Round 3 of The Texas MX Winter Series

I had another productive and fun experience with the family at Village Creek MX for the third round of the Texas Winter Series yesterday. Each ride out on the track presented something new and interesting, as well as continued opportunities to learn and adapt both on and off the bike.

The first motos out went well except for a couple of starts where I got ahead of myself and ran into the gate. Other than that, I managed to keep it on two wheels while having some great battles with fellow competitors.

The second motos were just as exciting with a couple of decent starts and staying upright till the finish except for the last lap of the last moto of the day. In the 250 A class in particular (where I am about 10 years or more older than the rest of the guys), I ended up having an epic battle that resulted in the other guy being pushed off the track only to have him come back on right behind me, but managed to hold him off till the finish and grab a 6th in the moto. A few unkind words were exchanged at the finish, but be rest assured I got the final say. At the end of the day, I ended up with a 9th overall in both the 250 A and +25A, and an 8th overall in the +30 A.

Overall, I learned quite a bit and saw improvements from the last round at Swan. I am looking forward to continuing the improvements the next few weeks before the fourth round at Oak Hill. I would also like to take a moment to thank my wife and kids for continuing to support me and cheer me on, and thank my dad for coming out and helping me and yelling at me from the side of the track, it definitely brought back some memories. And thanks to Bubba Rodriguez and Jessica Sasso for coming out and support, too. And I would also like to thank Chip Munn and Dan Gazelka at Munn Racing for their continued trackside support for this old man each round. God is good.

-Michael Thacker

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