On The Pegs August 2017 - Volume 2 - Issue 8 - Page 116

On The Pegs Sam Fastle in section three on Sunday. On lap two, the rain stopped and the course started to tack up and dry, although only a few of the sections actually got easier. Freixa eliminated several of his first-lap mistakes this time around, including a five for “tim- ing out” of the third section, to post a 12-point lap – 10 points better than his first circuit of the course. Meanwhile, Smage bettered his first lap score by a single mark and posted a 13-point lap. Putt had an impressive one- point ride in section three and finished the second lap with 21 points, with Roper coming in at 27 points. Meanwhile, Niederer struggled with fives and fin- ished the lap with 45 points. Scores dropped dramatically on the third and final lap, with Freixa edging Smage by a single dab, 3 points to 4 for the lap. Both riders also managed to clean the “impossible” 10th sec- tion, which happened to be the only two rides of the day that weren’t fives. When the scorecards were tallied, Smage took the win by six points over Freixa, 31 points to 37. Despite a third loop he would like to forget, Putt finished third with 78 points. Roper got the best of his Gas Gas teammate Niederer to finish fourth with 103 points, while Niederer rounded out the top five with 118. Montesa USA’s Daniel Blanc- Gonnet (128) turned in some solid rides to finish sixth for the day with 128 points. Meanwhile, Sherco USA’s Sam Fastle and Scorpa USA’s Quinn Wentzel rounded out the top eight with 142 and 160 points, respectively. In the Women’s Pro division, Canada’s Christy Williams had