While you're out there Bullet?
He cracked a few ribs at the Vics last weekend, worked the week at the Henty Field Days and was coming home past Renmark anyway.
Renmark actually split the driving home, and Bullet rocked up at the track on the Saturday night to unwind before waking up to round 5 of the QRASA MX season. Entering the top Intermediate Class with 6 others on the line, Bullet had not raced most of his fellow club members for quite a while. Known rival race mate Nathan Watson was there along with a heap of other up and coming riders that were a bit of an unknown to Bullet.
Bullets injuries were voicing their opinion on the days planned racing before it started, and Bullet just hoped that when the gates dropped the adrenaline would start making the decisions for him. The race strategy was, tense up and hold your breath for the big landings, and try to beat Watson.
Austraco had set Bullet up with a new set of Fury tyres to test out. They were mounted to a DWT MX Champion in a Box set of rims and ready to go. The rear beadlocks looked trick with the matching yellow rings and the total rim is around 200g lighter than the standard ITP wheel too.
The gates dropped and Bullet was nowhere near the quickest off the mark and had 3 quads to battle with after the holeshot. He chewed through those in the first lap but could not wind in Watson in first.
A similar start off the new concrete start pad saw Bullet with a bit of work before chasing Watson again. The ribs had loosened up a bit for the second race but after working to second place, and even clearing the big ‘power line' tabletop, Bullet could not close the gap on first.
An interesting start saw Bullet in a holeshot bunch-up, where he copped a side swip from Milligans Yamaha which put him off the track and in the weeds. It looked a bit scary for a while there but Bullet actually found his way back on to the track ahead of Milligan and in a good second place by the second corner. Bullet dropped back to let Milligan pass again just in case the move could be misinterpreted as an unfair advantage. Pitty because this start would otherwise have put Bullet fresh on Watsons heals and made for a good battle. Bullet took Milligan back and grabbed 2nd place again.
Being the first looser all day... saw our beaten up Bullet take home a solid 2nd place podium finish.
"thanks to my excellent sponsors, and to particularly point out Austraco for letting me test the new Fury MX tyres for the first time. After this day on hard-pack, they showed very minimal wear, they ride and corner nicely, and as an MX all rounder... really don't do anything wrong on the track at all. I wasn't launching too well off the start gates today, but i think that was more ‘me' than the tyres (i've just been a bit ‘off' the starts lately). Value for money, these Fury's will make an excellent MX tyre choice".
Thanks to Rolly@smugmug for the pics too.