3 weeks prior to the Atlanta TT, I had an accident on my motocross bike during training and my left leg/knee took some serious damage. I knew what I was getting into going to the Atlanta race. I was in the lead for the championship, so I had to give it all I had. I skipped the practice day on Friday to try to save my knee for the race the following night.
This was a TT track where we would transition on and off pavement and with it being a new track getting used to it was a challenge all by itself. So, after my first laps of practice and qualifying I knew that this was going to be a hard day and I could not make much of it. I pulled off at the start of the main event. With the track conditions and it being a TT track, I just couldn’t overcome the knee injury.