On the Pegs - November 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 11 - November 2022 | Page 118

Ricky Russell would also have his shifter sheared off by a stump , costing him more time in the race . Russell would be unable to catch the front again , and finish sixth in the XC1 class . Coming from Finland and riding under the Factory Husqvarna tent was the number 147 of Miro Sihvonen . He would finish seventh in the XC1 Open Pro class .
In his first XC2 250 Pro race it was Tely Energy KTM ’ s Nathaniel Tasha grabbing the $ 250 STACYC XC2 Holeshot Award . However , it didn ’ t take long for Babbitt ’ s Online / Monster Energy / Kawasaki Team Green ’ s Lyndon Snodgrass to make the pass for the lead . Snodgrass would try to put his head down and push , but Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing ’ s Jonathan Girroir would apply the pressure and make the pass for the lead on the second lap .
Girroir and Snodgrass would swap the lead position multiple times throughout the race . After a mistake late in the race , Snodgrass would make his way back around Girroir to take the win . As Snodgrass earned the win at round 12 , it would be enough for him to earn the 2022 XC2 250 Pro National Championship .
Tely Energy KTM ’ s Liam Draper would remain third in the class for the duration of the race , earning his second-straight podium finish and his fourth podium appearance of the season . Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing ’ s Ryder Lafferty would battle