Skylar’s Big Night Ends on a Sad Note
Last night at the Plaza Cycle Motocross park in West Valley Skylar had a good performance. He got the hole shot at the start of the race, jumped out in front and then stayed there to finish first. An 8 year old riding phenom named Logan Emerson was close behind him in second place. A couple of hours later when they ran the second heat, Logan got the hole shot and jumped out in front and Skylar persued him for two laps, but was falling behind. On a tabletop jump Logan got too much air and landed flat, lost control and collided violently with a deflection wall near the finish line with two laps to go. Emergency personel moved quickly to aid him while the race continued. Skylar went on to place first again for an overall first place finish on the night.
Logan’s injuries were serious and he was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital where he passed away early this morning. He had been racing since he was 4 years old, and was a very skilled rider. This year he won all seven of the races in the 6-8 year old 65cc and four of the six open division races. This was his third series in 85cc beginner’s division and he had won his first race in that division and appeared to be dominating this race when he crashed.
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to the Emerson family.