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!
With an unrivaled display of team spirit, the trio of French Kawasaki Thor riders recorded their country’s second victory in the annual event for national teams with a score of just seventeen points, to the twenty-seven of second-placed Belgium and thirty-three of USA and Great Britain.
Paulin took his Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team bike to victory in the opening moto for MXGP and MX2 riders and, with Ferrandis ninth, France opened up an early lead in the team classification with ten points to the thirteen of second-placed USA.
In the second moto for Open class and MX2 machinery it was Frossard’s turn to do battle and he charged to second, while Ferrandis, unselfishly accepting the team’s outside gate, again finished ninth to further extend the French lead to seven points over Great Britain.
With Paulin victorious and Frossard fourth in the final moto, the French sealed the victory on a glorious day. The first time in nearly 30 years that the winning team in the annual event, have all come from the same manufacturer. The winning team.., all THOR riders.
Kailub Russell started slow, but battled from 15th position to take the win with a commanding 27 second lead over second place.
Grant Baylor rode well and won his GNCC XC2 race by 3 minutes.
Kacy Martinez may already be crowned 2014 GNCC WXC champion, but that didn’t stop her from battling back to take the top step at Unadilla.