As the event got started, each age group was placed with their trainers to begin working on their sections. Eventually, each group would rotate instructors.
On a slightly windy and overcast Saturday morning at SoCal’s famous Pala Raceway, “The Road 2 Recovery Foundation” held their 2nd annual “Jessy Nelson Ride Day” to benefit pro racer, Jessy Nelson. If you are unfamiliar, in 2016 the young racer at 22 years of age suffered a crash that would change his life forever. Although the injuries might have put him on the sidelines in a sport he loves, that doesn’t stop Jessy for give back in the sport that he loves! Since the accident, Nelson and the crew over at “Road 2 Recovery” have been putting together benefit’s that would not only help Jessy with his medical funding, but also give back.
Grant Langton had some helpful tips for the vet riders.
Jessy Nelson was on hand providing his helpful input.
“The Professor” Gary Bailey and son David Bailey gave their thoughts on starts.
We wonder what Ryan Villopoto was looking at here.. (Possible caption contest?)
Destry Abbott appeared to have some harsh corner advice for son, Cooper Abbott.
It was all smiles for Mr. Nelson!
The pros didn’t go easy on the students. There were single file lines running up and down, over and over.
After awhile, the hard work was paying off!
The TLD KTM crew was also on hand to offer any help they could for young KTM riders.
Of all the days, this was the day to make mistakes, and try and try again.
Geico Honda rider Carson Mumford made an appearance on the gate.
“Why so serious Jeff Ward?”
Even the little guys were getting praise from the pro’s.
And just like that, it was another successful school for Jessy Nelson.
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