Last night in Atlanta had all the makings of a real snoozer. As of late Villopoto looked unflappable and aside from Reed, his opponents hadn’t looked like viable threats.
As they say though, it’s racing and the unexpected can and usually does happen. That cliché’ rang true last night and benefitted us fans by turning up the intrigue just as we expected the exact opposite to happen.
The Atlanta track is always one which the riders look forward to. Massive floor-space, a bevy of 180º turns, awesome dirt and fan turnout which-is second to none in our sport. MX Sports is still looking for that southeast National, I think it’s safe to say that an institution that could draw form that Atlanta fan-support would be an ideal location.
The dragon-back rhythm lane was very cool and the track the most technical, with many line choices, we’ve seen this year. Even the wall entering the sand was an awesome change-up from how the sand is usually treated and riders were hitting that thing from left to right. There were guys checking up into it, doubling it and then there was that enormous triple Millsaps launched into the sand from the wall. Just nuts and again, options; always a good thing which benefits racing.
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