My goal this year was to surpass my 2010 Texas Worlds results and I got off to a great start during early qualifying and my MTX5 was really easy to drive (You can check out my setting on this site to see what an unusual setting for this track).
After 5 rounds of qualifying, I was in 11th place and looked to go into the semis, but round 6 was the rocket round and I was on pace to make the semis but just could not finish, so I ended up just missing the semis qualifying 19th into the finals. In the 1/4 finals, I held pace as one of the front runners but did not know my position too clearly and after the race I realized when chasing hard for the final bump up space, I was actually chasing the 4th place car.. I wanted to bump up so badly that I drove very hard and aggressive and made a mistake with less than 2 minutes left and caused my car to break. It was unfortunate but that’s racing. I ended up 33rd, which was better than 2010 but far below my own expectations and goals.
I want to thank all my sponsors but especially Mugen Seiki for all their support and Novarossi for giving me the “Power” to race! No worries, many more Worlds to come and I will continue to work hard to do better.