Jason Conlon Qualifies Into Moto X

Jason Conlon showed once again that he has what it takes to run with the top Supermoto racers at the ESPN Navy Moto X World Championships in sunny San Diego, CA. Conlon was one of only 12 riders to make it to the main event, and was the only non-factory supported rider to finish in the top ten.

The weekend began on Friday with qualifying rounds for the 32 non-seeded riders. Conlon started strong, scoring an easy first place finish in his race. The afternoon sessions were Timed Practices to determine grid position for Saturday’s heat races. Conlon finished with the 5th fastest time, only 1.1 seconds behind the leader, Troy Herfoss.

Conlon continued his streak on Saturday, placing second in his heat race which guaranteed him a spot in the main that afternoon. In the main, Conlon got caught up at turn one but rode hard and worked his way up from near last to 6th place, finishing in the top half of the field and getting his best time of the weekend.

“I had a good standout heat race, got second off the line behind Herfoss and stayed pretty consistent throughout the race,” says Conlon. “My start in the main was a little rough, but overall I am really happy with the way I rode this weekend”.

The AMA Supermoto Championship season officially begins July 13th at Pacific Raceways in Seattle, WA. Conlon, who is running #18 on his 2007 Honda CRF450R, hopes to race in the series as long as funding is available.