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.
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.