We look forward to the trip to Colorado every summer. Something about the Rocky Mountain air, Denver locale, and laid-back attitude of everyone in town makes us eager to get to the Mile High City and soak it all in. The 2018 Thunder Valley Motocross was just another excellent element to our time in the town, as the third round of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship delivered in terms of excitement, action, and topics of talk in the pits. Here’s some of what we saw.
KYLE CHISHOLM CRASH
Kyle Chisholm’s crash in 450 Moto One gave us all cause for concern, especially when the red flag quickly flew on the race. A simple mistake over the staircase rollers resulted in Chisholm slipping off the back of his 51FIFTY Energy Yamaha and when he slammed the face of the next jump he was knocked unconscious. Chisholm came to just as the medics got to him and he walked off the track on his own, which was a relief to all that were watching.
450 MOTO RESTART
There was some confusion as to how 450 Moto One would be restarted, as the red flag flew ten minutes into the race. Riders were led back to the starting line in the order of their scored position on the previous lap, but all of that was irrelevant when the gate hit the dirt. Had much more time elapsed from the race, the officials might have made a totally different call.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY RACING HUSQVARNA PLANS
With Jason Anderson’s injury on Thursday, there were no factory Husqvarna 450s on the track in Colorado. What will the team do until Anderson is able to resume racing in August? That’ll be determined in the coming days, as they know they’ll need a fill-in rider from High Point on. But who it will be is still unclear, as it sounds like they want to reach out to riders that have history with the brand-team instead of a random rider on the entry list.