Star Racing/Lucas Oil go big in PhoenixTuesday, January 17, 2006 | 11:13 AM
This past weekend the supercross series rolled out of southern
California to Phoenix Arizona. The Star Racing, Lucas Oil team was down
to one rider, Sean Collier. However, the pressure with every thing
riding on him as the lone rider didn’t even come into play.
In Sean’s first heat race, he rocketed out to a top five start and put a slow, smart six-lap race together. He picked and chose lines very well as he knew the track was changing each go around. By races end Sean landed himself comfortably in the second spot and had a great pick for the main event.
Then here is when it even got better! Once again Collier came out of the split start third leaving the fans asking, who’s #47? In the early laps, his pace was spot on, then the two leaders took each other out. Handing the lead to Sean to see what he could do with it. For five laps, he piloted his potent powered Yamaha out front setting some of the fastest times. Sean relinquished the top spot to the eventual race winner but held tight stalking his every move. Meanwhile the series standouts locked together and nibbled away at his gap. With two laps to go in Colliers, mind he couldn’t believe what he was doing and faltered a bit as his lap times slowed. On the last lap still in second, a block pass from a champion messed his momentum up for the next rhythm section and four riders went by. Happy but a little ticked at himself he took the sixth place finish now knowing that he is a top rider.
Star Racing would like to thank our sponsors for going over and beyond the call of duty.
Yamaha Motor Corp., Lucas Oil, Tornado Air, O’Neal gear, Big Gun Exhausts, North County Yamaha, Factory Effex, Vortex sprockets/bars, Dunlop, Wiseco, Smith goggles, Shoei helmets, Lightspeed carbon fiber, Tri Star triple clamps, Polisport plastic, Sidi boots, Regina chains, Ready Filter, Sunline, ARC components, Web Cams, Enzo, JD Built, VP gas, Wirtz holeshot devices, Mechanix Wear, Vortex ignitions.