On the Pegs - May 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 5 - May 2022 - Page 117

When the green flag went up to kick off the 3-hour pro race , it was Coastal Racing GasGas mounted Ricky Russell grabbing the holeshot after returning from injury , with Magan1 Motorsports Husky ’ s Jordan Ashburn and series points leader Ben Kelley aboard his FMF KTM in third as the field left the motocross track . As the field completed the first lap of racing , Kelley would take over the lead with Russell in second and Ashburn in third , the top three just 10 seconds apart . Rockstar Energy Husqvarna ’ s Craig Delong would check in for fourth with teammate Trevor Bollinger in fifth .
Kelley would extend his lead over laps two and three , with Ashburn taking over the number two position with Delong and Bollinger moving up the spots three and four with REV Motorsports GasGas rider Grant Baylor rounding out the top five , as Russell dropping to 6th by the halfway point of the race . At the completion of lap four , Kelley would have a near 90 second lead over Delong , with Bollinger in third as Ashburn would suffer electrical issues , dropping him to the fifth spot with Baylor just ahead . When the white flag came , Kelley was ahead over two minutes with Bollinger moving into second with Delong and Baylor next and Ashburn moving back into the top 5 .
VOL . 7 ISSUE 5 - MAY 2022 // PAGE 117