Ivan Ramirez and Mike Hurlbert celebrate Pro 2 win at Primm
FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Team Maxxis riders have taken over points lead’s in 2 classes, Womens Pro and Pro 2. Kacy Martinez finished 3rd in Saturday’s Pro Women event propelling her into the points lead. Ivan Ramirez dominated the Pro 2 event on Sunday and his team mate Travis Coy finished 3rd putting both FMF/RPM/KTM riders on the podium. Ramirez takes over the points lead with Coy in 3rd.
Josh Strang finished out the weekend in 13th place. Josh is still suffering from a leg injury, but it was noticibly better this week. He loves the bikes and the team and I am confident Josh will be a front runner this year. He is a great person and a great rider, and all of us on the team just love working with him.
FMF/KTM Factory rider Mike Brown won the Pro overall for the weekend and took over the points lead in the Pro class. We are super happy for Mike Brown our FMF and KTM sponsors!
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Strang Jumps Back Into the Game
Photo by Dylan Wallsmith
It has been quite the battle for Strang who has worked long and hard to recover from his broken leg. Taking on Primm this weekend for round 2 of WORCS was the next step in his process and he is beginning to work his way back up. “I am learning a lot and feeling better every week! The course was fast and sandy and right now I am just keeping myself in the points.”
Ramirez & Coy
FMF/RPM/KTM dominated the Pro 2 podium this weekend as Travis Coy and Ivan Ramirez this weekend as they took 1st (Ramirez) and 3rd (Coy), leaving 2nd place to Husqvarna rider Cory Graffunder. In Saturday’s racing, Travis ran a solid race in 450 A, qualifying in 5th, and later in the day Ivan swept the Open A qualifier. On Sunday afternoon for Pro 2, Ivan got out front right off the the start and held his composure to the checkers.
Travis worked his way from 6th to 3rd by lap 10, passing Ian Blythe and landing himself on the podium behind Graffunder and teammate Ramirez, for his best finish of the season so far. “My race went good. I ended up 3rd, but it was a big confidence booster for me. After coming around in 8th on lap 5 I definitely was not thinking I had the podium. But my fitness kicked in and played a huge part in my race. At the half way point, I just started flowing, feeling great and picked off riders. I will definitely be shooting for a win in Mesquite.”
Martinez Takes Over the Points Lead
As a reining champion, Kacy Martinez has been forced to defend her title against some of the fastest names in Women’s Motocross including Jessica Patterson, Alexah Pearson and Tatum Sik. At round one, Kacy earned a well deserved 2nd and leaving Primm she sat 3rd behind Sik and Pearson and climbed her way into the overall points lead.
“Primm is definitely not one of my better tracks. I do love sand, but it’s jut a little too fast for me there. I started off with a good start and ran second the whole race till the end where I got passed for 3rd (by Pearson). I was pretty bummed after the race but I am happy to be going to Mesquite, a track I enjoy, with the points lead!”