The first heat race looked good for holeshot artist Jessy Nelson. After another one of his patented starts he slid into the second position and looked to be holding it comfortably. But a mistimed jump in a rhythm section sent him to the ground, and ultimately to the LCQ.
The extra time on the track would do the rookie good though, since a flat tire in practice limited his track time during the day. Jessy went on to win the LCQ but got a bad gate pick for the final. Cole Seely and Christian Craig both qualified into the main event without issue.
In the main event it was all Cole Seely around turn one. With Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac in tow, Cole took off and set the pace. As the race passed the halfway mark Seely seemed to have things under control and it looked like he might go on to add another win to his resume. But the charging duo behind him forced their way past, and Cole settled into third for the second time this year.
Christian Craig logged a sixth place finish after a solid ride, and after a dismal start from the far outside, Jessy Nelson managed to cross the line in tenth place.
The series moves north to Oakland this weekend and the team will continue to push for a main event win. Seely has the speed and his starts, along with Nelson's, have pretty much deflated their competitors hopes of grabbing an early lead. If you're at the race, stop by the TLD transporter, meet your favorite TLD team rider and pick up a team poster!
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