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Kalispell AX & P.R.O. NNMXS

Howell, Chris #222_02Well this weekend was both fun and rough!! Friday and Saturday night I went and raced Arenacross in Kalispell, Montana.

Friday night the first Moto I was leading the race, made a mistake and went down in the whoops. I got up and made it back to third. The next Moto I got a bad start and ended up third.

Saturday night went better, I won a Moto and finished out the night with a couple seconds and a third.

Then we decided to drive all night and race the P.R.O. at Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex on Sunday. I was super tired and didn’t ride very well. I got some thirds through sixths.

Then the last Moto I was in a big crash in the start and injured my shoulder. It’s sore but I’ll be fine. Haha

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San Diego SX

I had a fun night in San Diego. I qualified in 19th, the best I have. In the heat race I battled to a tenth place Finnish. One spot out of qualifying!! So I had to go to the LCQ.

In the LCQ I got a great start and passed into first though the whoops and rode a solid race to win it and make my way into the main!

In the main I was running 14th until I made a mistake and landed on a tuff block and crashed. I got back up and ended up getting 19th. Right now I’m standing 23rd in points but I’m tied with 21st.

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Anaheim 3 SX

Oh man Anaheim 3 went pretty well!!! I qualified 20th in timed practice!!! The first heat race I worked up to 10th missed transferring into the main by one spot!

The Lcq went good for how it started!! I accidentally started in third gear!!! I exited the first corner pretty much last!! But in the four short laps I made it up to 3rd and made the main event!!!

In the main I just rode some solid laps and ended up 17th. Time to look forward to San Diego!! Finally feeling healthy after my crash at round two in Phoenix.

I need to thank all of my sponsors that are behind me this year!!!

Anaheim 2 SX

Oh man last night was crazy. Thank you everyone for supporting me!!! To start off I qualified 24th in practice. Then the first heat wasn’t so good I got tangled up with a few riders on the first lap. Had to go to the Lcq. The. In the Lcq I got a good start and was in the lead by the second corner!! Rode a solid race and took the Win and made it to the main! My teammate Connor Elliot got fourth in the Lcq and also made the main!!

The main event was awesome!!! I got a fourth place start from the very inside!!! I was running well until I started having troubles breathing from my crash last weekend. I ended up 16th. I’m so happy to be in the main event where I should be!!

I had a rough week. I wasn’t even sure if I could race this weekend. Being so extremely sore from my crash in Phoenix. My wrist and chest are the worst but continue to get better daily. I can’t wait for Oakland!!!

Phoenix SX

So Phoenix didn’t go so well. I struggled a little bit in second qualifying practice and ended up qualifying in 32nd. In my heat race I got an ok start and made my way up to 12th. The. In my Lcq I was running in 4th, final qualifying position, and I got landed in in the rythum section. I’m super sore but nothing is broken. Now time to heal up and fix my bike and look forward to a2.

I just have to make sure I stock up on some sports tape ;p