2nd Round – Aussie Titles, Undera
The second round of the Aussie Titles was held at Undera on Wednesday 8 January. I was hopeful of doing quite well at Undera as it’s the closest track to my home and one that I have practiced on quite a bit and feel confident riding.
The night started well with a 2nd place in my first heat but at this track, being considerably smaller than Kurri Kurri and Gillman, gating is all important and this let me down in the next two heats and I didn’t score a point. I got things working better by the 4th heat and came second again and then managed a really good start in my final heat and stayed ahead of Jason Doyle and my Edinburgh team mate Justin Sedgmen to take a win. I really needed it too. I ended the night on 7 points which has put me in equal 9/10 position overall.
I hope to perform a bit better at Gillman because my goal is to finish my first appearance at an Australian Title in the top 8 of the field. I’ll have to have my gating boots on!