2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONAL | $10,000 TWO-STROKE RACE
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)
- Ezra Hastings (KTM)–$3000 +$500 holeshot bonus
- Jyire Mitchell (Hon)–$2000
- Justin Rodbell (Yam)–$1500
- Luke Neese (Yam)–$1000
- Hayden Hefner (KTM)–$700
- Blake Taylor (KTM)–$500
- Sean Cunningham (KTM)–$400
- Harrison West (Yam)–$300
- Carter Biese (KTM)–$200
- Ryan Smith (Yam)–$100
Alex Wagers (left) and John Bowlin (right) battle it out.
Blake Taylor finished 6th on his YZ250.
Luke Neese made a 1000 bones for placing 4th.
Brent Duffe’s Honda CR250 looks like a factory smoker.
Austin Kimsey on his CR250.
Tj Snow on a YZ250.
Third place went to Justin Rodbell.
Kyle McElrath on a Honda CR250.
Cameron Pappas got off to a good start.
Photos by Brian Converse