Here is a group of photos with news from Saturday Practice at the sweltering Freestone County Raceway.
Christophe Pourcel put in his fastest time in the first practice, and it held up. He was fastest in Lites qualifying. Cox Mike Alessi was fastest overall in 450cc qualifying at Freestone after taking the week off with badly blistered hands from the GP last weekend. Cox Chad Reed talks over settings with Kaipo Chung, Kawi suspension guru. Cox Davi Millsaps was third fastest overall in 450cc qualifying, just behind his Texan-transplant teammate Andrew Short, who was second. Cox The GEICO Powersports Honda lids waiting for action. Cox Gratuituous Erin Normoyle cowgirl shot. Cox Josh Grant was eighth fastest in practice overall but his fastest time came in the first practice, where most others came in practice two. Cox Trey Canard was second fastest overall, but fastest in the second and final qualifying session. Cox Ben Townley was fifth fastest in 450cc qualifying overall. Cox The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki team of Jake Weimer (left), Dean Wilson (middle) and Tyla Rattray (right) check in with Mitch Payton (far right) and Randy Lawrence (foreground) in the PC pits. Cox Eli Tomac ws seventh fastest overall in 250cc qualifying. Cox Christophe Pourcel converses with Bones. Cox Brett Metcalfe was fourth fastest in 450cc qualifying. Cox Broc Tickle Cox Chad Reed was seventh overall in qualifying. Cox