The 2nd Round of the ITP Quadcross Series was held at the Los Angeles County Raceway(LACR), which is about 60 miles North West of Glen Helen Raceway.
Aerial View of LACR three Moto X tracks
(Photo from www.lacrmx.com)
The event had a decent turnout out, but it would have been better if it weren't for the on and off rain :(
The track was extremely muddy, and the practice session in the morning was extended to try to clean the track up before the races.
Only three top pros showed up for the event Jeremy Schell, Darrell Patton, and Kory Ellis, which was a big change from the previous two Quadcross races when many of the Pros were out West preparing for the Glen Helen National.
The Skies remained Overcast and rain threating for the entire first Moto races.
Pro Moto 1
The racing action early was extremely exciting with several lead changes. #53 Kory Ellis (Alba Racing / Kenda) grabbed the holeshot with #35 Darrell Patton 2nd, and #1 Jeremy Schell (kawasaki / ITP) in 3rd.
A few turns into the race, Jeremy passed Darrell to take over 2nd place. Shortly afterwords, Kory messed up going into a turn, which allowed Jeremy to pass into the lead!
By the time Kory Ellis got going again, Darrell Patton had also passed him, and Kory Ellis dropped back to Third.
Kory Ellis quickly regained 2nd and put the charge on Jeremy. Jeremy held Ellis for a while, but Kory was eventually able to make the Pass and move into 1st Place
Kory Ellis went on to Win Moto 1!
Jeremy Schell finished 2nd close behind Ellis with Darrell Patton Finishing 3rd
#4 Cory Hinsz on his Z400
by the 2nd Moto, the Rain was back and the track conditions quickly deteriorated.
Kory Ellis again grabbed the Holeshot!
Jeremy was again in 2nd, with #61 3rd and #56 Jeff Spooner 4th