SALT LAKE CITY (April 22, 2017) – With injured teammate Jeremy Martin out for the rest of Monster Energy Supercross, it’s critical for Jimmy Decotis to log consistent laps for the GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda team, and the Massachusetts native delivered again in Salt Lake City. Decotis’ fifth-place finish on Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium gives him three top-fives in the last four races, and top tens in all eight races this season.
Decotis battled for a podium spot last week in Seattle, but while he didn’t feel as quick this time, he was happy to persevere.
“Salt Lake City was a tough day for me,” he said. “I struggled all day in practice with the track. My team did such a great job keeping me positive and on track. I got a bad start in the heat and finished sixth. The main event I put myself into a great position starting in the top five, and I ran fourth for a while and eventually ended up in fifth. It wasn’t my best race of the year but I was happy with my execution of the main event and that I made positive changes after the heat race. I can’t wait for Vegas to mix it up with the east coast boys!”
GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda 250SX East Region rider Christian Craig raced a 450 in Salt Lake City in a guest fill-in ride with the factory Honda HRC team. He finished 11th in his first-ever 450SX race.
Supercross heads to New Jersey this weekend, just over the river from New York City. The 250SX East Region Championship will resume, with Craig joined by new teammate Cameron McAdoo, who will make his team debut. Then the Las Vegas race comes on May 6th, where both the east and west divisions will race together, marking the season finale for the supercross season.