On the Pegs - May 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 5 - May 2022 - Page 95
Michael won the first two cross tests , but by not nearly as much as he did on Saturday , as Toth was clearly picking up the pace in the cross tests .
Heading into the sixth and final test of the day , Toth and Michael were virtually tied for the overall win , with Toth holding less than a second lead . Toth had won the previous two enduro tests on Sunday and he was quickest again in the final one , beating Michael by a little over two seconds and sealing the day win and the overall victory for the weekend .
“ The cross test was just super slippery and I kind of just struggled all day on Saturday and I just kind of fell back ,” said Toth . “ Those guys kind of took advantage of that on day one , but as the day went on I got better . I went a little softer on suspension just because the track wasn ’ t really getting tore up and those changes helped a lot . Then going into today , I knew I needed to make up some time on the cross test , not just the enduro , and I manage to do it . I took it to the last test and was able to beat Layne .”
The win was Toth ’ s fifth day win in the last six rounds ( third overall win in a row ) and he now leads Michael by 19 points in the series standings .
Michael ’ s win on Saturday keeps him in contention for the championship .