Features - Hangtown MX Race Report & Pictures
Hangtown 2010 has came and went, and is officially in the history books. Weather was perfect, but it cooled down quite a bit by the time the last moto of the day came around.
The biggest surprise of the weekend for most was Geico Powersports Honda rookie, Eli Tomac. If you read my last update, he was my pick coming into the weekend. Eli dominated the amateur motocross scene. If he can stay healthy for the remainder of the season, he will without a doubt be a contender for the title. Also on the podium with a solid 3rd place finish was Tomac's teammate, Trey Canard. Christophe Pourcel put in a good ride to wrap up the 2nd place spot.
Walking around the pits this past weekend, there was lots of talk about Mike Alessi. He opted to race this weekend on KTM's new 350 four stroke bike, and he showed exactly what this new machine is capable of. Mike has always been notorious for his massive holeshots, and lacking 100 cc's didn't change that! He was still running upfront. Mike took 2nd overall with 4-1 moto finishes. The defending champ, Chad Reed, got the overall win with 1-3 moto finishes. Sitting in the 3rd place podium position was Davi Millsaps, with consistant 3-2 finishes.
I've always favored watching the Women's motos over the guys' classes. In my opinion, the racing is more exciting. It's incredible how fast these girls are, and they get faster every year. There was no stopping the #2 ride of Jessica Patterson, who took the overall win for the day with back to back moto wins. 2009 WMX Champion, Ashley Fiolek, was close to Patterson in Moto 1 until a slight fall pushed her back to the 3rd place position. Tarah Gieger got around Fiolek after the fall, moving her into 2nd place. Fiolek ended the day with 3-2 moto scores, and rounding out the podium was Gieger a 2-6 finish.
Next stop, Freestone!