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The Crazy Cushion Kid gets his FIRST GNC PODIUM @ LIMA!
This is Matt's Race Report that he did for Lima:
Lima HM 6/27/10
The last weekend in June meant back to one of my favorite tracks on the schedule! After just missing the podium here last year I felt pretty good that I could do it this year. I qualified 6th, 8th, and 9th in the three sessions, and then my good cushion Harley blew up on the last lap of qualifying. It wasn’t good at all, but managed to be a blessing in disguise. I was in the last heat race, and it was a tough one! I got off the line horrible, and was about 7th or 8th on the first lap. I worked my way up through, and got by Carr and Pearson with about two to go. I was pretty excited because this put me second in the heat and in another Dash! However, I managed to finish in my usual spot in the dash, a lonely 6th place. I was excited for the 25 lap main where I would have enough time to actually get up front. I got off the line horribly, and was around 9th to 10th on lap one. I worked my way all the way up through, and managed to get into third. I was excited the last few laps, and soon enough I was on my way to my first GNC podium! After celebrating with my family and girlfriend, we were all pretty tired and excited. It was great to see all the people who were excited for us, and it was definitely a very memorable experience!
Been a bit crazy this season. Matt got a DQ at Daytona, Broke a chain on the start of the main in Arizona, Rode JR Schnabel's Yamahas and XR at Springfield, so he has not been consistent in the points standings so far. He won his 2nd heat race ever at Gas City last weekend, but tire issues and his line he was running, along with some slamming from others, he ended up 12th in the main? not what he wanted after running great all day, but he is still learning every weekend.
Matthew Weidman, Professional GNC #20 Matt started racing flattrack at the age of 4 and is a 3rd generation dirttrack racer. Matt is the youngest GNC racer (turned at 16 years old in May 2008) in the history of Dirt Track Racing. He has won multiple Amateur National Championships, won the Horizon Award, won two Canadian Pro Championships, won the Pro Expert Twins Championship in 2007. Matt won the 2008 450 Expert Hot Shoe Championship and finished 4th in the 750 Expert Hot Shoe Championship. He finished 12th in the AMA GNC Twins series points, 18th in the Singles points and 14th overall. He won the 2008 Ricky Graham Rookie of the Year. In 2009, he finished 8th in the twins series with a career best finish of fourth place at Lima, Oh. He ended up 10th in the combined overall points. Matt will race for Mack Daddy Racing (www.mackdaddy.com) again for 2010. Matt finished High School in 2008 as an Honor Student and is currently taking on-line courses for an Accounting/Business Degree. He has his own website which he designed and maintains at: www.mattweidman.com