October 3rd, 2017
For Immediate Release
Paso Robles, California
Round 7 of the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro series, kicked off without a hitch in Glen Daniel, WV. The race was held at a golf course with lush greens and waterways, yet sections of the course where riddled with dry dust barren patches that took a toll on some of the riders vision.
Racers times were super close. Ashburn finished in 4th place overall for the two day event, just fractions of a second from the podium.
Ashburn is in 2nd place in the overall points standings for the series, and is trailing seven points behind the leader, Steward Baylor, with only two races left.
Round 8 of the series will take place in Young Harris, GA. on October 21st and 22nd. For more information on the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series go to www.sprintenduro.com
Ashburn finding a line though a wooded section in WV.
Jordan Ashburn Commented;
“This race was on a golf coarse it was so cool. Saturday, I started the day off with a solid first 2 test the keep me starting towards the front. The rest of the day went pretty good. I had some issues with catching the guy in front of me on the second enduro test and the second cross test and lost some time. I finished 3rd for the day in some unreal dusty conditions.
The second day I ran good on all the cross tests but couldn’t seem to figure out how to go any faster in the enduro with all the dust. I finished 4th for the day and 4th for the weekend just missing the podium by around 14seconds.
I’m ready to give it my best for the next round!”
Morgan Tanke Takes Another 4th Place Finish in Denver
Morgan Tanke finished in 4th place in the 3rd round of Enduro Cross in Denver. She is still in 4th place overall for the series and is currently only 10 points behind the third place, and 15 points behind the second place rider.
Max Gerston was back in action this weekend after a bad crash left him with a broken sternum during a practice session. Gerston ended up making it to the main event and finished in 14th after going down early. Max was able to get back up and finish the race, but was too injured to try to fight for a better finish.
Max Gerston Commented;
“Denver was rough for me. Two weeks before the race I crashed at the motocross track and separated my shoulder, cracked my sternum, had a hole in my lung, and broke ribs.
I decided I would show up for practice and see if it was possible to ride. I was in a lot of pain but good enough to get some points. I qualified straight to the main event and had a great ride going in the main until I crashed.
I knocked the wind out of myself and it was hard to hang on from there. I pushed through to finish the race and ended up 14th in the main event. Now I am focused on getting healed up to continue the chase for the National Hare Scramble Championship.”
Gerston’s teammate Ty Cullins went down in the hot lap, which landed him in the last position for the qualifying gate pick, and a rider pile up in the wood pile resulted in him finishing one position away from qualifying for the main event.
Round 4 of the Enduro Cross Series will be held on October 14th in Everett, WA. For more information about the series go to endurocross.com
Morgan Tanke in the Matrix section in Denver.
Morgan Tanke Commented;
“The track in Denver was awesome and I felt really good on it in practice. I got off to another good start and was riding well. A few small mistakes and tangles with other riders set me back at about the midpoint of the race.
I regrouped and put myself in a podium position only to make another crucial mistake in the rock section on the last lap. This year has been a rough one for me but I’m going to do everything I possibly can to turn things around for the remainder of the season.”
Ty Cullins Commented;
“A crash in my hot lap gave me last gate pick in the qualifier where I went down and was able to get back up to 6th, one position out of qualifying for the main. In the LCQ I had a decent start but got held up with some other riders in the firewood corner. After I couple of crashes from trying to push too hard I wasn’t able to qualify for the main event.”
Elliot Key’s 1st Place Podium Finish in Denver
Beta USA Trials Team rider Elliot Key competed in two classes at the Denver. On-board his Xtrainer in the Amateur Open class and on his Trials bike in the Trialcross Class. Elliot took 1st place overall in the Trialcross class, and he placed 8th overall in the Amateur Open Class.
Elliot Key Commented;
“I was able to get the win in the Trials Cross main event. Coming from a trials background, my favorite part was the Rocky Mountain rock garden!
A special thanks to Chris Cullins for having my bike on the gate for that next race and to my dad for having my gear ready for the next race.
Overall this was a great experience and I hope to be able to participate in additional Endurocross events.”