Buddy got up this morning saying that he was going to win the 8-15 Sport Class today. He has never finished first in the sport race. But, before he could get to that, he had the 70 cc Modified Race. Buddy had dropped to third place overall in this class and needed a first or second place finish to move up.
He didn’t get off to a good start and was running third in the first lap. In the lead was #6 Travis Beckman with #38 Jacob Gillespie in second. These are the two kids he needed to beat to move in the overall points.
He got around Jacob and was closing the gap on Travis.
Buddy was in a good position to overtake Travis when he rounded a turn too fast and skidded off the course.
He got back on the track but lost valuable time that he would have to make up if he was going to pass Travis.
For the remainder of the race he stayed on Travis.
At the end, they were this close but Travis crossed the finish line ahead of Buddy.
I did better than pics. Here’s a short video of Buddy’s come-from-behind pass to win the Sport Race! Travis is #6 on the black quad wearing yellow, Buddy is #16 on the blue quad wearing red. Enjoy!