Beta Race Report From The Knuckle Buster

The Beta Factory team raced round two of the AMA National Enduro series with Jesse Groemm sitting third in points going in. The New Jersey racer had a difficult day and ended up finishing in seventh. Teammate Tegan Temple finished 19th overall which is solid considering this is his rookie season in the class. 

Jesse Groemm had an off day but is still very active in the points chase. (photo by Shan Moore)          

Jesse Groemm had an off day but is still very active in the points chase. (photo by Shan Moore)          

"Alabama was a tough weekend for me, the course was muddy, tight, yet fun. Lapped riders were an issue in the tight stuff and I struggled in some sections. My 250 RR worked great and I'm looking forward to putting this race behind me and Charging at the steel creek GNCC in two weeks.

A huge thanks to Beta USA, my mechanic Jeff Pasqua, Fly racing, Arai helmets, Sidi boots, Scott goggles, and all our great sponsors, Groemm explains." 

Tegan Temple continues improve his Enduro Technique. (Photo by Shan Moore)

Tegan Temple continues improve his Enduro Technique. (Photo by Shan Moore)

At press time, Jesse Groemm was told by the NEPG that he was disqualified from the event due to going the wrong direction in a transfer section. Thinking he missed the start, he turned around after seeing another rider doing the same only to hit another rider coming the other way. The decision will be reviewed under the appeal process. If stands, this would mark the first Pro rider to ever be disqualified in a National Enduro.