Wow can I just say how awesome it was to start out my spring break this way.
On March 7, 2014 the plan was to leave by 1:30, said my dad. But we all know that really means 4:00 when it comes down to him planning on working that day. We were hoping to miss all the traffic by taking a different route so that we were able to go check out all the courses instead of in the morning but it was to dark by the time we got there and by 12:00 we were all in bed getting rested up for a long day.
The experience that I got this weekend was incredible. To start out with my first course of the day I pulled off a score of 3 points wishing for 0 but thats ok. I actually did really good for not getting any seat time in my car for almost a year. For my first course my legs were shaky and i’ll admit I was a little nervous. Next up was my second course on A3 and my dad and I decided we would try to take both bonus lines but that didn’t really work out. We eventually timed out because we couldn’t get the car to angle up right with the direction we wanted to go. A1 came up fast right after my last course and I timed out on that one as well. I rolled over on my side and we only had a minute and 30 seconds left. I told my dad that taking bonuses were bad luck for us! We had 3 courses left and on A4 I was the only one to complete that course but I did time out…sadly by 1 second.. but I still had hope for the next course and we did complete it with a clean run. Then it was time for our last course, A6 it looked like a very challenging course and a lot of people made it look easy but when it was time for our turn to roll through the orange cones and complete the course we got through each gate clean except for the last one. As we backed through the last set of cones we only had 30 seconds left on the clock and I missed the finish gates by 3 seconds.
Although I did complete my first rock crawl of the western Series in last place I learned many things and I met so many great people. Not very many people get the chance to just go out and compete in a rock crawl on there spring break, usually its just a trip to california or mexico or even a trip to the couch to watch TV all week long, but I am so thankful to be able to do these things so I just have to say thank you to my dad, mom and of course my brother! You guys are the best. I also want to thank my boyfriend for being my camera boy for the weekend and getting some awesome pictures of me and everyone else as well, and the rest of my family that were able to make it out there.
It was also awesome to compete with a girl close to my age and know that the new generation will be taking over! So you guys better watch out! The next rock crawl is right around the corner and I can’t wait to compete again.
Here are the results: