Nagl Nabs MXGP, Tomac Takes SX, Clout Up Top Downunder
IRVINE, CA – April 28, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – No matter where in the world you were this weekend, ProTaper was winning. From the MXGP in Valkenswaard to the Aussie MX nationals, the results were the same with ProTaper topping the podium. Closer to home, a Supercross win at MetLife stadium and some gritty GNCC performances in Indiana, along with the MSR JDAY Series and Virginia City Grand Prix, saw ProTaper performing well from East to West.
MXGP – FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Nagl Leads Championship at MXGP of Europe – Valkenswaard
ProTaper’s Max Nagl took over the championship lead and earned the red plate with a 2-2 finish this weekend. The MXGP of Europe in Valkenswaard is the fifth round of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship and Nagl can now look at extending his points lead. In the first sand race of the season, Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Nagl put in two solid performances for second overall, his fourth podium finish of the year. ProTaper’s Todd Waters finished 14th in MX1 in Valkenswaard.
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS
Eli Tomac Takes 450SX Win in East Rutherford, NJ
ProTaper’s Eli Tomac claimed a victory in the 450 class this weekend for the third time this season. The 16th round of the Monster Energy Supercross series was a major media spectacle held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, however the extra attention didn’t daunt Tomac. He made an early charge in the Main to take over second, then made the pass for the lead in the whoops. Tomac heads to the last round of the series in Las Vegas with a solid second overall in rider point standings. ProTaper’s Kyle Chisholm and Jason Anderson finished 8th, 9th, respectively, while Nick Wey was 12th in the 450 class.
Justin Bogle 2nd in 250 Championship
In the 250SX East class, ProTaper’s Justin Bogle took the early lead in the Main before settling into second. With the 250SX East championship already decided, Bogle heads to the Las Vegas East/West Shootout second overall in rider point standings. ProTaper’s Jeremy Martin, Rj Hampshire and Anthony Rodriguez finished 4th, 5th and 7th, respectively. ProTaper riders hold the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 10th place spots in 250SX East rider point standings.
AMSOIL GNCC RACING
Grant Baylor Finishes 2nd at Limestone 100
Round five of the 2015 Amsoil GNCC Racing series kicked off this weekend at the Limestone 100 GNCC, held at the Lawrence County Recreational Park in Springville, IN. In the premiere XC1 class, ProTaper/Ampro’s Jordan Ashburn took the holeshot and held an early lead. However it was ProTaper’s Grant Baylor who battled for the lead for the full three hour race and just missed the win by seconds. Still this second place marked Baylor’s career best XC1 finish and cemented him solidly in third overall in national championship standings. ProTaper’s Josh Strang, Jordan Ashburn, Andrew DeLong and Daniel Milner finished 4th, 5th, 8th, and 12th, respectively, in the class.
Sheets Rock Solid Second At Limestone
In WXC, ProTaper’s Becca Sheets finished second, one step higher on the podium than last week. Despite some bad luck on lap #1, she put her head down and charged through the pack to challenge for the win. She currently sits second in points with eight rounds remaining in the series. ProTaper riders Rachel Gutish and Jessica Patterson finished fifth and sixth.
MSR JDAY SERIES
Round 2 at KTM Crow Hill GP
Round two of the 2015 MSR JDay Series, held at the Crow Hill GP in Baldwinville, MA, was a success. “We had tons of riders making the trek for some fierce outdoor competition,” says ProTaper’s Paul Perebijnos. “A gorgeous track made for excellent battles across the board, and we’re looking forward to the next round.” New England racers need to mark their calendars for May 17th for the JDay series Loud Fuel Cranberry Crush GP in Wareham, MA. Note, this is a new venue to the series.
VIRGINIA CITY GRAND PRIX
Travis Coy Wins the Overall
While JDay was shaking things up in New England, ProTaper’s Travis Coy was making news out West. Coy took home the overall win at one of America’s greatest off-road events, the Virginia City Grand Prix. This was the 44th running of the historic event — a three-hour race that includes two-track mining roads, single track trails and rocky creek beds. Course elevations climb from 5000 feet up to 7000 feet in the mountains of Carson City, NV. Congratulations, Travis!
AUSTRALIAN MOTOCROSS NATIONALS
Luke Clout Wins in Broadford!
While Travis Coy was on top of the world at the Virginia City GP, ProTaper’s Luke Clout was on top of the podium down under. Clout cleaned house, taking home another MX2 victory at the third round of the 2015 Australian MX Nationals, held in Broadford, VIC. On his best day of the championship so far, Clout had a dominating display as he posted the fastest lap in qualifying and took both moto wins. The win extended his lead in the championship as he now heads to round four of the series, to be held on May 17th at Murray Bridge.
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