The second triple crown of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series got underway this past weekend in downtown Detroit at Ford Field. H.E.P. Motorsports started their weekend off Friday morning at press where all three riders gave extensive interviews with various local and regional media outlets, including FOX2 Detroit. The day concluded at Rosenau Powersports where the riders took part in the dealer autograph signing. The event was well attended and very successful with a packed house and tons of happy fans. One major takeaway from race day was Kyle Chisholm getting 17th overall in the first main event.
Kyle Chisholm – It was a rollercoaster of a night for the #11 bike; not making the top 18 and advancing to the main through the LCQ to a nasty crash that almost ended his night. After making the Triple Crown through the Last Chance Qualifier, Kyle was off to a decent start in the first main, getting better each lap he finished in 17th place. It was in the second main event that we saw Kyle race very aggressive. He was beginning to charge the field when sadly he went down off the dragons back and indo’d himself off his bike, fortunately he was okay and road away with only bruises and no broken bones. With the bike totaled the H.E.P. Motorsports crew got to work rebuilding a bike in less then 20 minutes so Chisholm could ride the sight lap to see if he was able to race. Giving it a go Kyle Chisholm showed you just how tuff he is, all banged up he went out and raced the 3rd main event and was able to pick up a few positions on the way getting as high as 18th where he finished out the race.
Alex Ray – Not the night Alex Ray wanted in Detroit. Barely missing the top 18 he was forced to fight his way in through the LCQ. It was in the Last Chance Qualifier that the night began to take a turn for the worse; A-Ray went down in the second section of the first lap and his top 5 start got dropped to last place. Still he was not giving up and very determined to make the main he continued to charge, unfortunately he fell again later that lap and was forced to call it a night.
Adam Enticknap – It was another disappointing night of racing for crowd favorite Seven-Deuce-Deuce having another opponent land into him forcing him to go down effectively ending his night. Not able to qualify in the top 18 Enticknap was forced to race the LCQ. In the Last Chance Qaulifer we saw Adam get to a very good start well inside the top 5 headed into the first turn. It was in the next section we saw an opposing rider hit Enticknap forcing him to fall and dropping him to the back of the pack in the process. The crash didn’t stop him from hopping back on his bike and racing for hard fought four minutes moving up seven positions in the process.
The series is headed to Atlanta for the 9th round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. Kyle Chisholm may be banged up but expect to see him fully recovered and back competing for his place in the top 10. Expect to see Alex Ray rebound from this hiccup of a weekend and for Adam Enticknap to punch his main event ticket this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.