On the Pegs - November 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 11 - November 2022 - Page 96
aboard his Babbitt ’ s Online Monster Energy Kawasaki came into Burr Oak with an illness , finishing thirteenth ahead of his closest title rival Ryder Lafferty aboard his Coastal GasGas ride . Girroir would speak to the win after the race . “ Yeah it was a good race , but I want that overall podium before the end of the year . I have one race left to do it at Buckwheat , then I ’ m moving up to XC1 for Ironman so I want to leave XC2 with a bang .”
In the FMF XC3 125 Pro class , it was Yamaha mounted Eli Childers grabbing the holeshot . By the end of lap one , Brody Johnson would have a minute and thirty-nine second lead over Liqui-Moly Beta ’ s Jason Lipscomb and Carolina XC KTM ’ s Zack Hayes . Johnson would continue to stretch his lead aboard his Magna1 Motorsports Husqvarna , with a 2:44 lead at the halfway point of the race . Johnson would lose time over the final two laps but would hang on for his eighth victory of the year . Lipscomb would hold on for his third straight podium in second with Fly Racing GasGas backed Max Fernandez snagging his first podium of the year in third . FXR KTM backed Dakota Devore and Hayes would round out the top five .
Top Amateur honors would be a fight all day long between Babbitt ’ s Online Monster Energy Kawasaki teammates Grant Davis and Jojo Cunningham . The duo were never more than three seconds apart the