SAVATGY EARNS CAREER BEST MOTO FINISH AT HIGH POINT RACEWAY
MOUNT MORRIS, Pennsylvania – FMF/Orange Brigade/KTM rider Joey Savatgy had his career best moto finish when he crossed the line in 5th overall for the second moto at the fourth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series.
Joey Savatgy struggled from a poor start in the first moto and came around the first lap in mid-pack. Shortly into the moto he encountered a front brake issue which cost him a few positions. Despite the mechanical issue he was still able to charge forward to 13th position by the moto end.
His luck would turn around in the second moto where he jumped out to a great start. He was sitting in 4th position as the riders came around the first corner. He continued to battle inside the top five for the first half of the race just seconds behind the lead riders. Savatgy never sat worse than fifth position with his KTM 250 SX-F and even moved up to battle Zach Osborne for 3rd place around the halfway mark of the race. Unfortunately, Savatgy suffered a small crash and lost a few seconds to Osborne. In the final laps of the race, he dropped one position to Eli Tomac which placed him 5th. He continued to push forward and held off a hard charge from Jeremy Martin in the final laps of the race to cross the line in 5th for his best career moto finish.
Savatgy’s 13-5 finishes earned him 9th overall for the day. “I am so excited to finish a moto in the top five. It has been my goal all season. I know that is where I belong and I was finally able to help myself get there by getting a good start. My team has been amazing this year and I am excited to finally give them a result we have been hoping for,” stated Savatgy.
Next Round: Mechanicsville, MD – June 22, 2013
Results 250MX Class High Point
1. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM (2-1)
2. Ken Roczen (D), KTM (1-2)
3. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda (3-4)
4. Zach Osborne (USA), Honda, (10-3)
5. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki (4-8)
9. Joey Savatgy (USA), KTM (13-5)
Standings 250MX Class after 4 of 13 rounds
1. Roczen, 185 points
2. Tomac, 170
3. Musquin, 163
4. Baggett, 141
5. Osborne, 127
12. Savatgy, 70