The TCE crew rolled into Buchanan, Michigan ready to see some amazing racing action at this year's Red Bud MX Pro National. Red Bud is world famous for it's amazing facility, passionate fans, and of course one of the best tracks known to man! Riders love to come to Red Bud and experience everything that it has to offer from the huge jaw dropping jumps, to the thousands of screaming fans. There really is no venue or race like the Red Bud MX Pro National.
As expected the weather was perfect, complete with blue skies and the track conditions were what most of us riders dream of, just pure "chocolate-cake" loam. Fans poured in early to catch the qualifying action and to get a chance to see their favorite racers take to the track. Practice got underway without a hitch and the usual top contenders swapped positions on the leader board. Triggr Racing and TCE team rider Henry Miller ran a strong 18th place in the 450 practice sessions with a very competitive time of 2:06.527, only a few seconds off of the top ten times. The track started out as a somewhat slick and sloppy mix in the early portion of practice, but soon dried out for the riders giving way to some great lines and prime conditions. Henry noted the quick turn around that the track made and was excited to lay down some more good times. One of Henry's favorite parts was without a doubt the new configuration of the infamous "Larocco's Leap", a huge uphill triple that spectators and riders a like love.
As the televised races got underway the 450 riders all looked hungry to have successful finishes at the historic Red Bud MX. As the riders came barreling down the long start straight, a huge pile up snagged various top racers and privateers. The sight of the twirling bikes and falling riders made the masses stand up in shock. Once the dust cleared it was business as usual for the world's top riders and everyone got going again, chasing down the leaders. To the surprise of many in attendance Henry Miller was holding residence in a top 10 spot, looking every bit as fast and aggressive as the series points leaders. Henry traversed the track with a smooth consistent style, looking comfortable and methodic with each lap. Not bad for a young kid with little to no experience on a 450. It was very clear that the Triggr Racing team has been working very hard to get Henry to the top ten and the dedication and effort were starting to pay off. Henry began to pace some of the sports top superstars only losing a few spots. Even after the 30 minute mark Henry looked fit and capable of moving forward again. Once the checkers fell Henry ended up with a twelfth in the first moto. Henry and the Triggr Racing team were pleased with the finish to say the least.
Between motos Henry's mechanic Chas worked his usual magic to get the bikes ready for the quickly approaching next 450 race. Chas swapped out some engine covers, and did some routine work to get Henry all set to repeat his strong performance for moto 2. Triggr Racing's number one priority is to set up Henry for success and they did just that. Henry got off to decent start once the gate dropped for the second race. Henry came around the track in the middle of pack and began to work his way forward. At that point in the day the track was rough and what was once a smooth course now resembled a war zone complete with kickers, 4 ft. tall breaking bumps, and more ruts than riders. It was a sight to see these superstars tackle the extreme conditions with apparent ease and fluidity. The battles on the track were some of the best all year as the wide course and multitude of lines allowed for creative passes and tactical racing. At the end of the race Henry soldiered through a small mishap for a 16th place finish, ahead of some high level factory riders.
Henry rolled off the track very tired, but proud of the great ride that he had. To say the day was a success for the Triggr Racing and TCE team rider would be an understatement. Henry turned a lot of heads with his talent and determination during both motos. This ride without a doubt put Henry and Triggr Racing on the map in a lot of people's eyes. Henry's gutsy riding also earned him the coveted FMF Privateer Power Award given to top performing privateers. The industry is very excited to see the progression that Henry is sure to make.
Henry and the Tiggr Racing team are both excited to be partnering with The Collective Experience and have a lot to offer fans at each race. This team is full of passion for the sport and knowledge on what it takes to be competitive at this high level. They are dedicated to success and look forward to sharing this with all of the fans who sign up to shadow them and Henry Miller during this incredible outdoor season. To learn more about Triggr Racing and Henry Miller be sure to follow them on Instagram and check them out at a race near you! Next stop is Southwick, Massachusetts at the sandy MX338 race facility. Don't forget to sign up for our Motocross Fan Experience and get inside all the action as a VIP guest of your favorite privateer riders and teams.