The 2009 Outdoor Motocross Nationals kicked off at Glen Helen over the weekend. Metal Mulisha backed JGR Racing rider Josh Grant came out swinging in his outdoor 450 class rookie debut. Josh was one of the fastest riders in timed qualifying and carried that momentum into the first moto.
In moto 1, Grant started in fourth and quickly worked his way into second place behind Mike Alessi. A mistake by Alessi allowed JG to take over the lead. Unfortunately, the massive hills caused his brakes to overheat, leaving him with very little stopping power. He would finish second in the first moto.
The track was extremely rough for moto 2. Grant found himself battling with Chad Reed for the third spot for the majority of the moto. Reed made his way around Grant, but Grant’s 2-4 finish was good enough for third overall. Not a bad way to start the outdoor season. Way to go Josh!
- Metal Mulisha Team