MCSS Rider Lanza Scores Two Race Wins

May 7, 2013
Courtesy of Geiger Media
Jamie Lanza
Jamie Lanza won the WGCP 86-200cc Expert Class and the Lightweight II Expert class in Primm, Nevada.

A busy weekend for Bell Helmet rider Jamie Lanza became a productive one as he scored a pair of victories at the Shamrocks Big 6 GP at State Line.

Lanza started the weekend off Friday night by successfully reaching the main event at the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro EnduroCross opener in Las Vegas. He then made the quick trip over to Primm for the Big 6 race, where he won both the WGCP 86-200cc Expert class on Saturday and the Lightweight II Expert class on Sunday aboard his trusty Husqvarna.

“The whole weekend went well,” Lanza said. “Making the main in Vegas was good, but obviously I wanted to do better than 12th place in the main there. I made a mistake in the main there and that cost me, but fortunately the rest of the weekend was practically flawless.”

In the first Shamrocks race, Lanza outpaced Jesse Vanhoy for the victory. Lanza completed the nine laps in 1 hour, 54 minutes, 11 seconds. Vanhoy only completed eight laps before resigning. In the Sunday race, Lanza was on his game again, finishing a five-lap race in 1:01:29. Vanhoy was runner-up again, finishing in 1:04:58.

“Sometimes when you have a race that doesn’t go so well, you can’t wait to get back out on the bike and race more,” Lanza said. “Primm was only 45 minutes away from Las Vegas, so I was able to wake up the next day after the EnduroCross deal and start racing again.”

Lanza said the Shamrocks race was a fun mix of sand and hard pack that presented a fun challenge to ride.

“Both races were very uneventful, a good thing when you’re out in the desert,” Lanza said. “My bike ran really good both days, and that was probably the best part of it. The track was really sandy and I love riding through sand.

“There’s enough of a mix of the sand and hard pack that you really can’t go crazy with the sand tire. You have to stay within yourself and ride smart.”

Up next for Lanza will be the So Cal GP from June 1-2 then the June 8 round of EnduroCross in Sacramento, Calif.

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