Megacross, Ever Evolving
#422 Kevin Mulligan and the supermini riders bolt out of the gate.
Mendota, Illinois - May 23 By Josh Rud, www.ShiftOnePhotography.com
egacross got underway this weekend the 23rd of May with their second event of the season. With just enough moisture from earlier in the week, the track shaped up really great with some great ruts and multiple lines to keep things exciting all night. The track has been ever evolving from the initial big changes made last season, and it is really running smooth now. The addition of a sand section before the finish line topped things off to make things fun for everyone. There was a great turnout tonight and the addition of a pit bike class filled the gates for extra fun out at Megacross. Supermini was up on the line early in the evening. Off the line Jonah Geistler got out for an early lead with Conner Burger and Tommy Fortune right behind. Coming around the second turn the inside bunched up as Fortune capitalized, putting his Kawasaki up into second while Burger held off the pack to keep third. Heading through the table tops Geistler was already creating a gap while Fortune was giving it everything. On the third lap Garrett Ward pushed his way up to the front, landing off the second table top to secure third. As they came
The action was on strong in 250C tonight with several great battles. Twenty riders came hard into the first corner with Will Addis coming out in front. Cody Slamans and Colton Saylor were close behind as the pack bunched up into the second corner. Slamans came into the whoops the new leader followed by Addis and Saylor as things started to get into pace. On the second lap Charles McCook was on the move through the group, passing four people on a great inside move going all the way to third. Addis went down putting Tanyon Palka up to third and McCook into second, now with a clear track to make up ground on Slamans. As the race went on the battle for third was heated before Palka went down, giving way for Alex Parks to get into the mix. The last lap was approaching and McCook wasnâ€™t giving up as he caught up to Slamans, looking for a way to get around him. Heading into the back of the track McCook pinned it through the whoops to take over the lead as Parks followed right behind him, completely turning the tables. The top three battled all the way to the line which left McCook up front for the win, Parks and Slamans keeping it up to finish off the race strong.
over the finish for the checkered flag Geistler held on out front for the win with Fortune and Ward rounding out the top three. 250A was a great race tonight with Travis Sewell and Daniel Herrlein showing up fresh out of Arenacross, and Maxx Malatia coming back to ride for the first time in eight months. The gate dropped to Tom Hofmaster putting his new Yamaha in front with Herrlein and Sewell right up there with him for a very close race. Sewell got the inside on Herrlein to take over second and then started to give Hofmaster a run for his money. Sewell looking for a break as Hofmaster rode flawlessly out front with the pressure right behind him the entire time. On the fourth lap Sewell went hard on the outside over the table leading into the whoops and kept in pinned to the inside of the next turn to take over the lead. On the last lap Ohioâ€™s Herrlein got by Hofmaster through the table tops to move up into second. The race came to a close with 50cc rider Trey lee. Sewell taking the win.
CYCLE USA, June 2015