Round 7 Arlington Supercross | Photo Report

February 21, 2018

by Dawn McClintock

With the east brings change. We didn’t quite realize change would mean one for the history books for FXR but there it was. Round seven of the AMA Monster Energy Supercross touched down in Arlington, Texas and there was a changing of the guard for the east coast 250 line up. New faces and some new numbers to note. Some familiar faces with their new numbers put on a pretty big show for the 250 class. This round included the return of Autotrader/Yoshimura/JGR/Suzuki Factory Racing team rider, Jimmy Decotis who had come off a rough previous season battling the dreaded lyme disease. He fought back hard, got his health back in alignment to compete in the top ranks once again. Jimmy showed he was back to his fit form in Arlington pulling off a 3rd place in the main and giving himself his first ever podium finish. What a way to start your return! Congratulations to Jimmy and his team and let’s hope this is a sign for things to come for the likeable New Englander. Let’s take a look at some of the action from Texas.

David Pulley just wanting this thing to get rolling. | BrownDog Wilson photo

David Pulley set for battling the clock.

Connecticut native #814, Deven Sorenson.

Lining up to take on Arlington was Iowa rider #746 Chase Stevenson.

Solid crew right there.

Richard Jackson taking it through his timed qualifiers.

Tevin Tapia working his way through qualifiers. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Henry Miller muscled his way through the day and qualified despite being hurt last round. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Next out for qualifiers. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Setting the stage for speed.

Ronnie Stewart laying down some fast laps. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Brice Klippel keeping watch on the group A guys. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Kyle Cunningham putting in a heater. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Chaz Braden clicking off his fast laps for qualifiers. | BrownDog Wilson photo

That’s #82 Cody Williams. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Jimmy Decotis. A man on a mission. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Kyle Cunningham would take 13th in his heat race. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Tevin Tapia grabbed 19th place in his heat. | BrownDog Wilson photo

A weak shoulder didn’t stop Miller from pouring it on in his heat race. He took 12th. | BrownDog Wilson photo

AJ Catanzaro took 14th in his heat race. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Ronnie Stewart getting ready for his heat race. He would take 18th. | BrownDog Wilson photo

#708 Joe Perron would take 20th in his heat race.

Decotis takes it straight to the main, finishing 3rd in his heat race. | BrownDog Wilson photo

#725 Richard Jackson would take 17th in his heat.

Chaz Braden rounds out heat one in 20th.

Kyle Peters with a 6th place finish in his heat, takes it into the main. | BrownDog Wilson photo

That’s Wisconsin native, Cody Williams. He took 12th in his heat race. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Rounding out his heat race, Jerry Robin ended up 20th. | BrownDog Wilson photo

AJ Catanzaro battles through the pack in the LCQ finishing 2nd and claims a spot in the main. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Henry Miller gets the job done and finishes 3rd in the LCQ. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Grabbing the last transfer spot in the LCQ, Kyle Cunningham brings it to the main. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Tevin Tapia falls just short of making the main finishing 5th in the LCQ. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Kyle Cunningham would take 19th in the main event. | BrownDog Wilson photo

AJ Catanzaro would take 21st in the main. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Kyle Peters #76 and Jimmy Decotis #47 get in their zone for the 250 main event. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Kyle Peters took a solid 15th place in the 250 main. | BrownDog Wilson photo

All eyes were on this guy. Decotis was making moves through the pack in the final. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Somebody pinch this guy. Decotis soaking it all in as he takes his spot on the podium. A hard fought battle earned Jimmy 3rd place in the final. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Your 250 Arlington SX podium. | BrownDog Wilson photo

A proud moment for all of us. Congrats on what looks to be many more of these Jimmy! | BrownDog Wilson photo

No words needed. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Jimmy sharing the moment with his main squeeze, Jamie who shares her roots with FXR. She’s is a local Manitoba girl too. Congrats guys! | BrownDog Wilson photo