Martin keeps streak alive at OMA JohnnySigns XC
Shane Gaunt had the speed to run with the pack after an early race problem with brakes set him back in the pack. The Morton, Illinois racer has been plagued with bad luck this season.
Defending OMA Nationals Series Champion Bryan Hulsey ran well at the Johnny Signs XC until he ran out of gas. The Duncan Racing Honda was in third place but came up about two miles short on the final lap, leaving Hulsey sixth in class.
John Pitts blasted through the dust near Bedford, Indiana to claim third place at the OMA Nationals round eight event.
The Indiana based KTM of Josh Beavers took home second place at the Parts Unlimited OMA Nationals Johnny Signs XC. Beavers was charging to the front until his machine began running rough near the end.
Another OMA Nationals win for Kyle Martin at the Johnny Signs XC held near Bedford, Indiana. The Missouri racer has strung together five victories in a row and is heading toward the series champion position.
With twelve laps completed, Shane Gaunt filled out the top five pro list after another day with a problem. The Aupperle Racing Moose Racing Honda has been fast all year, but bad luck seems to follow the young man from Morton, Illinois. This race it was the rear brakes. According to Gaunt “my back brakes stopped working on the second lap. Finally I just stopped because I couldn’t go fast with no back brakes. We had to bleed it out. Once I got going again I felt really good. I was running one hundred percent the rest of it.” Too bad there were a few slow laps to start and a sixteen minute lap mixed in with the ones he ran just under ten minutes. Gaunt was able to push his Fasst Flexx GT Thunder Honda to within four minutes of Zimmerman. The teenager was disappointed, but said “at least I finished this one.”
Former OMA Nationals series champion Rob Zimmerman was hanging it out at the Johnny Signs XC. The Ohio racer took home fourth place in the pro atv class.
1 Martin, Kyle Honda
2 Beavers, Josh KTM
3 Pitts, John Honda
4 Zimmerman, Rob Honda
5 Gaunt, Shane Honda
6 Hulsey, Bryan Honda
7 Schoolcraft, Dalen Honda
8 Moore, Chris Honda
9 Stewart, Gregg Yamaha
10 Lewis, Jason Suzuki