With a drastic change of weather, Fly Racing's fleet of talent was ready for racing action as we were all greeted with snow flurries. Security concerns held all teams from parking no sooner than Friday, which was a precautionary measure taken due to the location of the stadium.
Fly Racing was looking forward to a very successful weekend in the SX lites class, coming off of last weeks 4th place finish by Team Yamaha of Troy/Fly Racing's Branden Jesseman. Jesseman looked good all day in practice and throughout his heat, transferring directly to the main event. A poor start and conservative riding hindered Jesseman. Branden had to settle for a disappointing 11th place finish. Due to a groin injury sustained in Orlando, Team Yamaha of Troy/Fly Racing's Matt Walker was unable to enter the main event last weekend, while he was also unable to attend the race in Detroit this weekend due to the same injury.
In the SX class, this was a very unordinary weekend. Team Rockstar/Fly Racing's Tyler Evans had a difficult night, resulting in Evans having to lineup for the last chance qualifier. The gate failed to function properly, which was resolved by a restart. Unfortunately Evans had a back of the pack start and was forced to make his way to the front. While Evans was in route to qualifying position, Doug Dehaan made an agressive pass on Evans. No later than two turns passed until Evans made an even more aggressive pass on Dehaan, resulting in a heated discussion between the two.
Team Solitaire/Fly Racing's Ryan Clark had a very strong night qualifying for the main event early on, giving him plenty of time to rest up for the main event. Clark got a great start and was able to settle into a comfortable speed, which granted him a top ten finish. Clark rode exceptionally well and was able to finish with a strong 7th in the main.
Overall Fly Racing had a successful weekend of racing, however a few interesting events, have us all looking forward to this next weekend in Houston. With only a few rounds of racing left, the pressure is on to advance in the points battle, so look forward to some of the most intense racing of all season in the next few weeks.