The 450 Motocross class ran first this week. Brayton had a poor start in the first moto coming around the first turn in 19th. His teammate, Josh Summey, was right beside him and got tangled off the start eventually finishing the first lap in 37th. Brayton quickly began moving forward passing Antonio Balbi and Justin Sipes by the third lap. When Tommy Hahn crashed a lap later Brayton moved up one more position and then proceeded to pass Jeff Alessi and Tyler Bowers to move into 14th. He continued to charge forward finishing 11th at the moto end. Summey worked his way up from near last to finish 24th when the checkers flew.
The second moto started better for both Jagermeister/MDK/KTM riders. Summey started 10th with Brayton close behind in 13th. By lap six Brayton had climbed up to 11th. He passed Chris Blose for 10th and remained in that position for the duration of the race. Summey hung on to finish 20th.
In the 250 Motocross Class Searle had a good start rounding the first turn in 4th. On lap three, the current leader, Trey Canard, crashed allowing Searle to move into 3rd. Searle maintained that position until lap six when Ryan Dungey was able to get around him. Searle made a couple of mistakes near the end of the moto which dropped him back to 6th. His teammate, Wil Hahn, started 9th and moved up as high as 8th position. He dropped back to 12th in the beginning of the moto and remained in that position until the last lap when Jake Weimer crashed and he moved into 11th. J-Law Racing/KTM’s Max Anstie had a poor start in the first moto crossing the first lap mark in 22nd. He picked up his pace and moved forward quickly eventually finishing 15th.
Anstie turned his luck around in moto two when he almost got the holeshot but was pushed outside. His start was still strong enough to put him in 5th around the first corner. Searle was close behind in 6th and Hahn started mid-pack. Anstie and Searle stayed strong and remained inside the top ten. Searle passed Anstie for 5th on the third lap and passed Matt Lemoine for 4th on lap five. Searle was passed by Christophe Pourcel on lap nine and then settled into 5th position where he finished. Anstie had a great ride to take 10th place and Hahn was able to move up to 13th.
KTM rider Sarah Whitmore had her best race so far this season when she started the first Women’s Pro ride in 4th place. She held 4th position while battling closely with Vicki Golden and Sherri Cruse throughout the entire moto. When 3rd place runner Sara Price had a mechanical failure Whitmore, Curse and Golden began the battle for the final podium position. Whitmore was barely edged out by Cruse for the 3rd spot and finished 4th in moto one.
In the second moto Whitmore again started well. Unfortunately she crashed during the moto and wasn’t able to finish inside the top five where she had hoped to be. She fought hard and was able to finish 6th the second moto for 5th overall on the day.
Next Race: High Point – June 13, 2009
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