Riverglade Pro Report: The 250s

August 6, 2013
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Riverglade Pro Report: The 250s

Riverglade Pro Report: The 250s

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Could not have asked for a better day at Riverglade!

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Brad Nauditt #16 scoping out his gate of choice for moto 1 in MX2.

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Austin Politelli #102 is calm behind the gate. That Thor gear looks sweet!

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Nicky Beatty #42 packs his own gate, while his girlfriend Jenna Wallace holds the steed.

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Tyler Villopoto #5 getting his Zen.

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Richard Grey #20 prefers to pack his own gate.

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Top intermediate Taylor Arsenault #257 went 19-34 for 23rd overall.

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Cycle North’s Brad Nauditt #16 got the jump on the field.

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Sean Maffenbeier #10 and Kyle Swanson #313 were close in tow.

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Nauditt broke free and started to power down the straightaway.

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He would grab the moto 1 holeshot!

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RTR Performance’s Topher Ingalls #13 went down first corner. He also had a DNF in moto 1 and moto 2.

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Devil’s Lake rider Josh Clark got a top 10 start and stayed in 6th place for moto 1.

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Derek Ouimet #518 went down hard and pulled out from Riverglade early with mechanical problems and a sore body. Rough luck for the Ouimet’s this season!

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Monster Energy/Leading Edge/Kawasaki’s Austin Politelli #102 getting the message.

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Yamalube’s Parker Allison #18 grabbing gears.

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Clark had a good day going 6-4 for 4th.

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Privateer Kyle Swanson #313 had another breakout moto 1 catching Maffenbeier.

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GDR/TLD/Honda’s Blake Savage rode strong to 7th in moto 1.

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Unfortunately, his teammate Nathan Bles had mechanical issues.

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Yamalube’s Jared Allison #15 went 8-5 for 7th overall. Good moto 2 ride!

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I made sure I would catch Monster Energy/Leading Edge/Kawasaki’s Tyler Villopoto #5 on the last lap.

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So that I could see this…

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He had an awesome moto with a 2nd place finish. He stayed on pace with Politelli despite the distance between them.

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Brad Nauditt grabbing his holeshot cheque!

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Kyle Swanson #313 was able to capitalize on Maffenbeier’s misfortune with lappers. Swanson took 3rd on the last lap!

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The real Tyler Villopoto has stood up.

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Moto 2 holeshot it looked to be Brad Nauditt again.

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But local guy Davey Fraser #36 would sweep wide..

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… and take the moto 2 holeshot on his TM250.

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Rockstar/OTSFF/Yamaha’s Sean Maffenbeier #10 would take the lead in the next corner.

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But her went over a berm! That’s the 3rd time I’ve caught the aftermath on camera! That YZ250 must have some snap to her.

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Nauditt rode very smartly to a 3rd place.

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Savage grabbed 6th in moto 2.

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Michael DaSilva #53 grabbed triple 13s. 13-13 for 13th overall. He should be inside the top 10 at Walton.

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Rockstar/OTSFF/Yamaha’s Richard Grey #20 had a slump day. 9-15 for 12th isn’t what Rich had in mind.

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Davey Fraser led Politelli for a few laps, but AP102 put the hammer down and got to work.

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Ladies rider Haley Larsen went 32-30 in her first pro national!

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DaSilva grabbing a tight line.

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Bles had to use his stock motor for moto 2. He salvaged a 14th.

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Drew Robert’s is finally back on point. 15-16 is a huge improvement over the past few weekends. He should be looking forward to Walton!

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Austin Politelli had a dominant day going 1-1.

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Konnor Long got caught under his bike in a nasty crash. He was OK.

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Had to catch it again…

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Fans loved it!

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The finish line at Riverglade is probably the best jump on the circuit!

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Great day for local hero Davey Fraser. He was proud to represent, and earned the Brian House Memorial Award.

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Good day for Leading Edge!

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Check tomorrow for the 450s!

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