DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing/Yamaha - Dallas Supercross

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Dallas, Texas - Round five of the AMA Supercross East coast Lites Series went off with a bang to a huge fan base inside a newly designed stadium in the Dallas area this past Saturday night. Both classes had their exciting moments on the track to say the least. DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing/Yamaha had their hand in all the commotion, with #577 Martin Davalos putting on an inspiring performance throughout the night of racing. To begin the day both teammates showed promise, as Davalos clocked in at 3rd quickest in Timed-qualifying. Unfortunately, #341 Nico Izzi who fractured part of his foot at the previous race, still went out and attempted to ride practice, but after doing a few laps it was obvious he'd need some more time to heal. Nico will be taking a few weeks off to get healthy, then plans to race the last two east rounds.

Davalos came out in Heat #2 sitting around 7th early on; some aggressive riding in the tight sections, and pure speed catapulted him upward. Eventually Davalos moved his Yamaha to a finishing spot of 2nd and in the process he reeled in the championship and race leader by the races conclusion.

With the gate dropping for the Main Event, Davalos darted up the inside and it looked like the holeshot might be his. However he was chopped off from the outside, getting on the brakes hard was not enough as a massive pileup ensued. With numerous riders down, including Davalos, the mad dash to get going again took place. Riding with confidence, on the first lap Martin moved into the 10th position and established himself as a rider on the move. Riding strong as he had all day, he made considerable gains within six laps as now Davalos sat 6th with plenty of time. Fighting off repetitive attacks throughout the later portion of the race while going at it to keep holding the 5th spot. The relentless Star rider rode to the rear wheel of the competitor ahead and put on the pressure. With only a few laps to go, Davalos refused to settle and was vying to obtain 4th, doing just that he would go on to finish there for a personal season best.

Star Racing thanks the following companies for their commitment.

DNA Shred Stix, Division 7, Yamaha Motor Corp, FLY Racing, DNA Energy, NCY, Bell Helmets, Easton ExP, FMF, Sunstar, Factory Effex, Dunlop, Enzo, DC Shoes, RK Chains, Yamalube, GYTR, Ride Engineering, Mechanix Wear, Twin Air, Lightspeed, ARC, Braking, Vortex Ignitions, CP pistons, Web Cams, ICW, JD Built, Renegade Fuels, Crank Works, Eibach, EVOMX fuel foam, Met Tec, Champion Tools.