Although Ryan Villopoto checked out within moments of the gate dropping, there was still some good racing for podium spots throughout the 450 main event. Shorty, Brett Metcalfe, Justin Brayton, and Mike Alessi jockeyed for position for the majority of the 20 laps.
The JWR N-Style shop mats are pretty sweet, we must say…
Privateer Lites rider Alex Martin continues to show flashes of brilliance. After winning the LCQ to secure a spot in the main, Martin jumped out for the holeshot, holding of the advances of Durham for a time. Unfortunately, he got picked off before he could lead long, then made some mistakes as the moto went on, eventually logging 19th on the score sheet. Although it didn't go his way this past weekend, Martin continues to give the factory guys some trouble week after week.
Josh Grant is back on the podium. Out of seemingly nowhere, Grant put in a great performance for second overall in the 450 class. With still a short time back on the bike, and much of it devoted to outdoor testing, Grant looked back to form. Nick work Josh!
Hats off to Malcolm Stewart for his performance on Saturday night. A second place in his heat race jump-started some momentum for the JDR KTM rider, and he took off to a great start in the main, running second for a short time. On the sixth lap, though, Mookie lost his footing in the whoops and was ejected like a fighter pilot in a tailspin. After violently slapping the ground, he actually regrouped and got back on his motorcycle. Fighting back to 17th, Malcolm proved he is one tough dude.
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