This being the final race of the series, with double points on offer, a cookout, and podium places to be determined, there was a great turnout of racers this week and a party atmosphere.
It is fun watching the kids get stronger and always fun to see so many friends all enjoying the sport we love.
In the pre-race banter, team mate Phil Mooney told me that he was going to be "sitting in" taking it easy, etc., claiming he was too tired to put in any serious effort. I knew that was Mooney-speak for "I'm feeling good and so I'm going to crush and humiliate you once again".
I asked my race strategists, Simon and Mandy, what I should do this week. Knowing I was tired, they told me to sit in for 2 laps and go hard up the climb the 3rd time. So that's what I did.