Velocity 3 Yamaha Race ReportTuesday, February 26, 2013 | 11:55 AM
Chicopee, MA - Another packed house of nearly 69,000 fans filled the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to watch Round 8 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. For Velocity 3 Yamaha it would be the #39 of Bobby Kiniry who would put the team and his YZ450F out front.
In the first 450 heat race of the night, Bobby Kiniry was mired toward the back of the pack and completed the first lap back in the 15th position. Despite a valiant effort and passing a handful of riders Bobby would come up short of a qualifying position and would need to race the LCQ to keep his Main event string alive.
“If there’s a rider that knows how to get the holeshot in the LCQ it’s Kiniry”, expressed commentator Jeff Emig during the live Speed TV broadcast. Kiniry and Factory Honda rider Trey Canard battled for several laps with Kiniry in the number one position. Canard was able to get by a few laps later but it was a great race for Kiniry overall who transferred to the main following Canard across the finish line.
With the last gate pick for the Main event Kiniry could not duplicate his holeshot from earlier. Despite just finishing the LCQ minutes prior, Bobby showed determination and speed and worked his way up from the back of the pack. At the half-way point in the race Kiniry had worked his way up to the 13th position and was gaining ground on the riders in front of him.
Unfortunately, Bobby would suffer a flat rear tire and be forced out of the race at that point.
Despite the bad luck in the Main, Kiniry was clearly one of the fastest riders in Atlanta and is determined to improve his results as the series moves to St. Louis, MO next weekend.
V3R thanks those supporters of the team including Yamaha Motor Corporation, Yamalube, GYTR, ENZO, DRD, Dunlop, Costa Rica Unlimited, Ironclad, Ride Engineering, Moto-Master, Twin Air, Athena, Cycra, DID, Dubya, ICW, 360 Unlimited, Pro Taper, Supersprox, Works Connection, Matrix, Hinson, Motoseat, Renagade Fuel, STS Graphics, and Freegun Underwear.
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