Victim of Racing Incident Keeps Martin Out of Glendale, AZ
Honda 250SX effort hit a rough patch a round four, on a cold night at
University of Phoenix Stadium outside of Phoenix, Arizona. Jimmy Decotis led the team with an eighth-place finish, while
Jeremy Martin was forced out of the event after a practice crash. Martin will
be reevaluated before next week’s race in Oakland, California.
Decotis’ eighth was solid, but
the popular New England native feels he is capable of more.
the night out with a solid third place in the heat race,” said Decotis. “Grabbed another great start in the main event
starting second. My first five laps were really bad. I struggled with the
section after the second triple. I couldn’t execute the roll-triple-triple and
it cost me huge. Really struggled in the main event. I take full responsibility
for my results with some bad racing decisions. Good thing we go racing again in
six days and everyone will forget about this race. Going to make some
adjustments this week and come back next weekend with an open mind and leave
this weekend in the past.”
showed his typical fast qualifying speed by clocking the third-best time in the
first timed qualifying session. But when Tyler Bowers crashed in a rhythm
section, Martin connected with him and went down, and he banged his head a bit
in the fall. Martin was able to get back up and finish the qualifying session,
but as a precaution, the team elected to keep him out of the racing action for
the rest of the event.