March 12, 2018 – Livingston, CA – 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha racer Kyle Chisholm team took on the daunting Daytona Supercross riding Yamaha YZ450F and raced to another 13th place in the 450SX Main Event. Chisholm is close to the top 20 in 450 points, despite only riding 4 rounds, and was racing with a thumb injury from a crash mid-week.
Kyle gave fans an inside look at his race-day routine as he took over the Shot Race Gear Instagram for the day. Along with the autographs and live story updates, he easily qualified inside the Top-20 and secured his spot in the night show.
A 6th place finish in 450 Heat 1 was a great way to start the night for the #11. Chisholm is a Florida native and was able to negotiate the unique track setup for a direct transfer to the Main Event.
A solid start in the Main Event left Chisholm mid-pack as he quickly made his way through the first few laps. The on-track action was intense as riders had to adapt to the ever-changing track conditions. Using his veteran experience, Chisholm locked down a Top-15 position and laid down competitive and consistent lap times. He was 13th at the checkers, his fourth consecutive 13th place 450SX finish this season.
“I felt good all day,” Chisholm said after the race. “It’s always nice getting to race in Florida and Daytona is such a unique event. Practice went well for me, and we were able to make some key adjustments for the Heat. I’m proud of that 6th and how close I was to a Top 5. The Main was good as well, I just locked into a pace and kept clicking off laps. The track was super rough but I felt like I was in the mix for the whole night. Only a couple more 450 rounds for me, and we’re still looking for that Top-10.”
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