Steele Creek was a cold and rainy affair most of the weekend but Sunday’s track turned out to be a great track. Tely Energy Race Team ended up with 3 podium finishes, 6 top 5 finishers and 9 top ten finishers on the weekend!
The pro bike race was delayed for an hour but started without a hitch at 2pm. Steward Baylor, Jr. had a great start to the race, but had to settle for 4th in XC1. He has been so consistent this year that he is still holding onto the 3rd place in class championship.
Grant Baylor had a rough race due to some mechanical issues that ended his race early. He was running great and holding 6th place when he started having issues.
Zach Nolan had a great start on the day and ended up in 15th out of 30 riders in the XC2 class.
Dylan Ely had another great race in Open B. He finished the day in 4th place and is currently tied for first place for the class championship.
Our 4 Stroke A lites rider, Justin Murphy battled for a podium spot in the first couple laps but couldn’t hold on as the race continued. He had to settle with 15th on the day.
Cody Morehead finally got a chance to race after several weeks off due to an injury. He ended his day in 16th place in 250B, but is sure to get better with more seat time.
In the 10am race, Brooke Cosner, a support member of Tely Energy Racing, ran another consistent race but couldn’t push through for a podium spot. She ended her day in 4th place in Women’s Pro.
Olivia Judy had another great race and finished the day in 2nd place in the Womens class. She is sure to keep up the consistency and battle for the class championship.
Chase Rutan had another great race and finished in 6th place in 125 B/C class. He finished 53 out of 564 overall.
In the 8am youth race, Joseph Cunningham had some bike issues during the race but still managed to finish with a second place. He is sure to make the class championship interesting as the series continues.
Younger brother, Dakota Cunningham battled for the top spot the entire race but had to settle for a second place finish in 85 (7-11). With another podium appearance under his belt, he is gaing ground each week and looks to get the top spot on the podium in the coming weeks.
Ty Ely swapped between 6th and 7th all race and did a great job of hanging onto 6th place for the day in 85 (7-11). He is going to work the bugs out and continue to battle in this class.
Paul Best was in the top spot on the day when he was slowed down by a broken chain. After it was fixed, he battled back to 7th place on the day. He is sure to come back at Camp Coker to battle for the win.
Ronnie Rusch had a rough day with some clutch issues in College A on Saturday. He finished the day in 16th but is sure to come back for redemption in a couple weeks.
We are looking to rebound at Camp Coker with a few more podium appearances but all in all everyone finished the weekend healthy so it is a win for the team.
It can not be stated enough that we could not do this without our wonderful team sponsors! Thank you Fly Racing/WPS for the amazing gear, Morgantown Powersports for the great equipment, Kenda Tires and Nitromousse for amazing handling of the muddy conditions, Baily Powersports for insuring our race bikes, Tely Energy Services for allowing us to keep doing what we love, Motion Pro for the top of the line tools we need for repairs, Seat Concepts for great looking and durable seats, ODI Grips to limit blisters and make the bike look good, Twin Air for keeping our bikes running clean and great, Cometic Gaskets for the best gaskets on the planet, Evans Waterless Coolants for keeping our bikes cool, KTM for taking care of the parts we need, G2 Ergonomics for protecting our riders hands, IMS Products to limit pit stops, Fasst Company for the best handlebars on the market and HBD Moto Grafx for making our bikes and pro pit looking good.