Pro GRT #2 Mountain Creek, New Jersey
Our drive was luckily uneventful and I was stoked to get to see so much of the country but also very glad to arrive late Tuesday night. Since we showed up a day early Nate and I took a day to chill and acclimate to the 85 degrees with 90% humidity. I spent most of the day lying down as I had come down with a cold and wasn't feeling so good.
We got to the pits Wednesday night after picking up two more of our buddies from airport. Thursday was spent setting up the pits, a quick track walk, and trying to recuperate my body from the cold which had only seemed to have gotten worse. We were camping in the pits which meant no showers but the lodge had a pool that was easy enough to poach and was a great alternative to a shower every night.
There was rain in the forecast for Saturday but aside from a short closure of the lift for lightning the weather didn't effect the track. I was still feeling ill and had a qualifying run that was far from perfect. I still managed to make it into finals with a 37th place. I knew I had a lot more to deliver come race run.
Pro GRT #1 Port Angeles