Paul Whibley Begins His OMA Title Defense
Shoei rider Paul Whibley is carrying the OMA number 1 plate on his bike this year and started his season as a true champion after overcoming several obstacles on his way to victory at round 1 of the series.
After holeshotting the race, Paul crashed down a cliff on the first lap and ruined his goggles working his way back up through the pack. He had to stop for an unscheduled pit stop to replace the goggles before continuing. Hard charging and a great pit stop allowed him to catch a fleeing Jimmy Jarrett. Then disaster struck again as Whibley’s chain derailed! After pulling over to fix the chain, Whibley went at it once again and caught and passed Jarrett on his way to winning the race by 30 seconds!