Statement: Martin Davalos

Martin Davalos hints at what lies ahead

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Martin Davalos has been very vocal about wanting a ride in the premier division and was just as keen to share that message after the penultimate round of 2019 Monster Energy Supercross. Davalos, who led early on before eventually fading to fourth, took to social media to discuss the fact that he had just recorded his one hundredth start in the 250SX category and that he will not go beyond his one hundred and first race.

"When I was 15 I left my home and family and came alone to America to follow my dreams. I have been so blessed to have had the opportunity to come here and do what I love. Last night was my 100th career start and despite all the negative things people have had to say about me being in the 250SX class, to me I've achieved something very special. This career is not an easy one. It takes a whole lot of dedication and sacrifices, but I couldn't be more proud of the path God has paved for me. I'm so thankful for everything and [it] looks like Vegas will be my last one on the 250 and that would be 101, so let's go!"

Does Martin Davalos have a 450SX ride lined up? Will he hang up the boots? There are more questions than answers at this point. There is one thing that is certain, however, and that is that he has a realistic shot at taking third in the 250SX East standings from Austin Forkner at the finale. Davalos must score nineteen points (fourth or better) to take the bronze medal.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy Media/Octopi

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