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Breakthrough Ninth for Dean Wilson at Arlington 1 SX!

Breakthrough Ninth for Dean Wilson at Arlington 1 SX!

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Dean Wilson also had a breakthrough ride in Texas last night in the first of three Arlington rounds of the Monster Energy Supercross Series, claiming two holeshots and battling upfront throughout the night to earn a season-best finish of ninth in the stacked field of 450SX riders.

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Wilson lined up alongside Anderson in 450SX Heat 1, where he captured the holeshot and led the first lap of the race. He was quickly joined up front by Anderson and the teammates battled together for the lead before Wilson finally got passed on lap two. He continued to assert himself up front to secure a season-best second-place finish and a direct transfer into the Main Event. Wilson shot off the line in the main to once again capture the holeshot and battle up front in the opening laps. He remained within the top-five battle for the first half of the race but arm pump settled in as the race wore on and he hung on for a season-best ninth for the night.

“Overall, the night was a step forward for me,” Wilson said. “My starts were awesome and that’s definitely something to be proud of. I put in a fairly good ride for the first half of the Main Event but unfortunately after that, I got really bad arm pump. It was pretty uncomfortable and I had to fight through it but I just tried to be smart. I just want to keep this momentum with starts and hold it up there.”