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GRC Round Three And Four Recap: Tanner Foust Grabs Win On Saturday And Steve Arpin Wins Sunday

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Foust And Arpin Win At Thomson Motor Speedway

This weekend GRC made a stop in New England as the race was held at Thompson Motor Speedway in Connecticut. Tanner Foust just missed his weekend sweep as Volkswagen Still hold the lead.

Saturday

Heat Races & Semis:

Tanner Foust was able to sweep his heat races and won his semi-final to give him front row in the final. While the others had great battles and Foust’s teammate Scott Speed came out on top for the second semifinal victory.

Final

Tanner Foust continued his dominance as he jumped out to the lead once again.  Thus the battle for second was on. For most of the Race newcomer Mitchell De Jong had second. Then on the final lap took the joker lap and then was able to find his way around the rookie to finish second behind Tanner Foust.

Results:

  1. Tanner Foust, #34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross
  2. Scott Speed, #41 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross
  3. Mitchell deJong, #24 Honda Red Bull Olsbergs MSE
  4. Steve Arpin, #00 Loenbro Motorsports
  5. Austin Dyne, #14 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

 

Sunday

Heat And Semi Races:

Once Again Foust Swept his heat races and the semi -final. Steve Arpin came out with the victory in semi-final B.

Final:

Not any different from Saturday was Tanner Foust who jumped out to the early lead. It looked like he had the weekend sweep in the bag. Then he came in to hot into one of the corners and ended up in the tires and would not be able to finish the race. This allowed Arpin to take over the lead. Another similarity from Saturday was Speeds decision to hold the joker lap for the last lap and it payed off again as he was able to secure second place again.

Results:

  1. Steve Arpin, #00 Loenbro Motorsports
  2. Scott Speed, #41 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross
  3. Chris Atkinson, #55 Subaru Rally Team USA
  4. Mitchell deJong, #24 Honda Red Bull Olsbergs MSE
  5. Patrik Sandell, #18 Subaru Rally Team USA

 

Drivers Standings:

  1. Scott Speed, 288
  2. Tanner Foust, 269
  3. Steve Arpin, 268
  4. Mitchell deJong, 244
  5. Sebastian Eriksson, 215
  6. Oliver Eriksson, 203
  7. Cabot Bigham, 170
  8. Chris Atkinson, 168
  9. Austin Dyne, 150
  10. Patrik Sandell, 147

Justin is a Computer Networking student at Wentworth Institute of Technology and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Washougal National: Marvin Musquin Wins As Tomac Retains Championship Lead

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250 Moto 1

Aaron Plessinger gets the holeshot and was able to get away from the rest of the pack. Thus the battle for second was on between Adam Cianciarulo, and Sean Cantrell. In the end, AC was able to take second place and make it stick. After this Cantrell fell off the pace of the leaders. After AC his teammate Dylan Ferrandis was able to grab third, but just barely as he had to hold off a charging Osborne who started in 25th. Osborne was able to make late passes and grabbed 4th but almost third in the last section but Ferrandis held him off. Plessinger won the moto with ease.

After AC his teammate Dylan Ferrandis was able to grab third, but just barely as he had to hold off a charging Osborne who started in 25th. Osborne was able to make late passes and grabbed 4th but almost third in the last section but Ferrandis held him off. Plessinger won the moto with ease.

250 Moto 2

Joey Savatgy gets the holeshot, RJHampshire settled into 2nd, with Cianciarulo in 3rd, and Ferrandis in 4th. Savatgy and Hampshire started to pull away a bit in the early part of the moto. Then Savatgy took a turn a bit wide and left the door open for Hampshire. He then squeezed by on the inside, then took Savagty’s line away in the next turn to take over 1st.

Hampshire then started to pull a way for a lap or two, but Savatgy started to come back and tried to find a line to make a pass. Savatgy tried and just did not have the drive out of the corner, so he waited for a lap. Then in the same spot, he made the pass back to take over 1st again. While the battle for 1st was under way, Osborne who got off to a slow start again but he was able to work his ay up into 4th place.

Hampshire the started to pull a way for a lap or two, but Savatgy started to come back and tried to find a line to make a pass. Savatgy tried and just did not have the drive out of the corner, so he waited for a lap. Then in the same spot, he made the pass back to take over 1st again. While the battle for 1st was under way, Osborne who got off to a slow start again but he was able to work his ay up into 4th place.

