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,
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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.