Round 13 is officially underway in the Houston Texans NRG Stadium and the track is looking great so far. The orange Texas dirt is almost a polar opposite from the hard pack, slick and rocky dirt we had last Saturday in Seattle. The quality dirt in Houston has been used to make another cool track with some unique obstacles. It has a two whoop sections, the finish line is a triple that goes straight into an over under jump, and it has a wall jump that launches the riders into a sand roller section. The sand has been a topic of discussion this year between the riders and fans, some like it and some don’t.
The 250 LCQ in Houston was pure carnage. With a first turn pile up, a crash in the second corner, a crash in the third corner, riders going down in the whoops and more. Vann Martin grabbed the holeshot at his hometown Supercross and he had a comfortable lead before he crashed in the whoops. Martin Castelo was the rider who went down in turn two, but he was able to pick up his Husqvarna quickly and remount a charge through the pack to finish fourth and take the final transfer position in the 250 main events.
250 LCQ RESULTS
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Practice is over and the timed qualifying results are in for the 250 West class in Houston. The top 18 riders earned their way straight to the main events while the rest will turn around and race in the LCQ this afternoon. The top four riders in the 250 LCQ will transfer to the three main events and the rest will have to try again at the Denver Supercross in three weeks.
250 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS
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Triple Crown Race Day format breakdown:
The top 18 from the overall fastest qualifying times during the day will advance straight to the main event. There will then be an LCQ that add four more riders for a total of 22 racers in the main event. During the night show, there won’t be any heat races or LCQ’s but each class will have three main events. The 250SX class will compete in three 10-minute main events, while the 450SX class will compete in three 12-minute main events. An Olympic-style scoring method will be used to determine an overall winner in each class from all three main events where the lowest combined score at the end will be awarded the overall win.
250 GROUP A SESSION 1 QUALIFYING RESULTS
In the first 250 qualifying session it was Adam Cianciarulo and Dylan Ferrandis who got out front early and laid down some fast laps. The track is proving to be tough for everyone. We’ve seen many riders make mistakes in the whoops. Both Sean Cantrell and Cameron McAdoo have gone down in the whoop section so far.