Jay got up and took off not knowing his front brake was locked on from the crash and as he chopped the throttle for the second corner he went down hard again. By the time he got his bike started the leaders were coming around to lap him. In one amazing ride, he let Willard and Evennou pass and then stayed right behind them to go though the pack up to 14th and get some valuable points.
As bad as it seemed for the points the others in the points chase had bad luck as well. Jacob Saylor was laps down, Freddy Karrle had bike problems and only finished 2 ahead of Jay and Tremblay crashed, broke a bar mount and DNF’d . Tyler Medaglia had a great moto so we knew 3rd was gone so it was a battle for 4th. Cowie started in the middle of the pack and was circling in 15th before someone plowed into the bad of him damaging his exhaust and ending his race.
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When the gate dropped for the second moto Jason got off to a 7th place start and passed into 5th by lap 3 setting the fastest lap of the moto. Unfortunately on lap 5 he swapped out huge but saved it only to spike his lower back and suck the wind out of him for the rest of the moto. He held on tough for 7th but what hurt the most is Saylor won and Karrle finished second.
Willard propably could have passed them but didn’t have to as his title was already wrapped which shifted Jason back to 6th overall, 2 points behind Saylor. I asked ‘Time Bomb’ to give me 30 minutes even if he had to ride at 80% to stay off the ground. He did exactly that and finished a conservative 27th which killed him having to go that slow.
We had great expectations coming into this last round but sometimes things just don’t work out in your favour. Burkey may have expected more when the season started but it’s much better than I expected of him. Top 3 in both Pro Provincial classes and a 6th overall in the MX2 East Coast Nationals is a great achievement and really helps put Label It Racing on the map.