CORONA, Calif., (April 16, 2007) — The Monster Energy FAR (Fred Andrews Racing) Pro Circuit Kawasaki Off-Road Team got its first win of the season on the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Racing Series tour as Scott Watkins brought home the XC2 class gold from Round Four of the series — The Big Buck — held in Union, S.C.
Watkins, who started the race in last place, pushed his Pro Circuit-tuned KX250F to the max, passing rider after rider until he took the lead on lap four of the seven-lap cross country race.
“Training was key for me this week, said Watkins. “I’d put in the extra time in the gym and on my bike and it paid off at the Big Buck. Noteworthy: Watkins finished on the podium in third at the last GNCC round.
Running well in premier the XC1 class was Watkins’ teammate Jesse Robinson, who finished 10th overall in the hotly-contested race. Robinson actually rocketed out to a great start (4th), but got hung up on the second turn and fell back to 8th. “I started out a little slow today and could not find my groove, said Robinson. “After I got gas I really started to put in some good laps and tried my hardest.
Also in the XC2 class Monster Energy FAR Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s PA Allen also made the top ten, finishing 10th overall despite battling back pain suffered in a crash earlier in the week.
“I’m not a quitter and gave the team all I had today, said Allen. “I have two weeks to rest up and allow my back to heal.
The final Monster Energy FAR Pro Circuit Kawasaki entrant in the Big Buck, Cole Calkins, pulled out of the event with an injured wrist.
Next up for the Monster Energy FAR Pro Circuit Kawasaki Off-Road is the Acerbis Loretta Lynn’s in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. (April 28-29).
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