odd special test victory would be good. So like I said the US is not going according to plan at all but I’m hoping I can turn it all around like normal. I think Plainer might come out and hopefully if that happens we can iron out a few problems. I did the race last weekend and after a good start I began hitting trees and just wasn’t riding anything like I should be and didn’t finish. The one who did the team proud was Rat Boy Jason Thomas who podiumed his first race in the US with a fine third place. Well done Rat Boy! His dad, who is also in the States at the moment, is currently on a Greyhound bus going to New York to collect a van for us which is being supplied by Tim Taber. Off the racing front the first round of the Putoline Fast Eddy champs is going good and work will start two weeks prior to the event. The plan this year will be to get the tracks sorted the week prior to every event and I’ve got a team of six people who will be taking charge of this bit. The first event will consist of a fairly flat course with a MX track and a large special test type bit plus some small woodland sections. The plan is to keep it fairly flowing and not too hard. Okay, with BEC and Fast Eddy events coming up and plenty of riding to do I better get my ass into shape and get on the gas. Till then, see you at the races…