by JohnNicholas on 09/04/2008
One of the highlights of Walton was Team Toyota/Yamaha Blackfoot Fox’s and JSR’s decision for the veteran rider to come out of retirement to race a Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke at Walton. JSR has one as his personal practice bike and to use for local races, and said “It’s just a really good bike and I enjoy riding it. I’m not here to prove anything, just to ride it and have fun.”
All ears were on his screaming two-stroke as he blasted his way to fourth fastest time in qualifying, causing a huge stir with his fans lining the track. Unfortunately, a twisted ankle cut his charge short on race day. A mediocre start left him charging through the pack to catch up to the 450s. “I twisted my ankle yesterday in practice, and this morning to get out of bed just to walk and get dressed was difficult.
But I promised people that I would race the bike, so I lined up for the first moto. I got a tough start and I was more worried about Colton clinching the Championship that I think my focus on riding was a little off. I sure didn’t want to get in his way. It was great to hear my fans cheering for me all the way around the track.” JSR’s smoky charge put him all the way to fifth by motos end, but he was too sore to ride moto-two.
To see some great photos of JSR on his two stroke go to the link below.
Scroll down a bit, the bike is #5.