Yoshimura's Kory Ellis Walks Away With Win at
Second ITP QuadCross Event
Chino, CA - February 26, 2007 - The second
round of the Yamaha/ITP QuadCross Championship
series was at the new Valley Verde MX track in
Cottonwood, Arizona. Yoshimura Brand Manager and
racer extraordinaire Kory Ellis came out of the
Glen Helen opener third, and had only one goal
for the Arizona race – win. Ellis not only took
the event - he walked away with it.
With his new Suzuki LT-R450 all Yosh'd out,
the machine tore off the starting line and flew
to the finish in both Kory's heat race and the
main. Part of Kory's work at Yoshimura involves
helping develop the Yoshimura motor specs. On
Sunday, the specs that the Yosh shop had in
place seemed pretty good as Kory pretty well
"motored" on the competition.
"Our development team in R&D has done a lot
of engine and pipe modifications to the bike,"
Kory explained. "They're actually doing a lot of
race testing with my bike for Team MSR/Pro
Things certainly seem to be dialed in
correctly as Kory took the holeshot in both his
heat race and the main event. The track was
narrow and tight with a lot of jumps. With that
kind of set up, it's all about the starts.
"I'm not usually very good at starts, but
this bike is really quick and really helped me
pull the holeshot."
At the checkers, It was Kory first, Dustin
Nelson second, and Jeremy Schell in third.
Kory is now in first place going into Round
Three on April 15th at Arizona Cycle Park.
Meanwhile, look for Kory at the GNC Glen Helen
event on March 25th.