Stroupe shows his mettle at Steel City

Austin Stroupe set the fastest lap time at steel city in the AMA Motocross Lites class during his first-ever professional practice day at the Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa. In the AMA Motocross class it was Timmy Ferry who threw down the second fastest lap. Stroupe secured the fastest time posting a 2:09.411. Close behind were teammates Brett Metcalfe and Ben Townley who took home the second and third fastest laps with a 2:09.555 and a 2:10.068, respectively. Ryan Villopoto rounded out the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki squad taking the sixth fastest time.

Not bad for Stroup’s first pro race and first time on the Monster Energy Pro Circuit bike. Stroupe placed 3rd in the first moto and finished 12th in the second for 4th overall. He finishing ahead of the other highly touted rookies who raced as well, Trey Canard and Nicco Izzi.