Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rolled into AT&T Stadium this weekend ready to perform. 250 West Points Leader Joey Savatgy set his sights on maintaining the red plate while team-mate Chris Alldredge focused on keeping the forward momentum built at San Diego 2.
Alldredge launched into Heat 1 by earning the holeshot and riding a smooth race to transfer directly into the Main Event. Savatgy headed into Heat 2 as the fastest 250 qualifier and carried that speed into grabbing the holeshot and through the race to take his fifth heat win of the season.
Savatgy pulled into the lead of the 250 Main Event almost immediately and just as quickly tangled up with another rider in the whoops. As a result Savatgy would cross the line at the end of Lap 1 in 22nd.
Never one to give up, Savatgy put his head down and began ticking off passes while team-mate Alldredge began working his way into the top 10. By the time the chequers waved, Alldredge crossed the line in eighth and Savatgy battled his way through the pack to place his KX 250F in 10th.
“Tonight didn’t quite go as planned,” said Savatgy. “We got off to a great start, winning my heat and grabbing the holeshot in the Main Event. Unfortunately I came together with another rider in the whoops and went down. I managed to get back up and made enough passes to salvage a few points though.
“We’ve got a break now, which is nice and it will give the team and I a chance to work on a few things to come back swinging.”
Alldredge said: “Today went pretty well. I just couldn’t put everything together how I wanted to.
“In the heat I pulled a really good holeshot but unfortunately dropped back a bit. I ran the pace to be up front, but made a couple mistakes the first lap. When the Main Event came around I didn’t get off the line very well, but plugged away and got up to eighth. We’re going to start doing some outdoor training and I’ll be ready for Santa Clara in a few weeks.”