WAILUA – You’re on the starting line, the starter drops the 30-second sign.
A sound roars throughout the track like a stirred bees’ nest.
The gate drops and no one knows what to expect. If you’re a motocross racer, the sound of racing is like no other. And on Sunday at the Wailua motocross track, that sound was fiercer than ever.
The race marked the first motocross of 2003 and the last before KMRA ships off to Maui, so many riders felt that they had something to prove. It was evident that the sensation of racing was prominent in each of the riders as they attempted to win each of their classes.
The result: A good day of racing.
The track crew was more prepared than ever when they prepped the track for the event. The straights were tilled, the jumps were mended, and the flagmen posted. With the track in top shape, the riders were confident in their ability to chase the top spot in their motos.
From the minis all the way to the experts, KMRA members longed for the sweet smell of victory. Many did not win their respective motos, but they earned respect from their fellow riders and the spectators for their valiant effort.
Many new faces were seen at the Wailua motocross track, and everyone at KMRA hopes to see many more.
For now, KMRA’s next goal is to take on the Maui racers at their home track. They may come out victorious or they might be defeated, but no matter what happens, each of the riders at KMRA knows that they gave it their all and that they have a mutual respect for each other.
The results from the KMRA motocross held on 1-19-03 are as follows: