Coachseiji.com online client #36 Landon Currier waited out the rainy conditions to pull off across the board top 10 class finishes at the 2011 Thor Spring Classic held at Mill Creek MX in Alabama. Landon has been working hard and smart in correcting some health issues that have lingered since the 2010 season and the results are starting to pay off. The Rockstar Energy/Suzuki/Xtreme Amateur rider rode consistently throughout the national and carded solid scores: 7th in 250A, 6th in 250A/Pro Sport, 4th in 450A and 6th in 450A/Pro Sport. Landon is now on the way to the Oak Hill GNC where he hopes to improve upon his finishes for a strong start to the 2011 Amateur National season.
Coachseiji.com online client #23 Jamison Duclos showed promise at the 2011 AMA Freestone Spring Championship as he entered the highly competitive 12-13 classes for the first time at a major national. The Rock River Powersports mini pilot gained composure and confidence as the week progressed to walk away from the Freestone facility with the following class scores: 8th in 85cc 12-13 stock, 4th in 85cc 12-13 mod and 13th in 12-15 Supermini 1.
Coach Seiji personal training clients didn’t fare so well in the pro ranks at the Indianapolis round of the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross series. Bad luck and mechanical issues haunted Coach Seiji personal training clients #29 Andrew Short, #65 Hunter Hewitt and #156 Jason Anderson as none of these riders would be able to complete their respective main events.
The night would start out well enough; #65 One Industries/Pro Circuit/Xtreme rider Hunter Hewitt fought through the extremely sketchy start of his heat race to emerge from the first obstacle section in 5th place. Hunter road aggressively for the duration of the heat, making a quick pass and taking advantage of other riders’ errors to post a 3rd place finish, a career best heat race result for the long-time Coach Seiji client. #156 Jason Anderson had a more diffucult start in the same heat and found himself in a pileup in the second turn on the opening lap. Undaunted, he charged through the pack from dead last only to find himself stopped in the same corner a few laps later as another rider went down in front of him. The Rockstar Energy/Suzuki rookie regrouped and continued his charge, eventually advancing to the main with a 6th place finish. #29 Red Bull/KTM Factory Racing rider Andrew Short gated well in his heat race and put in consistent laps to finish out in 5th place, continuing his impressive streak of consistent heat race performances.
The main events would claim all three Austin, TX based riders as victims. Hewitt would pull off a stellar start to begin the Lites class main event in 4th place. He rode solidly for a few laps but found himself in the dirt at the bottom of a tricky dragon back to dragon back section. Hunter took a handlebar to the gut and had difficulty breathing to the point where he could not finish the main event safely and had to retire. Anderson came off the start mid pack and had made a few passes only to be landed upon on the finish line double just a few laps into the main event. Anderson remounted and soldiered on but bad luck followed the rider as a mechanical failure just a lap later caused the rider to hit the ground yet again. Anderson headed back to the pits as the bike was unsafe to race. Short started off his main event in a good position after a solid start but a mechanical issue forced him to leave the race as his KTM was deemed unsafe to race.
Coach Seiji would like to congratulate his amateur clients for their peroformances at the Alabama and Texas Spring Nationals and wishes them the best as they move on to the Oak Hill GNC taking place this coming week. Indy proved a hard hit to the pro clients but Coach Seiji is thankful that none of the riders is seriously injured and they will all be able to fight yet again this coming weekend at Jacksonville.