DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing/Yamaha - Houston

DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing/Yamaha Racing News

April 10, 2010

Houston, TX - The AMA Supercross series went to the mid west over the weekend, visiting Houston, Texas' Reliant Stadium. DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing/Yamaha attended with high hopes for their lone East coast representative by the name of #577 Martin Davalos. The day started out fairly well for Yamaha backed rider, who put down an impressive lap time as 4th fastest in timed qualifying.

Slated into Heat #1, Davalos had been feeling confident all day and it showed when he reeled off a great start and settled into the 2nd spot. Immediately, Davalos started to apply pressure to the race leader with raw speed, and even nearly took the race lead for a brief moment. After filing back into the 2nd position following a few mistakes, Davalos regained his composure and had some luck on his side for sure. As mid way through the race the leader washed out his front wheel, and right there to capitalize was the #577 machine. Riding much more solidly as of late, Davalos rode on to a brilliant Heat race win.

When the gate dropped in the main event, this time Davalos was forced to sneak around the inside of the first turn in order to come out near the front of the field. Holding down 7th on lap one, Davalos wasted no time in getting out front and inside the top five. Racing with the lead group, Martin was once again establishing himself as a contender by holding his own and challenging for the 4th place position. Lap eight saw a minor setback after he missed his timing in a rhythm section, causing a slip of one spot to 6th. Not backing down one bit; he began to put his fitness to use and with only a handful of laps remaining until the checkers Davalos continued with lots of effort. Just for that he was graced with another touch of luck, when the third place rider took a soil sample on the final lap handing Davalos a stellar finish of 5th.

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