Dang, I am happy to sit down this evening and have plenty of racing wisdom to read. Pre-runoffs I was bored to tears, this is way better.
Just to clarify, I was just commenting on the move with 2 wheels off on the start, and the drive throughout the race. I have no clue if he went early or whatever. It certainly was aggressive and a little sketchy, and I agree and understand that it could have been nasty if he had hooked and sprawled taking out a dozen guys. That would have been awful and certainly not worth the risk in any manner and he would have been SMshamed for taking this risk had it gone bad, but in the heat of the moment that he found himself in it worked out and he drove a solid race thereafter it looked like.
Congrats to Todd on the win, Preston and Ross on podium. Incredible race to watch, and an annual highlight. Looking forward to next year.