TOP STEP AT HOME NATIONAL
by d-force Racing Team.
Published with Permission.
The d-force Race Team were nervous and excited for the
first at home national of the year. Dirt Bronco MX track
proved to be a difficult race with muddy and rutted track
conditions. All the girls enjoyed themselves and had fun
Tiegan Reed showed a lot of heart and raced not only to
prove to herself but also to others that she doesn't let
anything get her down. Earlier in the week Tiegan suffered
from a dislocated shoulder again and decided to focus on
herself for the day; pushing where she could. She kept her
chin high and enjoyed the ride as much as she could.
Tiegan Reed (# 24) © Andre Schoeman
Youngster Kayla showed her skill on the difficult track.
In her first heat she had a good start with Leah Heygate
in front of her and team mate Nanda Clowes behind her. Her
team mate passed her for 2nd but she fought back hard almost
making the pass back. Leah went down hard and Kayla had
a collision with another rider which left the gap too big
to fight for 1st. Kayla finished in a solid 2nd place.
Her second heat was brilliant as the youngster lead the
first few laps in the late afternoon sun. Unfortunately
two crashes left her in 5th place with no time to work herself
back up. She finished in 3rd overall for the day.
Kayla Raaff (# 22) © Traxtion Photography
Nanda Clowes #244 managed to capitalize on the other rider's
mistakes. She had average starts and had to ride clever
to get closer to Kayla and Leah in the first heat. She managed
to make the pass on Kayla, caught Leah and kept the pressure
on her. Leah went down in a corner which gave Nanda the
win in the first heat. The second heat saw Nanda accidently
hitting a lower gear on the start, with a bad start she
tried to fight her way up to 2nd riding smart and cautious
with the championship in mind. She finished there and took
the overall win.
Nanda Clowes (# 244) © Traxtion Photography
d-force race team will be training hard and focusing on
the next national in Pietermaritzburg on the 22 July.
We would like to thank the sponsors that make it possible
for the team to do what they love: d-force, Just1 Helmets,
Maxima Oils, Cycra, Leatt, Dunlop, Greastec, EVS, Eksbrand
Goggles, Ellies and USWE.