Yamaha’s Dustin Nelson claimed victory in both rounds five and six of the 2011 Yamaha Quad-X Series presented by STI Tire and Wheel at Glen Helen Raceway over the weekend. As the season moves into the latter half, Nelson has built a 26-point lead over championship rival Beau Baron, and a 41-point lead over Yamaha teammate Josh Row.
Saturday’s race saw a close battle between the two championship leaders as they went head to head on Glen Helen’s famous USGP track. Baron managed to steal his first moto victory of the season in moto one, but Nelson fired right back in moto two to take the overall win. Josh Row rounded out the podium in third, just ahead of Frenchman Jeremie Warnia and South African Dirkie Baard.
Nelson was back on top in Sunday’s race, taking the win in both motos for his second overall win of the weekend. Baron claimed second overall with 2-2 moto scores while David Haagsma rounded out the podium with scores of 3-3.
The next round of the 2011 Yamaha Quad-X Series will head back to Speedworld MX in Surprise, Ariz. for the second night race of the year on September 10th. For more information on the series, visit http://www.quadxseries.com/.
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Top Five Results Round 5 1) Dustin Nelson (Yam) 2) Beau Baron (Hon) 3) Josh Row (Yam) 4) Jeremie Warnia (CAA) 5) Dirkie Baard (Hon)
Top Five Results Round 6 1) Dustin Nelson (Yam) 2) Beau Baron (Hon) 3) David Haagsma (Hon) 4) Josh Row (Yam) 5) Justin Jones (Hon)
Top Five Points 1) Dustin Nelson 150 2) Beau Baron 124 3) Josh Row 109 4) Ethan Thatcher 105 5) Dirkie Baard 94