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Yamaha/QuadX April 27, 2014 | Hesperia, CA Results

The Nelson Report
Round 3 - 5/5/13
The Ranch
Anza, CA

Round 3 of the 2013 Yamaha QuadX series was held at The Ranch. The track has sandy topsoil with a hard packed base and develops some nasty holes as the day wears on. There is also a couple technical jump sections around the track that test even the most experienced racers.

Moto 1: Davi Haagsma pulled the first moto holeshot with his teammate Beau Baron close behind. Josh Row started 3rd; I had a horrible start and was battling around 6th. I quickly moved into 5th and on the second lap had a short battle with Tanner Gemperle to move into 4th behind Row. Shortly after starting the third lap I made the pass into 3rd and was working to close the gap on the leaders. My charge was short lived as I caught a big hole all wrong just before a table top and had a big get off as I went off the jump face. To add to my misfortune, my quad and I landed on the downside of a blind jump. Row and Gemperle saw the crash starting and were able to avoid me but then Dylan Dixon and Garrin Fuller both piled directly into my quad and I. Dixon and Fuller were able to get going again but I took a little extra time as my quad was badly twisted and my hip/leg weren’t feeling too good. I eventually got back on track to salvage some championship points. After a couple slow laps I picked my pace up as much as possible with my mangled bike and eventually made it up to 6th at the finish. Out front it was all Haagsma with Baron 2nd and Row 3rd.

Moto 2: Baron pulled the second moto holeshot. I was 2nd after a great jump from the outside with Haagsma 3rd and Row 4th. Shortly into the first lap Haagsma doubled into a corner that we had been tripling into all day. Row was already committed to the triple and clipped Haagsma’s rear tire on the landing. The contact sent Row flying over the side of his quad as he hit the ground hard. I tried to run Baron’s pace but was hurting pretty bad as he slowly pulled away. At the end of the second lap Haagsma made the pass on me for 2nd with an aggressive block pass. Out front the teammates battled for the lead with Baron eventually giving it up to Haagsma. I was able to hold onto 3rd for the rest of the moto while Fuller had a great race to work his way up to 4th ahead of Gemperle in 5th.

Round 3 of the 2013 Yamaha QuadX series was a rough one. I came in hoping to carry the momentum from winning round two and instead it turned into a survival day. Luckily the two positions I gained in aftermath of my crash really helped me in the overall and I lost minimal points in the championship. Our next race will be at Competitive Edge MX in Hesperia, CA.

 Pro 265-450
 1 David Haagsma   
 2 Beau Baron   
 3 Dustin Nelson - YAM   
 4 Tanner Gemperle - YAM   
 Standings
 1  David Haagsma 72 
 2  Dustin Nelson - YAM 65 
 3  Beau Baron 64 
 4  Tanner Gemperle - YAM 54 
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