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We know no one likes to read long race reports or sit around and watch live timing and scoring. So we are here to help with some quick recaps and results from Friday at the JS7 Spring Championship at Freestone. If you feel frisky, check out our report from Thursday.
Note: This post will continue to update through the day.
Ryder D Takes Advantage of Late Crash to Take Open A Pro Sport Moto 2
Oh, my. Heartbreak for Chance Hymas in the second Open A Pro Sport moto. Hymas worked his way into the lead early. Meanwhile, first moto winner Ryder DiFrancesco was in third behind Jayden Clough. As Ryder D struggled to get around Clough, Hymas was running away with the moto. Finally on lap 6, Ryder D got by but by that point Hymas had build a nine second lead. Hymas looked to be running away with the moto when on lap 10 he had a big crash in the Dunlop Drop section. Ryder D would take the lead and go on to win the moto. Benjamin Garib and Gage Linville would round out the podium. Hymas was able to remount, but he finished 8th. Clough also went down late in the moto and finished 7th.
Open A Pro Sport Top 5 Moto 2
1 Ryder DiFrancesco
2 Benjamin Garib
3 Gage Linville
4 Chandler Baker
5 Brad West
Haiden Deegan Runs Away with 450 B (12+) Moto 1 Victory
Haiden Deegan grabbed the holeshot in the first 450 B (12+) moto over Parker Ross and Mark Fineis. Meanwhile, Daxton Bennick was buried in 19th. Deegan opened an early lead as Fineis worked his way into second. Fineis was running similar lap times at points as Deegan, but Deegan was too strong and led start to finish to grab the moto win. Fineis would take second over Avery Long, Parker Ross and Evan Stice. Evan Ferry finished 7th, while Bennick worked his way to 11th.
450 B (12+) Moto 1 Top 5
1 Haiden Deegan
2 Mark Fineis
3 Avery Long
4 Parker Ross
5 Evan Stice
Hymas Wins 250 A Pro Sport Moto 2, as Ryder D Crashes
Ugh. This was shaping up to be an epic battle between Chance Hymas and Ryder DiFrancesco. The duo were 1-2 early in this one and the gap was LESS THAN A SECOND. Ryder D was pushing hard trying to make anything stick on Hymas, but the Honda HRC rider was staying strong. Then around lap 6 or so, Ryder D went down hard and lost a ton of ground to Hymas. After his crash, it appeared he was having a bike problem, as he lost a ton of positions and finished 11th. Gage Linville would take second in the moto ahead of Benjamin Garib. The title looks to be in Hymas’ hands with his 1-1 finishes through 2 of 3 motos.
250 A Pro Sport Moto 2 Top 5
1 Chance Hymas
2 Gage Linville
3 Benjamin Garib
4 Matthew LeBlanc
5 Brad West
Deegan Overcomes Slow Start to Win Loaded 250 B Moto 1
Oh, man. So much to unpack in this one. I don’t even know where to start. Well, the beginning is probably a good place.
Evan Stice grabbed the holeshot but he had a host of heavy hitters in tow including Haiden Deegan, Mark Fineis, Preston Boesplug and Daxton Bennick. Boesplug struck first and jumped into the lead, while Deegan got pushed all the way back to fifth on the opening lap. You could literally throw a blanket on the top 5 early. On the third lap, Fineis went to work and passed Boesplug for the lead. Meanwhile, Deegan had regrouped and got around Bennick for third. A few laps later, Fineis made a few small mistakes which allowed Boesplug to literally pull right alongside him. Then Boesplug made a huge mistake in a corner and Deegan went around for second. Around lap 8 something happened to Fineis (it appeared it was a bike problem), as he dropped spots to Deegan, Boesplug and Bennick. Once Deegan got into the lead he pulled away from Boesplug to take the mot win. Boesplug would take second over Bennick. Fineis would hang on for fourth over Evan Ferry.
250 B (12+) Moto 1 Top 5
1 Haiden Deegan
2 Preston Boesplug
3 Daxton Bennick
4 Mark Fineis
5 Evan Ferry