We're here in Louisville, locked and loaded, ready for the World Championships. It was raining off and on most the day here, and conditions are warm and muddy. Local weather forecasters are predicting a 'major storm event' for Wednesday, including heavy rains (up to an inch!), high winds, and possible tornadoes. Should be perfect conditions for Carl's qualifying heats that morning! There are three heats to narrow the field down to 80 riders for Friday's final. Kristal's field is below the maximum, so heats won't be held for her finals on Friday. She drew her starting position this afternoon (blind draw out of a bag) and got #4, so she'll be front row! This will be critical, as conditions for Friday call for temp around 29 degrees, meaning frozen ruts. It will be key for Kristal to be towards the front to avoid the inevitable chaos.
Check back on Wednesday and we'll update on the results of Carl's heats, also follow rapid_racing on Twitter for more frequent updates!