DNA Energy/Jeff Ward Racing Steel City Round 11 Race Report
At the eleventh round of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa, DNA Energy Drink / Jeff Ward Racing rider
Josh Grant scored a 4-4 to take the final overall podium spot finishing third in the 450 class leading the charge for the JWR Kawasaki team during the Steel City
National on Saturday. His teammate Kyle Chisholm finished 13th overall after scoring a 10-16.
Leading up to the two 450 class Motos, Grant finished the first qualifying practice second fastest with a lap time of 2:34.889 with his teammate Chisholm finishing 12th fastest with a lap time of 2:38.767. In the final qualifying session, both riders shaved some time off their first practice speeds with Grant finishing fourth fastest with a lap time of 2:31.522 to put him fourth fastest overall. Chisholm finished the final practice 10th with a lap time of 2:33.239 putting him 10th fastest overall.
In the first 450 Moto, both riders backed up their practice times with Grant riding to a strong top-5 effort finishing fourth with his teammate Chisholm riding to a solid top-10 effort finishing 10th. In the second 450 Moto, Grant got out to a second place start and would remain in the top-5 for the duration of the Moto to
take the checkered flag in the fourth position giving him his first podium spot of the 2012 outdoor season. Chisholm fell in line 17th after the drop of the gates and by lap 6 had cracked the top-10. Unfortunately, three laps later Chisholm tangled with Andrew Short that would leave him to finish 16th when the checkered flag waved.
Grant’s third place overall finish keeps him sixth in the championship standings with 262 points. Chisholm’s 13th place overall finish keeps him eighth in the
standings with 198 points. Next up for he DNA Energy Drink / Jeff Ward Racing Kawasaki team is the final round of the 2012 MX schedule at Lake Elsinore on
Saturday, Sept. 8.
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