Knight Adds Second EnduroCross Win at Guthrie
David Knight (pictured) remained in contention for the $50,000 bonus offered by Motorcycle Mechanics Institute for any rider who can win all three rounds of the 2007 Maxxis EnduroCross Series by taking his second-straight win at round two of the series at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
The Red Bull KTM-backed rider made short work of the treacherous and technical course by grabbing the lead at the exit of the first turn and, after battling for a lap with teammate David Pearson, pulled away to a relatively easy win.
Damon Huffman, who came out of retirement to ride the series, took the long road to the runner up spot, coming from the back of the pack after the start to finish second. The Suzuki-mounted Huffman was involved in a first-turn pile-up with Kawasaki’s Ricky Dietrich and was nearly last when Knight and the rest of the pack hit turn two.
Finishing third was Pearson, who actually passed Knight on the second lap, but then took a backseat to the Isle of Man native before falling at the midway point of the race and giving way to Huffman.
Pro Trials rider Keith Wineland grabbed the fourth position, while Zip-Ty Racing’s Nick Brozovich rounded out the top five on a Yamaha.
The series now heads to Vegas for the finale on November 17th, where Knight can collect the 50 grand with a win.
1. David Knight (KTM)
2. Damon Huffman (Suz)
3. Dave Pearson (KTM)
4. Keith Wineland (Mon)
5. Nick Brozovich (Yam)
6. Ricky Dietrich (Kaw)
7. John Dowd (Suz)
8. Matt Karlson (Kaw)
9. Jamie Lanza (Kaw)
10. Ty Davis (Yam)