FMF/KTM Race Report – Las Vegas Supercross

KTM Racing News

Las Vegas, NV - FMF/KTM rider Phil Nicoletti had an up and down weekend at the Las Vegas Supercross race at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Nicoletti started the day well with three solid practices. He qualified 8th overall out of the West Lites riders after all practices were through and returned to the pits to gear up for the heat.

Nicoletti was in heat number two. He got a great jump coming around the first turn in 2nd position and was in 4th by the time they came inside the stadium from the outside start gate. He remained in 4th for the first few laps before he missed a jump and was passed by a train of three riders that were close behind him. Now in 7th, he maintained his pace and finished the heat only losing one more position to qualify 8th.

Nicoletti powerfully launched off the line at the start of the Lites main event but was pinched off in the first corner due to his outside start position. When they came inside the stadium he had fallen to the tail end of the pack and was sitting in 17th. After a rough start, Nicoletti began to pick up his lap times and began making passes. He quickly moved to 15th and then a lap later moved up to 14th. He was handed 13th after Canard crashed and remained there to the finish.

"My lap times were consistent tonight but I just struggled in some areas. I am glad to finish the season safely and look forward to outdoors starting. I definitely want to extend my gratitude to all my sponsors who have been there for me this season," remarked Nicoletti

Overall Results -
1) Jake Weimer
2) Josh Hansen
3) Christophe Pourcel
4) Dean Wilson
5) Justin Barcia
6) Broc Tickle
7) Martin Davalos
8) Travis Baker
9) Ryan Morais
10) Trey Canard
11) Cole Seely
12) Hunter Hewitt
13) Phil Nicoletti
14) Michael Willard
15) Jake Canada