Adam Cianciarulo made his way to the podium for the first time this season with consistent, strong riding and smart passes on his rivals. On a track that claimed many riders, Cianciarulo kept it steady and upright for an easy fifth place finish in the first moto. In the second moto Cianciarulo battled nearly the entire race with Jordan Smith. On the last lap Cianciarulo made his move on Smith and sprinted to a fourth place finish, enough for third overall. The series picks up again next weekend in Blountville, TN.
Both Kailub Russell and Kacy Martinez took the win in their respective classes at the GNCC Round 7 event in Masontown, WV. Russell started his race in domineering fashion with a massive holeshot, but was bogged down in a rock section that allowed Ryan Sipes to pass him. Kailub and Ryan swapped the lead for the next three laps, but after the two racers came in for their pit stop, Russell was able to pull a 26 second gap on Sipes, and took the win going away. Martinez also had an uphill battle as she lost her lead in a tricky rock section that ended up putting her a minute and a half down on the competition. Martinez came charging back though, and reclaimed the lead and the win with over a minute gap to her nearest competitor.
The GNCC racing series continues in Millfield, OH on June 7th.
The 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship started with a bang for Thor riders Jason Anderson and Chris Alldredge. Anderson battled both motos against his rival Blake Baggett and came out on top with a third place overall, and his first 450 outdoor podium.
Chris Alldredge ran a smooth pace in both motos with some excitement in Moto 2. Jeremy Martin challenged Alldredge for position, but Alldredge held him off to the checkered flag. Chris earned a third place overall and also his first career outdoor podium. The excitement of the outdoor MX series picks up again this weekend, May 23rd at Glen Helen.
Max Nagl continues to lead the MXGP championship after a solid second place finish at this past weekend’s race in Spain. Nagl claimed another holeshot and win in the first moto and settled for a third place in the second moto. He claimed second overall for the weekend and extended his championship point lead and retains the red plate as the series moves onto the next round on May 24th in the UK.
Kailub Russell earned 2nd overall at the sixth round of the GNCC Series to further increase his point lead in the championship standings. His teammate, Kacy Martinez, also increased her lead in the standings after claiming her fifth win of the season in the WXC class. The GNCC series picks up again on May 24th in Masontown WV.
Joey Savatgy had an exciting Saturday afternoon, battling his way to a third place podium in New Jersey. Savatgy started the day right, with a quick and clean win in the second 250cc heat race. In the main event, he started strong in fourth place and made the pass for third just a few laps in. Savatgy soon had a skirmish on his hands as Jeremy Martin came from behind and began pressuring for position. Savatgy held his ground and fought off several onslaughts by Martin, claiming the final step on the podium.
The Supercross Series Finale wraps up next weekend in Las Vegas.
Kailub Russell extended his win streak to five-in-a-row this weekend in Springville, Indiana. It was no walk through the daisies however as Russell crashed in the second turn of lap 1 and had to battle his way back to the front. Russell also had his hands full fighting off assaults by Grant Baylor through the entirety of the race. The GNCC series resumes May 9 and 10 in Odessa, New York.
Thor rider Max Nagl continued to impress this weekend in Trentino Italy as he snagged another overall win in the MXGP series. Nagl had a solid second place finish in the first race then went on to hole shot and lead the entire second race from start to finish. This overall win has moved him up to second place in the championship standing, just one point shy of the current series leader. The series picks up again next weekend in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.
KTM ThorMX rider Kailub Russell remains undefeated in the 2015 GNCC Series after claiming his fourth consecutive win at the Big Buck GNCC. Russell dominated the Big Buck GNCC from start to finish, leading the entire race and finishing with a minute between himself and second place.
Kacy Martinez finished second in the WXC class and maintains the championship points lead. The GNCC series picks up again April 26 in Springville, IN.