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Justin Barcia (#20) has his boot heel pushing down on the peg and his toe is upshifting, all the while his hands, arms, legs and back muscles are pulling hard back on the bars. Especially note his butt is lifted just above the seat. This position enables maximum bar pull and therefore able to push his feet hard into the peg which creates MAXIMUM TRACTION. This is absolutely essential because with those giant dirt clods on this ill prepared start straightaway where the rear wheel would tend to bounce around and lose trac- tion. The 450s are so powerful that there is not as much need to pull the bars and push the feet as with the smaller 250s. www.dirtillustrated.com