Unfortunately the track in AT&T Stadium left something to be desired with the extreme slickness of the soil. During practice it seemed that there was never a time where there wasn't a yellow flag signifying a crash somewhere on the track. The slippery surface made for very tough passing conditions, and the need for a good start that much more imperative. Although being on the inside, it seemed Ivan Tedesco kept getting hung up in the tight first turn. It was evident in qualifying practice that turn one was the most treacherous with several riders losing their front end and going down. Luckily, he was able to get through unscathed every time considering that he had to line up for 3 qualifiers to make his way into the main event. He nabbed the very last qualifying position of the night, thus giving him last gate pick.
He definitely got his money's worth for the second time this season as he had to race four times in one night. In the main he was forced to start all the way in the farthest outside gate. The strategy was to pause coming out of the gate and dart back inside in an effort to gain as many positions as possible and avoid being punted out onto the concrete. He was successful in not going down, but was unable to garner very many positions. Ivan put in his 20 laps and was able to make his way into 12th place on the treacherous surface, his second best finish of the 2014 season.
Ivan Tedesco: "It was a little bit of a rough night for me. Practice actually went a little better than normal. I qualified 14th, which I guess is good for me since I've been struggling in practice. In the races I just didn't get the greatest of starts and on this track, starting position was important. I had to ride every race, and go to the LCQ to transfer into the main. Once again got a bad start in the main, tried to ride a good 20 laps, but just didn't have it tonight."