Jorie Williams goes 1-1 at Quadcross Northwest’s 2nd round, taking the Pro win for the day, and tying up the points.
Saturday April 21, 2012, Team Quad75Dezert, with the exception of rider and mechanic Kenny Sanford, headed to Horn Rapids outside of Richland, Washington to compete in the second round of Quadcross Northwest; the Northwest’s newest premier motocross series. After coming from a 2-2 for second at the inaugural round March 25th, Jorie Williams was determined to take the win this time. Brandon Brown and Jamie Kirkpatrick went as support and used the time on the track as physical training.
Racing the Pro-Am event on Saturday, Jorie de-beaded a tire after the first 4 turns. He came back on the track at the end of the race, but it offered only a warm-up for the day. Jorie came back in moto 2 of the Pro-Am event Saturday to take second. Unfortunately a 9-2 did not help him get on the Pro-Am podium, but it offered great practice for Pro qualifying Saturday. At the end of the day, Pros try for the fastest lap in order to determine gate pick for Sunday’s Pro race. Jorie managed a
1:34 lap time, but Cody Irving just edged him out at 1:33.
Sunday moto one Phil Oppen got the holeshot but was overtaking by both Cody and Jorie a few laps in. Cody and Jorie battled it out for 20 minutes plus one lap, going tire to tire and swapping places several times. Jorie managed to get by Cody for the moto 1 win. With temperatures in the mid-80s, everyone needed to stay hydrated and prepare for the intense second moto. Again in moto two Phil Oppen got the holeshot and lead for several laps. Jorie managed to pass him about mid-way through the race and a few laps later Cody passed Phil as well and made the hard charge to the front. Cody pressured Jorie but Jorie never made a mistake and took the moto 2 win, giving him the overall Pro victory for the day and tying the points between himself and Cody Irving.
Round 3 of Quadcross Northwest will be May 19 and 20th in Spokane, Washington at Airway Heights MX. More information can be found at Quadcrossnw.com, PitTraffic.com or on their respective Facebook pages.
Jorie Williams is competing with the help of: Quad75Dezert, S&S Motorsports, KBH Construction, Waterwell Developing & Surveys, Fox, Maxxis, Klim, Teixeira Tech, ProCaliber.com, HMF, MotoXNutrition, CBR, K&N Filters, UPP Racing, Fullbore Innovations, HiPer, Pro Armor, TCS Motorsports, Spider Grips, Warn, Sunstar, Maxima, Precision Racing Products, Asterisk, Wiseco, Rekluse, 100%, Powermadd, IMS, We All Ride, ProMoto Promotions, Trail Tech, Shorai, Hot Rod Fab, Dune-Tech Offroad, Fusion Graphix, Murray211 & PitTraffic.com