Mon. Jun 17th, 2019

2019 Tennessee Full Gasoline Dash Enduro Race Report

FMF KTM Manufacturing facility Racing’s Josh Toth edged out his teammate Kailub Russell and Rockstar Power Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing’s Thad Duvall to assert his first-ever win within the Kenda Full Gasoline Dash Enduro collection with a quick and constant efficiency at I-81 Motorsports Park in Greeneville, Tennessee. In all, Toth gained 4 of the 12 assessments and topped Russell by 23 seconds after two days of tight and thrilling racing.

Every Kenda Full Gasoline Dash Enduro occasion is made up of two rounds per weekend, and Toth gained Saturday’s spherical by 24 seconds. He additionally proved he was equally quick in each the Cross take a look at and the Enduro take a look at by profitable considered one of every. On Sunday, he completed second to Russell. When the mixed instances for the 2 days had been calculated, Toth took the general victory by 23 seconds, with Russell second and Duvall third.

“I used to be fairly constant on Saturday and I used to be in a position to get the win for the day,” Toth mentioned. “So on Sunday I knew I had a reasonably good cushion over these guys, so I simply tried to experience in addition to I might, but in addition keep off the bottom and simply type of play it secure.”

Russell had the pace to win all weekend. Nonetheless, a mistake within the second take a look at on Saturday value him an opportunity on the general win.

“I bought off to an superior begin within the first take a look at on Saturday [and won] the factor,” Russell mentioned. “I used to be driving very well within the second take a look at, however proper close to the tip, I hit a rock flawed and simply shot off the monitor. There was a fence proper subsequent to the monitor and I simply bought all wrapped up in it and snarled. Fortunately, I didn’t go over the fence. The bike was type of tangled in between a few bushes and the fence. I might both surrender or preserve attempting, so I simply stored attempting and plugging away. I finally made up a bunch of time and was in a position to win Sunday’s occasion and end second general.”

Duvall gained two assessments en route to 3rd general.

“On Saturday I wasn’t myself,” Duvall mentioned. “I stored crashing. I feel I crashed in 4 out of the six assessments. I used to be very annoyed yesterday. So we type of made some adjustments on the bike final evening, after which it was a lot better day at present and we gained a pair assessments. I simply tried to clear my head final evening and begin over once more at present. I have to learn to experience higher on Saturdays.”

After sitting out two months as a consequence of a shoulder harm, Coastal Racing Husqvarna’s Layne Michael returned to racing on the Tennessee spherical to complete fourth.

“Technically I’m not even speculated to be driving but,” Michael admitted. “I type of began off just a little timid, clearly, simply contemplating all the things. However I felt higher progressing into the day, and at present I felt like I used to be rather a lot steadier, particularly the Enduro take a look at. I’ve solely ridden 5 instances coming again, so simply to nonetheless be aggressive within the Cross take a look at feels good. [I’ve] simply bought to get some bike time underneath us, preserve working, and get that consolation again and we’ll be high quality.”

Max Motorsports/FXR/Husqvarna’s Evan Smith was fifth general and first within the Pro2 division. In the meantime, Babbitt’s/Monster Power/Kawasaki’s Josh Strang was sixth. Strang battled together with his teammate Jordan Ashburn for a lot of the weekend. Ashburn wound up ending seventh.

Beta USA’s Mike Witkowski gained one take a look at within the Pro2 class and was eighth general and second within the Pro2 class. In the meantime, Path Jesters KTM improvement rider Jesse Ansley gained three Pro2 assessments en path to ninth general and third within the Pro2 class. GasGas North America’s Thorn Devlin rounded out the highest 10 general and was fourth general within the Pro2 class.

Within the Girls’s Professional division, Husqvarna-backed Tayla Jones took a stable win over Maxxis KTM’s Becca Sheets. Jones completed two minutes up on Sheets, whereas MEP MX KTM’s Mackenzie Tricker was third, three minutes and 20 seconds behind Sheets.

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2019 Tennessee Dash Enduro Total Outcomes

Place
Rider
Model
1
Josh Toth
KTM
2
Kailub Russell
KTM
three
Thad Duvall
Husqvarna
four
Layne Michael
Husqvarna
5
Evan Smith
Husqvarna
6
Josh Strang
Kawasaki
7
Jordan Ashburn
Kawasaki
eight
Mike Witkowski
Beta
9
Jesse Ansley
KTM
10
Thorn Devlin
GasGas

2019 Kenda Full Gasoline Dash Enduro Championship Level Standings

Place
Rider
Model
Factors
1
Kailub Russell
KTM
166
2
Thad Duvall
Husqvarna
130
three
Josh Toth
KTM
125
  
Josh Strang
Kawasaki
125
5
Jordan Ashburn
Kawasaki
92
6
Ben Kelley
KTM
63
7
Craig DeLong
Husqvarna
60
eight
Cory Buttrick
Yamaha
50
9
Layne Michael
Husqvarna
36
10
Liam Draper
KTM
30

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