6.5 Things We Saw at the Ranch: Tuesday

Annnnnnnnnddddddddddd we’re back at the Ranch for the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. While most of the motos are live on RacerTV all week, we know you have jobs and such and can’t watch them all, so we’ll be spotlighting some classes each day throughout the week—Slaw included.

Here’s 6 ½ things we saw from the first day of racing.

1. Fauser vs Adams

If the first 85cc (10-12) Limited moto of the week was an indicator of what’s to come, the battle for the title will come down to Pennsylvania’s Luke Fauser and Tennessee’s own Drew Adams.

Fauser got the jump on Adams early in this one, but the Kawasaki rider made a charge early and took over the lead on lap four. Adams stretched his lead to around five seconds at points, but went down in the final turn and had trouble getting his bike cranked and fell back to fourth.

Fauser would cruise to the moto win, but he’s certainly going to have a fight on his hands with Adams for the title. Suzuki’s Landen Gordon took advantage of Adams’ mistake to capture second. Adams rounded out the podium.

Top 5 Moto 1

  1. Luke Fauser
  2. Landen Gordon
  3. Drew Adams
  4. Kade Johnson
  5. Travis Pine

Full results.

2. Believe the Hype

It was a banner day for the son of The General, Brian Deegan, as Haiden “Dangerboy” Deegan was on fire Tuesday at the Ranch.

In Mini Sr 1 (12-14) Deegan took the lead early and never looked back cruising to a 14 second win over Logan Best. Dangerboy wasn’t done for the day, as he dominated the first Mini Sr 2 (13-15) moto—again leading every lap—to “best” Best again, this time by 11 seconds. If Deegan can keep it on two-wheels, he going to be tough to beat.

Mini Sr 2 (13-15) Top 5 Moto 1

  1. Haiden Deegan
  2. Logan Best
  3. Krystian Janik
  4. Thomas Wood
  5. Alder Caudle

Full results.

Mini Sr 1 (12-14) Top 5 Moto 1

  1. Hadien Deegan
  2. Logan Best
  3. Krystian Janik
  4. Casey Cochran
  5. Alder Caudle

Full results.

Photo: Blake Keith

3. Kitchen Cooking

OH. MY. GOODNESS. If you didn’t watch the 250 B Limited moto, go back and watch it. Levi Kitchen was absolutely on fire! The Washington native’s fastest lap (1:51.223) helped move him from a 12th place start to the back of early leader Daxton Bennick (who ran a 1:56.093 on lap 3). Then Kitchen followed it up with a 1:52.402 to take the lead and he was in cruise mode from there, as he went on to win the moto by more than 30 (yes you read that right) seconds.

Shoutout to Bennick, who at 14 was making his big bike debut and finished second. Jack Chambers rounded out the podium.

Top 5 Moto 1

  1. Levi Kitchen
  2. Daxton Bennick
  3. Jack Chambers
  4. Luca Marsalisi
  5. Tommy Rois

Full results.

4. 250 B is Stacked

With names like Matthew LeBlanc, Chance Hymas, Jett Reynolds, Nate Thrasher, Nicholas Romano, Brad West, and on and on, 250 B is going to be a dogfight for the title. LeBlanc bounced back from a third in 450 B earlier in the day to chase down and pass Hymas, who led most of the moto.

Hymas had pressure from Romano in the latter part of the moto, but was able to hold onto second. Romano was running third until the final lap when he reportedly collided with a lapper and finished 12th. Thrasher was also collected in the crash while running fourth and took ninth.

This allowed Reynolds, who was making his long-awaited big bike debut, to finish third. Reynolds had last gate pick and had to make his way through a deep field.

Top 5 Moto 1

  1. Matthew LeBlanc
  2. Chance Hymas
  3. Jett Reynolds
  4. Brad West
  5. Tommy Rios

Full results.

5. Jarvis Starts Week off On Right Foot

Jordan Jarvis and Hannah Hodges squared off in the first Women moto of the week with Jarvis striking first. Hodges got the holeshot but Jarvis was able to make her way into the lead before the end of the first lap. She opened a big gap from there, eventually wining the moto by close to 20 seconds. Hodges took second over Tayler Allred.

Top 5 Moto 1

  1. Jordan Jarvis
  2. Hannah Hodges
  3. Tayler Allred
  4. Viviana Contreras
  5. Jamie Astudillo

Full results.

6. Keefer Gets it Done

Shoutout to PulpMX/Racer X/test rider/podcast host Kris Keefer on dominating performance in Senior 40+. Keefer won the moto by more than 15 seconds over former off-road standout Jimmy Jarrett. THE LEGEND Barry Carsten took third.

Top 5 Moto 1

  1. Kris Keefer
  2. Jimmy Jarrett
  3. Barry Carsten
  4. Robb Floth
  5. Kipp Posey

Full results.

6.5. Photo of the Day

Style for miles, Kelana Humphrey.

Photo: Mike Vizer

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