On the Pegs - November 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 11 - November 2022 - Page 82

DuVall was super consistent , with 6-7-7-7-7-7 finishes for the day to finish sixth overall .
“ I skipped Michigan just because I wasn ’ t sure how the hip would be after the first GNCC ,” said DuVall . “ I think I just need to get more aggressive , I was just riding too comfortable , still kind of nursing the hip a little bit . It ’ s still not 100 % but It was still a good day . I rode really good , I just didn ’ t really get out of my comfort zone like I should have to really be challenging those guys .”
Trail Jesters Racing KTM ’ s Jesse Ansley returned to racing after missing most of the year with a injury and came away with a decent seventh overall finish . Meanwhile , Beta USA ’ s Evan Smith was a second-and-a-half behind Ansley for eighth overall .
Steel City Honda-rider Ben Nelko topped the NE Pro2 class with ninth overall , beating out Kawasakimounted Ben Herrera by a single second .
“ The day started off kind of iffy ,” admitted Nelko . “ I got beat by like 15 seconds first test . Then just did a couple changes . I think I won maybe three tests on the day . It was good , though . The dirt was super dry , dusty . So , the field sections were dangerous . You had to slow up way early because you didn ’ t really know when the turn was coming . But in all in all , it was a good day . Won by a