Fun Center Suzuki A2 Race Report

This weekend was back to Angels Stadium in Anaheim for round three of the Supercross Series. Michael Lapaglia, Cole Seely and Brady Sheren finished practice in 31st, 22nd, and 39th all advancing to the heat races.

All three of Fun Center Suzuki’s riders were in heat 1. With their timed practice results they all had difficult gate picks and a rough start to the race. At the end of the six lap race Lapaglia had worked his way up to 8th and Seely to 10th, just missing the main by one position. Sheren started in last and worked up to 16th.

In the LCQ Seely got a great start and was in third. With only the top two advancing to the Main Event Seely tried to strike quickly. At the end of the second whoop section he tried to make his move on the outside of a turn. The rider in second saw him coming and forced him high and off the side of the track. He went on to finish 7th. “I am really disappointed to miss another Main,” said Seely. “I should have never even been in that race and I just tried to rush the pass.”  Sheren ended the race in 14th. “I have really been struggling with my starts this year. My RMZ 250 is working great, I just need to work on my timing,” explained Sheren.

Lapaglia got a great start in the Main Event and was in 5th. Still struggling with his shoulder injury he sustained in Phoenix he had a hard time maintaining the pace and finished out the 15 laps in 19th. “I am embarrassed with my finish tonight and the shoulder injury is no excuse,” stated Lapaglia. “I am going to do whatever it takes to put my Fun Center Suzuki in the top ten at the next race.”

Team Fun Center Suzuki has a weekend off as the Series heads to Houston for the first East Coast Lites race of 2009. The next West Coast Lites race is in San Francisco at AT&T Park on January 31st.      

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