The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team battled a tough track at Century Link Field in Seattle, WA for the fourteenth round of AMA Supercross. Despite the conditions, the team fought hard and walked away with three top-ten finishes.
Jason Anderson got a top-ten start in his heat and moved into fifth shortly thereafter before overtaking the fourth-place spot. He held strong to finish fourth and earn a spot in the 450 main. He got the holeshot in the main, moved to second, then settled into third before playing catch up late in the race and making an impressive pass to take over the second-place spot, then fell back to third where he finished. He is currently fifth overall in 450 rider point standings.
“I got a great start tonight,” said Anderson. “I’m really happy with another podium finish. I’m going to work hard this week and try to keep the momentum going for next week’s race in Salt Lake City.”
Martin Davalos got the holeshot in his heat and held strong for a few laps until he collided with Justin Hill and went off the track. He re-entered and suffered more bad luck as he went down on the triple, leaving him in ninth before making the pass for eighth with two laps to go. He then made a late race charge to fifth, and finished fifth, to qualify for the 250SX West main. He got a top-three start in the main before a red-flag forced a restart. He pulled the holeshot in the restart before falling back to fourth where he finished. He is currently fourth overall 250SX West rider point standings.
“It feels good to be back on the track,” said Davalos. “I got the holeshot in the main after the restart and I’m happy with a fourth-place finish. I’ll come back swinging next week.”
Dean Wilson got a top-ten start in his heat and would eventually finish seventh, forcing him to earn his transfer position via the 450 semi. He got a top-ten start in the semi and rocketed into third by the end of the first lap before making the pass for second in lap two. He then capitalized on another rider’s mistake, overtook the lead, and held strong to take the victory and earn a spot in the 450 main. He got a mid-pack start in the main and battled in the top-ten for awhile before finishing tenth. He is currently ninth overall in 450 rider point standings.
“I’m pretty happy that I won my semi,” said Wilson. “I didn’t get the greatest of starts in the main but I worked hard for that finish so I’ll take it. A top-ten is good.”
The team will now make its way to Salt Lake City, UT for the fifteenth round of the series, to be held next Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
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