Montclair Yamaha Tops 24-Hours of Glen Helen
For the fifth time in six years, the Ty Davis/Montclair Yamaha team, made up of Davis, Nathan Woods, Bobby Garrison and Andy Bakken, won the HYR 24-Hours of Glen Helen, October 15-16.
Davis actually fielded two teams this year, and the “number-two” team made it a 1-2 finish for the Monclair Yamaha squad. The runner-up team consisted of Willy Musgrave, Casey Johnson, Kris Keefer and Nick Foister.
The Pro Circuit team of Andrew Short, Jeff Northrup, Tim Weigand and Terry Fowler spent most of the race playing catch-up after losing about an hour Saturday afternoon, but the team forged on and finished out the event in third place.
The team that many predicted would give the Montclair Yamaha teams the strongest fight was knocked out of top contention just a few hours into the race. The Honda team, made up of Johnny Campbell, Steve Hengeveld, Robby Bell and Kendall Norman, suffered a major engine failure when a rock pierced the side case, which ultimately destroyed the engine. The team rejoined the race after a four-hour pit stop to rebuild the motor.
Travis Pastrana formed a team for this year’s race, but Pastrana didn’t get a chance to ride much. On the third lap, Pastrana crashed and broke his shoulder. He was taken to the hospital where he had surgery to install a plate and screw into the collarbone. Pastrana returned to the track the next morning to watch his team, made up of Ryan Morais, Brian Deegan and Greg Godfrey, take the checkered flag in fifth.