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Cycle News Issue 3 January 23

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IN THE WIND P28 OLIVEIRA SHINES AT ISDE QUALIFIER T he International Six Day Enduro qualifying is now of- ficially underway with round one of the three-round AMA Western ISDE Qualifier series kicking off in Wickenberg, Arizona, January 19-20. Cool temperatures and freshly watered single-track (from rain leading up to the weekend) were welcome treats as riders took on over 100 miles of tech- nical desert trails. The Arizona Off-Road State Championship series, AMRA and Fast'R MC hosted the two-day Qualifier and saw their largest turnout to date at 315 riders, with more than 60 riders seeking to qualify for the chance to represent the United States this year in Chile. Day one saw the return of multi-time Baja Champion Ken- dall Norman, who is now com- mitted to a full season of racing AMA National Hare & Hound, Big 6 Grand Prix and the ISDE Quali- fier series among every other race he can get entered in. He would take the win by a single second over Maxxis FMF/RPM/ KTM Racing's Dante Oliveira with Redshift MX's Ty Tremaine com- ing in third just ahead of DA8's Destry Abbott and Six-Five-O GasGas-backed Travis Coy. SRT Off-Road's Trystan Hart raced a non-qualifying class—being a Ca- nadian citizen—and tied Kendall for the overall with a time of 48 minutes and 29 seconds. The qualifying riders would finish the day, have a 15-minute work period then impound their bikes for the night. The follow- ing day started with a 10-minute work period and then it was straight into the racing with four tests right off the bat before Dante Oliveira of the FMF/RPM/KTM Team topped the field at the end of two days of racing. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MJS MOTO PHOTOS

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