- High Point MX Recap
High Point MX Recap
High Point MX Recap
This past weekend marked the 4th round of the MX National series. The Fox teams came to Pennsylvania ready to do battle at the famed High Point Raceway.
Heading into the weekend at High Point, Ken Roczen was coming off his best result of the year in Colorado, finishing 2nd to Eli Tomac - he continues to build strength and speed as he recovers from a hand injury suffered during the 2018 Supercross series. This momentum would carry over to High Point as he posted the 5th fastest time in qualifying.
Ken got a good jump out of the gate in Moto 1. But, as the field entered turn one, he collided with a group of riders and went down. When the dust settled, he found himself in the back of the pack and would have to mount an epic charge through the field to finish 7th.
The Honda rider would get the holeshot in Moto 2. And he would battle Eli Tomac in the opening stages of the first lap, trading the lead several times. Ken would continue to put in a strong ride, finishing Moto 2 in 3rd place. Moto results of 7-3 would see Ken end the day 4th overall.
Monster Kawasaki Pro Circuit riders Joey Savatgy, Garrett Marchbanks and Austin Forkner put in great rides in the qualifying session finishing 4th, 6th, and 8th.
As Moto 1 got underway, Austin Forkner and Joey Savatgy got out to good starts, finishing the first lap in the top 10. Garrett Marchbanks was mid-pack and working his way through the field. Austin and Joey would continue to work their way to the front, eventually finishing 4th and 6th. Garret ended up twisting his knee and nursing his way to the finish - he would not line up for the start of Moto 2 due to his knee injury.
Austin got out to a great start in Moto 2, battling at the front of the pack for much of the moto. He would eventually finish 2nd, fighting off a hard-charging Dylan Ferrandis on the last lap, and end the day 2nd overall. Savatgy would have a big crash forcing him to pull out of Moto 2.