Weston Peick's Day At Muddy Creek Motocross | MX 2016

Weston Peick went 5-9 for 7th overall at round 5

Weston Peick, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Weston greeting the fans at the JGR rig before the first practice got underway at Muddy Creek.Photo by Rob Koy
Weston Peick, Muddy Creek MX 2016
The 450s were the first practice again this week for the TV schedule, so they had to deal with a wetter track then they are used to. Weston coming up to the mechanics straight you can see all the mud caked on his bike in only one lap. On Thursday night there was a strong storm that dumped a lot of rain on the track, so the conditions were a lot muddier then in the past. Weston turned a 2:01.165 on his second lap of the timed practice for the 6th position.Photo by Rob Koy
Weston Peick, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Weston’s bike after the first practice still had mud caked on the tires as the team did get most of the mud off it. Instead of pressure cleaning the bike the JGR team just gave the bike a quick wash to get it ready for the second timed practice.Photo by Rob Koy
Weston Peick, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Weston is all smiles during the autograph session between the first and second practice taking time to sign for the fans.Photo by Rob Koy
Weston Peick, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Weston said the track was still muddy for the second timed 450 practice. He wondered why the crew went ahead and used the water truck to water the track. Weston turned a slower time of 2:03.103 so he used his first practice time for the 7th gate pick in Moto 1.Photo by Rob Koy
Weston Peick, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Weston in his pre-race mode before Moto 1, staying cool under the JGR umbrella.Photo by Rob Koy
Weston Peick, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Weston got a late jump off the gate in Moto 1 and said he was in about 39th place going up the hill to the first turn. He found a hole open up on the inside and just pinned it and came out in 6th or 7th place after turn one.Photo by Rob Koy
Weston Peick, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Weston got into 5th place on lap four and matched the pace of the top 5 guys and finished the Moto in 5th place. Weston said the only bike changes they made all day was using a different tire for Moto 1.Photo by Rob Koy
Weston Peick, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Weston takes the far outside to avoid the deep ruts in the middle of this downhill jump and sets himself up for the inside right turn on the bottom.Photo by Rob Koy
Weston Peick, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Weston took the inside rut for most of Moto 1 as the outside rut went too far to the outside of the track.Photo by Rob Koy
Weston Peick, Muddy Creek MX 2016
In Moto 2 Weston got off to another good start with a top 10 position after the first turn. Weston hung around the 7th and 8th place for most of the race then at the 3/4 mark off the race Weston said he had to go into survival mode as the heat started to get to him and he was getting dizzy out there. Weston Peick went 5-9 for 10th overall at Muddy Creek and said he was happy with his results, and that is was something to build on for the rest of the series.Photo by Rob Koy