GBC Motorsports’ Travis Moore braved the muddy moto one conditions at Sunday Creek to claim a top ten finish overall in the Pro Production class, while pro-am racer Nicholas Moser finished on the podium in the Pro-Am Unlimited class at round number eight of the 2011 AMA ATV Motocross Championships.
The weather at Millfield, OH was not in the mood to cooperate, as heavy rain created slick and muddy conditions for racers as they left the gate for the first pro moto of the day.
GBC Motorsports’ Travis Moore made the best of the inclement weather, and came off the line in the top ten. Moore was able to work his way into the number seven spot, but the muddy conditions would cause vision problems for Moore, and he would drop back to round out the top ten for the first moto.
The skies cleared and the track dried out a bit for the second moto, which helped Moore charge from the back of the pack on the start. Moore missed a shift off the start and found himself in the number fourteen spot, but he put the hammer down and made an impressive run, picking off riders one by one as he reached the top ten.
Moore then went on to battle it out with veteran racer Joe Byrd, but Moore’s perseverance allowed him to get ahead and finish in the number eight spot, giving him a respectable seventh place overall for the day.
“We’ve had a bit of bad luck, but we are hoping to break that at Unadilla,” said Moore. “I still have to thank everyone at GBC Motorsports for helping me be out here every weekend and living the dream. We are still working hard, and I think its going to pay off at the next round.”
In the Pro-Am ranks, Nicholas Moser was looking good as he charged off the line just outside of the top five in the first Pro-Am Unlimited moto.
Moser put his head down and made his way into the number three spot before reaching the checkered flag. In the second moto, Moser was again outside of the top five off the start, but worked his way up for a fourth place finish. Moser’s consistent 3-4 finishes allowed his to claim the final spot on the Pro-am Unlimited podium.
Moser also had a good showing in the Pro-Am Production class. Moser came out of the gate in seventh in the first moto, and climbed to the number five position before reaching the checkers.
In moto two, Moser was running strong and looked as if he would again claim a podium position, but a mid-moto battle sent him off the track and ended his day on the seventh lap. Moser’s strong performance was enough to earn him a respectable sixth overall.
The GBC Motorsports team will be heading to Unadilla in New Berlin, NY on July 16th – 17th where Travis Moore and Nicholas Moser will be charging hard as they go for the podium in each of their classes.