Scott Summers did it, why can't some everyday Joe pull it off? I was told the track was tight. Given the location of the track, I thought it couldn't be that tight. I was wrong. Although I knew I was geared a little high, I thought first gear would pull me through. Stock gearing, first gear was way too high for what I experienced. Again, I was wrong. The bike is jetted for 1000 feet. The track is around 1500. No problem. Again, I was wrong. In the end, I racked up a DNF after I decided that surrendering to the elements and the bike would be smarter than wrestling the beast for 8 more miles. The track turned into an east coast nightmare. Deep sand, which wasn't bad due to the moisture. The trees, at some point were so tight that something reached out and touched a shroud hard. Now I can buy those fancy UFO black shrouds. Between the tight, twisty, up and down sand nightmare, even in first gear, I could not keep the bike on top of anything until the motor starting winding up and by that time, my ground speed was way too fast for safe movement. I'm gonna stick with wide open and fast for the rest of the year, but I may seek redemption next year after knowing what to expect firsthand. I'll have the beast geared so low rockcrawlers will seek my knowledge. I'll jet the beast for 200 feet below sea level and as for suspension, even though I plan on going for a desert setup this summer, I was real happy with what the 5 year old, stock setup gave me yesterday.