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Great start for Sayles at Minneapolis Supercross

A pair of Wisconsin racers took part in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross event at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday (February 9).

Hunter Sayles from Merrill, WI qualified 20th on his KTM 250 SX-F includings sponsors: Woodstock KTM, Jenneration MX, I AM A COMEBACK, TZR, DeCal Works, Parts Unlimited, Thor, Alpinestars, 100%, Renthal, FMF, Acerbis, Hoosier, Motoseat, Maxima, Pro Filter, Rekluse, Dubya, Galfer, #SHARKNATION.

In the first qualifying session he posted a best time of 51.521 seconds and got a sub-50-second time of 49.386 in the second session. Best time in both sessions was a 46.641 circuit posted by Austin Forkner, of Richards, MO on a Kawsaki KX 250F.

Out of qualifying, Sayles took part in the first of two heat races, placing ninth of 20 to grab the final spot straight into the Final. The bottom 11 from both heat races went into a Last Chance event.

With the final qualifying spot, Sayles was well on the outside to start the main event. As a result the privateer was near the back at the first corner and while he made it as high as 17th position during the race, he ultimately fell back for a 21st place showing.

The Minneapolis event was the sixth race of the season in the Pro Supercross series, but the first for the East Region.

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