Payson, UT (Apr. 25 2021) – Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS traveled West as Salt Lake City, UT plays host to the final two rounds, 16 and 17 of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross inside the Rice-Eccles Stadium. Joey Savatgy overcame an early race misstep as he fought his way to an 11th place at the end of the night.
Joey Savatgy was fast on the track from the beginning of the day and it showed as he posted the 3rd fastest time at the end of qualifying. He brought the speed into the 450 heat 2 as he launched out of the gate and rounded the first turn inside the top five. The rockymountainatvmc.com supported rider soon found himself battling for position for most of the race, closing the gap on 4th place before taking the checkered flag in 5th to transfer to the main. Joey kept the throttle wide open at the start of the main, almost capturing the holeshot before slotting into third place. He started putting pressure on 2nd place before his front end washed out in the corner after the mechanics area. After remounting mid-pack, the Sweet Life CBD supported rider fought his way back to just outside the top ten, earning 11th at the checkered flag.
“This was a tough one tonight. My speed was there all day, though my result doesn’t show it the changes we made to the bike earlier this week was a huge difference with being comfortable on the track. We are moving in the right direction and we will come back next Saturday to end this season strong.”Joey Savatgy
The team will stay in Salt Lake City, UT for the 17th and final round of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Series.
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