Canadian nationals In 2004, the Canadian nationals were split up into in East and West division. With only 8 races total between both series we did not have much room for mistakes. But my mistake came at the first round. A bad start set the tone for the weekend. Playing catch-up is never a good way to start a series. With 7-7 place finishes left me with a sixth overall @ the opener. And a few other not so hot races went by and we found ourselves 6th in the championship at the final round. I wanted to make a statement more than ever. We had a little bit of rain the night before and it made the track perfect for race conditions. I got a good start in the second Moto and was looking to put it. I remember running in about third place in the first few laps. I was not worried about anything about me… Just driving forward. Then disaster happens. There was a type left-hander that rounded off, sort of like an off-camber. There were a lot of lines to choose from going down into the corner but when I was entering the apex is when I hit a kicker that I have not hit before and sent me off the track. I found myself on the ground on the right side of the bike so I hauled butt picking it up and restarting it and trying to get back on the race track. I did not waste anytime trying to fix my goggles or gloves… Just trying to get back into the race. When I went off the track I was in third. When I reentered I believe I was eight. Huge bummer and disappointment for not only myself but my team as well as the fans I had made in Canada. I did not let that stop me and drove through the end of the race and caught back up to fifth. I really wanted to stand on the podium and thank all of my team sponsors!… But it was just not meant to be on that day. What a goober I am.. My finishes were 4-5 for fourth overall. Just not the way I wanted to end the championship but I did finished fifth overall and was happy about that! But the overall experience testing in Canada was more than enough to make my championship that much more satisfying! I would love to go back to Canada just to visit and go to spectate at a race. Canadian nationals were some of the best tracing moments and memories that I have made without a doubt. The Canadian fans make the racing that much more enjoyable and the CMRC is a fantastic organization that I love to race with. Thank you Canadian nationals!