My highest finish was a 10th OA and first Vet open, but that was 20 years ago.
I've had bad starts before, two or three kicks, but the worst one I ever had (riding beginner) was so bad that the bomb sweep crew were almost done and they were going to start the quads by the time I got my bike running. I started something like 15 minutes late. When I got the results, I had passed over 200 people. Races were a lot bigger back when.
Lost Coyotes MC