It's Official: Lake Elsinore Not As Bad As Expected
I remember when Lake Elsinore was first announced as the 2013 season closer, it was a never ending cascade of complaining from riders. Coming into this weekend, no one really knew what to expect. Barely any riders had ridden the track since it's renovations and, if they had, they couldn't really judge it.
Even the newly-crowned 250 Champion, Blake Baggett, had to admit that Elsinore wasn't nearly as bad as he had expected it to be.
"They did a lot of work to the place, you could tell that. When I first heard about it, I think we were all like, Lake Elsinore, really?’ But they did a pretty good job."
Check out his entire post-race interview HERE.
Broc Tickle, who's been improving each week and ended up with his fourth podium of the season, enjoyed the track, despite it's challenges. A lot of riders touched on how slippery the track was after it got watered, but no one really seemed to focus on that specific point. It was mainly just a challenging and technical track, according to the guys.
"I think you just have to be patient here," Tickle said. "When they put water on this, it’s slippery. It’s like ice skating. I think today was all about being patient as well as being aggressive. I didn’t get very good starts today, but I made a lot of passes the first couple of laps and got myself into third and just rode my own race kind of."
Check out Tickle's entire interview HERE.