Gas Gas North America Race Report from The Alligator National Enduro

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Ormond Beach, FL (March 24, 2019) – GasGas North America Off-road Teams saw action on both coasts as Pennsylvania’s Thorn Devlin finished a safe but solid seventh in the NE Pro1 division at this weekend’s Alligator Enduro in Ormond Beach, Florida. Meanwhile, at round four of the WORCS series in Peoria, Arizona, GasGas North America riders JT Black and Jake Alvarez finished third and fourth, respectively, in the Pro2 class, completing a successful weekend for Torrot GasGas North America.  

 

At the Alligator Enduro in Florida, over 500 riders competed in the ruthless “sugar” sand that makes up one of the premier National Enduros in the country. It’s a true test of sand-riding ability. Being from Pennsylvania, however, sand riding is foreign to Thorn Devlin, and he admitted after the event that he was happy to have just survived the Alligator Enduro and all of its pit falls. Despite a couple of nasty crashes, Thorn brought his 2019 XC 250 home for seventh overall in the NE Pro1 class.

 

Thorn Devlin: It was pretty rough and I struggled all day. I had two really bad get-offs. I was going down this sand lane and just right at the end one bucked me and flipped me over the bars. It wasn’t a great day. I had two really, really bad get-offs and after that my plan was just like, ‘let’s just cruise it in’. You hate to do that, but I would rather have a bad race than be out for the season. So I was like, I’m going to do the best I can and just get through here and then healthy going into the next one.”

 

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The GasGas North America East Coast Off-road Team returns to action on March 31st in Morganton, North Carolina for Steele Creek GNCC, round four of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series.

 

 ALLIGATOR ENDURO PRO RESULTS
1. Steward Baylor (KTM)

2. Russell Bobbitt (KTM)

3. Evan Smith (Hsq)

4. Grant Baylor (KTM)

5. Mike Witkowski (Bet)

6. Jake Froman (Hsq)

7. Thorn Devlin (GG)