What started as a windy motocross race, the 2012 Thunder Valley Pro Motocross National proved to be a bitter sweet race for Tommy Hahn this year. In the past nationals at this hilly, high altitude track in Lakewood, Colorado, Tommy seemed to have solid past results on his side.
A picture perfect holeshot to last a life time . . .
The long uphill start at Thunder Valley requires horsepower, especially in the thin air, and Tommy’s #32 Muscle Milk Honda had plenty of power to out run everyone to the first turn. Combined with his quick reaction time, the #32 machine bolted past the entire field as they raced uphill.
As in golf, all your bad shots are forgotten with that one “sweet” xtra-long drive, or the put that drops in so perfect that you can’t stop thinking about that sound of it dropping in. Tommy’s 1st moto holeshot in Thunder Valley will be remembered for years to come. Unfortunately, his luck ran out by the 11th lap and he couldn’t finish the moto due to a broken finger sustained from a flying rock.
Bones will heal, but holeshots like these last a lifetime in the mind of a racer.
Heal-up Tommy, and get back out there, stronger than ever!