Goerke got off to a great start in moto one, second place behind Chad Reed. Matt rode strong, running a respectable fourth place throughout the entire moto. Goerke eventually found some extra steam near the end of the moto, catching the third place rider of Clement Desalle. Unfortunately, though, Goerke ran out of time and was forced to settle for fourth place. However, Goerke's fourth place is still his best finish to date on the might 450.
In moto 2, it was Goerke’s teammate, Jarred “Jet” Browne who came out of nowhere to produce his career-best finish, fifth place. Browne said he was struggling with braking issues all day long, but they were able to work out the kinks in between motos. Browne put his head down and worked his way all the way up to fifth place. On top of being the top-finishing privateer in the 450 class, Jarred was also awarded with the Muscle Milk Recovery Award for passing the most riders out of anybody in that particular moto!
While Browne procured his first-ever top five finish, only a few positions behind him was Alaskan native, Ben LaMay. That’s right, after what was been a very frustrating summer for LaMay, the privateer Yamaha pilot captured a ninth place in moto two, which is also his best career-finish to date. Not a bad way to end things as the season takes a couple of weekends off before heading to New Berlin, NY at Unadilla Valley Raceway. Congrats, Ben!