2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONAL | $10,000 TWO-STROKE RACE

two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALVirginia rider Ryan Smith raced the two-stroke race in Muddy Creek in jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt. Ryan placed 10th. 

This was the second annual Cody Gragg Memorial two-stroke race that went on during the fifth round of the AMA outdoor National series in Muddy Creek. The day before the National on Friday, there was a two-stroke qualifier as there were two divisions of smokers lined up. Last year the pro purse was up to $14,000. This year is was just over $10,000. Not bad for an amateur race. That is more money than most the pros would make on a race weekend.

The tradition was started in 2017 when Cody Gragg and his father Chris were in a fatal accident on their way to a race. This annual event at Muddy Creek Raceway will carry on their memory and will be an annual tradition at Muddy Creek.

TWO-STROKE RACE RESULTS (TOP TEN)

  1. Ezra Hastings (KTM)–$3000 +$500 holeshot bonus
  2. Jyire Mitchell (Hon)–$2000
  3. Justin Rodbell (Yam)–$1500
  4. Luke Neese (Yam)–$1000
  5. Hayden Hefner (KTM)–$700
  6. Blake Taylor (KTM)–$500
  7. Sean Cunningham (KTM)–$400
  8. Harrison West (Yam)–$300
  9. Carter Biese (KTM)–$200
  10. Ryan Smith (Yam)–$100

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two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALNate Thrasher decided to race a 125cc machine in a sea of 250s. Nate placed 12th. 

two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALAlex Wagers (left) and John Bowlin (right) battle it out.
  two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALBlake Taylor finished 6th on his YZ250.
 two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALLuke Neese made a 1000 bones for placing 4th.
 two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALBrent Duffe’s Honda CR250 looks like a factory smoker.
  two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALAustin Kimsey on his CR250.
 two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALAustin Johnson.
 two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALTj Snow on a YZ250.
 two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALThird place went to Justin Rodbell.
 two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALJack Beeland.
 two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALPatrick Jackson.
  two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALKyle McElrath on a Honda CR250.
  two-stroke race 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONALCameron Pappas got off to a good start. 

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Photos by Brian Converse

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