|Arlington (Feb 16, 2019) –
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM Factory Racing’s Jordon Smith finished just off the podium in the 250SX East division after battling through a crash in the Main Event. Smith put his KTM 250 SX-F into a top-five position off the start and he quickly climbed into third by lap three and eventually made his way into second. While running second late in the race, Smith had a get-off in the whoop-section and dropped back to ultimately finish fourth in the race. Smith sits third in the 250SX East Championship standings after two rounds.
Unfortunately, due to a practice crash late last week, Mitchell Falk was absent from last weekend’s race in Arlington, TX. Mitchell is going to work on getting back to 100% so that he is able to join us back at the races here soon. We are hoping for a speedy recovery and will keep you updated on his progress.
“I’d say the day went pretty well—overall, I’m pretty happy with everything from qualifying all the way down to the main event. Times were really close in qualifying, which is cool because it shows there’s a lot of talent in the class but it also means if you’re a tenth off, you’re way back. I was happy to qualify in the top five, and in the heat race it obviously felt good to lead some laps and win the thing; it was also cool that Kenny won his heat, so we sort of shared that I guess. The main went pretty smoothly. I got off to a pretty bad start, but I was able to make some passes right away—like five guys in the first lap. I managed to eventually get into sixth and ride there for most of the race. I didn’t really get too tired at the end, but after three rough weekends and seeing things finally coming together, I didn’t want to push the issue too hard. For most of the race, the top six were running a similar pace, and it felt good to actually have sight of the leaders.” – CS #14