This past weekend I raced a district 25 race in Sterling, Colorado. Overall we struggled all weekend with bikes and riding, but we are healthy and we know exactly what we need to work on to move forward! We practiced the track all day on Saturday and overall I felt really good on the track. This track was really fast, technical, and sandy. I got help from Tim from JGR on bike set up for this style of a track and it helped a lot, so big shout out to Tim for all the help this weekend! My last practice of the day went really well and I felt ready and confident for Sunday. Sunday morning's practice was going great until my final lap of practice on my 250 I had a pretty bad crash. Thank God I was not injured just bruised and sore and all that was wrong the bike were bent bars! It was time to reset and get ready for racing, 450 A was second race of the day so I didn't have much time. My first race of the day was going really well, the new bike changes and start practice really payed off with a top 5 start! But by the end of the 1st lap my motor on my 450 stopped. I was forced to DNF my first moto. Thankfully I was able to race the 2 stroke the rest of the day! Throughout the day I had a lot of ups and downs with good/bad starts and getting tangled with other riders. My last race of the day went really well though and it was a great way to end the rough day of racing. I was in about 20th on the 1st lap and I passed up to 7th by the end of the race. I had to really work for it on the 2 stroke against all the 450s. I am very grateful to be healthy after this weekend and I am looking forward to our next race this coming weekend at Thunder Valley Mx in Lakewood, CO for a Loretta Lynn Qualifier. Of course all of the glory goes to God and a big thank you to all of my family and friends that made the trip out!
This past weekend was my first Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier of the 2012 racing season and also my first out of state pro race. Overall everything went very well! We traveled to Iowa last Thursday in order to arrive in Winterset, IA Thursday night so we could be settled in for Fridays practice. It turned out that Fridays practice was canceled due to rain! This gave me extra time to just get the bikes all ready for racing. The track turned out great for racing come Saturday morning. I got 4 laps of practice on the track and it was time to go racing. Saturday I raced in 250 A and 450 A. To our excitement the A classes had the biggest gates of the event with 20-25 riders. I qualified with a 6th in the 450 class but ended up with an 11th on the 250 due to a second moto crash. I got tangled with another rider and it wasn't a hard fall but enough to knock me out of qualifying. You have to finish in the top 8 to qualify for regional s. I was ready to get back to racing on Sunday and I was feeling much more confident with the track. Sunday morning practice was the best I have rode in a long time and by far the best I have rode the new 250 2 stroke. (this was also my first race ever on a 2 stroke bike) Sunday I raced Open Pro and 2 stroke. My racing all day went really well and I ended with a 3rd in the Open Pro and 1st in the 2 stroke. About an hour before my last race of the day it started to rain hard! So my last race of the event on the 2 stroke was a mud race! I had way too much fun. I started in 3rd and by the end of the 1st lap had passed into 1st. Great way to end the weekend. I know exactly what I need to work on to improve from here and I am looking forward to carrying this momentum into Sterling next weekend! First of all all the glory goes to GOD! Then I cannot thank my family enough for everything they do. My Mom, Dad, and Girlfriend all came with me on this trip and they all helped me so much! Could not be doing this without all of my sponsors TYT MX, Rocket Concepts, G-force powersports, JGR MX, ONE Ind, 100 percent, Novik Gloves, Tag, Sunline, Braking, ODI Grips, Go Pro, FMF, Leatt,
Chris Johnson is a rising star in the sport of motocross. He is working very hard to be one of the small yet exclusive riders to make the transition from the amateur ranks to the full stardom of the professional circuit.