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Race: OMA Rnd 2 Kentucky

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Race Report, OMA Rnd 2 Kentucky
Rider, Paul Whibley
Team, JG Offroad, GEICO, Monster Energy Kawasaki
Bike, Kawasaki KX 450f
Result, 1st

Two rounds down and two wins in the bag. I was pretty pumped to take the win after surviving the tough conditions.
The race couldn't have gone better. My KX fired up super quick from the dead engine start and I nabbed the holeshot and the early lead. The track was really tight with a lot of trees down from a massive ice storm earlier this year and the ground was soft and cutting up fast. I know Jimmy Jarrrett is one of the best in the tight going so I wanted to put in some good laps right off the bat. I was leading the way but in the first mile I came across a part of track that hadn't been changed from the morning race. The tape was still across the trail we were suppose to take. A moment of confusion and lost time let Kurt Casselli into the lead briefly. I moved past him within a mile on a better line around one of the mud holes. Yes, mud holes on the first lap!!
Once back in the lead I put my head down and tried to create a gap. I consistently made time and ran faster lap times throughout the race allowing me to edge away. Jimmy moved into second place but wasn't able to challenge for the lead. I was able to take the win by nearly 5 minutes. I was stoked to win in such trying conditions. The bike worked great and my modified setup for this event worked great. I was able to set up a softer power delivery with a different throttle cam with my G2 Throttle Cam system. I didn't need all the power a 450 can produce so quick in such a tight conditions so I slowed the delivery to allow maximum traction and minimum rider fatigue.
This is a great way to start my title defense in the OMA series and I hope to continue this form throughout the season.
Thanks also to Rekluse for the loaded baked potatoes they dished out to all the surviving riders. It was just what we needed after a thrashing on one of Bill Gusses tracks.

1st, Paul Whibley
2nd, Jimmy Jarrett
3rd, Kurt Caselli

Thanks to my sponsors,
GEICO, Monster Energy, Kawasaki,Moose Racing,Shoei, Sidi, Smith, CTi, Pirelli, RG3, Moto SR, Leo Vince, Promoto Billet/Fastway, IMS, Vortex, G2, PG grafix, Silkolene, EBC, Tsubaki, No Toil, WER, BRP, Motion Pro, Works Connection, Rekluse, CV4, Renthal, Enduro Engineering.  

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