Muscle Milk MEGA athlete, Memo Gidley, is a fighter. For the last few weeks Gidley has been fighting to redeem himself after an average performance in previous round 6 of the DJSA jet ski series. “As much as I crave to win, I can accept less if I feel like I was as prepared as possible and gave it everything I could,” said Gidley. “However at the last round, due to battling jet ski issues leading up to the race, I went into the last race weekend not as prepared as I wanted and my performance suffered. Now that my ski’s were running perfectly, I vowed to myself that I would not let that happen again and set in motion a three week intensive training and preparation program to win.”
That program paid off as Gidley rocketed off the line in moto one. “I got off the line perfectly but still #659 Ian Roberts was right there and the battle continued for the first few buoys,” said Gidley. “Right when I thought I had him, he would push his ski in there even deeper…I was right on the edge and managed to just squeeze him out. It was a great first turn battle.”
Gidley went on to lead the first few laps before missing a buoy and was forced to take an extra penalty buoy which dropped him to second. “With all the water and confusion…it can be easy to miss a buoy which I did,” said Gidley. “Ian is one of the best riders in the series and I would have liked to see if I could have held him off without the penalty.” Gidley went on to finish second.
In moto two, Memo’s had another good start and rounded the start buoys in second place with Ian in front. “I was working to keep Ian close so that if he made a mistake, I would be there,” said Gidley. “On lap four, Ian had a problem with his ski and I was able to get by.” Gidley went on to stretch his lead and with a 2-1 moto score, wrapped up the victory for the weekend.
“Man it feels good to win after training so hard for this weekend,” said Gidley. “It was also great to give one of my newest sponsors, Red Line Oil, their first victory in DJSA competition. I am really looking forward to the next race in Rio Vista in three weeks.”