round recap: newcomer heats up new pro series

Friday Pro Main (Photo: Jack Jaxson)

The second venue for the Kicker Pro National Series was none other than the Lazy E Arena, right outside of Oklahoma City, OK. The weekend featured another double-header, rounds three and four respectively.

As expected, the Phoenix Racing Team (consisting of Jace Owen, Isaac Teasdale and Fredrik Noren) made the trip, as well as a handful of other faces we did not see in round one and two.

Another familiar face, and soon to be Supercross racer, Blake Wharton, came to compete for the Oklahoma City rounds. And boy did he ever.

Blake Wharton & Kristen Beat (Photo: Jack Jaxson)

 

The first night of the weekend proved to be as challenging as it was exciting for a number of riders. Teasdale came out strong in the 250 Pro class, finishing second. However, during the Open Pro, Teasdale crashed hard and was unable to finish the race. Though he was bruised and sore for sure, thankfully no serious injuries came from hitting the dirt.

Other notable injuries included: Scotty Miller (wrist injury) & Fredrik Noren (concussion).

Blake Wharton was Jace Owen’s biggest challenger of the weekend. While he came close (very close), ultimately Owen was able to continue his reign,
and he snagged four more first place finishes over the weekend.

The top 5 pro finishes from the weekend are as follows:

250 Pro Main (Friday)

  1. Jace Owen
  2. Isaac Teasdale
  3. Blake Wharton
  4. Preston Taylor
  5. Nicholas Maret

Open Pro Main (Friday)

  1. Jace Owen
  2. Blake Wharton
  3. Preston Taylor
  4. Nicholas Maret
  5. Scotty Miller

250 Pro Main (Saturday)

  1. Jace Owen
  2. Blake Wharton
  3. Preston Taylor
  4. Nicholas Maret
  5. Tracy Morgan

Open Pro Main (Saturday)

  1. Jace Owen
  2. Blake Wharton
  3. Preston Taylor
  4. Isaac Teasdale
  5. Nicholas Maret

The Kicker Pro National Series has a multi-week break and will resume with Rounds 5 & 6 in Denver, Colorado. Denver is annually the market with the largest racer turnout, so it will undoubtedly bring some more challengers to the pro classes.

 

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