Then Savatgy was able to get away from the rest of the pack and so the battle for 2nd was on as AC, Osborne, and Hampshire battled it out. Hampshire was looking for his first podium finish and overall. Also, Cianciarulo was looking at the overall win if he could stay in third, but Osborne had something to say about that as he overtook third late in the moto. Ferrandis also was able to pass AC which meant that AC would lose the overall and not even make the podium, making Savatgy the overall winner.

250 Overall Results:

  1. Joey Savatgy, (7-1)
  2. Zach Osborne, (4-3)
  3. Dylan Ferrandis, (3-4)
  4. Adam Cianciarulo, (2-5)
  5. RJ Hampshire, (6-2)
  6. Aaron Plessinger, (1-9)
  7. Jeremy Martin, (9-6)
  8. Colt Nichols, (10-7)
  9. Shane McElrath, (11-8)
  10. Mitchell Harrison, (5-15)

 

450 Moto 1

Marvin Musquin grabbed the holeshot with Justin Bogle just behind him. Bogle then made a mistake allowing Martin Davalos and Eli Tomac to get past him. Davalos tried to make a pass on Musquin but Musquin was able to hold him off, this allowed Tomac to catch up and make a pass on Davalos to take over 2nd.

Then about 10 minutes into the moto Musquin and Tomac made contact and it seems like that would be a turning point but Marvin was able to keep the lead. After that contact, Musquin increased his lead slowly but ending up winning by 10 seconds. This was his third straight moto win.

 

450 Moto 2

Davalos grabs the holeshot from Justin Bogle, with Baggett in third, Musquin in 4th, and Tomac in 5th. After the first lap, Baggett fell back to fifth after Muaquin passed him early and Tomac a couple laps later. N=Marvin then started to track down Davalos.

Davalos got out to about a few second lead but Muaquin was able to catch him. Marvin made the pass at horsepower hill and Marvin was never looked back. Again  Tomac followed a few minutes later and made the pass on Davalos putting him back to third. Unfortunately for Tomac Musquin had already amounted quite a lead and Muisquin was untouchable just like in moto 1.

Davalos was able to hold on to third as Baggett took fourth. Tomac Settled for second as Musquin went on to win his fourth moto in a row.

450 Overall Results:

1. Marvin Musquin (1-1)
2. Eli Tomac (2-2)
3. Martin Davalos (4-3)
4. Cole Seely (3-5)
5. Blake Baggett (7-4)
6. Dean Wilson (5-6)
7. Weston Peick (6-8)
8. Christian Craig (9-9)
9. Justin Bogle (8-10)
10. Dakota Alix (12-12)

The Guys will take a week off as they prepare for the final three events of the season. Next up is Unadilla.

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Eli Tomac Tops The Point Standings At The Halfway Mark Of The Season

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Tomac And Osborne Top The Leaderboards Going Into The Halfway Mark

450 Class:

Eli Tomac who has struggled a bit this season has turned it on these past few weeks. With his win last weeks win at Southwick he takes back the points lead and the red plate from Blake Baggett.

Point Standings:

  1. Eli Tomac, 291
  2. Blake Baggett, 272
  3. Marvin Musquin, 219
  4. Jason Anderson, 216
  5. Dean Wilson, 198
  6. Justin Bogle, 183
  7. Cole Seely, 164
  8. Weston Peick, 150
  9. Cooper Webb, 147
  10. Broc Tickle, 146

250 Class

Zach Osborne is using the momentum he gained from winning 250 Supercross. He has just been on fire and unstoppable. Although Alex Martin and Brother Jeremy Martin are hot on his heels as they are only 50 points back.

Point Standings

  1. Zach Osborne, 301
  2. Alex Martin, 256
  3. Jeremy Martin, 242
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, 199
  5. Joey Savatgy, 195
  6. Aaron Plessinger, 190
  7. Adam Cianciarulo, 186
  8. Austin Forkner, 184
  9. Mitchell Harrison, 176
  10. Colt Nichols, 168

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Eli Tomac Makes A Statement In Huge Win At Muddy Creek

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Eli Tomac Lets The Racing Do His Talking As The Battle With Baggett Continues

450 Moto One:

This moto was exciting from the gate drop as a few guys who were struggling were able to get out front. The biggest surprise was Justin Barcia who grabbed the holeshot just in front of hometown kid Cooper Webb. Not far behind that pack was Jason Anderson who has been saying he really wants that win. Behind them was Eli Tomac who fell back after making a mistake in the first turn.

