NCK Round 5 @ Thunderhill on 9/12/2009. This is race #1B. I was gridded 11th of 14 and dropped back at the start to feel things out since I didn't feel very comfortable yet. This was my first visit to Thunderhill in the 125 and my first road race there since 1998 (not counting this year's rain out in April). Since my practice sessions were completely unproductive, I hung back a bit at the start and used this race to get seat time. It was fun and the finish was exciting.