On the Pegs - June 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 6 - June 2022 - Page 148

NE Pro 2 class winner Steel City Men ’ s Clinic ’ s Ben Nelko ( Hon ) claimed his third class win in a row , finishing a full minute , 13 seconds ahead of second in class .
Beta USA ’ s Jonanthan Johnson was second in class and ninth overall ahead of his brother , Magna1 Motorsports Husqvarna ’ s Brody Johnson was 10th overall and third in the NE Pro 2 division .
The Women ’ s Elite class was won by AmPro Yamaha ’ s Rachel Archer .
“ I stayed off the ground all day and I think that was the key today ,” said Archer . “ I was trying to ride a little conservative because it was so sketchy out there . Me and Kenzie ( Tricker ) were pretty close all day . Going into the last test I was only three seconds up , so I knew I had to pin it to win it . Unfortunately , Kenzie crashed and I ended up winning the test by a minute . So , good for me , but unlucky for her .”
“ I was really close going into the last test , three seconds back of Rachel ,” said Enduro Engineering / Fly Racing KTM ’ s Mackenzie Tricker . “ It was probably mile six or something , there was a rocky uphill and there was a bunch of people stuck . I didn ’ t have time to sit there and wait for them , and I didn ’ t make it . I ended up finding a long way around . Other than that , today was pretty good . I was really close to the front again ,