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7/19/2020

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Backaus and Boaz Blisteringly Quick at Spring Creek on June 28th

7/10/2020

 

 

By Rolfe Otterness

 

Bryce Backaus  and Josh Boaz tore up the Spring Creek track on this sunny, hot day as the second round of this season’s motocross races was held.   Boaz reigned supreme in the 250 A class with double moto wins as well as capturing top honors in the 14-24 A class.    Backaus took first in 25 Plus A and wrested the Open A win from Boaz after some great rides.   Track preparation was great as usual and the track layout routed the riders along the midpoint of Mount Martin over to the downhill section as has become the standard layout for the last few months.  Entries totalled over 550 for the day with all the eager riders on hand to check out their heat endurance. 

 

Boaz sliced through turn one, moto one of Open A to lead the pack with Gavin Wilkins and Backaus quickly slotting in behind him.  Boaz put on a hard charge to ease away from his two competitors as they fought over second.  Wilkins was managing to hang in second with a lot of pressure from Backaus until the beginning of lap three.  Then he pushed the front wheel over a berm and ended up stalling the bike with Backaus free to blast by.  Wilkins managed to restart in third  before the elderly gentlemen of the class,  Nick Jackson and Scott Jendro, involved in their own battle over fourth could get by.  Upon the completion of the moto by the checkered flag, Boaz held on for about a two second gap over Backaus who was closing in gradually over the last half of the race.  Wilkins was a lonely third while Jackson grasped fourth place honors over Jendro.

 

Wilkins lead the way early in moto two but had Boaz and Backaus in close pursuit.  He held on for nearly half the moto, but as he hit the inside berm at the bottom of the big hill he and Boaz were both surprised by Backaus railing around the outside berm to take the lead in one masterful swoop.  Then Wilkins took a brief dirt sample right before the finish line and Boaz  inherited second.  Backaus kept on the gas and pulled out a nice win with Boaz dropping a bit back for a solid second.  Wilkins maintained third to the flag with Jendro and Jackson reversing their finishing positions from the first moto.

 

Andrew Clark jumped into an early lead of the 14-24C class as they hit the track for their first moto.   Garret Becker was running strong though and took over the lead shortly with Clark then pursued by Carson Johanningmeier and Garret Miller.  Clark’s day got drastically worse as he went down and dropped far back in the pack.  Becker built up a margin of about 4-5 seconds over Johanningmeier by the end of the race.  Hayden Zurn worked up to take a nice third place finish over Louie Falardeaux and Spencer Hein.

 

Tyrell Williams and Clark jetted out front to lead in moto two, but Williams crashed at the bottom of Mt. Martin and Clark shortly thereafter, glory being short-lived for those two.  Becker was close behind to take over the lead with Zurn slotting into second but hounded by Johanningmeier.   Zurn must have felt the pressure and he had some problem and dropped back a number of positions so Johanningmeier took over and followed Becker across the line a few laps later.  Falardeaux ended up third a few seconds back and just ahead of the battling duo of Bryce Rauner and Spencer Hein.

 

Jada Murphy charged out to lead the Women’s class first moto on her YZ with Krista Pyburn settling into second as they hit the first turn.   Murphy was running a quick pace and started to build a solid lead.  Pyburn in turn had a pretty good gap over Katherine Vanderwerf.   They all managed to ride mistake free and went all the way to the checkers with no problems.   Cassandra Hall and Tatum Thorud rounded out the top five.

 

Moto two saw Murphy, Pyburn and Vanderwerf reprise their first moto successes, Murphy winning by about 6 seconds over Pyburn.  Hall and Emma Rauner had a good scrap going over fourth for a few laps but Hall crashed and dropped back to seventh, letting Rauner take fourth uncontested over Jersey Graumann.

 

 

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