From: (TiLube) (TUF Performance Products) (Honda) (Jack Links)
Wow, what a weekend, in fact it was quite a week. First our bikes didn't arrive until Friday afternoon. I guess expecting anything to be delivered on time during the week between Christmas and New Year's is wishful thinking. That gave us 6 days to get the race bike assembled and ready to go and we would't be able to send suspension out until Tuesday because of the HOliday (for everyone else) on Monday. Everything would have to go perfect for us to get that back in time to leave for Cincinnati on Friday morning. 

All the last items we needed showed  up on Wednesday and Thanks to Justin  at Factory Connection for turning the suspension around in one day it looked like we were good to go. But then UPS lost a box, but lucky for us it was Jace’s suspension and he was driving to Cincinnati so he took his suspension off his practice bike and we were good to go again.

Friday morning as the team was pulling out of Omaha for the 12 hour drive to the race the just serviced truck had a problem and we were beginning to think,  maybe we should skip the first round. It just looked like something was telling us we shouldn’t go. Again, luckily, the truck is fixed in a couple of hours and Tracin and the boys are on the road and arrive in Cincinnati just before midnight.

We are up at 7am and finish up the bikes with the SSI stickers and the TiLube/Jack Links team is looking good. Jace qualifies 5th and Ben 6th and our guest rider Cameron Mcadoo is 12th. Things are starting to feel back to normal. The bikes are running perfect but, after the last week we are just waiting for something to go wrong.

Heat races are up next and Ben holeshots the first heat and finishes second  behind  Hayes. Jace gets a 3rd place start and gets a 3rd with Mcadoo in 5th. All the riders are in the main and 2 are in the head to head.

Jace wins the head to head by leading every lap and get the extra point going into the mains. He then pulls the hole shot in the main with Ben close behind  in third. Jace pulls out a 5 second  lead and wins the first main of the year over last year’s champ Faith. Ben comes in in 6th and Mcadoo in his first AX main ever finishes 10th. We are starting to forget about the last week. What could be better than the first main? How about another holeshot by Jace and this time we have Ben right  behind  him.

They ran this way for 11 laps until Faith got by Ben. Jace leads every lap of the night to his first AX win and the TiLube/Jack Links team finishes the night with a 1st, 4th and 8th overalls.

Jace had a perfect night leading 30 of 30 laps. Ben got a 4th and Mcadoo get 2 of his 3 required “Road to Supercross" points with his 8th overall. Last week seems a lot better now.

Next round we will be in Grand Rapids, MI. If you’re around stop in and see us.