Press Release –
It’s no fluke that Jeremiah Jones is on the podium for the second event in a row. Team Suzuki/Yoshimura’s young rider has really been enjoying his time in the sun.
Coming off of a 1-1 finish at Budds Creek three weeks ago, fans were curious to see if Jones could show his mettle at Birch Creek. His 2-1 finish for first place overall Sunday in Danville proved that he is determined to keep his place on the podium warm for the rest of the season.
The first moto found both Jones with a mid pack start. Jones and Jason Luburgh got into a bumper car derby but managed to move forward. Wimmer seized the opportunity and the three battled all the way to the finish with Luburgh securing the win and Jones in second.
“This was a really tough moto – the toughest I’ve had all season. I made some mistakes and they cost me the win,” Jones commented on moto 1. Jason Luburgh ended up winning the first moto. It was the first Pro moto win of his career. Congratulations Jason!
It was a come from behind race for Gust. Starting close to dead last he was able to maneuver his way through the full pack to reach the lead riders by the time the race finished finding Gust in 5th.
Moto 2 found both Gust and Jones with mid-pack starts. Both riders pushed through the pack to the front runner positions. Jones finally cleared early leader Natalie leaving him smoking on the track and just grabbed the bit and ran to the finish.
“I think it is just great to win back to back weekends. I’m really happy,” Jeremiah gloated. “These new LT-R450’s are working incredible. This is the best quad I’ve ever ridden. These bikes are fantastic and Suzuki is awesome in getting us the stuff we need.”
Gust pulled a 3rd but was part of a protest bugaboo that pushed him back to 5th as of this writing. There are still multiple protests waiting to be resolved so the rest of the order is still unresolved. The controversy revolves around allegations of the second through 6th place riders all doubling a jump under a yellow flag. The ATVA officials should have it all worked out by the end of the week. Currently the race standings are Jones 1st overall (not protested) and Gust 3rd overall (protested).
Wayne Hinson, Team Manager, was encouraged by Jones’s third victory. “Jeremiah rode a flawless race. We are really proud of him. Both riders were fantastic. They didn’t get very good starts but were able to come through the field and they rode really well and put forth some great finishes.”
On to Red Bud, Michigan to see what happens next!