Route sponsored Joey Leto for the Legacy Nationals at the brand new USA BMX headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Like previous pro races, there were many national and international racers competing.
The track in Tulsa Is very technical compared to most tracks around the US. There are steep doubles and triples throughout the entire track which can be tricky to race on.
The first race day was Friday, 5/13. “I felt great in practice and qualifying rounds during the beginning of the day. My track speed felt great on the tricky straightaways and I made some passes from staying smooth in the technical sections,” Leto recalled.
In qualifying rounds he placed 4th in every round for a total of 3. Leto made the quarter final with 12 total points (4-4-4 in the first three rounds). Unfortunately, in the quarter final race, he crashed in the turn trying to make a move for a qualifying position. Due to the crash in the second turn and shoulder injury, Leto could not finish the race weekend.
“The turn was not very steep and many riders slid out just as I did in this turn. My shoulder is feeling better already and I am excited to continue to push forward after this minor step back,” Leto said.