EKS Brand Weekend Report

November 1, 2011 3:20pm
EKS BRAND goggle athletes had another superb weekend winning a National championship and winning one of the biggest Supercross races in the world!

EKS BRAND racers Kyle Chisholm and Mike Alessi were in Bercy France over the weekend to compete in the famous Bercy SX. This race is considered the biggest and most anticipated SX race in Europe. Both Alessi and Chisolm were wearing the new 2012 EKS BRAND goggles. After some crazy racing over the three days, EKS's Kyle Chisholm ended up being crowned the KING OF BERCY! Consistent finishes and a win on Saturday night put Kyle on the top of the podium for the overall win. Mike Alessi was in the hunt every night but a crash on Saturday ended his chance for the overall. He ended up finishing a solid 4th.

It’s a nice page in the history of Bercy that Chisholm writes this weekend; injured this season and without a ride for next campaign, Kyle came to Bercy just with a pipe in his luggage to adapt on a Yamaha provided by the promoter.

With one podium each night – second on Friday, winner on Saturday and third on Sunday – Kyle confirmed his potential and was the most consistent of the American riders! Justin Barcia and Jake Weimer who both struggled the previous nights dominate this last event, but with a third place behind the Honda Geico and the Monster Kawasaki riders Chisholm secured his overall win.

Much closer to home, EKS BRAND atheletes Dustin Nelson and Beau Barron put a nail in the coffin and confirm that they are the fastest racers in the west on four wheels! Both Dustin and Beau dominated the National Quad X series and finished first and second in most of the rounds. The two convincingly ended the series first and second in the championship point standings. Below is the famous Nelson Report about the last race.

Yamaha Quad X Series Round 8                
Glen Helen Raceway, Devore, CA                            

Round 8 of the Yamaha Quad X series was held at Glen Helen Raceway near San Bernardino, CA.   The final round was held on the REM track so the riders had an all new layout to learn for the last race of the season.  The Yamaha demo rig was on hand offering demo rides on all the sport quads and played host to the series ending awards ceremonies after the final moto.

Moto 1:  My #94 YFZ-R pulled hard down the short start and after a tight first turn with Davi Haagsma on my outside, I entered turn two with the lead.  Starts were very important on the fast, one lined track, so I was happy to have the early lead and just concentrated on putting fast, mistake free laps together.   While Haagsma and Beau Baron fought over 2nd, I was able to extend my lead to about 8 seconds by the halfway point of our 20 minute plus 1 lap moto.  From that point on I was able to ride a comfortable pace out front and maintain my lead.  When the checkers flew I took the win with Haagsma holding off Baron for second, Ethan Thatcher was fourth with visiting Irishman, Leon Rogers, claiming fifth.

Moto 2:  The GYTR/Yamalube $250 Holeshot award was on the line and Haagsma and I battled again through the first turn but it was once again my YFZ-R pulling me to the front.  Out front with a clear track I rode clean, hard laps and opened up a gap while Haagsma and Baron had a great battle for second that lasted the entire moto.  When we crossed the line for the final time of 2011 I took the win by 12 seconds followed by Haagsma, Baron, Thatcher and Rogers.

Round 8 of the Yamaha Quad X series went great, we always set out to holeshot and win both motos and 2011 has been an unbelievable year for us.  With the great support of Yamaha, my dad John Nelson, and Bill Johnson, I was able to win 15 of 16 motos and take all 8 overall wins.  Thanks to all my sponsors for an awesome year.

Top Five Results                                                                      Top Three Points
1)      Dustin Nelson                   Yam                                       1)  Dustin Nelson            200
2)      Davi Haagsma                   Hon                                       2)  Beau Baron                 166
3)      Beau Baron                        Hon                                       3)  Ethan Thatche            142
4)      Ethan Thatcher                  Suz                                        
5)      Leon Rogers                      Kaw