SAVATGY FINISHES 9TH OVERALL AT THE HANGTOWN MOTOCROSS CLASSIC
RANCHO CORDOVA, California – FMF/Orange Brigade/KTM rider Joey Savatgy finished 9th overall in his first-ever career 250MX professional race at the opening round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series.
The Hangtown Motocross Classic marked the debut professional motocross race for the AMA Supercross Rookie of the Year, but also the debut of his new FMF/Orange Brigade/KTM Team. Joey Savatgy did not disappoint as he was able to finish inside the top ten at the first event.
He started the first moto mid-pack and was able to charge his way up into 10th position by moto end. “I wish I could have pulled a better start in the first moto,” stated Savatgy. “I had to charge from the back and really fight hard for each position in the main event.”
Savatgy earned a slightly better start in the second moto and finished the first lap in 12th position. A few mistakes mid-race pushed him back to 14th but he was able to recover and climb back to 11th by moto end. His 10-11 results earned him 9th overall at Hangtown.
Next Round: Lakewood, CO – May 25, 2013
Results 250MX Class Hangtown
1. Ken Roczen (D), KTM (1-1)
2. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki (3-2)
3. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda (2-3)
4. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM (4-4)
5. Zach Osborne (USA), Honda (9-5)
9. Joey Savatgy (USA), KTM (10-11)
29. Todd Krieg (USA), KTM (31-27)
33. Lance Vincent (USA), KTM (27-31)
Standings 250MX Class after 1 of 12 rounds
1. Roczen, 50 points
2. Baggett, 42
3. Tomac, 42
4. Musquin, 36
5. Osborne, 28
9. Savatgy, 21