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There is no doubt that Southwick is one of the most talked about races on the national circuit. Weeks prior to the race, the questioning begins; "What are you doing to get ready for Southwick?". Seems like a good question, but the answer is the same every time. They're riding sand tracks, and local boys Jake Abbott, Mike Sottile, and Jimmy Decotis have already gotten started. We headed out to New Hampshire the other day after some rain fall and they put in some motos, I filmed. And while doing so, I noticed that Jake Abbott is absolutely flying on the ol' 2 smoker he's running these days.