I just won a local desert race here in AZ on my WR450 yesterday. I raced open pro and got second overall behind Destry Abbott who raced in the 30+ pro class. He raced 30+ because his buddy Brian Brunning raced open. I guess they both wanted to win. Brian crashed out and left it open for me. I got a dead last start and had to charge from the back of the pack (thanks Ben, Azdezrcr). I even left the race course and went cross country back to the pit area to notify the staff about a rider (Scott Davis) who was seriously hurt. Ben stayed with him while I went back. By the time I got back to him I was in dead last again and had to start charging again. I actually was in front of Ben since he stayed with Scott longer. Lucky for me it was a 2 hour race. I just rode smooth and consistent and before I knew it I was in the lead. It was a 6 mile chopped up silty P.O.S. Gran Prix course. I felt every square edge bump from my toes to the top of my head. The WR supension was excellent, but still a tad on the soft side for a race that rough. There where a couple sand washes that got pretty nasty and whooped out, and some DEEP rutted silt beds. I was very happy to see the checkers. I suffered a mild sprained left knee and left ankle after a stupid mistake in the silt, but it's all good. The only problem my bike encountered was that the e-start doesn't work any more. It starts perfectly with the kicker and runs great, but it won't crank with the button. I'm sure it's a battery ground, or loose wire or connector. Nothing serious or mechanical. I know this because the little red light on the ignition goes out when I try to crank and the starter isn't getting any voltage. I knew I should of zip tied those connectors better. I'll check it out tonight and see for sure. Don't freak out guys, there is nothing wrong with the WR450 starter set up. Just a loose connection.