Kacy Martinez Wins X Games Gold Then Wins John Penton GNCC
The following is from Motorcycle Superstore…
MEDFORD, OR (June 9, 2014) Kacy Martinez knew this was going to be a big week. The plan was to show up in Austin, Texas on Friday and race against the top women in the world at X Games Enduro X, then jump on a plane Saturday and fly across the country to Millfield, Ohio for Round 8 of the GNCC Series on Sunday. It was also Kacy’s plan to win both races – and that’s exactly what she did.
“This weekend was definitely a weekend I will never forget. I have been working hard on my EnduroCross training and it’s finally paying off. I knew I would need to put together six solid laps in Austin with very few mistakes. We started catching lappers after the first few laps and that can mean trouble with more bottlenecks in the rocks. I took my time and made smart passes and eventually the win. What an amazing feeling!
“I got quite sick on Friday night and we had to be up early on Saturday to catch the flight to Ohio. I passed on the track walk and just showed up on the start line Sunday morning, the rain held off and race conditions were perfect. I had a pretty good start but got tired towards the end. The Women’s race is part of the morning event which includes several Master, Vet and Junior Classes – about 350 racers in all. When I came around the last lap, my pit board said I was leading the overall so I pushed as hard as I could to take my first overall win of the year.
“My first X Games Gold and my first GNCC overall win on the same weekend. I couldn’t ask for a better weekend.”