Fast forward to Sunday, I felt terrible. I was physically tired, mentally fatigued, and I could not race one good lap. With the mental help from my coach, Donavon Long, I barely made it into the 17-20 Expert Main Event. With gate 8 in the Main and the National Age Group (NAG) #1 plate on the line, I let autopilot take over. Everything felt like a dream, but I won the main event.
Overall, this weekend was absolutely incredible and I accomplished so many things in just a few days. 2 ROC #1 plates, NAG 5 Challenge win, 17-20 Expert Grands win, and NAG #1. We did it.
I cannot thank everyone enough for the support this year that made 2021 the greatest year of my life. First off, I would like to thank my parents for all the sacrifices they made this year to allow me to chase my dream and accomplish all the goals I set. I would like to thank my coach, Donavon Long, for always believing in me, supporting me, and pushing me to become a champion. Next, I would like to thank all the guys who trained with me before Grands to push me past my limits. I would also like to thank all my sponsors for giving me the best equipment possible and supporting me: @factoryhyperbmx @hyperbmx @atlasbrace @6dhelmets @snafubmx @faith_race @faithraceusa @promaxcomponents @htcomponents @gformbike @r9designs_.
Lastly, I would like to thank all of you who came up to me and said hi, took a photo with me, got my autograph, or even simply cheered for me. You all make me feel so special and you all motivate me to be the best person and racer I can be.