streak alive is pretty cool ,” said Ansley . “ It was hot . It was brutal today . I almost overheated that last test . It was super tight . I knew I had like a minute buffer , but I still wanted to put in a good test score . So , to leave here with another win , really can ’ t complain .”
XC Gear / Enduro Engineering / Moose Racing / Husqvarna ’ s Ryder Lafferty returned from a two-race absence due to a broken collarbone to log a ninth overall finish . Meanwhile , 760 Husqvarna ’ s Ben Nelko rounded out the top 10 overall and second in the NE Pro2 class .
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“ I started off I think second behind Jesse and then I made a pretty big mistake the second test and went down hard and dropped back to sixth ,” said Nelko . “ After that , I just put my head down and charged all the rest of the day and was able to make up time and get second .”
Steve Nicholas ( KTM ) was third in the NE Pro2 class and 11th overall .
Kory Steede claimed her first major pro win with a victory in the Women ’ s Elite class . The Babbitt ’ s Online Monster Energy Kawasaki rider dominated , winning all six tests .
“ I was expecting it to be pretty tight and I ’ m not very good in the tight stuff ,” said Steede . “ Obviously , I ' m getting better at it , so I ' m pretty stoked on my day to win every test . I was just consistent out there and it paid off .”
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