‰ÛÏIt's definitely been my best meeting all year," Van Eerde reflected. "My bikes felt the best they have yet, getting drive where I needed to ‰ÛÒ I loved them. I had to come from behind in all my races, so I feel pretty good about that. I was getting pretty bad starts all weekend - some weekends I get good starts and others not. Sometimes I‰Ûªd be like eighth into the corner or if I was lucky I might be as high as second,"
Husqvarna Dirt Track Team Manager Paul Caslick, added, ‰ÛÏTo win one state title on the day is a big effort, to win three - the kid‰Ûªs talent is just incredible. Somersby‰Ûªs not a difficult track to pass on, but when you've got other kids in the field that are as quick as what they are, he just found something above them.
"His racecraft is exceptional, the things that the kid sees, and having the ability that he has got to put it all together and come through from bad gates. Most riders when they get a bad gate, drop their bundle, but he‰Ûªs just lifted. He is also maturing in his strength, he still little, but he‰Ûªs not tiny anymore. And I think that's helping him to muscle the bike around.‰Û