Thanks to Jordan, Dino, and Eric for the words of encouragement on the race course tonight! I put on my best result yet (3rd! Sport 1) thanks to the pressure those guys put on me. I think I had one of the 5 fastest times in all of the Sport classes tonight. :bang: I've been getting faster throughout the series, and i'm so relieved to have finally put out a good race and finish well. I still think I'm slow so I've still got some work to do. I'm quite happy doing whatever the hell I'm doing that seems to be working, especially with some races coming up that I really want to do well at (Triple Crown Series). Last year the OTH races, all 2 of them, were sold out. It was a cool vibe they had going but you could tell things were just starting to take off. This year they've got their stuff down. :clap: I've always thought this venue was the best place possible for anyone who wants to race beginner but these guys that run OTH really make it seem true. I also find it amazing they can get so many sponsors out there on a Tuesday night. This is a better ran race than some of the races that have been going on for years. Racing at the front of S1, I don't have any of the same complaints mentioned in the last few posts. Anytime I come up on a group of slower riders, it's no big deal. I find a simple "thank you" seems to go a long way when passing someone. Heck, by the time I end up catching a lot of the Beginner's (and holey moley are there a lot of them) it's almost welcomed, as that means the race is almost over for me! My only complaint (and it was only an issue tonight for me) was the uncertainty of the actual Finish line. I saw that guy crash into the stump/bar after the finish sign, and a couple others had mishaps coming in too fast. I saw some people call it quits at the Finish sign, while others did so at the finish table around the corner. Some people got passed in the short section between the two. A little clarity on this is needed. p.s. anyone else get a song stuck in their head while racing? edit: thanks to Jordan for this pic of my ass!