The off-road season has come to a close with final round of NGPC this last weekend. This was the first time the series has utilized this venue which tested our riders abilities to execute as the track boasted a unique layout. The race was fast and fun and forced the riders to rely on their techniques to get them through to the finish line. Congratulations to all of our offroad O'Neal riders. We cant wait to see you at the season opener in January back at Delano!
After a brutal get off last weekend in Primm for WORCS, Colton had no expectations going into this race as he was still healing. That didn't stop him however in racing a smart race and cruising to the podium for a 2nd place finish and earning the 2nd overall position in points to round out the season. For his first year he is incredibly happy with how his season turned out.
In his words "This season had its ups and downs but that is part of racing. I was hoping for more my first year but I am excited to get to work this off season and come back in January ready to fight for the title. Thank you to all my sponsors who help get me to these races and I cannot share my appreciation for all you do for me to live my dream."
Justin held it down for the team. Getting 2nd in Vet Pro and 5th place pro 250. Incredible rides from him this season and we are happy to have given him the opportunity to stay on the program outside of the Open Pro class he was previously doing for us last season.
In his words: "Vet pro: Start was horrible from spinning on the start. Mid way thru the first lap the track was wet and slippery and I couldn’t make a turn and tagged a hay bail going down. Ended up 2nd
250 Pro: Start was good coming around the turn in 4th. I felt good but was a little slow to get comfortable on the track and dropped to 7th after a couple laps. I kept pushing and had some stuff fall into place and I was able to move into 5th at the end of the race."
Ava has really improved her speed over the last few rounds. She has shown that she can tighten up the gap that has been looming in front of her all season. We are happy to see how much she has grown this year.
In her words: "Awesome time out at the last race of the year! Ran a consistent pace all day and had the speed to get that 2nd place again but still working on my pit strategy so it held me back a bit. But still was able to make up a lot of time after the pit just wasn’t close enough at the end to make the pass on 2nd and 3rd. Ended the year with a 4th and a lot more confidence. Had a great year and ready for more racing next year!