Jared Mees Blog: The Iceman Cometh 2012!
NEWS January 30, 2012
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Rider Blog written by Jared Mees:
Loveland, CO – January 13, 2012
I was almost unable to make this race due to the weather. We had a lot of snow Thursday night into Friday morning. I was flying out on Friday morning for a race that night -- cutting it close. My Friday morning flight out of Flint, MI was cancelled. I called around, trying to get out of there, but the earliest the airline could was that day about 6 PM, way too late. Since I was getting refunded for my ticket, I jumped on “Cheap Tickets" and found one that went out later but was out of Detroit. I booked that and was on my way. I got there with no trouble and it worked out well, because the race's announcer and referee were on the same flight. Because of that, I was able to hitch a ride with them to the Budweiser Events Center.
I won both of my heats and hole shot in the Main Event, running my own race. With that, I won the 3rd round. I flew out on the red eye first thing in the morning, and went back home to go riding on the ice outdoors. That was a lot of fun... as there has not been much ice this winter and we haven’t been able to get out there much.
Bloomington, IL – January 21, 2012
For the race in Bloomington, I was able to leave from home that same morning. This is always our biggest I.C.E. event, spectator wise and rider wise. The pit area has always been way over-packed, but this year the arena got us a good pit area, which gave us more space and was much nicer.
I drew two pole positions for my heats, which was the first time this year I got the pole. I hole shot in both, winning both of my heats, setting the fast time to put me on pole for the main. I grabbed the start and set sail. After three hard laps I cruised it home for the win.
We have one more race to go since the one to be held at Glens Fall, NY was cancelled because the compressors broke down and they were unable to make ice. Instead, I am going to race the local indoor race in Flint, MI this weekend for the Boulis Racing Group. Next weekend, on February 4th, is the last I.C.E. race, in Johnstown, PA. The following weekend after that is the AMA Ice Race Grand Championships at Potters Lake, MI, an outdoor race. That should be a lot of fun, if your anywhere close to the state of Michigan, come out and see for yourselves!
Thanks for all the support.
Jammin’ Jared Mees
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