Quest Stadium in Seattle, Washington was host to the 15th round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series last weekend. Track builders had their work cut out for them as heavy rains blanketed the freshly built track for days leading up to the event. Luckily for race fans, the rain subsided to a trickle and track conditions held up over the course of the day.
SCOTT athlete Andrew Short had to put his head down and work in Seattle, as a small mistake in his heat race prevented him from finishing in qualifying position. Short bounced back in the 450SX LCQ and took the win, qualifying him for the main. In the 450SX main event Short rode consistent and finished inside the top ten in 9th. Short maintains 7th in the point standings.
Phillip Nicoletti has been quietly having a good season. Nicoletti qualified for the main event with a 9th in the second 450SX heat race. In the 450SX main event, Nicoletti finished 10th overall and continues to show that he has what it takes to run with the top.
SCOTT goggle athlete Trey Canard looked solid in Seattle and took 3rd in the first 450SX heat race. In the 450SX main event, Trey was running inside the top 5 but fell victim to a deteriorating track as he cross rutted late in the race and went down hard. Trey was credited with 18th on the night.
250SX West Coast Class
The 250SX West Coast series continued in Seattle after taking a 7 week hiatus while the East Coast series was underway. SCOTT goggle athlete Tyla Rattray was eager to get back to the track and took 3rd in the second 250SX qualifying heat race. In the 250SX main event Tyla battled through the rain and finished 5th by the checkered flag.
SCOTT goggle athlete Martin Davalos looked great in his return to the track. Davalos won his first 250SX heat race and managed a 9th place finish in the main. He now sits 6th in the point standings.
The next round of Supercross takes place on April 27th in Salt Lake City, UT.
SCOTT Athletes Sweep the Big Buck GNCC XC1 Podium
The GNCC series landed in South Carolina last weekend. Under clear skies SCOTT athletes Charlie Mullins, Kailub Russell, and Thad Duvall swept the XC1 podium.
Charlie Mullins took the overall win after battling back and forth for over 3 hours with his teammate Kailub Russell. Mullins was able to make the pass for the lead on the last lap and held on for the win. Charlie continues to lead the point standings and is now 10 points ahead of his teammate Russell.
Kailub Russell was a threat for the win all day but would have to settle for 2nd overall after being passed late in the race by teammate Mullins.
Thad Duvall bounced back this weekend after suffering some bruised ribs from the previous round. Duvall rode consistently and came away with the final spot on the podium with a 3rd.
SCOTT amateur MX star Aaron Plessinger decided to take another stab at GNCC racing and raced XC2 class. Plessinger battled for a podium spot the entire race and was rewarded with a 3rd place finish for his efforts.
In ATV GNCC racing, SCOTT goggle athlete Chris Borich took another win in the XC1 class. Borich took the win by way of a last lap pass and claimed his 4th consecutive win.
SCOTT goggle athlete Chris Bithell crossed the line 6 seconds behind Borich and took 2nd overall.