Team Faith Race Report - Richmond

August 19, 2008

Submitted by:  Josh Snider

The second last round of the national series was in Richmond Ontario, near Ottawa.  Once again the sky's looked like rain all weekend but just the right amount fell leaving the track, again in perfect condition.

An interesting opportunity came about this weekend. One of the Kawasaki mechanics asked me if I could find a few scripture verses that he could put on his riders handle bar pad to motivate him for the weekend. We found some good ones and gave them to him the next day. His rider was very thankful that we helped him out.

Sunday at the devotional I talked about taking the Lords yoke upon us. Mathew 11:28-30 says, "Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. My yoke is easy and my burden is light."

This weekend I lent my KX250F to New Way Motorsports rider, Karly Pozdnekoff, who was competing in the final round of the Woman's Pro National series. Also racing with us this weekend as usual was Kim Emery.

First MX1 moto I got tangled with another rider in the first turn, with my boot caught in his rear tire. I came from absolute last and charged my way through the pack to 15th position with 14th position in my reach when on the last lap my bike quit leaving me with a DNF. Not knowing what went wrong my dad, Steve Emery and I swapped the motor from my practice bike in to my race bike for the second moto.

Second MX1 moto I got through the first turn clean and started charging the best I could. I fell in two corners putting me near the back again. The track was getting very rough by the end of the day so I rode smart and stayed on my bike for the rest of the race and finished 17 to try salvage some lost points from my first moto DNF. 

After this weekend I fell back in the points to 20th place. Next weekend at the final round in Walton, August 16th and 17th, I'll have to ride smart and place well to move back up in the point's standings.

Kim Emery #7 and Karly Pozdnekoff #9 had some awesome racing against each other over the weekend. Kim finished 11th overall in the series and Karly finished 13th.  

A very special thank you to Steve Emery and my dad for their help swapping motors between races, without their help I wouldn't have made it out for my last race.

I would also like to thank my sponsors who make things possible for Team Faith: Friends and family for their prayers and donations. As well as:  Mainland Sand and Gravel ltd. New-Way Motorsports, Canadian Kawasaki Motors, Friesen Plastic Products ltd. Wild West Fencing inc. Fly Racing, Enzo Racing.