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For nearly a month, Alex Ray has prepared for his debut with the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing team at select rounds of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The popular privateer will get to race his new factory YZ450F for the first time this weekend at the 2018 Glen Helen Motocross round of the series and is confirmed to line up for Thunder Valley and High Point as well, but there’s a chance that he’ll get some more rounds in this summer as Cooper Webb recovers. Just before he took to the track for the Friday press riding session, we had a quick chat with Ray about his excitement and expectations for the weekend.