JDR/J-Star/KTM rider Tye Simmonds was able to earn series points at his first race back since recovering from pneumonia.
Simmonds sat out the Budds Creek race after being diagnosed with pneumonia the week prior. Now after two weeks of resting, Simmonds arrived at Red Bud ready to race.
In the first moto, Simmonds had a bad jump off the gate and came around the first corner outside the top twenty. Going into the second corner, another rider clipped a hay bale and swerved into Simmonds line causing him to tip over. Simmonds crash put him in last place by the time he was up and recovered.
Simmonds spent the remainder of the laps coming up through the pack and was able to move into a solid 17th place by the end of the moto.
In the second moto, Simmonds had a better start rounding the first corner right around 20th place. Simmonds passed a few riders on the first lap and moved into 16th place. Throughout the remainder of the moto he was able to maintain his position and even move up one more spot to earn 15th that moto. His 17-15 moto scores earned him 16th overall for the day.
Next Event: July 16, 2011 – Millville, MN