At the seventh round of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Spring Creek in Millville, Minn., DNA Energy Drink / Jeff Ward Racing rider Kyle Chisholm scored a 33-8 to finish 12th overall in the 450 class leading the charge for his team during the Spring Creek National on Saturday. His teammate Josh Grant finished 14th overall after scoring an 8-34.
Leading up to the two 450 class Motos, Grant finished his Group A first qualifying practice ninth fastest with a lap time of 2:18.244. Chisholm, who was also in Group A finished his first qualifying practice 17th fastest with a lap time of 2:19.253. In the final Group A qualifying session, Grant finished 14th quickest with a lap time of 2:11.421 to put him 14th fastest overall. Chisholm ended the final session seventh quickest with a lap time of 2:09.975 putting him seventh fastest overall.
Grant got out to an 11th place start after the drop of the gates in the first 450 Moto and by lap 3 had settled into the top-10. He held onto the ninth spot until lap 9 when he completed a pass to take over eighth where he would remain until the checkered flag waved. His teammate Chisholm unfortunately took on a flat tire on lap 11 while running in the 17th position, which forced him to the pits early dropping him to 33rd where he would finish. In the second 450 Moto, Grant unfortunately got collected in a first turn crash ripping his front brake line. This forced him to retire the race early leaving him to finish 34th. His teammate Chisholm settled into the 13th spot after the drop of the gates and by lap 4 climbed into the top-10. One lap later he took over the eighth position where he would remain until the checkered flag waved.
Grant’s 14th place overall finish keeps him eighth in the championship standings with 150 points. Chisholm’s 12th overall keeps him 10th in the standings with 113 points. Next up for the DNA Energy Drink / Jeff Ward Racing team is Round 8 at Washougal MX Park in Washougal, Wash. on Saturday, July 21.
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