Yamaha / Quad-X Racing Series
Round #3 - Competitive Edge
April 22, 2012
Yamaha / Quad-X Racing
- Round 3 – Competitive Edge Race Report
(4/24/2012) – Maxxis/H&M Motorsports’
David Haagsma made it two in a row after taking
both moto wins and the overall at round number three
of the 2012 Yamaha Quad X series, while Yamaha’s
Dustin Nelson and Josh Row joined him on the podium.
H&M Motorsport's David
Haagsma Takes 2nd Staight Win at Round 3
This was the first time since 2008 that the Quad
X series had been to the Competitive Edge MX Park
in Hesperia, CA and racers were happy to return.
“It was awesome. It was really high speed
and there were huge jumps; I had a blast there,”
said Maxxis/H&M Motorsports’ Beau Baron.
There was plenty of blue groove to watch out
for, but track conditions were good and the weather
was nice, which helped David Haagsma take his
second straight win over the competition.
Motorsport's David Haagsma grabbed the Moto
1 Holeshot & checked out on the field
to secure the first moto win
As the gate dropped for moto one, David Haagsma
was on fire with his Curtis Sparks motor and grabbed
the moto one holeshot. Once out front, Haagsma
never looked back and checked out. Haagsma recorded
the fastest lap time of the moto in lap three
with a time of 02:01.061. Haagsma increased his
lead with every lap and took the checkered flag
with a fourteen second lead.
Racing's #422 David Haagsma once again grabbed
the Moto 2 Holeshot with Yamaha's #94 Dustin
Nelson in chase
Moto two was a repeat for Haagsma as he took
the holeshot again, but this time he company in
the way of Dustin Nelson. Haagsma was able to
hold off Nelson and got a break when Nelson slid
over a berm and slowed up, giving Haagsma a little
breathing room. From there, Haagsma cruised to
his second moto win of the day and his second
overall Quad X Pro victory. Haagsma now has the
points lead by three points.
Maxxis' #422 David Haagsma was able to hold
off Nelson's early charge to secure the
2nd Moto win for a perfect 1-1 weekend &
Haagmas's 2nd straight Overall Win
“It felt really good to get another win.
I have to thank Maxxis Tires, H&M, Curtis
Sparks and everyone who has helped us out. We
are having a great season and I’m hoping
I can keep winning,” said Haagsma.
Yamaha's Dustin Nelson finished 2-2 for
Yamaha/Goldenwest Cycle’s Dustin Nelson
didn’t get the start he was looking for
in the first moto as he was in fourth off the
start. Nelson made quick work of Jesse Gosse,
who was in third, and inherited the number two
spot, when Beau Baron encountered issues, but
he was not able to close the gap on Haagsma enough
to make a move before reaching the finish line.
“David had more motor than me and he was
pulling me in the straights, but I was making
up a little time in the corners,” said Nelson.
In the second moto, Nelson was in second off
the start and was right behind Haagsma. Nelson
pressured Haagsma for several laps, but ended
up sliding off the track and lost time.
“I tried to stay in close, but after I
went off the track, I couldn’t close the
gap enough before the end of the race,”
said Nelson, who settled for second place at the
checkers and on the podium.