It was a huge turnout for the KTM Demo day at ACP despite the chilly temperatures. Check out all the action!
Photos/Captions: Kris Vancers
The morning was overcast and chilly (by Arizona standards) but come race time the sun was out and it was a beautiful January day at Arizona Cycle Park, host to Round 1 of the AMA West Hare Scramble. Cory Graffunder was defending his #1 plate from many other riders that will try to take it from him this year.
Gary Sutherland got off to a quick start and pretty much lead the way for the whole two and a half hours
But that didn’t keep Sutherland from sneaking a peak behind him ever once and a while
Justin Sanders made short work of the huge sand doubles as he piloted his Yamaha to second place
David Broderick started on the second row in AA class but charged all the way to a third overall!
Tallon Taylor had no problems with the MX section of the 12+ mile lap. He took third in the Pro class.
Alex Dorsey was able to put his KTM in fourth place after 150 minutes
Anson Maloney rounded out the top five in the pro class
Cory Graffunder had some bike issues and lost too much time to the rest of the pack. He ended up 10th in the pro class
Gary Sutherlin, Justin Sanders, & David Broderick show off their hardware at the end of the day.
Photos & Captions by Kris Vancers
November 18th 2012 – CMC Cactus State Rd #3 – Arizona Cycle Park
Lines were plentiful during practice….
….But you could always make your own
Dakota Mikkelsen getting some coaching
Track is ready. Time to mount up!
250-450F Beg, Junior, Intermediate & AZYT Master
It was pretty even as soon as the gate dropped
But as lap one came to a close Kyle Dearing, Angel Molina, & Doug Goodman start to spread it out
Paul Romanek chases down Cody Granados
But Granados was chasing down Goodman
Second moto Jake Schmich drops in chasing the lead pack
Dearing leaps his way to the front
65 0-8, 9-11 & 85/150F Beginner, 7-11, 12-13
Nicky Bons grabs the holeshot in front of Austin Zambach & Trevor Woodward
The rest of the pack trys to hunt down the leaders
Zambach takes the lead from Bons exiting the rollers
Woodward pulling a gap on Bons
Austin Dickinson airs it out over the uphill triple in moto 2
Alexander Vestal leads Miles Mcguigan up to the triple
40+ Intermediate, Junior, Master
Ty Nexsen leads Hans Vanderwall in moto 1
While Greg Camron shows the fast line to Scott Gettinger and Daniel Barker
Ty Nexsen protects the inside from Brian Graham
Ron Mercer carries momentum around the outside while Ed Hession aims to the inside
Bobby White hunts down James Johns
Moto 2 started off with some close racing between Nexsen, White, & Vanderwaall
White takes the lead from Brian Graham
Hession shows the way through the rollers in front of Johns & Mercer
125/250 Beginner, Junior, Intermediate, Pro
Moto 1 racing was tight up front from the get go
Chest protectors were definitely a must
Lauren Thompson & Aubry Bailey battle for the lead
Angel Molina outbreaks Reggie Christensen into a left hander
Moto 2 start was a carbon copy of moto 1
Carson Russell keeping on the rear wheel of Dakota Mikkelsen
65 Open & Supermini
Austin Zamback a bit late on the jump while Connor Giardina gets the holeshot
Giardina & Zambach stretch their lead
Alexander Vestal putting in solid laps
Zachary Frye getting ready for lift off
Trevor Woodward enters the wild blue yonder
AZOT Novice, Amateur, Expert, Master
Doug Goodman puts it out front early on Hans Vanderwaall
Danny Schul plays follow the leader
Vanderwaall keeps Goodman in his sights
Greg Cameron steals the inside from John Gilbert, but….
…Gilbert gets it back in the next corner
30+ Junior, Intermediate, Pro; BBO 2-Stroke/4 Stroke’ 125-250F Women
Lucas Frye jumps out to the early lead
The rest of the pack races to the first uphill triple
Courtney Wood had issues on the first lap
Paul Romanek runs it up the inside on Cameron Cieluch before the roller
Angel Molina representing the two strokes!
Frye takes home the checkers
This class had the race of the day.
Connor Giardina leads Austin Zambach after the first lap….
….But Zambach had a tip over that gave away a possible moto win
Moto 2 was different. Giardina had a bad start while Zambach put it out front. It was a battle with multiple lead changes all the way to the checkers.
Jake Schmich did not get the best start
Dylan Mckown manages the gap on Cameron Cieluch
Conner Maxwell out in front
Cieluch carrying speed around the finish line
Schmich making up for his bad start
Photos by Kris Vancers
Photos & Captions by Kris Vancers
CMC Cactus State Motocross Series – Round 2 October 21st 2012
Round 2 photos by Kris Vancers
Photos & Captions: Kris Vancers Continue reading Cactus State Round 1 – Photo Report