Springville, IN: Trevor Bollinger was looking for a better finish today at the Dunlop Limestone 100. Considering the rear brake issues he had throughout the day, a 6th place finish is a strong way to gain points and keep the XC2 Championship in grasp.
The good weather streak continued in Indiana, as temperatures were in the high 70’s and the skies clear. Bollinger had a mid-pack start, quickly looking to start making moves to the front. Grant Baylor was able to make a pass on Bollinger, which gave Bollinger a chance to latch onto Baylors speed. In this fashion, they worked their way into the top 5.
The second lap was where the day started to show signs of bad luck. The rear brakes on Bollinger’s 2013 Honda 250F went out and he had to ride conservatively. On the 3rd lap they decided to switch rear brake systems, taking around 5 minutes to put a new one on. Big thanks to JCR Honda for lending the needed parts. When Bollinger got rolling again, he came through in 13th. A lot of ground to make up, but valuable points to accumulate.
The remaining laps were uneventful until the last of the race. The rear disc broke and began tearing apart the rear brake caliper. Limping along without rear brakes, again, Bollinger made two late race passes on Shane Hufford and Callan May to secure 6th in the XC2 class and 20th Overall.
Bollinger didn’t give up, though he had plenty of mechanical reasons to call it a day. He’s experienced the thrill of standing on the top step of the XC2 podium and he wants to experience it again. He’s motivated to train hard, staying with the Baylor boys for more fast paced woods practice. He’s even hoping for rain come Loretta Lynn’s in two weeks, saying the property “sucks when it’s dry”.
Trevor would like to thank FLY Racing, Moto-Vations, Maxxis, HBD Motografx, EKS Brand Goggles & ODI Grips. Trevor is currently looking for support as he chases the 2014 GNCC XC2 Championship. Please email Trevor directly, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interesting in supporting his efforts.