Things finally panned out for me. I opted to race my mighty XR350R at a harescramble today. I ended up starting dead last due to thinking the bike was started.....and it wasn't. Made up some great time and pulled off a 2nd in my class. Needless to say I'm quite pleased. I felt great on the bike all day.
The XR needs a new clutch though and a rear tire. It will be raced again
PS - I got some haggard blisters on my hands though. Mighty XR just has too much power?