First Pro Am MX podium of year for Polaris Outlaw
Rath Racing is on a roll! The weekend after Daryl Rath and his Sportsman 850 XP EPS took the “4×4 Open” points lead in GNCC, Casey Martin and his Outlaw 450 hit the podium with a second place overall in the “Pro Am Production” class, at the AMA National MX series’ Ballance Moto X, at Bowling Green, Ky.
“I knew this is where we would get this bike, it has been great working with Rath Racing and Polaris in putting together a winning program,” says Martin. “Every weekend I feel better and faster on this Outlaw and I am looking forward to being up here again. I also want to thank all the sponsors behind us that have put in the effort with their support to get us here.”
Martin’s weekend showed promise from the beginning, where he laid down some nice lap times and qualifying motos. The Pro Am Production classes are stacked with more than double the riders contending in the Pro Class and with time qualifying only putting 18 into the main event, a last chance qualifier (LCQ) was needed to fill the gate. Martin’s time in his practice session moved him into the main events.
He piloted his Polaris Outlaw off the gate and into the mix of front runners during moto 1. Running a solid Moto, he clicked off laps to finish in the third spot. Hoping for a repeat of moto 1, Martin had a good gate pick and once again came out in the top five, he continued to work his way forward and finished with another third place putting him 3-3 for the day and sending him to the podium on the second step.
“Polaris is really excited about the first Pro Am MX podium of the year,” says Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris Racing. “Casey has been working hard to dial in his Outlaw 450 and this is just the beginning of what we feel will be a successful racing year for the team.”
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