Lockie Harvey's Nationals 2012
By Redline Australia on May 18, 2012
After returning after a long break due to injuries I hopped straight on to my new Project 79 to get back to racing.
Being my second race meet in over 15 months, I went straight into the heat. With three seconds in my motos, and not having race fitness, I lined up for my quarters. I had an awesome gate with the fastest split time and ended up with second after the current National Champion. The semi final would be hard, I had a great snap, but unfortunately unclipped. I caught back up to the pack, but as I went to pass on the second straight, I was blocked and was unable to get through finishing in 6th making it the first 20” final that I had missed in my racing career. On my cruiser I raced 15-16 year boys realizing I could match it with Australia’s best, I attacked racing with a new view. A few of the top 16 year old boys that would be in my heat and possible semi, I gave it my best shot. With two 3rds, and knowing that lane pick for a fully loaded semi, 3rdmoto would be crucial, I went out for a fast time. 3rd pick on the gate for semi, I picked an inside line and was 4th into the first corner with one of the fast 16 year old boys crashing in front of me I narrowly avoiding the crash I stayed in 4th position. In the 3rd straight, another 16 year old boy crashed in front and narrowly avoided him as well, but finished with a slower time to have 6th pick in the final. In the final, I came out of gate 6 and came into first berm in 3rd position but was pushed up in the corner back to 4th place where I finished being his first National cruiser plate and the highest finishing 15 year old boy.
I would like to thank Redline, Rush Industries, Gear Factor, True Precision & Pine Rivers, for having faith in me.
Bring on the Worlds