first official race of anytype for me at the tender age of 34. Went to Scramble club race in Northern Tasmania. Raced in modern 4 stroke open class and quickly realised that a 400 today is'nt a big dirt bike. KTM 620s 525 loads of crfs and loads of proper blue bikes , lots of 450's. didn't shame myself too bad but did have the girliest of crashes in the practice lap, yes the practice lap. stalled bike when i locked up to avoid other bike( turned idle up next race) and when i got it started, clutched off, looked down to hot start button to switch off ( I will learn to do this by feel very soon i think) and hit a rock a little smaller than a football that rolled a little,,,, and off. Went with good mate who's has raced for years and that made it all a lot easier. the track was very dry and dusty and was watered a couple of times, big ruts over a foot deep by days end, surrounded by powdered dirt( not very grippy and tastes shit). Didn't win, didn't expect to, but i didn't come last. I think around 10th -12th out of 18 but not sure, don't really care. 6 y/o son had a go in pee wee class on his pw80, he was thrilled also didn't come last but was up against kx65 and ktm's( there are some animal 9 y/o riders out there) and did well, had bulk fun. Ive got sore arms, i think they may have stretched, but still buzzing from adrenalin. 18 bikes start is scary but fun. Anyone else grasstrack?