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Wattsy takes long awaited victory

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After coming close several times so far this year, KTMHutt.com/FMCRacing.com sponsored rider Shane Watts finally registered a National victory at Rd. 8 of the OMA Nationals, held in perfect conditions near Waukon, Iowa over the weekend (Oct. 2). Watts started the 5 lap, 2.5 hour event in fourth position and proceeded to follow leaders for the first lap and a half, to learn the race course and get fully warmed up, before deciding that he was feeling good and ready to open it up. From there Watts continued to pulled away from the rest of the field despite being hampered by the rear brake fluid and the hydraulic clutch fluid continually overheating and fading away. Watts was able to extend his winning margin out to just over a minute by the completion of the race. "Once again the OMA Nationals kicked ass with another epic event," Watts commented after the race. "This is a great venue that has actually got some real dirt, and that allows for some awesome racing. I was definitely happy with the way I rode and it's all due to being able to get back on my KTM during the last two weeks and do some practicing. I put in a solid performance." "Unfortunately I wasn't able to get my new race bike to Iowa so I was forced to borrow an old bike for this one event. It was very distracting to have to constantly be pumping the clutch and rear brake lever simultaneously whilst racing, so as they would keep working, but I was able to overcome the situation and kept pulling time on those other guys. I can't wait to get back on my '06 200XC though! Each day of riding I'm feeling stronger, so this victory is just the next step in preparing myself for an all out assault on the 2006 race season." OMA Nationals Rd. 8 Waukon, Iowa Results:
1. Shane Watts
2. Jimmy Jarrett
3. Justin Williamson
4. Brian Garrahan
5. Chris Bach
6. Josh Mclevy

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