Sunday, April 17, 2011

State races

Bren and Erin had Florida state races this weekend. The first was in Middleburg on Saturday. We drove up to Grandma B's on Friday night so that we wouldn't have to get up at 4am on Saturday and so that we could combine it into a visit with her. The Middleburg race was interesting. We had never been to that track. It is right in the middle of a large horse ranch, and there were horses running all over around the track (not on the track). It was Erin's first time racing in the expert class, and she raced four expert boys. Unfortunately she didn't place, but Bren swept the qualifying rounds and the main event to take first place.

On Sunday the race was at the St. Augustine track, out in the middle of a landfill. It was a beautiful day, and Erin ended up taking third (she raced 10 and 11 year old girls) and Brendan once again swept the qualifying and main event to take first place.

I'm so proud of both of my BMXers and the hard work that they put into a sport that they are both very passionate about. Our next race is in Daytona in June. They will both be clipped in and ready to go!
Erin (second from right) at the gate with a bunch of the big guys during practice on Saturday.

Erin and pro BMXer Ashley Lynch. We see Ashley often at our home track since she rides for the Oldsmar BMX team.
Erin (second from right) up and ready to go at the gate for her first main event on Saturday (against expert boys).
Game face!
Wearing Brian's sunglasses after her first qualifying on Saturday.
Brendan out in the front of the pack.
Stupid tire got in my way!

Out in the front again, and that was the story for Bren all weekend.

Catching air over the table in St. Augustine today.

Finally home on Sunday evening.


Grandma and Grandpa said...

Way to go to the great BMXer's. We are extremely proud and excited for you both. Love you

The Mom said...

Love seeing these pictures! Great job to both of you. :)