Both the EnduroCross and GNCC series’ returned to action after taking a short break over the summer, making the riders eager to get back out on the track. At the fourth round of the EnduroCross series at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., Thor’s Taylor Robert scored a top five finish, while Mike Brown raced to seventh in the main event. Destry Abbott also made the main event to finish eighth. With four rounds complete, Brown currently sits in third in the points standings, and Robert is not far behind in fourth. Even though Thor’s Maria Forsberg did not compete in Ontario, she still holds a five point lead in the Women’s class.
At the GNCC at Unadilla in New Berlin, N.Y., the riders had to battle through muddy conditions after rain came through the area on Saturday. Thor’s Kailub Russell and Charlie Mullins both started the race at the front, but both were struck with bad luck. After Mullins took over the lead, he had to make an unexpected pit stop after losing his rear brakes, eventually making it back to seventh. Russell was also a contender for the lead, but went down in the motocross section, pushing him back to fourth overall for the day. After securing the Women’s class championship at the previous round, Forsberg didn’t back down as she claimed her 10th consecutive win of the season.