Joey Savatgy kept calm and collected, despite a jarring technical track in Detroit that claimed many riders. Savatgy breezed through his heat race with a third place finish and carried this momentum into the main event. Savatgy had a strong start off the gate and maintained second place until Musquin caught him. They swapped positions a few times and Savatgy ended up with a third place finish. The east coast series picks up again next weekend in St Louis.
Thor KTM Factory Team rider Kailub Russell took another dominating win to make it two in a row for the first two rounds of the GNCC Series. Russell had a great jump off the start of the XC1 Pro class and pulled the holeshot as the riders rounded the first corner. Russell got bogged down in a few mud holes, but battled his way to an impressive win by over 2 minutes.
In the WXC class, Martinez pulled the holeshot and took the early lead. She had built a sizeable margin between herself and second place before she got stuck in a mud hole, then fell back to sixth. Martinez raced forward and on the final lap managed to battle her way to the top of the podium. This marks Martinez’s second consecutive win for the season.
Round 3 of the GNCC series picks up March 28th in Morganton, NC.
Ryan Villopoto came back with a vengeance for this weekend’s MXGP in Thailand. Villopoto wasted no time setting the pace for the weekend, with a soul-crushing 33 second lead over the second place rider during the qualifying race. Despite the scorching heat, Ryan continued pressing forward in the first moto and won with a comfortable lead going away. During the second moto Villopoto had a rough start and was run off track, but battled his way up to third place and maintained the position for the overall victory. It was RV’s first MXGP overall win and another step towards his quest for the championship.
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KTM Factory riders Kailub Russell and Kacy Martinez took wins at the opening round of the GNCC Series in the XC1 Pro and WXC classes respectively.
Russell got a great start off the line in the XC1 Pro class and quickly took the lead. He held it for the entire race and won with over two minutes between himself and second place.
Martinez began with a 10th place start, but passed for the lead within the first two miles. Once in the lead, she checked out and pulled almost two minutes over the next closest women’s rider.
The GNCC rider’s will now head to Washington, GA to compete in round 2 of the series on March 15, 2015
Max Nagl began his MXGP Championship campaign in perfect fashion with two wire to wire victories in Qatar aboard his FC450 Husqvarna. Nagl was flawless as he holeshot, and ran away from the pack in both motos; despite a track that got increasingly rougher as the night wore on. Max takes his points lead into round two of the FIM MXGP Series in Thailand on March 8.
Despite slippery dirt, gnarly whoops and several red flags, Joey Savatgy battled his way to a career first Supercross podium in Arlington TX. Savatgy had an exciting race battling Rodriguez before the red flag and then making the pass and maintaining third position for the remainder of the race. The East Coast Supercross rounds pick up again next weekend in Atlanta, GA.
For Military Appreciation night in San Diego, Tyler Bowers had a battle on his hands. Bowers had a strong start to the race in third position and by lap 4 made the pass to lead most of the race. With six laps to go Webb and McElrath went on the offensive and managed to edge out Bowers. Tyler finished on the podium and is still strong in the championship hunt.
Tyler Bowers is firmly in the championship chase, taking a second place finish at Anaheim 2 and earning valuable championship points. Bowers ran a smooth race, where he grabbed a solid start and methodically moved his way forward through the pack to take the lead. He was edged out of the top spot in the final corners of the race, but remains third in points with lots of racing left in the series.
Jason Anderson had an impressive 450 class rookie debut and finished second at the Supercross season opener in Anaheim. Anderson had an excellent night of racing by advancing early on from his first heat race to the main. He then pulled a top five start in the main event and steadily raced his way to second place. Jason maintained the position and put Husqvarna on the podium for the first time in 39 years!