Precision Concepts Starts 2015 on the Podium at the Adelanto GP

The season opener for the District 37 BIG 6 championship series took place at Maverick’s stadium in Adelanto, CA and served as a platform to bring back the nostalgic Adelanto Grand Prix. In keeping with the tradition of the old Adelanto GP the hosting club, SoCal MC laid out a long, high-speed course that wound around the surrounding desert. There was a unique feature to the race as the course then headed to the infield of Maverick’s stadium where a well-built endurocross course awaited the riders. The first race of the year is always hotly anticipated and a full line of pro and expert racers awaited the start to test how well they prepared in the off season.

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Justin Seeds | 2nd place

Justin showed impressive speed all day, battling with his teammate and Gary Sutherlin out front. He twice held the lead and was just over a lap from taking the victory until a mistake dropped him back and he would settle for what was a well-deserved second place finish.

“The first [couple] laps I put the hammer down and got into second and then around lap five I got out front. I made a little mistake in the fire pit section [in the Endurocross] and fell, losing the lead, but I was able to get back out front the following lap.”

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“I stayed out front until the second to last lap when I had a close call and almost went down, letting Gary pass me. I tried to push, but my hands were destroyed and I settled for second place.”

Justin airing it out over the always crowd-pleasing water jump.
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Robby Bell | 4th place

Robby got off to a great start and ran up from for most of the race, but suffered from badly blistered hands and faded back to fourth at the finish.

“I got off to a great start and held the lead early, then I flew off the course and Gary [Sutherlin] got around me. He fell a little later and I took the lead back, but then my teammate came charging by me and took first place away. I was pretty content to follow him, watch his lines and then see who was stronger at the finish, but about halfway through the race my hands started getting really hot.”

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“I developed a bad blister in the middle of my left palm and was struggling with my grip under braking and accelerating so I backed my pace down. It’s frustrating as I felt like I had a sure podium and my sights on the win, but I’m looking at it like a good warm up race and I already know how to keep my hands from blistering again moving forward so I’m feeling pretty positive about 2015.”

Robby held the lead a few times during the race, but couldn’t quite maintain it to the finish.
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Top Five Results:

1. Gary Sutherlin January

2. Justin Seeds January 

3. Colton Udall January 

4. Robby Bell

5. Blayne Thompson