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By Jeff Henson

Yamaha Racing

Taylor Kiser - XC1 Pro #6
GNCC Round #6 Weekend Warrior Titan



May 2, 2009 Weekend Warrior Titan Lafayette, Tennessee - Round #6 was being held at a new location; Lafayette TN. So, I was especially excited to head to this new destination and despite the weather forecast I remained optimistic. When I arrived at the track early Friday I had just enough time to take care of a couple things on the quad before the storms rolled in. It rained nearly all afternoon and the forecast called for rain all evening and into Saturday.

Saturday morning it was pouring down rain and it was obvious by the destruction in the pits that it would take its toll on the track.  Watching the morning race I saw that the course was plenty muddy and I realized it would be a long day; but one I was ready for. On the line I remained calm and just prepared to ride smart and to keep myself out of trouble. I had a great jump off the line when the flag went up. I was edged out for the holeshot but by the time I hit the woods I had gained control of the lead. I made a few small mistakes on the first lap that cost me a few positions but I charged forward to make up the ground and was scored in seventh place at the end of the lap.

On lap two I pitted for the essentials and headed back out onto the quickly deteriorating course.  I stayed focused and avoided any trouble for the whole lap. On lap three I gained the lead and tried to pull away. I knew the margin between myself and second place was not huge but I continued to charge forward. On the white flag lap I still maintained the lead and was able to stay there throughout the remainder of the race; I took the checkered flag earning my second win of the 2009 season!

After this win I hold the points lead; there is a lot of season left but at this point in time I could not be happier heading into round number 7. I have a lot of great sponsors and supporters that have a hand in this victory and I cannot thank them enough; Yamaha, Houser, Ohlins, HMF, Maxxis, Mike Kiser Welding, Raber Industries, T&K Cycles, HiPer, Moto X Nutrition, Fly, Powermadd, Fasst, Ballance Racing, Precision Racing, Rath Racing, GT Thunder, DP Brakes, G4 graphics, Derek Tremain- ARS Powersports, Baldwin Motorsports, Big Nutz Racing, Chester Vet Clinic, Jason Lyons Mona Vie, Spectro Oils, Tire Balls, ATV Exposed, Albright Motorsports, IMS and Eden Winery.

See everyone in Somerset Pennsylvania!


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