Three Brothers Husqvarna rider Zach Bell returned to type for the second spherical of the FMF Huge 6 GP collection in Taft this weekend. He dominated the Professional race, taking the lead on the second lap and pulling away. Within the meantime, Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna’s Dalton Shirey labored his method up from a foul begin to end second, making it a one-two sweep for Husqvarna. With that, Shirey assumes the purpose lead as a result of he additionally completed second at spherical one.
Adelanto winner Trevor Stewart was injured on the WORCS race final week, however he rallied to begin Taft, hoping to assemble a number of factors. He did so by ending eighth. The Huge 6 collection permits riders one throw-away for his or her level complete on the finish of the 12 months, so the worth of Trevor’s efforts gained’t be clear till later within the 12 months. For Purple Bull KTM rider Kailub Russell, it was a really tough outing. He nonetheless hasn’t adjusted to western-style racing or the massive KTM 450XC-F, and spent a lot of the race exterior of the highest 5. A crash late within the race put him in ninth place.
The West Coast GP began with Ox Motorsports’ Justin Jones taking a decisive holeshot and main the primary lap. Bell acquired by and stretched out an instantaneous lead, however Jones held second for halk the race with RPM Racing’s Eric Yorba third. Former WORCS champion and Ricky Dietrich got here down from Oregon and was solely seconds behind Yorba. The pecking order modified on the pit cease, when Shirey took over second. Yorba moved previous Jones, with Chaparral’s Justin Seeds taking on fifth. Within the closing laps, Gary Sutherlin put in a cost to maneuver previous Dietrich for sixth.
Within the Professional 2 class, Beau Baron took benefit of a late race fall for Jason Alvarez to take the win. Alvarez had taken the holeshot and led a lot of the race. Clay Hengeveld additionally acquired previous Alvarez on the final lap for second.
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