Written by Stone Hendrikx
For the first time in history, the Super Hooligans took on 'The Ridge.' Two heart pumping rounds of qualifying, followed by two nail-biter Races. It was truly a great spectacle of Racing.
The morning of the races on Saturday was concerningly sprinkly outside, but by the time of the race it was a beautiful sun-filled summer day. Missing from the front row in race one was Stefano Mesa who ended up starting from pit lane. He would then go on to pass about ten people to get to the battle at the front. The KTM 890 rider Andy Dibrino lead the first couple laps, but hot on his heels was Jeremy McWilliams with Tyler OHara closely behind. On lap three of eight Jerry McWilliams got by Andy Dibrino passing him going into turn 11 and going underneath him. Tyler OHara would also line up a pass on Andy dibrino going into the tight turn 13, a corner very similar to the Corkscrew. This was a place where a lot of passing happened throughout the weekend and a place where Tyler OHara was extremely strong, and he showed that coming by Andy on lap 5. Jeremy and Tyler went on to fight the rest of the race, a terrifying battle for the lead. Lap 13, with two laps to go Tyler came by Jeremy and led the rest of the race, and the final order of the race concluded Tyler OHara in first, Jeremy McWilliams 2nd, and the hometown hero Andy Dibrino in 3rd.
The Ridge consists of a 2.47 mile road course with nine left hand corners, and seven right hand corners. The track was constructed in 2011- it's a very smooth track with a lot of grip but definitely has some chatter bumps. The Ridge is proven to be a very difficult and challenging track for everybody with a lot of elevation changes and blind corners so it's not the easiest track on the calendar as a lot of the new riders have found out.