Yamaha / Quad-X Racing Series
Round #5 - SpeedWorld MX
June 16, 2012
Yamaha / Quad-X Racing
- Round 5– The Ranch Race Report
– The first night race of the 2012 Yamaha
Quad X series saw big finishes from the Yamaha/Goldenwest
Cycles team of Dustin Nelson and Josh Row, with
Dustin Nelson taking both moto wins for the overall
and Josh Row going 2-2 for second on the podium.
Jesse Goss put in his best performance of the season
and took his first ever Pro podium in the series.
Yamaha's Dustin Nelson &
Josh Row Finish 1-2 on the Podium
It was hot and dry in the Arizona desert as temps
climbed to about the 110 degree mark during the
day. As evening approached, temps went down slightly,
but it was still very warm as racers took to the
starting line. Despite the heat, racers were ready
to go as the gate dropped for the first pro moto
of the evening.
Yamaha’s Dustin Nelson claimed the first
win of the season back in March, but has had his
hands full since then as challenger, David Haagsma,
has won the last three rounds in a row until this
past weekend at Speedworld MX in Surprise, AZ,
where Dustin Nelson came on strong and topped
Motorsport's David Haagsma grabbed the Moto
One holeshot followed by #417 Josh Row
In the first moto, Dustin Nelson was in third
off the start behind David Haagsma and Josh Row.
Nelson was able to make the pass on Row in the
second lap, putting him in second, behind Haagsma.
Nelson stayed close and was closing the gap, but
he did not have to wait long to take over the
lead as Haagsma encountered mechanical issues
in the third lap, which took him out of contention.
Once Nelson inherited the lead, he held a steady
two second gap between him and his teammate Row.
Nelson took his lead all the way to the checkered
flag for the moto one win.
#94 Dustin Nelson took over the lead to
secure the Moto One Win
“I was about third off the start and got
around Josh in the next lap. I was closing in
on David, and then something happened with his
machine and he pulled off. After that I just kind
of got into a groove and rode my own race,”
#94 Dustin Nelson battled with #30 Jesse
Goss early on in Moto 2 before making the
pass to take over the lead
In the second pro moto, Nelson got an even better
start as he charged off the line in second place,
behind Jesse Goss. Nelson stayed close on Goss
and applied the pressure. At the midway point
of the moto, Nelson made a clean pass on Goss
and held his lead all the way to the finish line
for the moto two win and the top spot on the podium.
#94 Dustin Nelson would go on to claim the
Moto 2 win for a perfect 1-1 finish, which
was Nelson's first win since the opening
“I got right behind Jesse and just waited.
About the midway point, I was able to get by him
and take the lead. It’s unfortunate that
David and Beau both had issues. They are both
really good competitors and it keeps things interesting
between us. This was a really good weekend for
our team. Josh and I went one and two on the podium,
so it couldn’t have gone any better for
us out there,” Nelson stated.