Derek Anderson- #64- For most riders on the entry list, Round 12 at Pala was just another race to attend. For Derek Anderson, round 12 was a goal…During the 2010 season Derek had managed to score inside the top 25 every round, and regularly was battling with his privateer Kawasaki against some of the biggest names in the business. At Pala one year ago, Derek was following Kevin Windham, and hit an acceleration bump hard, resulting in a herniated disk in his lower back. He had gone through several medical procedures and surgery, and was forced to sit out most of the SX and MX season. Derek worked hard for the last several months leading up to this years Pala National, and last minute got accepted to race the final round and represent his earned number 64.
This weekend Derek had qualified, and Moto #1, had a first turn crash and found himself far behind in last place. He worked up to a 25th position both motos for a 30th overall.
Jarred Browne- #53- Jarred has a somewhat similar story, but managed to have an awesome round on his home track of Pala this weekend. Jarred had a rather serious crash early in the SX season and had missed the remainder of SX and most of the MX season during his recovery. He made a comeback at Unadilla but his results were not what he was looking for with a 33rd OA in New York. At Pala Jarred charged all weekend and ended up with a 15-13 for 12th overall finish.
Travis Sewell- #67- One thing that is pretty impressive about both Shane and Travis Sewell, is there ability to go fast on whatever bike they can get ahold of. This weekend, the Valparaiso, Indiana native flew out to race on a borrowed bike, on a track that he had never raced before.
Before practice, Travis was remapping his bike to adjust for a WORCS setting, and trying to figure out if the suspension would be good for him last minute. Travis had never sat on the bike before but said he’s just going to go out there and try to do his best. Travis came out to qualify in 29th and finished for a 23-21 with a 27th OA.
Alexander Millican- #707- Ended the season in Pala with 36-32 for a 37th OA
Johnny Moore- # 140- Finished up with a 31-26 for a 27th OAAt Novik Gloves, we are very proud and thankful of all the help our national team has given us through this race season. A well deserved thank you goes out to all our riders, both professional and amateur and everyone that has supported the brand. More information can be found at http://www.novikgloves.com.