Race Report from Seattle, Washington.
Seattle is traditionally one of the most technical races of the season. With extra moist soil and an open stadium, the race has turned into a rutty mess more than a few times. For Jimmy Decotis, the mission at Seattle was to clean up the mess that had been the Atlanta shootout.
And it started off well. Jimmy D's headshot was a perennial face across the Top 5 board in qualifying, eventually going it into the night show with a fourth. Gated second in heat one, Jimmy got off to what he would probably consider a so-so start, but then he started moving through the field. Quickly, Jimmy made his way through the top five and into second, securing a strong gate for the main event. With confidence on high, Jimmy D was approaching the main event knowing that he should be on the podium.
In the main, well, it was pretty damn good. Another of the Decotis signature good starts had Jimmy in the top three before he eventually made use of a savvy square up to pass two riders and take the lead. Jimmy led the field around to take the green flag before eventually succumbing to Yamaha's Colt Nichols. But as quickly as he made the pass, Nichols made a mistake and had a huge get-off to hand the lead back to Jimmy. But lurking right behind were the championship frontrunners Adam Cianciarulo and Dylan Ferrandis. Jimmy battled with AC and Ferrandis before both eventually got around and opened up a gap. Settling in with a nice gap over fourth, Jimmy cruised himself home to his second podium finish of the season.