here was a long holdup in the tunnel at Sam Boyd Stadium, and Zach Osborne left his bike to search for a restroom. He wandered down a hallway until he reached a locker room door. He noticed a phrase above it. Osborne has a soft spot for proverbs and inspirational quotes and he paused to read it. After exiting the locker room, he hustled back to his motorcycle for the final qualifying practice session for that evening’s race, the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross championship finale in Las Vegas. The day ended as one of the most unforgettable of Osborne’s life yet it was one that left him with an unusual lack of detailed memory. This might be why he and his wife Brittney still sit down weekly to watch the race. She estimates they’ve done this more than 100 times. Like a thriller flick with an unexpected plot twist, he still can’t believe the ending. Watching the race, even months later while sitting in his living room, his breathing grows shallow, his heart rate increases, and his palms sweat. A refresher: On the final lap, Osborne is in ninth place. The person he needs to beat for the 250SX East championship—Joey Savatgy—is almost three seconds ahead of him and in seventh.