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ITP Quadcross

Yamaha/ITP Quadcross Rd 6

Brandon Smith won the last Quadcross and looking great in Moto 2 trying to catch the leader Nelson.
Brandon Smith won the last Quadcross and looking great in Moto 2 trying to catch the leader Nelson.

Current points leader Dustin Nelson flying high in moto one on his Yamaha backed machine.
Current points leader Dustin Nelson flying high in moto one on his Yamaha backed machine.
Moto one Justin Noss was out front with a nice early lead. Will he be able to hold off the blood thirsty pack?
Moto one Justin Noss was out front with a nice early lead. Will he be able to hold off the blood thirsty pack?

Anthony Martin of Triumph Motorsports.com was on hand with family in tow. The Martins were cruising the pits in style in their totally tricked out Yamaha Rhino.
Anthony Martin of Triumph Motorsports.com was on hand with family in tow. The Martins were cruising the pits in style in their totally tricked out Yamaha Rhino.

Raptor 250s were out in force. Yamaha even sponsored a media event and had a hand full of Raptors on hand for the editors to race.
Raptor 250s were out in force. Yamaha even sponsored a media event and had a hand full of Raptors on hand for the editors to race.

Well, as the season starts to wind down, there is still an awesome points battle going on in almost all the classes. In the pro class, Yamaha’s Dustin Nelson has a pretty solid lead. The real battle is for second, where there are three riders in a close point’s race with as little as a 4-point spread between them. One slip up on any one of these top four to not finish can mean a big point’s loss. The Can-Am/Motorworks has two riders in the running, and one rider who have won two races already this season. Both Josh Frederick and Brandon Smith have been on fire lately and really getting those  Can-Ams to perform. As the other top two are aboard Yamahas, they are points leader Nelson and the Yamaha Privateer Justin Noss. Nelson and Noss have also been racing the 250cc modified class on their tricked-out Raptor 250s. Well, let’s get on to the racing.

Pro Class Moto One

Off the line and out of the first turn Justin Noss emerged with Dustin Terry in tow. The Yamaha rider was off to an early lead and was looking strong. Smith was in fourth, with Nelson in third and Frederick in the back of the pack. By the second lap Terry was overtaken by Smith and was knocking on Noss’s door, with Nelson not too far behind. With Smith hot on Noss’s tail it wouldn’t be long until he would pass. At this point Frederick had made his way up to fifth as his teammate took home the win. Frederick was followed shortly by Noss, with Nelson in third place.

Pro Class Moto Two

Out of the gate Dustin Nelson was off to a good lead. By the second lap he was building on this lead and was starting to look really strong. The Can-Am Team got off to a bit of a slow start. Frederick (#2 in the point’s race) had a bit of bad luck in moto 1 and now in moto 2 has gotten another bad start. Brandon Smith got a fifth-place start and started to work his way to the front. As for Justin Noss, he was off to a decent start, not as good as moto 1, but still up front. By lap four Smith had made quick work of the pack in front of him and was working on catching Nelson. Nelson was already pulling away from the pack. By the last lap Smith was on the heels of Nelson and looking to pass. Smith has looked good all season, but now is really kicking it into gear! About half way through the last lap Smith goes wide in a turn and goes for the pass. Doing this almost proved to be a disaster.  A,s he turned, Nelson drifted out as well to block the position, and they rubbed tires that made Nelson lose control then wreck. They had both pulled such a lead that Smith had plenty of time to remount his machine and finish the moto in second place. Brandon stayed on all four with and with a 1-1 finish takes home the overall and a second in a row overall win.  Nelson finished 3-2 for a second overall. Finishing right behind Nelson was Justin Noss for 2-3 finish and Noss took home the final podium position. As for Frederick he finished ninth and had 7-9 showing to get a sixth overall.

With this race in the bag, now the point’s race really heated up. Frederick finishing so far back would bring the other riders within striking distance. As for Nelson’s lead, it would take some really bad luck for him not to pull it off at this point. As long as he makes the rest of the races and finishes in the top three, he should be the champ. So check back with us as this race continues to heat up, and we will bring you all of the Quadcross action.


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