Laval Quebec Canada,
So far, 2016 has been great for Eve. As her first year racing the US WMX
series, it is a learning year for her. She is the youngest in the class (16
yo) and she is racing experienced women she has never raced before except at
one occasion when she was 14 years old. She has to adapt to race tracks with
much different soil and obstacles then what she usually races in Canada.
After the first two rounds in Daytona and Freestone where she was riding
timid and made a lot of mistakes, Eve was offered the opportunity to have
her race bike hauled to California (thanks to Marissa Markelon) for round 3
and 4 at Pala and Hangtown.
Eve flew in to Pala a week before the race and got to hangout and ride with
Marissa thorough the week at tracks like Chaney Ranch and Pala. Came race
day, Eve knew the concrete pad start would be an issue as we never get to
experience these in Canada. She spun out really bad on the first start, but
quickly made some passes and was keeping up with the leaders and even
battled with the 2015 champ and point leader Fasnatch for a couple of laps.
She ended the day with a 6-6 score on the overall of both motos. Realizing
she could run the leaders pace for a couple of laps got Eve fired up and she
couldn't wait to be back home for a couple of week to train even harder.
Last week was the 4th round at Hangtown in conjunction with the AMA Pro
National. Despite struggling with the track conditions in the morning free
practice where she couldn't find her groove, Eve rode smart in the time
qualifying practice, she manage to find a clear track ahead of her for a
lap, found some good lines and clinched the pole position by 1.26 sec over
the 2nd qualifying time. The stress kicked back in moto one and Eve rode
tight, but managed to do her first top 5 moto finish. She felt a little
better in race 2 and was even running in 3rd in the closing laps and ended
up crossing the finish line in 4th place for an overall race score of 4th
Eve will head out to the Loretta Lynn's Regional qualifier at High point
next week where she will try and qualify for the Nationals in the men's B
class and have some valuable practice time before the next WMX race at that
same track June 19th.