After testing in Arkansas the previous week, Thorn elected to ride the 2019 XC 300 in national enduro competition and the Pennsylvania rider was totally pleased with the power and feel of the bike in Louisiana. In fact, Thorn started off with guns blazing with a solid fourth place finish in the first test of the day!
Thorn Devlin: Today went really well. We did a bunch of testing this week on the 300 and we came into the day with just intentions of riding the motorcycle. Every time you come in you check your tests and everything. We didn’t check any tests. I actually left my phone here and Aaron turned his off and we just rode. Didn’t talk about tests. Didn’t talk about winning. I had fun. I had a blast. I felt so good. Now I know things I need to continue to work on. I’m more than happy with it.
THE XC 300 is unreal. I’m so happy to be back on it. I thought I could ride the 250 and be more aggressive on it, but I have to work too hard shifting up and down, up and down. The 300 I just keep it in third gear. I’m so much more-smooth on it, so I feel back at home.
The GasGas North America East Coast Off-road Team returns to action on June 9 in Greensboro, Georgia for the Cherokee National Enduro.
Ron Commo III made the podium in the Pro2 class and is looking stronger every ride after his leg injury in 2018! Ron rode solid and finished 3rd Pro 2 with 9th overall for 2 GasGas riders in the top 10!
On The West side of the country:
Gas Gas USA's JT Baker took the overall win by 13 seconds over 2 says at Rnd 2 of the AMA West ISDE Qualifier series hosted by JSM Adventures in Emmett, ID. JT had day one honors by over a minute and held onto the lead through Sunday to stand in the top spot for the weekend aboard his XC300.
The USA Nationals haven’t started yet but our GasGas rider Maddie Hoover is already making things happen for herself with a 2nd place at the European Championship over the weekend! Maddie on her TXT250 racing machine has been training and working hard in Europe over the winter and the work is paying off.