The second annual Freestone MX National could be called the real start of the Nationals, as temperatures are hovering just below 100 degrees and the humidity is something else. It's going to be a true test of fitness tomorrow.
Today, though, it was all about laptimes (and wide-angle lenses), not endurance, as the top riders tried to put in their fastest to qualify them for tomorrow's program. Most of the guys we're about to talk about, though, were already seeded for tomorrow.
Boost Mobile/Yamaha of Troy's Jason Lawrence struggled with mechanical issues today and didn't get many laps in, but he was already seeded for tomorrow.
Ryan Sipes, Kyle Cunningham, Jake Weimer, Andrew McFarlane and Phil Nicolletti rounded out the top 10 in Lites times.