This is Ryan. Thank you for the congratulations. The race was the 62nd Annual Check Chase Hare & Hound. They had a special course layout in which we were able to choose whichever of the 3 loops in any order we wanted. My dad and I decided that going the loops in the normal order of 1-2-3 would keep me from being in a lot of dust from lappers if I were to do 2 and 3 first, and would keep me away from quads also. I got off to a great start and was leading but the ribbon soon disappeared and I lost the lead. I soon found it again and by the end of the bomb run I was 4th to the main trail. All 4 of us first riders also decided to do loop 1 first. So I had my work cut out to pass the guys ahead of me. I would catch up in slower technical areas but I would lose ground in the valleys as lots of dust was kicked up. Finally a little over half way through the loop there was a good long technical section where I made up a lot of ground. I caught 3rd and passed him right at the beginning of a valley so I didn’t get sucked up in the dust again. Then I was after 2nd, I was catching him fairly quick and he made a mistake and crashed in a ‘S’ turn in the valley and I closed right in. I got off trail immediately because I knew the valley that we were in and it was way smoother off the trail, once I was off the trail I instantly opened the throttle to wide open and went for the pass. I made it and was soon at the end of the valley in technical riding again so I could extend the gap behind me. By then first was way ahead but I focused on riding my race and staying ahead of the riders behind me. The 2nd and 3rd loops went smoothly with very little lappers and the riders ahead of me heard me coming and moved right away. I made very few mistakes and no crashes. By the middle of the third loop I was a little tired and 3rd place had caught back up to me. I pushed forward all the way to the last valley and picked the smoothest line into the finish I could, the rider passed me towards the end of the valley but I saw him and held the bike wide open to get back ahead and beat him to the finish by a few seconds. I ended up second overall and 1st in class.