Windham, who transferred to the main with a 4th place finish in the second heat race, no doubt had Houston’s race on his mind – where he was forced off the track in the SX class main event’s first turn last week at Reliant Stadium. The veteran racer kept it cool and guided his Honda CRF450R through the first turn mayhem and into a top ten position after the opening lap.
“The first turn’s just about the worst place you can run into trouble,” said Windham. “Getting yourself in a hole against such a fast field, like what happened to me last week, is something you focus on not letting happen again the next race. And although I didn’t get that great of a start (at San Francisco), I was still able to clear the top ten (9th) by the first lap and set myself up for a run at the guys that got out in front of me.”
Getting past Cole Siebler and then hyper fast rookie Mike Alessi – who’s a decade younger that K-Dub – Windham was up to 7th place by lap eight and held that spot through lap 13. The veteran then set his sights on former AMA SX Lites champ Ivan Tedesco, and got ahead of the Factory Honda racer on lap 14 to move into 6th place.
And though Windham wouldn’t be able to catch Tedesco’s teammate, Andrew Short, he would hold off Factory Yamaha racer Josh Hill to place 6th at the checkers.
With the effort Windham’s up to 68 points on the season, which puts him in 7th place overall in the SX class.
Next up for the Spy Optic-backed supercross racers is round six of the 2009 Monster Energy Supercross Series at Anaheim’s (Calif.) Angel Stadium.
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