Ivan Ramirez and Travis Coy Produce Podium Performance
Josh Strang had a strong run at the Central, Utah WORCS race where he took 3rd on Saturday, and followed up his performance with a big win on Sunday for a 2nd overall. Strang is settling into his first year on the team nicely, showing he is comfortable with the bikes and team, every race. This weekend’s win proved that he is back to being 100% healthy both mentally and physically. “Josh is really doing the work at home and on the track to be a performer,” stated team owner Mike Hurlbert. “The team is doing everything we can to support such a great rider. This performance shows everyone what we can do when everything begins to work in harmony. We have a ways to go, but we are closing in on our ultimate goal.All of us on the team are so happy for Josh and proud of his effort to get back on the podium.”
In the Pro 2 class, Ivan Ramirez gave a solid performance on Sunday in Pro 2 and maintained his points lead, now at 157, after a 2nd place finish in Utah. Travis Coy summed up the podium in 3rd and now sits fourth in Championship points.
Martinez Wins WORCS/ GNCC Podium for Bykerk
On both Coasts’ the ladies found success in their determination, both landing on the podium. In Central, Utah Kacy Martinez kicked off the Women’s Pro race with a rewarding holeshot aboard her KTM 250-XCF. Martinez took off into the Utah hills and across the valleys, ahead of Tatum Sik and Nicole Madsen. Growing up in the hills of Fremont, California Martinez felt right at home in a terrain and suited her style. Martinez went on to take the win, and another step towards the Championship.
Chantelle Bykerk tried her hand at round eight of the Grand National Cross Country Series in Snowshoe, West Virginia. Racing the Women’s class alongside the likes of Maria Forsberg, Hannah Otto, Rachel Gutish, Leanne Bange and an abundance of other exceptionally talented East coast riders. Off the start and into the course, Bykerk found herself leading lap 1, but was passed by 2011 Champion Maria Forsberg on lap 2. Bykerk stayed encouraged and raced on to finish 2nd behind Forsberg and finish 15th overall. “We’re are so happy to see Chantelle succeed in all of her new endeavors.” Claimed Hurlbert. You can see both Bykerk and Forsberg go head to head this weekend at X Games for the Women’s Enduro X
Prochnau Top 5 at Snowshoe GNCC
For the first time in his career, Bobby Prochnau geared up and jumped on the line for his first GNCC event at the infamous Snowshoe round in West Virginia this weekend. Thanks to the support of the WMR/Nhilo/KTM Off Road team, Prochnau was able to take on the 15+ mile course with a supportive crew and race ready bike. Prochnau came into the event with little reservation having no experience in the series, but quickly found his groove and momentum in just the first few laps. He put his head down and began passing his way towards the front. By lap 5, Prochnau had move into 4th and was prepared to charge to 3rd. Unfortunately a couple mistakes on difficult course snagged him on the last lap, setting him back to 5th coming through the checkers. “We look forward to what the future may bring, and want to thank the WMR/Nihilo/Off Road team for their support.”