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Further, we’ve all heard the stories from practice during the week, where Windham shows his true speed in a pressure-free environment, but is unable to match that pace when a stadium full of racers and sponsors and spectators are watching.
Well, he may not erase the title-less tag in 2008, but he may erase the pressure troubles. In Seattle, Windham stared a must-win situation in the face and came out on top, scoring an amazing comeback when a tuff block cover seemed destined to ruin his destiny. Windham held the early lead in Seattle but collected the cover on lap two. Two corners later, the cover had locked up his 50 horsepower machine. Can you imagine the frustration and confusion that must have run through Windham’s mind at that point? It would have been enough to rattle most. But Kevin managed to calmly get the cover out, but then found himself down in seventh place and a huge distance behind the leaders.
Even if Kevin Windham doesn’t win this year’s title and Chad Reed holds on—even with one hand—he can at least be happy knowing that this time he stepped up when he needed to.
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