The riders of the Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda racing team pulled off some decent performances during the third match of the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA pro Motocross Championship last Saturday night. The second moto race saw some heavy rainstorm upheaving all the banners and tents in the Thunder Valley and because of this, the entire event was halted for some moments. The race track became completely muddy and the conditions were pretty hostile for all the riders. In spite of all these problems, the TLD riders delivered some respectable performances at Denver.
The volatile and unpredictable weather of Denver, the mountain city of Colorado, played a great part in wreaking havoc in the overall schedule of the third match of the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA pro Motocross Championship last Saturday night. Only one of the moto races were completed that a heavy rainstorm and drizzle came through. Numerous banners, tents, etc. got upheaved throughout the entire property of the Thunder Valley. All these factors caused the entire event to come into a standstill for some moments but fortunately, the rain stopped after some time and the event kicked off again. The riders of the Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda racing team pulled off some decent performances amidst all these happenings and were able to acquire some decent finishing’s in the event.
In the 450cc Class event, Billy Laninovich of team TLD was able to give his team a superb start in the third round of the championship with an impressive top 10 overall finish. In the first moto race, Laninovich was able to acquire an average start but soon capitalized on some opportunities to finish 11ht in the race. In the second moto race, he went off with a decent start and rode impressively. He began the race around the 15th position but soon paved his path to the front to finally 8th in the race. He was awarded an overall 9th position in the 450cc Class event.
In the 250cc Class event, Jessy Nelson and Travis Baker were able to deliver some nice performances and earned some glory for their team. Baker had an average performance during the first moto race and could only manage to finish at the 16th position. After that, heavy rainstorm made the entire race track very muddy and very difficult to ride. The conditions turned very hostile and even the experienced ones were facing difficulties. In such conditions, Baker was pretty impressive in the second moto race. In spite of unfavorable conditions, Baker was able to pull off a very struggling performance and finished 12th in moto-II. He was awarded an overall 14th position in the race.
On the other hand, Jessy Nelson was able to deliver an amazing performance in spite of lots of struggle. In the first moto race, he had a poor start and suffered few crashed too to finally finish at the 22nd position. When the second moto race began in the muddy conditions, Nelson had a tough ride because of numerous riders crashing in his path. He overrode all those obstacles to finish at the 11th position which is really impressive keeping in mind his moto-I result. He was awarded an overall 16th position in the event.