2014 Lake Elsinore Grand Prix | Harvey Mushman 100
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Named after the racing alias used by the King of Cool Steve McQueen, the Harvey Mushman 100 is the biggest race of the weekend at the annual Lake Elsinore Grand Prix. At 100 miles in length, the event usually draws numerous professional off-road and motocross racers and thousands of fans from the surrounding neighborhoods. This year’s event was no different. In addition to off-road stars Robby Bell, Justin Seeds, Ty Davis, and others, Supercross racer and Lake Elsinore local Brett Metcalfe elected to compete at the last minute, setting the stage for an epic race-long showdown between him and Bell.
From the start of the race, Bell and Metcalfe began gapping themselves from three-time defending race winner Justin Seeds. As the race progressed, the top-three of Bell, Metcalfe, and Seeds had checked out on the rest of the pack, however, the trio remained within striking distance of each other. Aside from when he made a quick pit stop for fuel near the halfway point, which gave Metcalfe the lead until he too had to make his stop for gas, Bell led nearly every lap of the race on the high-speed course. At the end of the race, Bell took the win followed by Metcalfe and Seeds.