Rick Johnson), Jeremy Martin wants another title and has
signed a letter of intent with RCH for 2017, and Mitch
Payton yearns for his past success with the Pro Circuit
And for nearly the 50th time, Hangtown and its high-speed circuit, huge jumps, technical cambers and total
brutality tested the racers, mechanics and teams. The
crowd was thick, the cheering rampant, and the winners
proved that it takes more than simple speed to win at
Hangtown. It takes fitness, a machine that handles and a
shaker of luck. ❏
Alex Martin was part of the strong Yamaha contingent that
peppered the leaderboard. He went 8-2 for second overall.
Blake Baggett had a dream first moto when he hunted down
Tomac and passed him for third place. Moto two became a
nightmare when he crashed and broke his collarbone.
The Hondas of Trey Canard and Cole Seely shot to the lead in
moto one. Trey went down and fought for a seventh; Cole got
pushed back to fifth.