“I’ve been around for a lot of years and this is something that I’ve never seen before,” said Team Tedder/Monster Energy/Lucas Oil/KTM Racing rider Martin Davalos from inside the team’s race rig situated somewhere over at the sprawling Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR stock car facility.
The fifteen-year AMA Pro Racing motocross and supercross competitor who managed to reach the podium in ten different AMA 125/250SX seasons was referring to going from an inordinately high-speed race circuit laid out in the infield of a 125,000-seat NASCAR track to what will be a very tight, sinuous track sculpted out on the floor of a 45,807-seat NCAA Pac-12 Conference college football stadium over in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Yes, the difference between the two tracks, venues, and towns are - and will be - profound in the next couple of weeks as the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Series winds down to its ultimate conclusion. Martin Davalos and his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition race bike have worked together to enjoy what has been a very good, very stable 2021 stadium motocross season. Fourteenth in points and with an average finishing position of 14.7 in the fourteen mains run, Davalos is looking for more and hoping to finish up the campaign with strong, powerful, high-scoring finishes at what will be the final Atlanta round and Salt Lake City doubleheader. On Saturday race day morning we spoke with the Flying Ecuadorian.