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PRO MOTO & QUAD CL ASSES SCORE JOURNAL 47 PRO MOTO IRONMAN Without the threat of Juan Carlos Salvatierra riding in the SCORE Pro Moto Ironman class, it was open for any of the ten competitors who came to challenge the 277-mile course. Among the riders was Fabricio Fuentes, KTM Bolivia's teammate to Salvatierra who finished second last year, along with veteran SCORE Baja 1000 Ironman racer Larry Janesky. But it was Brandon Wright in the 750x Husqvarna FE501 who crossed the finish line in 7:21:20 to win the class. "It was really rough the whole way," said Wright. "I did pretty well for most of the time and was just trying to decide what pace to keep as I wasn't sure where my competition was. I was just trying to stay comfortable and everything was going well until about 15 miles to the finish when the whoops finally hit me. I thought I was done, I was just on survival mode at that point." Finishing in second place was Aaron Richardson on the 739x KTM 500EXCF. "The race had a lot of speed and a lot of roughness as usual," he said. "I had a little crash at about race mile 210 that tweaked up the bike a little bit but I'm fine. I'm happy that I made it to the end. The new bike section was fabulous, it was a lot of fun. I wasn't able to make it down here the last two years and it's great to be back." Fuentes finished in third place, adding another podium finish for the KTM Bolivia team. "It's my second time at the SCORE San Felipe 250 and it felt really good because we had no major problems," said Fuentes. "The people here are really adorable and that makes me really happy and wanting to come back. I feel really great with the fans. It's incredible what they do here at El Malecon. I come a long way from Bolivia and one of the things that bring me here are the fans. The course was really difficult and intense with whoops everywhere. We had to prepare really well for this race." BRANDON WRIGHT IN THE 750X HUSQVARNA FOUGHT THE BAJA DESERT TO FINISH FIRST IN PRO MOTO IRONMAN SPORTSMAN M/C A total of ten teams took on the King Shocks 35th SCORE San Felipe 250, and all the teams finished the race to bring home a tremendous accomplishment for their efforts. Among the teams, David Navarro of the 214x Yamaha YZ250FX finished first with co-riders Manuel Gomez, Ely Ramirez, and Gustavo Grijalva, all from Tecate, Mexico. Finishing second was the 245x team of Filiberto Garcia, followed by the 225x team of Jason Lopez.

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