On the Pegs - August 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 8 - August 2022 - Page 66

Toth won five of six tests on Saturday , losing one of the Cross tests to Tely Energy Racing KTM ’ s Liam Draper of New Zealand . A steady rain moved into the area on Sunday , leaving the track slippery and with standing water , but Toth was able to stretch his lead , despite only winning three of the six remaining tests .
“ The last few times I ’ ve raced I ’ ve felt really sharp , so I felt good coming into this weekend ,” said Toth . “ I was super excited to come to this race , and I came out swinging in the first test . Once I saw that I won that first one and saw where everybody was it gave me a confidence boost for the rest of the weekend .”
Russell won the first Cross test in Sunday ’ s mud as well as the first Enduro test , however , Toth gained nearly 10 seconds on Russell in the second Enduro test , which pretty much sealed the deal for Toth .
“ Today , in the mud , it was tricky being the first rider out ,” said Toth . “ There was a ton of standing water and there were no lines so I was kind of breaking the course in . But other than the first two tests , I felt really good on Sunday .”
Because of Russell ’ s win in the first Cross test on Sunday , he took home the $ 250 “ spoiler ” award for keeping Toth from sweeping all six Cross tests , for which Toth would
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