Simi Valley, CA – A challenging and treacherous track inside O.co Coliseum would befall many riders but could not stop a determined Colton Aeck from making his second night show of the season.
The Team SKVI/The Racers Edge rider came into round 5 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series with extra motivation as he looked to qualify for the night show after just missing the cutoff the previous 2 events. Even as early as track walk, it was apparent that the dirt was soft and ruts would develop very quickly. Soon after, riders were getting caught out during practice and timed qualifying with several incidents leading to a red flag for track modifications. Once qualifying resumed, Aeck needed to get under the one-minute bracket to qualify and he would comfortably put his Charity Air Ambulance Honda into the night show, clocking a 59.180 lap time and slotting into the 37th place position.
Aeck would conclude the night by finishing 17th in his heat and 20th in the last chance qualifier. While he would have liked more, the track time was valuable and will help him as he continues his comeback season. “I think my weekend was something good to build off of,” says a satisfied Aeck. “I’m not happy with the way I rode in the races but I think I will only get better with time. That was one of the toughest tracks I’ve ridden in a long time so I’m happy to walk away healthy and ready for San Diego.”
Aeck and the rest of the Supercross field will head south down I-5 as the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series heads to San Diego for the final California round of 2018. Round 6 of the championship will be held at PETCO Park in San Diego, California on Saturday, February 10th. For more information, go to supercrosslive.com and catch all of the action LIVE on Fox Sports 1.
Aeck's 2018 season will be documented in the "Project 526" video series and fans can watch each episode on YouTube all season long. Episode 4 is available now and documents Aeck's wild weekend at Glendale, Arizona.
Aeck would like to thank all of his sponsors who help make his racing program possible including Charity Air Ambulance, TREMX.com, Team SKVI, Tri-County Powersports, Complete Electric, Pasha Racing, Shot Race Gear, Rekluse, TCX Boots, 6D Helmets, X Brand Goggles, Works Connection, Dubya USA, Torc 1 Racing, Tech One Designs, DDC Racing, Galfer, Motoseat, and Dedicated Ride Company.