Gavin Faith Retains Championship Points Lead in Denver
April 22, 2017 | Denver Coliseum | Denver, Colorado
Foothill Ranch, CA (April 25, 2017) – Team Babbitt's/Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki Presented by AP Designs riders Gavin Faith and Travis Sewell raced to two podium finishes in Denver, Colorado.
As the gate dropped for the 250AX Main Event 1, Faith came around the first turn in second place with teammates Sewell in 12th and Gared Steinke in 14th. Throughout the 15-lap Main Event Steinke would pass five riders to put his KX™250F into ninth place at the finish line. Sewell finished 10th, while points-leader Faith held on to finish second.
In Main Event 2, Faith got off to a fifth place start, with Sewell sixth and Steinke 10th. On Lap 5, Faith would go down and remount in eighth place. Sewell went on to pass three riders and put his Team Babbitt's/Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki on the podium with a third place finish in Main Event 2 for fifth overall (9-3). Faith raced his Kawasaki back up to fifth place to finish fourth overall (2-5). Steinke went on to finish 8-10 for 10th overall.
"Tonight was tough," said Faith. "We started off on the right foot with a heat race win, but couldn't nail our starts in the main and that hurt us. Overall, we're still leading the points going into the final round which is a plus since I've always done well in Vegas."
"Felt great tonight," said Sewell. " I wanted to make a push in the last few rounds to really prove to myself I was a podium guy and I believed I showed that tonight. Looking forward to Vegas."
"Not our best night," said Steinke. "My starts struggled all night and that hurt my overall results, but I made a few good passes in the mains which lead to a top-10 finish."