Christian Craig's Day at Spring Creek MX 2017
At Spring Creek Motocross Park in Millville, MN, the eighth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, we tracked Honda HRC rider Christian Craig from the beginning of the day to the last lap of Moto 2. The Geico Honda riders familiar with the Millville track and treats it as a home race for him, so we will take you through his day at Spring Creek.
Christian got the call from Honda HRC to fill in for the injured Ken Roczen for the Outdoor series and part of the deal was he was able to bring his Geico sponsor with him under the Factory Honda tent. Since Ken was out for the Pro Motocross series Oscar Wirdeman was available to be Christian’s mechanic.
Christian turned a 2:28.561 on lap 2 for the 2nd fastest time of the session. It also was fast enough for the 2nd gate pick in Moto 1.
Christian treats this track as his hometown track since when he retired from racing in 2014 he moved to Minnesota with his wife to work for her fathers construction company. Christian would race the Millville Super Series on weekends at Spring Creek and other tracks in MN and actually won two tittle during his retirement from pro racing. Christian said he has many laps on this track and always looks forward to come to his second home.
Christian said that he can build on the consistency as most rounds he would get a good finish in one moto then get a bad finish in the other. Christian said that he was use to a hard base that Millville usually has but the rain and the added sand has made this track much softer and deeper that produced one gnarly track this year. Christian wants to build on this finish and prepare for Washougal next week and see if the consistency with a better result can happen.