Joey Savatgy celebrated a second place finish at this past weekend’s Ironman MX Pro Motocross season finale, and also earned himself a third place finish in the championship standings. Savatgy started the day with a solid and consistent run in moto 1, swiftly edging his way up to a fifth place finish with teammate Chris Alldredge close behind him. In moto 2 Savatgy really opened things up with a banger start right into second place, on the rear tire of Nelson. Nelson went down a few laps in and Savatgy capitalized on the opportunity, although eventually conceded the lead to Plessigner after many dueling laps passed between the two riders. Joey Savatgy’s stamina and consistent efforts throughout the entire season were rewarded as he earned 3rd place overall in the 2015, 250cc MX National Championship standings.
Jason Anderson wrapped up his rookie 450 outdoor season with a solid third place overall at the Ironman MX, in Indiana. Anderson had an exciting first moto as he slotted into third place in the first few opening laps. He then hunted Pourcel for the remainder of the race and then made the pass for second place with only a few laps remaining. In moto 2 Anderson played it safe and steady for a sixth place finish which added up to a third place overall for the weekend. Jason Anderson finishes his rookie season in 6th place for the 2015, 450cc MX National Championship standings.
Joey Savatgy battled courageously and was victorious at this past weekend’s MX National at Unadilla. Savatgy opened each moto with strong starts out in the front of the pack, where he dueled closely with his competitors for most of the race. He finished with a 2-2 record which allowed him to claim the overall win for the weekend. This was Savatgy’s first win in his professional motocross career and the first victory of the year for the Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit team. The MX National outdoor series heads to Utah next on August 15th.
Joey Savatgy raced a solid weekend in Millville, MN with an overall third place finish. Savatgy ran hard in the first moto, overtaking Hampshire for second place, and defending his position from Jeremy Martin in an exciting second half of the race. In the second moto Savatgy maintained the third spot for most of the race before a slip back to fourth. The 2-4 finishes were good for third place overall. Joey Savatgy continues to build momentum as he is currently fourth in the Championship points race. The racing picks up again next weekend in Unadilla, NY.
Joey Savatgy battled through the mud to a podium finish this weekend at Budds Creek. The rain held off for the majority of the first motos, but by mid-day the skies opened up and a brutal downpour delayed the event by 2 hours. When racing commenced again the conditions were treacherous and claimed many riders, but not Savatgy. Savatgy kept cool and consistent in both motos and finished 4-3 for an overall third place for the weekend. The next series event picks up at Redbud on July 4th.
Jason Anderson scored his third podium of his rookie outdoor season at High Point this weekend. Anderson rode a smart and steady first moto to fourth place with little trouble. In the second moto Anderson charged hard to a third place finish, which sealed the deal for third place overall on the weekend. The MX National series picks up again June 27 at Budd’s Creek.
Jason Anderson rode his Husqvarna 450 to another third place finish this weekend at the Tennessee outdoor nationals. Anderson started the first moto in second place and after a few skirmishes, he secured the position at the checkered flag. In the second moto, Anderson started in the back of the pack and battled his way to a fourth place finish, which was good for a podium spot in the overall standings. Next weekend’s outdoor national takes place in Pennsylvania.
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.