Kyle Peters had his best result of the season at St. Louis for round 11 of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA/ FIM World Supercross series on Saturday night.
The Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing rider continues to improve at every round of the 250 East Supercross series and put an increased focus on his starts during the week leading up to St. Louis.
His hard work paid off, taking the holeshot his heat race and started inside the top five in the Main Event. He was one of a few to execute a tricky quad jump, and his heroics earned him fourth place on the night. Peters moved from ninth to sixth place in the overall 250 East championship standings, just two points out of fifth place.
I worked hard in the Main Event and came away with fourth. My riding was so much better than it has been. I‰Ûªm riding more like myself. It was a confidence booster to get that monkey off my back
‰ÛÏOverall, it was a great weekend. I made a lot of improvements in bringing a typical practice day to a race day situation," Peters explained. "I qualified well and my times were close. Heading into the night show Buddy Antunez
helped me with a few things, which really helped.
"I holeshot my heat race, which was great, but I rode a little tight and finished second. I worked hard in the Main Event and came away with fourth. My riding was so much better than it has been. I‰Ûªm riding more like myself. It was a confidence booster to get that monkey off my back.
‰ÛÏThe quad was possibly the biggest jump I‰Ûªve ever hit on a Supercross track. Stewart was the first guy to do it. Jeremy Albrecht
and Buddy told me that there were going to be 250 guys doing it, and that I should go for it. I sized it up a few times, but I never even hit it until the heat race. That was the first time I sent it. The transition got a little choppy in the Main Event. Halfway through the race I did it, and there was a rider down on the landing. I landed just as a track worker was picking up the rider‰Ûªs bike and I clipped his handlebars. That was a scary moment!‰Û