KTM ATV OMA Race Report: Coyote XC
Waukon, Iowa KTM
ATV regional support rider David Crane couldnt
be stopped at the classic Iowa OMA Round 4 venue
on his 450 XC as he handled nasty weather and
the competition for a commanding Pro class
victory and overall.
Thirty minutes before the start, the skies
opened up and a heavy downpour quickly turned
dry and dusty conditions into slick mud. It
started to rain on the line and the race quickly
became one of survival, Crane said. It was
pretty sticky, but the KTM ran great and it
hooks up so well in muddy conditions.
Crane had a decent start and worked his way
through traffic and the rain during the first
lap. But, by the beginning of the second lap,
Crane pulled his 450 XC into the lead just as it
stopped raining and never looked back. I pulled
into the lead and checked out from there, Crane
said. The KTM gets traction better than
anything Ive ever been on.
By the end of the seven-lap race, Crane had
amassed nearly a seven-minute lead and his first
career OMA overall victory. I hope to get in
the points lead and stretch it out from there,
Crane said. Currently, Crane sits in second
place overall and trails the Pro class leader by
just four points.
Now Crane is preparing for Round 8 of the GNCC
series before he makes the trip to Michigan June
28 for Round 5 of the OMA series.
ATV OMA Pro Class Results:
David Crane KTM
Rob Zimmerman 83
David Crane 79
Shane Gaunt 67
Brandon Sommers 60
Andy Lagzdins 58
* Photo credit Mark Kariya