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The Road to Loretta Lynn’s MX

The BTO Sports Amateur racers have been on the gas this season and are getting ready for the huge Amateur races this late spring. Our most recent novice group rider, Slade Varola, from Simi Valley, CA, has been tearing up the Southern California tracks and a risk in the aggressive 65cc class. Look at his race reports from the Loretta Lynn qualifiers held at Glen Helen and Washougal this previous month.

The Road to Loretta Lynn’s MX

Slade getting ready to hit the Glen Helen Track


Following quite a while of readiness and preparing Slade was prepared and energized for the first of the Loretta Lynn Regionals here on the west drift. Glen Helen is one of his most loved tracks. He cherishes the difficulties riding the territory brings. ” From Talladega toward the beginner, to climbing Mt St. Helens, to the trenches and harshness in the middle of, Glen Helen is constantly fun and a test.” Day 1 of hustling began off consummately with Slade getting the holeshot and a taking third behind Max Vohland and Hunter Yoder in moto 1 of the 65 10-11 restricted. Moto 2 began incredibly with Slade leaving the entryway second, simply missing the holeshot by a couple of feet. He remained in a qualifying position until the point that the third lap when he went down and was not able to get his bicycle restarted for right around a moment. In spite of the fact that he battled his way back, there sufficiently wasn’t a great opportunity to make up the positions required and he completed seventh which gave him a fifth general. It was sad and an unforgiving update that you never realize what will occur in dashing and nothing is done until the point that the checker signal drops.

Day 2 of Racing started with a decided drive. “Subsequent to missing qualifying by 1 recognize the day preceding I truly felt like I had a remark to myself, to my patrons, and to my rivals.” Despite having woken up with a gnarly icy, Slade was centered around the line. “A decent begin is vital to an awesome race.” He got extraordinary begins amid both motos and when he passed the checkered banner on the second moto he had his ticket to Loretta’s. General was a crashing end of the week. Slade had his ticket to Loretta’s in the 65 7-11 yet not qualifying in the 65 10-11 constrained implied an excursion to Washougal.

Holding up to hit the Washougal track

The Northwest Regional at Washougal happened to fall on Slade’s sister’ s graduation. Going implied missing her graduation, as well as dashing out of the blue without mother or father. Fortunately, a family companion and riding pal Roy Abbott offered to take Slade along. The track at Washougal was stunning and altogether different from the tracks Slade was accustomed to riding back home. “The trees shaded the track in spots making lines and trenches hard to see”. On race day Slade was prepared to contend. He got marvelous begins and never let up. At the point when the clean had settled, Slade went 1-1 for the general win at Washougal and got his second ticket. By the day’s end, he couldn’t hold up to call home to state “We’re going to Tennessee!”

We couldn’t go dashing without the assistance of our backers:

BTO Sports, Fox Racing, Eks Brand Goggles, Pax Racing, KLeN clothing, Tag metals, Nost Suspension, Focus Apparel, Atlas Brace, Maxima Oils, Elite Action Sports Group.