On The Pegs August 2017 - Volume 2 - Issue 8 - Page 118

On The Pegs Andreas Niederer won the Expert class on Sunday. Sherco rider the early lead. After one lap, Smage led with 10 points, followed by Freixa and Putt in a tight battle for second, with Freixa leading the young Sherco rider by a single dab, 15 points to 16. Roper came in with 25, followed by Niederer at 37. Two big mistakes on the sec- ond lap by Smage opened the door for Freixa to take the lead after two laps. Both mistakes were fives taken in sections that the Smage had cleaned on the previous lap. The result was a 15-point lap for Smage, while Freixa turned in a five-point lap. Putt was in the mix with a 13-point lap and remained in third. Heading into the third and final lap of the day, Freixa held a five-point lead over Smage, 20 points to 25. Putt held third with 29. Freixa improved on his second lap by two dabs to post a three-point lap for a total of 23 points for the day, dashing any hopes Smage had of coming back on the final lap for the win. Smage turned in a nine-point lap for a total of 34 and second for the day, while Putt was not far off in third with 11 for the lap and 40 for the day. Fourth overall went to Roper with a total of 74 points after turning in 27 marks on his final lap, while Niederer finished fifth with a total of 102. Gonnet (106), Fastle (128) and Wentzel (148) finished out the top eight. In the Women’s Pro division, Hoover’s 61-point day beat out William’s 78 points for the win. In the Expert class, Beta USA’s Andreas Niederer came out on top with 35 points, followed by Gas Gas rider Drew Forkner with