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Yamaha/QuadX August 16, 2014 | Moreno Valley, CA Results

The Nelson Report
Round 7 - 10/27/13
The Ranch
Anza, CA

Round 7 of the 2013 Yamaha Quad X Series was held at The Ranch in Anza, CA. Racers were met with mild temperatures and slight to gusty winds throughout the day. The track layout was identical to our visit earlier this year, so racers were faced with a fast track with some technical jump sections and deep ruts and berms.

Moto 1: My #94 YFZ-R pulled hard off the gate but when we reached the top of the uphill start Davi Haagsma had the holeshot from the inside line. I tucked in close behind and pushed hard to try and hold his pace or force a mistake. Haagsma slowly pulled a gap on me while I had a battle shaping up with Beau Baron coming from 3rd. As Haagsma got away from us, Baron and I had a hard battle for 2nd. We never swapped positions but pushed each other hard the entire moto. Behind the front three there was a big gap back to Josh Row in 4th and Collins Webster in 5th. At the checkers it was Haagsma with the win, me in 2nd followed closely by Baron, then Row and Webster rounding out the top five.

Moto 2: Haagsma again grabbed the holeshot from the inside; as I tried to slot into 2nd I was pushed far outside and over the racing line, dropping me to 4th behind Haagsma, Baron and Tanner Gemperle. Haagsma and Baron immediately started pulling a gap out front so I was trying everything possible to get by Gemperle. After a couple mistakes I was able to make a block pass on Gemperle to take the 3rd spot. Haagsma was gone out front and Baron already had a 7 second gap on me but I pushed hard to try and close the distance. Before I knew it, Row had moved into 4th and we had a bit of a battle going for the second half of the moto. Haagsma took an easy win followed by Baron, me, Row and Gemperle.

Round 7 of the 2013 Yamaha Quad X series was a tough one. I really needed to win the final two rounds to have a shot at this championship and just couldn’t put it together today. I struggled all day with my bike set up and I was still not comfortable in the second moto. We have two weeks to get some things figured out and come out swinging for the final round at Glen Helen. I won’t give up on this until the checkers fly in our final moto.

 Pro 265-450
 1 David Haagsma   
 2 Beau Baron   
 3 Dustin Nelson - YAM   
 4 Josh Row - YAM   
 5 Tanner Gemperle - YAM   
 Standings
 1  David Haagsma 163 
 2  Beau Baron 151 
 3  Dustin Nelson - YAM 150 
 4  Josh Row - YAM 128 
 5  Tanner Gemperle - YAM 122 



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