Mark Ledbetter. A racer’s racer: Ascot Knife Fight
Here, on the dry Ascot clay, even vicious use of the throttle
produces only a slight twitch with sudden changes of direction. Led got his pocket picked at this track during a knife fight.
Not a knife fight in the literal sense, yet, with all this slicing and dicing through the turns, passing this way and that; a veritable one. An Ascot classic encircled by a wall striped black on white.
Got himself mixed up with the wrong people, sandwiched in-
between as they crossed the line with still ten more to go. Lost out big-time losing another couple of places.
Got it all wrong pushed back into fifth with a nudge as racers
elbowed their way through. Led dove up the inside again with a
“game of dare” hard on the breaks; wide eyed and angry faces.
A real scuffle at the front forcing his competition to go the long
way around. This was now, up close and personal. How could it
not be!? Fighting roundly full tilt for the win.
Wow! Crazy stuff here. You’d think it was life and death. And
in a way, it was. A way of life! Young and you know the drill;
winning was everything! A place most competitors have been.
Led was no different. Wanting it all and then some. Not quite
a deal with the devil but close. As close as it gets without
going the distance. God! It’d be great to be number one!
Shifting the gears, hard on the gas, banging bars and sliding her in. Looking around in a bit of disbelief as he lost track of the
other racers. No one got hurt, not a scratch and he even won! #supercross#eddielawson#waynerainey#randymamola#motogp#motorcycle#motorcycleracing#motoguzzi#yamaha#suzuki#kawasaki#ducati#mvagusta#harleydavidson#indianmotorcycle#ascot#aprillia#kennyroberts#moto2#moto3#agv#motorcyclesofinstagram#americanflattrack#flattrack#hondamotorcycles#fim#sbk#isleofman#cagiva#aprilia