Adam Cianciarulo was the favorite in the Amateur All-Star class and after his practice session times, it was deemed his to lose. A tip over in a tight hairpin ended his chance at the win, but AC92 climbed back to take the second moto win and second overall.
Chatter during the day included the looming rivalry between AC and Cooper Webb. Webb has been in the Kawasaki racer’s shadow for the majority of the past few years, but his overall win in the Amateur All-Star class will be the boost to break him out.
Part of Webb’s contract with Skullcandy is that he needs to have the headphones around his neck on the podium. Matt Piva from SC threw these around Webb’s neck just in time for his live TV interview. Guerilla marketing at its finest.
British transplant Paul Coates was another racer to put his stock higher at the MEC. We expect to hear more from his in the coming months, as well as the rest of the class, because they were running at an incredibly quick pace.
At Loretta Lynn’s this summer, Shane McElrath shocked the masses, as he came from practically nowhere and took second in both 250 B Stock and Mod. He backed it up in the first race, where he claimed the win, but came into the stadium in the second race a little too hot. McElrath missed the turn, ramped off of the banking, and flew across the other lane in front of his competitors. It could have been extremely ugly, but he somehow missed hitting anyone else. By climbing back to 11th in just a few laps, he took fourth overall.
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