The soil actually had tons of shells and course sand mixed in. We looked for some collectibles for our mantle, but most of it was pretty crushed up. So much for adding to our mason jar of aquatic geology.
Although he is out with a host of injuries, Chad Reed made the trip to New Orleans take in the action anyway. We are almost positive he was in bed by 11, though. There's not much for nightlife in New Orleans…
Rockstar/Valli-Star Yamaha's Nico Izzi got everyone's attention in the first practice, taking the fastest lap early on. However, in second practice, RV1, Weimer, and Millsaps snuck in sub-53 second lap times, to take the top three spots overall. Izzi still scored fourth fastest overall, and had his best gate choice of the season.
After posting the fourth fastest lap of the day in practice, Nico Izzi struggled a bit during racing. A crash in the whoops and another in the sand kept him from riding his practice momentum to a strong finish in the main event.
Red Bull KTM's Ken Roczen was ultra-fast in practice, and he carried his speed into the heat race, winning handily. A so-so start in the main event, however, kept him from jumping out front early and opening up the orange bike. He settled for fifth at night's end.
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