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Cycle News 2022 Issue 15 April 12

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said. "I lost the vent that was in the gas tank so when they filled me up with gas, all the gas was pouring all over me. It went through the overflow and splashed me in my goggles, so I had to stop and try to put those back on, and I got caught by third. I put a big push after I lost all that time, but I kind of over-exerted myself. It put me in a hole for the last lap of the race." Bollinger's runner-up finish was an improve- ment over his third overall at the previous race. "It feels good to be back where I was when I was when I was fighting Kailub and Thad for race wins," said Bollinger. "I feel like I know how to race again." Rev Motorsports GasGas' Grant Baylor turned in his best performance since winning last year's opener at Big Buck with third overall. "I just got a little anxious on the line and hit the throttle too soon and the bike didn't fire at the start, so that put me in a bad position," said Baylor. "I passed a few guys on the first lap, and after that, I just tried to fall into my groove. Second lap, I was coming across a real fast field section and just went straight into the trees. I hit a braking bump or something VOLUME 59 ISSUE 15 APRIL 12, 2022 P51 as soon as I hit the tree line and it just lawn-darted me straight into a pine tree headfirst. Kind of knocked myself silly there on the second lap and I lost sight of Trevor. On the last lap, I knew I was catching DeLong, but I didn't know it was for a podium." Coastal Racing GasGas' Ryder Laf- ferty grabbed his first-ever XC-2 250 Pro division win with a third overall fin- ish. Lafferty passed early class leader Angus Riordan (RPM Racing KTM) on the first lap, and then after a battle with AmPro Yamaha's Mike Witkowski, pulled away for a solid win. Ricky Russell, who was making his return from a shoulder injury, led most of the opening lap, but backed it down Trevor Bollinger gave chase but still finished more than two minutes down from Kelley. Ryder Lafferty topped the XC2 Pro class in fourth overall.

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