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125 2-stroke makes the Main in Seattle

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I saw this on MXAmag.com today and thought I share it here...

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* KTM rider Michael Willard took his two-stroke KTM 125 into the main event with a ninth place finish in his qualifier. Willard, the first rider to ever race a Supercross with a Leatt brace, ended up 15th in the main event.

Anyone see the race?? How'd he look out there?? Regardless, its great to hear a 2-stroker is out there mixing it up w/ the lawnmowers.
 

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Willard took the challenge setup by another web board. The members had collected close to $5k to the first 2 stroke to make a main, as a secondary condition they added on that the rider should be wearing a Leatt brace. Scott Metz had tried previously but failed to make the night program and in Seattle Willard on the 125 and Cole Siebler on a CR250 both gave it a shot with Willard making the main and finishing 15th. As far as the note that Willard is the first rider to compete in a SX with a Leatt Brace this is completely inaccurate, Michael Sleeter was the first and has since been followed by many including Kevin Windham and most recently Chad Reed.
 
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XRpredator said:
I'm betting nobody heard it
You could hear it Pred. But, you had to be in the back of the pack. :nod: ;)
 

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XRpredator said:
I'm betting nobody heard it
I heard it during practice but only because I was sitting right next to the track. The sound actually caught my attention because it sounded like someone had brought a chainsaw.

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If a 2 smoker races in a MX, but nobody hears it... Did it actually race?
 

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prolly smelt it first. mmmmmmm half the fun of the supercross used to be the castor.
 

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Lammy On Cr125

I heard that #6 will run a Honda CR125 at the Hangtown opener. Probably to retain his # and because he's an old school smoker.