KENNESAW, GA – February 9, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Team MicroBilt/PRBC Suzuki’s substitute rider Alexander Nagy turned in his best qualifying performance of the season so far Saturday at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross event at the University of Phoenix Stadium in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona. Nagy qualified 27th out of 46 riders, bettering his previous best qualifying position of 29th, which came in the race the weekend before in Oakland.
Nagy’s progress in Phoenix shows the dedication to the series by him and the entire MicroBilt/PRBC Suzuki team. The squad continues to be an example of how a small, but well-organized squad can not only compete on the track against the factory squads, but also bring in new people to the sport for the first time across the country by hosting first-time fans at these exciting Supercross events.
Special guest of the team on Saturday night was Marsha Jones, CEO of TPPPA, who brought her family along to see the event, including her four grandchildren.
Riding a potent Suzuki RM-Z450, Nagy turned in a time of 1:10.039 in the final 450 class qualifying session, placing him 27th and well inside the ‘Fast 40’ riders who make the evening program. He improved his time from the first session by over 1.3 seconds.
“Qualifying went good,” Nagy said. “I again topped my previous best qualifying position. I’m happy with that. It was a cool track – it was a little bit different since it went out of the stadium, so that was really exciting.”
Nagy went on to turn in good performances in his three qualifying races. He’s yet to make the main event, but he proudly flew the Team MicroBilt/PRBC Suzuki colors in three qualifying races in front of 53,055 fans.
“I had a good heat race with a decent gate pick and decent start,” Nagy explained. “The whoops were really brutal, but I managed to make it through the race pretty clean in 13th. Then in the semi I didn’t get a good start, but I was coming through the pack pretty good. I made a mistake on the opening lap. I went to hit one of the rhythm-section triples high off the berm from the outside and squirreled out a little bit and went over the bars and crashed into the sand.”
After his crash the team tried to quickly regroup to get ready for the LCQ, but unfortunately with so little time in between those races they didn’t have time to change the bike’s bent handlebars and Nagy had to deal with that issue in his final race of the night.
“I got a good start in the LCQ and ran in the top ten for the majority of the race,” Nagy said. “Towards the end a couple of guys picked me off and I think I ended it in 10th, which was one position worse than last week. But overall it was another good ride consider all the things I had going on with the crash in the semi and the bent bars.”
Primary MicroBilt/PRBC Suzuki 450 rider Ronnie Stewart continues to rehab from his pre-season testing injuries, and he, along with the squad’s 250 rider Vicki Golden were on hand in Glendale to meet with fans. The team also hosted a large contingent of MicroBilt clients who came to see what Supercross was all about. Golden is training in preparation for the start of the 250 East Region Supercross Series, which kicks off on Feb. 27 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Team MicroBilt/PRBC Suzuki will be back in action this coming Saturday, February 13 in round six back at PETCO Park in San Diego, California for San Diego Supercross II. You can catch all the action live on Fox Sports 1 next Saturday evening starting at 10:00 pm Eastern.
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