Monday, December 22, 2008
Ironwood, MI National: ReCap
Ironwood, Michigan - The 2nd stop of the ISOC Pro National Race Circuit, was held on December 13th, 2008. Levi entered the weekend with hopes of making on the podium and he did just that, in both of the Pro classes. The Bad Rive Lodge and Casino National featured a long half-mile track with multiple elevation changes, with 2 up and down hill runs (a track that Levi has been noted to love). It was a one-day-event for the Pro's which meant a lot of racing and a lot of laps pushed into a short amount of time, it was a good test to see which Pro's could hold up the best with that amount of pressure and strength.
Levi ended up finishing strong in his qualifying heats in both classes, which automatically allowed him into both final with no LCQ's. In the Pro Stock Final Levi started mid-pack and needed to work his way up and he did just that - with having very consistent lap times, he picked off riders one-at-a-time. In the Pro Open Final, Levi had a decent start, held strong throughout the race and ended up with a 3rd place. Levi has been on the podium 3 out of the 4 Pro National Races this season, he hopes the success will continue and that top spot on the Podium is what he is aiming for at the next National Race at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN.
Levi's Race Results:
Pro Stock Round One: First (Automatically into the Final)
Pro Open Round One: Second (Automatically into the Final)
Pro Stock Final: 2nd
Pro Open Final: 3rd