The center lane of the track was chopped and treacherous during the morning track walk and first practice session, but was deemed too technical and rough for the races. Makes sense, as this was the first area the riders met off the dual start and was one of the fastest areas of the track. It would have been carnage if left untamed.
On Instagram Saturday, we caught heavy flack for posting one of the many #pickupkits at the race. Some of the comments were justified, and at times humor and sarcasm can be lost in the digital world, but we must say this: they are just jokes, people.
The sand from the roller section carried into the “TallaVega” sweeper. The 34 degree banked turn did not offer the speeds or passes we expected, however. Aside from this, the track as a whole was considered an improvement by nearly every racer.
After a seemingly endless streak of injuries, Jeff Alessi was back for the MEC. He made his way into the main events and claimed 20th overall with 17-19-17 scores.
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