What a crazy season it's been already. I always find ways to keep myself busy and on the move. I've been down to California four times already, as well as to Florida. Which brings me to my first subject, I went down to Daytona Beach, Florida, and made my American Flat Track Pro Singles debut at Daytona International Speedway! I've always wanted to race there, didn't matter what it was. I had been saying I was going to go every year for the last 4 years. With only a few days to spare before the first round of the American Flat Track series, I made the last minute decision to go and booked plane tickets. My friend Davis Fisher had a 2018 Honda CRF450R there waiting for me.
Out of 63 entrants, I qualified 17th, about a second off from pole position which was good! Especially for only getting 4 laps of practice on a bike I've never rode. I got 5th in my heat race which was awesome, since I started 6th. I easily moved into the Semi, where I had to finish 9 or better to make the main event. I got a great start in that and found myself battling for 3rd out of the first corner, but the race got red flagged. It restarted and got red flagged a couple times actually. On the final restart, I got a bad start and was outside 9th place. I battled my way back into the final transfer spot just before the white flag lap, but made a mistake and lost the spot on the last lap. I just missed the main event which was a bummer, I was riding well but just made a small costly mistake by coming in too fast into a turn and pushing wide. All in all, a really good experience and a lot of fun!