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Thunder Valley: Kawasaki WMX event report

Monster Energy Kawasaki's Sara Price Seeks Redemption with Podium Finish Irvine, Calif. -- Monster Energy Kawasaki's Sara Price captured her first podium finish of the year during the third round of WMX competition on the AMA Motocross National...

Monster Energy Kawasaki's Sara Price Seeks Redemption with Podium Finish

Irvine, Calif. -- Monster Energy Kawasaki's Sara Price captured her first podium finish of the year during the third round of WMX competition on the AMA Motocross National circuit at Thunder Valley Motocross Park. After battling a shoulder injury during the first two rounds, Price was close to 100 percent in Lakewood, Colo. and it showed with her 2-6 performance in tough, wet conditions. Worth the Wait Price's battle with a shoulder injury kept her from running out front, but after a three week break in between rounds to help with her recovery, she was ready for redemption. In the first moto, Price settled into second early and held off pressure from behind to finish second.

"I wasn't going to back down in that race," said Price. "I have been working really hard to try and recover. I want to show people that I deserve to be on the podium."

It's Raining, It's Pouring

When the WMX class was getting ready for their second moto, the weather decided to come in at full force. The rain started to come down on the sighting lap and was steady enough to make it extremely slippery on the challenging track. Price grabbed another good start and was running in third, when she tipped over in a deep rut. She recovered quickly and ended the moto in sixth.

"The second moto was going good, but I just barely managed to tip over and that cost me a few spots," said Price. "With the way everything fell, I ended up getting third overall. It was an awesome feeling to finish with solid results. I felt really good today and I am really excited to get back out on the track next week."

New Venue

The WMX will see a brand new venue next week when the class takes on Red Bud. The track is well known on the AMA Motocross National circuit and now the women get a chance to tackle the unknown.

"I am really looking forward to Red Bud," said Price. "The track is always talked about as being really gnarly, especially with Laracco's Leap. We will see what we can do and hopefully I'll be right back on to the podium in Michigan."

-source: kawaski racing

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