Scotland’s Dean Wilson grabbed the holeshot in the Arlington Monster Energy Supercross heat one and main event but arm-pump halted his progress.
Wilson lined up alongside Rockstar Husqvarna team-mate Jason Anderson in 450SX Heat 1, where he captured the holeshot and led the first lap of the race. He was quickly joined up front by Anderson and the pair battled for the lead before Wilson finally got passed on lap two.
He continued to assert himself up front to secure a season-best second-place finish and a direct transfer into the Main Event
Wilson shot off the line in the main and battled up front in the opening laps, remaining in the top-five battle for the first half of the race but arm-pump settled in as the race wore on and he hung on for a season-best ninth for the night.
“Overall, the night was a step forward for me. My starts were awesome and that’s definitely something to be proud of,” said Wilson.
“I put in a fairly good ride for the first half of the Main Event but unfortunately after that, I got really bad arm pump. It was pretty uncomfortable and I had to fight through it but I just tried to be smart. I just want to keep this momentum with starts and hold it up there.”