On the Pegs - November 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 11 - November 2022 | Page 105
With the win , the REV Motorsports GasGas rider now holds an insurmountable 44-point lead in the series championship heading into the series finale in Alabama .
Grant got off to a fast start , winning the opening test of the day by seven seconds ahead of Coastal Racing GasGas ’ Ryder Lafferty . However , test one was the only test Grant won all day , but his consistency was enough to keep him in the lead the rest of the way , finishing second , third , fourth , fifth and second in the final five tests .
FMF / KTM ’ s Josh Toth won tests two and three , while Steward won the final three tests . Steward didn ’ t get the best of starts , finishing fifth in test one , however his laterace flurry put him in position to challenge Grant for the win in the final test . Grant went into test six with a 10-second lead over Steward . Steward won the test by just over nine seconds ahead of Grant , leaving Grant with the victory by less than a second .
“ When Steward won test five by 11 seconds , I knew I had to do something different in that last test ,” said Grant . “ I really wanted to win today because I didn ’ t want the championship battle to linger into the final round in Alabama , so I gave it everything I had and just sent it and I got the job done . It was a crazy tight race and I ’ m just so pumped