Price Battles the Elements for Seventh Place Finish at Millville Monster Energy Kawasaki's Sara Price battled Mother Nature as well as her competitors at Spring Creek Raceway in Millville, Minn. First up was the heat and humidity, as...
Price Battles the Elements for Seventh Place Finish at Millville
Monster Energy Kawasaki's Sara Price battled Mother Nature as well as her competitors at Spring Creek Raceway in Millville, Minn. First up was the heat and humidity, as temperatures neared 90 degrees in the first moto while a rain storm just before the second moto made for a slick, muddy track. Price finished seventh overall in the WMX class.
Price rode two strong motos at Millville despite the drastic differences in conditions. Since she is based in Southern California she doesn't normally see the conditions she faced on Saturday.
"I've been training my butt off getting ready for the races," said Price. "I am really working hard to get back on the podium. This weekend it was tough between the brutal heat and then the rain. Where I live the weather has been great, which is nice for living, but doesn't really help when you want to prepare for these conditions."
Price came into Millville looking enjoy the same podium success she had at Thunder Valley Raceway in Colorado. The harsh conditions made it tough and she had to settle for seventh place in both motos.
"The heat in the first moto was crazy," said Price. "Everyone was giving it their all and you could tell it was taking a toll. In the second moto the track was really slick after the rain and I went down twice. I got back up and pushed as hard as I could to get seventh." Fully Equipped With the rain and the mud in the second moto, visibility was key for getting a good finish.
"I'm really glad I had Scott goggles," said Price. "I had plenty of tear-offs left at the end of the race and I was able to keep my goggles on the whole moto. I know that no matter what, to never take off your goggles and I was able to go the whole time with no sight problems at all."
X Marks the Spot
Price is now going to spend the next two weeks preparing for her X Games debut on Thursday, July 29 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. She has already started working at the Kawasaki supercross track and is hoping to keep Kawasaki's streak of X Games medals alive. In 2008 Tatum Sik won bronze and Elizabeth Bash followed that up with another bronze medal performance last year.
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