The 2018 King of Motos event took place last weekend in Johnson Valley, California. Top Enduro riders showed up to compete for the title in the two day event that went late into the night. Riding conditions were dry and navigating the course was a problem for most riders. Beta USA factory rider Max Gerston placed 3rd overall aboard his 300 RR Race Edition. This was Max's second year with a podium finish in the KOM event. For more information about the King Of Motos event go to: www.ultra4racing.com
Gerston's next event will be the 2nd round of the West Hare Scramble series on February 17th. For more information on the WHS series go to: westharescramble.com
Max Gerston: "King of the Motos was a complete cluster. Navigation errors, course workers directing in the wrong direction, confusing course crossings all made for an interesting race. Through all the confusion I just kept moving forward and ended up with Moto scores of 4-3-6 for 3rd overall."
The first round of the NEPG also kicked off last weekend in Wedgefield, South Carolina. The weather started off cold and damp making the sandy soil loamy and full of traction. By the end of the race the weather had turned to full downpours and the conditions worsened. Beta USA factory rider Mike Witkowski placed 14th in the Pro1 Class aboard his Beta 250 RR Race edition. For more information about the NEPG Series go to: www.nationalenduro.com
Witkowski's next event will be the 1st round of the GNCC series. For more information on the GNCC series go to: gnccracing.com
The first round of the Kenda National Hare and Hound took place last weekend in Red Mountain, California. Clear skies and moderate temperatures made for great riding conditions, minus a few dusty spots.
Joe Wasson placed 5th overall and in the Pro Class aboard his Beta 430RR 4-Stroke. Wasson was able to pull the holeshot and led the race for a while. Newly signed Chance Fullerton placed 2nd in the 250 Pro Class in the first round of the series.
The second round of the Kenda National Hare and Hound Series will take place in Ocotillo, CA on February 24th. For more info visit nationalhareandhound.com
Joe Wasson: "Weekend started off good. I pulled the holeshot over the top of the first hill and was beyond stoked at how well my 430 pulled. Led for about 15 miles then ended up losing a position, then I held second for a while after that. I was riding at a pace where I knew I was safe and wasn't going to make any mistakes but ended up losing a couple more positions which left me in 5th place. There was some good competition out there, but I was able to hold 5th and finish the race strong."
Chance Fullerton: "The race started out well getting a jump on just about everyone then later getting passed by teammate Joe Wasson about a half mile in. I kept a comfortable pace with the top guys and kept going along to the finish where I finished 2nd 250 Pro and 13th overall. I definitely have more in me and am expecting a much better finish at the next round."
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