Las Vegas, Nevada
The Racers Edge/Charity Air Ambulance Honda rider Colton Aeck would complete a successful return season to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series with his best performance of the year at the Las Vegas Supercross.
Aeck came into the finale in Vegas looking to continue his improved form and finish the season on a high note by making his first career 450 main event. In his heat, Aeck would shine as a great start saw him end the first lap in the 7th position. Aeck would impress as he was able to hang tough the next four laps, staying in striking distance of a transfer spot but would ultimately come up just short and finish 11th. In the Last Chance Qualifier, Aeck would again get an exceptional start and ended the first lap in 5th, just one spot out of the transfer. He would continue to battle, running in 6th for the majority of the race and in contention for a transfer position until a crash with one lap to go would relegate him to 19th.
Despite just missing the main, Aeck was pleased with how his year went. "Man what a season!" said Aeck. "Lots of highs and a few lows too. I met some of my goals but fell short on some others. Overall it was an awesome season, I learned a ton and had a blast along the way. I made progress every week and proved to myself that I've still got what it takes to compete at this level."
While the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series begins in two weeks, Aeck will elect to sit the outdoor season out to fully heal his nagging back injuries. "I still have some lingering effects from my spinal cord injury last February that have held me back from riding to my true potential. I plan to take the summer off and work those issues out so that I can bring the best me into the 2019 season."
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.