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LS2 Race Report: Salt Lake City 1 2021

Updated: May 4, 2021


Cade Clason has again secured his spot as the main event guy this season in Monster Energy Supercross. Saturday in Salt Lake City was no different as Cade proved once again that he has a place inside the top 20 of our sport. Cade qualified strongly on the tight traditional track and was ready to go racing. Cade got out to a decent start in his Heat and put his head down. He made the passes he needed to and pinched his ticket to the Main with an 8th place finish. In the Main, Cade did his best to move forward but the chaos surrounding him was nearly overwhelming. He would hold it together and eventually finish up with another one of his best finishes ever, 17th overall.


Josh Cartwright has been on a slow but steady track of improvement since being injured at the beginning of the season. His results have been improving and he continued to do that in Salt Lake City. Josh qualified very strongly and you could see that little bit of extra spark in his riding. Josh did his best in the heat race but by the time the checkers flew, he would fall just a few spots short. Josh knew it was go time when the gate dropped for the LCQ as he launched off the gate. He was shuffled back quickly but was determined to move forward. He began to make passes and was doing his best to avoid the mistakes of the riders in front of him. He would make his way into the final qualifying spot by the time the checkered flag was flown. Josh would finish 22nd overall on the night.


Luke Neese was finally ready to get back to his 250 East Coast division when the day started in Utah. He knew where he stacked up against the field and was looking aggressive as he figured the track out quickly. Luke would qualify an impressive 13th fastest and go into the night show with confidence. Unfortunately Luke had some crashes when his Heat began and was only able to come back to 11th by the end, but he knew what he had to do. He launched off the LCQ start and was looking like a shoo-in. He would eventually be passed but would still punch his ticket to the Main. Luke put in work when the final race began as he finished just outside the top ten by the time the final checkers flew.