Penrite Honda Racings Luke Clout claimed his first top 5 finish in the fifth round of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship, his teammate Mitchell Oldenburg finished 6th.
The night in Oakland started well with Oldenburg and Clout swapping the lead in their heat
race. With a lap to go Oldenburg made a mistake and lost two places which
relegated him to 3rd while Clout finished 4th.
"I am bummed, we had the heat race win in our hands and I made a small
mistake which cost the team and I a first place finish. That said there
were some positives to take from the race. Luke and I got great starts and
we were competitive" said Oldenburg.
In the main event both riders got mediocre starts, Clout pushed through
quickly and moved to 4th in the opening lap. Throughout the race Clout
battled with point's leader Justin Cooper. Clout found himself surrounded by
the best of the best and he held his own. His top 5 finish was his best
overall in America and the team's best finish in their respective rookie
"I felt better, testing had gone well and working with Buddy Antunez has
clearly helped. It was a positive step forward but we have a lot of work in
front of us. I really hope I can stay and complete the championship" said