Delmont, PA – Round 11 of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship series proved to be a bitter sweet weekend for the Dragon Racing Fuels/1-866-KTM-PART team. As great weather conditions prevailed on race day, the hopes were high as the team fired up their KTM 250’s.
#185 Killy Rusk and #244 Ryan Zimmer had great qualifying practices and both were ready to get racing. As the gate dropped for moto one, both riders jumped out with the lead pack. Zimmer pushed his way just outside of the top 10 and Rusk was following his lead. As the bar banging continued for the first lap, a couple of miscues pushed both Zimmer and Rusk back a few spots. As they settled in for the moto, Zimmer was racing at a comfortable pace holding the 15th position while Rusk was setting his sights on moving forward. In lap three, Rusk and Zimmer were battling for the 15th spot when Rusk got into Zimmer’s back tire and sent them both to the ground. Rusk remounted quickly while Zimmer struggled to get his bike started. After losing several positions, Zimmer had his work cut out for him as he dropped towards the back of the pack. With three laps to go, Rusk was in the 17th position when he over-revved his bike and caused back tire to slide out going into the triple jump. That miscued his approach sending both he and his bike into opposite directions off the jump. Rusk came down hard and his race was over. Zimmer continued to battle and finished moto one in 27th.
Thanks to the Asterisks Medical Crew, they got Killy back to the mobile medical center where it was revealed that Killy had broken his left radius (forearm). Stay tuned for updates on #185 Killy Rusk.
In moto two, with the weight of the team now on the shoulders of the rookie Ryan Zimmer, he was ready to prove he has what it takes to compete at this level. Zimmer got a solid start as the gate dropped and was in the 14th position coming through the first turn. With several experienced fast riders behind him, Zimmer would have to protect his lines and make few mistakes to keep his position. As the race continued, Zimmer did all he could to keep the race savvy veterans in his roost. The pressure proved to be too much for the rookie and a couple of miscues caused him to drop back a few spots. Continuing his charge to stay with the front group, Zimmer went into a corner a little too hot and his front wheel washed out sending him to the ground. Zimmer remounted quickly and only lost a couple of spots. Now setting his sights on the top 20, Zimmer made a few moves and picked off one rider at a time to finish the moto in 20th. Ryan Zimmer finished the weekend with a (27) (20) giving him the 22nd overall position.
As the 2010 season comes to an end, Team Dragon Racing Fuels/1-866-KTM-PART is selling their 2010 KTM 250 SXF race and practice bikes to make room for the 2011’s. For more information, please contact Team Manager, Al Albiker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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