Upon arrival at one of the toughest tracks on the AMA Pro Motocross Circuit, the FLO Motorsports backed team at Manluk Rock River Racing believed that they could excel within the state of Massachusetts. They had adapted to a multitude of racing surfaces thus far in the outdoor series, and possessed all of the traits that were needed to flourish as the green flag waved to begin action on Saturday.
Returning from competition in the World Supercross Championship, Yamaha’s Grant Harlan would immediately prove his skills amongst the sandy terrain of “The Wick 338.” Beginning with practice, as Harlan occupied the twenty-first overall time on the leaderboard, he then moved forward to the two-moto racing format seeking to occupy the strongest finishes possible. After beginning the initial race of the afternoon in twenty-eighth, Harlan’s relentless will to continue moving forward would be accompanied with cheers from the crowd. Upon approaching the checkered flag, Harlan’s determination would be seen with endless momentum through the toughest corners on the racetrack — occupying the twenty-second position, prior to exiting the raceway. However, Grant believed he could climb much higher in the final standings, and proceeded to engage to an even greater level of velocities as the second moto began.