Located on a 120-acre horse farm with rolling pastures, perfectly manicured grounds and a meticulously designed track the racing action was epic. The track was split between technical trail and perfectly flowing grass track. With countless spectator friendly viewing locations, the fans came out in force to watch the Deeder Red Fern II GP.
Race one started with Justin Tucker just inching out Kyle Hangos for the holeshot. With a stacked pro class in tow, the battle was fierce, but Josh Cennamo would lead the pack into the woods. By the end of lap one, Jon Girroir took over the lead from Josh Cennamo, who fought all moto with a handful of riders. Jon rode at such a blistering pace that he finished the moto two minutes ahead of the competition.
On lap three Steven Girroir and Mike Sottile would push each other’s pace to catch Josh Cennamo. By lap four Steven Girroir would take over second place and Mike Sottile would find himself right behind in third place and Josh Cennamo would only finish seconds behind to take fourth place. Coming from almost a dead last start, Jake Abbott worked his way through the pack on his CR125 to take fifth place in the race.
With such great racing in race one, the fans were lining the track in anticipation for the start of race two. When the flag dropped Josh Cennamo was quick off the line and grabbed the STS Motorsports Holeshot award. Cennamo led the field into the woods in first again, with Jon and Steven Girroir right behind. By the end of lap one Jon Girroir, found himself at the front of the field after making a pass on Cennamo in the woods. He would race out front putting in consistently fast and smooth lap times to leave him one minute in front of Steven Girroir at the end of the moto.
On lap two, Steven Girroir would catch Cennamo and the two would battle for the next two laps putting on a great show for the fans. Girroir eventually passed Cennamo for second place where he comfortably stayed for the duration of the race with Cennamo finishing in third. Fourth place went to Drew Torrance who started at the back of the pack and worked his way past more than half of the field by the end of the moto. Fifth place went to Tom Pierce who started from the A-250 line and also raced the A-Vet class right before the pro moto. This is the sixth time Tom has been able to come from the A-250 line and capture a top five in overall.
With Jon Girroir’s 1-1 dominating moto scores he takes the overall win, which marks his eighth overall win in the 2012 series. With a podium filled with family, it marks the first time team Dozer (Jon, Steven and Josh) have swept the podium at a J Day Offroad event.
Jon Girroir 1-1
Steven Girroir 2-2
Josh Cennamo 4-3
Tom Pierce 6-5 (A-250)
Justin Salo 8-6
Jake Abbott 5-9
Anthony Jackson 7-7 (A-250)
Drew Torrance 12-4
Jimmy Edmonds 10-8
Bob Santheson 9-11