Jeff Ward Racing News Release
In front of a huge crowd of 53,952 at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday night for round seven of the 2012 AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship season, Kyle Chisholm brought home his second consecutive top-10 finish of the season for the DNA Energy Drink / Jeff Ward Racing team finishing 10th in the SX Main. Cody Mackie unfortunately missed the SX Main for the DNA Energy Drink / Jeff Ward Racing team after finishing 13th in his Heat race and fifth in the SX Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ).
Leading up to the SX Main, Chisholm finished sixth quickest in his SX Group A first qualifying practice with a lap time of 49.244. Mackie, who was also in SX Group A, finished his first qualifying practice 19th quickest with a lap time of 52.330. Both riders went on to pick up speed in their final qualifying practice with Chisholm finishing 10th fastest with a lap time of 48.678 and Mackie finishing 18th fastest with a lap time of 50.347.
Those times put Chisholm 11th fastest overall in Heat 2 with the sixth gate pick and Mackie 25th fastest overall in Heat 2 as well with the 13th gate pick. Chisholm put together another consistent Heat race finishing eighth advancing to the SX Main, giving the DNA Energy Drink / Jeff Ward Racing team their only entry of the evening. Mackie unfortunately got hung up at the holeshot and went down collecting a tough block cover that got hung up on his rear brake lever. This caused him to get black-flagged so race officials could untangle the cover from his bike. Mackie battled back to finish 13th putting him in the SX LCQ where he needed to finish first or second to advance to the SX Main.
Chisholm’s 10th place finish in the SX Main moves him up one spot to 12th in series points with 67, now 13 points outside of the top-10. Josh Grant’s return from injury will continue to be evaluated on a week-to-week basis with Mackie filling-in until his return. Up next for the DNA Energy Drink / Jeff Ward Racing team is Atlanta, Ga. for round eight on Saturday, February 25th.