The Adelanto GP continues to develop into greater than an off-road race. It’s was a excessive desert dirt-bike competition, crowding in an estimated 10,000 spectators and riders for racing, music and tenting. The race itself has robe in significance, too, with manufacturing facility involvement taking a noticeable uptick in 2018.
This 12 months, JCR’s Trevor Stewart was unquestionably the King of Adelanto. He took the lead of the Professional race within the first flip after which did nothing however draw back for the subsequent 90 minutes. Behind his comparatively uneventful one-man present, the sphere was constantly altering. Second place was an on-going battle between RPM’s Eric Yorba, Three Bros. Racing’s Zach Bell and Dalton Shirey of Rockstar Husqvarna.
For Bell, it was his first likelihood to show the primary plate he earned final season, though it was on a completely new bike. The newly fashioned Three Bros. staff has assist from Husqvarna, and Zach has solely had just a few rides on his new bike. Likewise, Gary Sutherlin has newly acquired assist from U.S. Suzuki on a very untried RMX450Z. He spent a lot of the earlier two weeks assembling his new bike, and Adelanto was a shakedown race for him. Final 12 months’s Adelanto winner Blayne Thompson additionally discovered himself on a brand new bike, however that was the least of his issues. Every week earlier than the race, he injured his foot badly, and needed to scale back his Adenalto plans to easily check driving his new Chaparral/Precision Ideas Kawasaki. Justin Jones and Derek Kelley are on the revamped Ox Motosports staff whereas their teammate Mark Samuels races within the Dakar Rally. By far, the most important change within the Massive 6 area was the addition of GNCC XC-1 Champion Kailub Russell. He’ll defend his title again east this 12 months along with studying the ropes out west. In Massive 6, Kailub would additionally need to be taught to journey a KTM 450XC as an alternative of his extra acquainted 350.
Because the race went on, Stewart continued to stretch out his lead, whereas Shirey and Yorba stored one another firm in second and third. Fourth place appeared to alter ceaselessly, with Travis Damon within the combine with Bell, Russell and a pack of Justins: Seeds, Jones and Wallis. Sutherlin and Damon dropped out, then Jones ran out of fuel. Within the remaining levels of the race, Bell struggled with bleeding palms, whereas Seeds got here on robust. In the long run, it was Chaparral’s Seeds who gained the battle for fourth with Russell shut behind. Wallis put his Beta in sixth forward of Bell and Ryan Reyna.
Clay Hengeveld dominated the Professional 2 class.The Professional 2 race was particularly quick, pitting Clay Hengeveld, Beau Baron, Jason Avarez and Mitch Anderson. All through the race, Hengevel held the lead, with Baron making up floor within the remaining laps. Alvarez was third. For full outcomes go to Big6racing.com