It was a mixed bag of results for MTF trained riders at the MEC
last Saturday in Las Vegas. Red Bull rider Mitchell Falk #612 qualified fastest
and won Moto 1 of the Amateur All Star class but was sent flying at the bottom
of the start of Moto 2. His broken collar bone only added injury to insult. On
the other hand Dylan Walsh #53 rode superbly in Moto 2 and finished 3rd
which placed him 4th overall with his 9th in moto 1. Red
Bull rider Sean Cantrell #37 qualified 2nd but a crash in moto 2
hurt his chances at the title. Sean went 3, 7 for 7th overall.
Jordan Bailey #133, in his first competitive action since signing
a pro contract with Rockstar Husqvarna, qualified in 11th position
but an early crash in Moto 1 ended his night. Lorenzo Locurcio #83 rode solidly
to finish 5th and 8th for a 6th overall finish
with his new CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha team. Lorenzo also got a close
view of Mitchell’s Moto 2 crash! And Jayce Pennington #131 , who’d trained at
MTF in preparation for the event, went 11,2 for 5th overall.
In the Supermini class Jarrett Frye qualified 3rd
but was unable to translate that into good finishes. He went 7, 19 for 12th
overall. MTF’s top finisher in this class was Colombian native Juan Valderrama #60
who finished 11,8 for 8th. Nate Thrasher #428 gained valuable
experience and will be back to Vegas next year after a pair of 15th
places gave him an 18th overall.
In the main event Jordon Smith will be content with 13th,
9th and 11th gained on a new bike, new Troy lee Design Red
Bull KTM team and the only 250 in the race. We’ll see Jordon again in the Red
Bull straight rhythm this weekend (22nd).