With a new season comes new hope and that's what David Innis brought to the possibility of another title for Ynot
Marcus Allen was ready to race and completely set for the race in Hope which recieved roughly a foot of snow the night
before. Unfortunately while on the starting line for Marcus's debut in the Expert class the push rod in the clutch slipped
off and left Marcus with no clutch to ride the race with. Rather than punish the bike and himself Marcus pulled off and helped
the races get through the mud on the track which the snow left behind.
Josh Allen continues to impress and show more and more speed. With Josh racing the Intermediate class this year it would
obviously be a more difficult task to win but Josh showed he had the speed and diced with the leader for lot's of the
race. However when the race closed down it had Josh finish one step down on the podium. In the next day motocross Josh
rode for solidly in the first moto but unfortunately the connecting rod went and left Josh pushing back to the pits.
David Innis is no rookie as he proved in his Ynot Racing debut at the tough Hope race in the 2006 season. Not only was
it Dave's first race on his new YZ125 but also his first real shot at a title. Dave had a little trouble coming to terms with
his bike in the beginning of the long race but managed to charge hard all the way to the finish and come out on top. Expect
big things from this rider in times to come.
Mike Caldow was unable to make the Hope XC the day before but still made it out to the Whispering Pines motocross. Similar
to David it was Mikes first motocross. Mike rode strong and very quickly in the first moto grabbing a third place in 125.
Once Mike moved to the GP class things were coming easier and Mike cruised to an extremely well placing 2nd place in GP moto
1. As Mike lined up for the second moto in 125 he knew what he needed to do, and that was win. Mike started out very well
with an easy holeshot and quickly pulled away but unfortunately the very rough and edged motocross track took the best of
Mike and sent him down to the ground very hard. After an examination by the on site medics Mike could not race the remaining
moto and was forced to retire for the day.