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SEATTLE, WA - SUPERCROSS RACE RECAP

SEATTLE, WA - SUPERCROSS RACE RECAP

SEATTLE, WA - SUPERCROSS RACE RECAP

As the 2018 series reaches the final stages, the riders made their way to Seattle with just 5 races left for the 450’s and 2 races left for the 250-west class. There is always a chance of wet conditions in Seattle...This year was no different.

Rain hammered the stadium throughout the day forcing organizers to change the practice schedule during the day and shorten the main events for the night program.

 

For Fox riders, Seattle marked the debut of the all new Airline racewear. The Pro Circuit team would be in the navy/white with Chad Reed in the black. 

 

  

250 –

 

As the 250 riders entered Seattle, Fox Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki riders Joey Savatgy and Adam Cianciarulo where sitting second and third in the points. Managing the tricking track conditions would be key for both riders as the night program got started. 250 heat 1 would see Adam struggle in the mud, going down and not able to recover to a qualifiing position. He would have to go to the last chance qualifier on a night where anything could happen with the tricky track condictions.

 

Joey had a great ride in heat race 2, finishing second. Adam would go on to win the LCQ to get himself into the main event.

 

As the main started, Joey was off to a great start, running in 3rd place. A fall mid way through the race would all but end Joey’s main event and any chances at the 250 west title. Adam would get out to a slow start running mid pack in the early stages. Adam would pick up the pace, geeting himslef in the podium postion in the late stages. On the final lap, Adam was able to make one last pass to finish 3rd on the night and keep his slim championship hopes alive.  

 

 

450 –

 

Chad had a strong ride in the heat race, managing the muddy conditions perfectly to finish 3rd.

 

As the main got underway, Chad jumped out to a good start managing to exit the first turn in the top 10. Chad would ride a smart and consistent race running in the top 5 for most of the main event. As the race came down to the final stages, Chad looked to have his best finish of the year in hand starting the last lap in fifth place. The adverse conditions had taken their toll on Chads bike. As he rounded the last turn, battling to hang on to 5th place, his bike finally gave in. Chad, never one to quit, immediately jumped off his bike trying to push it the final 5 yards to the finish. As smoke poured from his bike, Chad continued to hold it wide open slowly working his way across the line to finish 7th, still his best finish of the year and continuing to solidify his place as a fan favorite.     

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