Minneapolis (Feb 9, 2019) –
The AMA Supercross Championship made its way east on Saturday for the first time in 2019 as Round 6 of the 17-race series took place inside U.S. Bank Stadium amidst Minneapolis, Minnesota’s frigid temperatures.
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM Factory Racing’s Jordon Smith had a great start to the night as he powered his KTM 250 SX-F to a convincing win in 250SX East Heat 1. In the Main Event, Smith had a one-off incident with a flat tire on the sighting lap, where the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM crew quickly replaced the rear wheel just minutes before the gate drop. Smith didn’t seem to be bothered as he pulled a top-five start and climbed his way into second by lap five. He went down on lap seven and dropped back to fourth but he was able to fight his way back to second by the halfway mark. Smith charged after the race-leader to ultimately finish six-seconds back for second-place in the opening round of the 250SX East competition.