Lapaglia and Seely lined up together for the first Lites Heat race of the season. Lapaglia got a late jump off of the gate and another rider cut in front of him causing a Tuff Block to be knocked onto the track. Lapaglia had no where to go which left him in last place. By the end of the race, he had moved into 13th and a trip to the LCQ. Seely, on his RM-Z250, got a fifth-place start.
“When I came into the second corner, I drifted a little high and someone came in under me causing us both to go down,” explained Seely. “It was a rookie mistake and it won’t happen again.”
Seely remounted and finished 12th.
In the LCQ, Seely finished third, collecting the Racer X Gas Card, and Lapaglia 4th. With the change in the format this year from a 22-rider main to a 20-rider main, this left them both out of the race.
“You almost have to make it out of the heat race this year,” said Lapaglia. “I am very disappointed and this is going to motivate me to work even harder this week.”
Team Fun Center Suzuki would like to thank their sponsors, friends and family for all of their dedication. The next race is this weekend at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ.
Thanks to our team sponsors: Fun Center, Suzuki, Fly Racing, Ten Ten Clothing, Free Style the movie, Six Six One, Sunline, Subway, Pirelli, Torco, Factory Effex, Wiseco Motion Pro, K&N Filters, Lynk's Racing, Boyesen, CV4, Hinson Clutch Components Millennium Technologies, Pro Circuit, Pro-Tec, Restor X, RG3 Suspension & Clamps RK Chains, Scott USA, TCR Wheels, UFO Plastic, VP Racing Fuels, and Works Connection.