ATVSource.com | Calendar | ATV/UTV Forums | ATV/UTV Reviews | ATV/UTV News | ATV/UTV Product Reviews | ATV/UTV Racing | ATV/UTV Trails | ATV/UTV Videos

Articles
ATV Bone
Machine Reviews
Press Releases
Product Reviews
Racing
Trailheads
Videos
Manufacturers

Arctic Cat

ATK/Cannondale

Can-Am

E-Ton America

Honda

Kasea

Kawasaki

KTM

Polaris

Suzuki

Yamaha

ATV Clubs
Calendar
Classified Ads
Forums


 

Yamaha Racing

Taylor Kiser
XC1 Pro #6
GNCC Round #13 Race Report



October 24, 2009 The Ironman Crawfordsville, IN - After the St. Clairsville Ohio event I headed back down to Florida to continue my training regimen. While home I was also able to compete in an FTR race the week before the Ironman. I headed north the week prior to the last race of 2009 with one goal in mind; to finish as close to the front as possible. I knew that if I could put together a solid race I would earn the number two plate for the 2010 season.

As the morning race unfolded I remained as calm as possible; I knew that I had put in an immense amount of effort before every race and this one was no exception. I felt ready and confident as I waited for the ten second call. I had a decent jump off the line and as the Pro class charged for the first corner I was near the front but immediately pushed myself to get into the top three. It took me longer than I had hoped but by the second lap I had worked my way into third place and by the third lap I had took over the second place position.

As we took the white flag I was within striking distance of the lead but the top four of us were not giving up ground; as we all battled it was important to pick smart lines. As I made it to the Ironman hill climb I picked a line and pinned the gas. When I crested the top of the hill a rider had spun the tires which caused me to hit him. I lost all momentum and my quad started down the hill. So many spectators came to aid which I am very thankful for. Together they all got my quad back to the top and I was able to get back into the race. I knew I had lost a great deal of time but I pushed as hard as I ever had to get to the checkered flag.

I took the checkered flag in eighth place which is not where I would have liked to finish; but this was enough to secure the number two plate for the 2010 season! I went from number six to number two which is a great accomplishment! This year was great; I have a lot of great sponsors and supporters that have a hand in my successful season 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, Exposed Clothing, Albright Motorsports, IMS and Eden Winery


Share This Talk About This In Our Forums