Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha Jeremy Martin grabbed a podium finish at the weekend in Arlington, which also moved him up to third in the championship standings.
The track at the AT&T Stadium was very challenging and required the riders to be on top of their game every single time they hit the track. Martin used all the practice time he had to dial in his YZ250F, and it worked – qualifying fourth overall. The opening main event saw Martin face an uphill battle as he went down due to another rider going down in front of him and was dead last. Knowing there were two additional races, he focused on passing as many riders as he could, eventually making it up to ninth.
The second main event went much smoother for Martin, who quickly made his way into second on the third lap and kept the leader honest for the entire ten minutes plus one lap race.
The final race of the night saw Martin sixth after the first lap and was putting in a great pace to move forward but went down on Lap six, pushing him back to ninth. He didn’t quit and used the second half of the race to pick off riders in front of him and closed out the night in third. When all three races were totaled up, Martin’s hard work paid off to finish second overall.
“It was a bit of a rough day, to be honest.” said Martin. “I think I was ninth in the first free practice, but I kept getting better every session. The team worked very hard, and I let them take the lead on some stuff with suspension, and it really paid off tonight.”
“I got off to a decent start in the first race of the triple crown, but I had nowhere to go when a rider went down in front of me, and I had to make my way from last to ninth. The second one was better, and I finished second, just behind Jett (Lawrence). In the third race, I was ready to see what we could do to finish out the night.”
“I went to make a pass and hit the guy in front of me and went down in front of the mechanics’ area. I got back up and kept pushing and was able to make it to third in that race for second overall. It feels good to get on the podium. We’ll keep working on getting to the top spot.”