The entire first lap Bam Bam and Anderson were fighting for first. Then finally a few minutes later Anderson was able to make a nice pass on Barcia in one of the corners and take over first. Barcia who had injured himself earlier this weekend was not even sure if he was going to race so he was doing better than expected.

All while the battle for first was happening Tomac and Weston Peick were battling it out for 4th and 5th. In front of them was Justin Bogle who made a mistake and Tomac pounced and actually passed him and Barcia to take over second place.

The points leader Blake Baggett ran intro trouble early on and was slowly making his way through the pack and found himself a bit back from Tomac. Then with just around 10 minutes left Baggett started a late charge and was able to pass Peick and Barcia to grab third.

Neither Tomac or Baggett was able to catch Anderson as he Grabbed the moto 1 win.

450 Moto 2

Again great action right out of the gate as it looked as if Anderson would grab the holeshot but somehow Bogle found his way to the front and so the race was on. Baggett got tied up this time Webb and Tickle were with him. Next Baggett would have to make up ground.

Bogle made an early mistake and Tomac took advantage and never looked back. The battle for second was on. Then Anderson made a similar mistake in the same spot as Bogle and this allowed Bogle to take make the pass.

Behind everyone, Baggett was charging and just picking off the field. In the first ten minutes, he went from second to last all the way to 16th. He knew if he wanted to keep the points lead he was going to have to break the top 5.

Anderson was able to catch up to Trey Canard and make the pass for second but at this point, Tomac was 12 seconds ahead. All this while Baggett was still charging and was now in the top 10.

Baggett then worked his way around Marvin Musquin who had bike troubles then Martin Davalos. Somehow he was able to catch up to Peick and Bogle who had been battling the whole race. With only around 2 minutes and 2 laps left Baggett made the pass on both of them to grab 3rd place. Unfortunately, at this point Tomac was 26 seconds ahead of Anderson and Anderson was too far up for him to grab any more positions. Tomac would take the overall and close the points gap to just 4 points.

450 Overall Results:

1. Eli Tomac (2-1)
2. Jason Anderson (1-2)
3. Blake Baggett (3-3)
4. Weston Peick (4-4)
5. Dean Wilson (8-7)
6. Justin Barcia (5-10)
7. Justin Bogle (12-5)
8. Martin Davalos (11-6)
9. Cooper Webb (9-9)
10. Broc Tickle (6-12)
11. Frederick Noren (13-8)
12. Trey Canard (10-11)
13. Dakota Alix (14-14)
14. Marvin Musquin (7-34)
15. Josh Moisman (16-15)
16. Henry Miller (35-13)
17. Tochiki Tomita (18-16)
18. Heath Harrison (17-17)
19. John Short (15-38)
20. Dakota Tedder (36-18)

250 Moto 1

Aaron Plessinger grabbed the hole shot and was off the races. There was a crash between Jeremy Martin and Joey Savatgy around him and he made his way through as did Adam Cianciarulo and Austin Forkner.

Osborne who was caught up in the pack was able to make his way past the other local boy McElrath for 5th place.
Plessinger was able to sail to the easy moto 1 victory.

250 moto 2

Again Plessinger nabbed the holeshot, followed by Forkner and Osborne. Then Cantrell made a pass and locked on Plessinger. Osborne did not give up and was able to reclaim 3rd from Cantrell when Cantrell endo’d over a jump and he had to get off the track.

Osborne used the pass as motivation and put his sights on Forkner for 2nd. Oddly enough Osborne the hometown kid does not have much success at his home track, as he was able to grab second and start to hunt down Plessinger. Plessinger made a mistake and Osborne pounced and made the pass stick to take over 1st. Osborne finished first in moto 2 but Plessinger grabbed the overall.

250 Results:

1. Aaron Plessinger (1-2)
2. Zach Osborne (5-1)
3. Austin Forkner (3-3)
4. Adam Cianciarulo (2-5)
5. Alex Martin (4-4)
6. Colt Nichols (8-8)
7. Shane McElrath (6-11)
8. Joey Savatgy (11-7)
9. Jeremy Martin (13-6)
10. Mitchell Harrison (10-10)
11. Chase Sexton (15-9)
12. Dylan Ferrandis (9-15)
13. Luke Renzland (12-14)
14. Sean Cantrell (7-38)
15. Justin Hill (17-13)
16. RJ Hampshire (38-12)
17. Kyle Cunningham (16-17)
18. Lorenzo Locurcio (18-16)
19. Steven Clark (14-20)
20. Nick Gaines (39-18)

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