Nitrocross Phoenix McConnell Wins On Friday
The first day and round of Nitrocross Phoenix has come to an end. Fraser McConnell claimed his second win of the season.
Teammates Brian Deegan and Fraser McConnell battled in the first heat group. Deegan took the heat win, after McConnell failed to finish the race due to an issue with his car.
Andreas Bakkerud and Oliver Eriksson squared off in the second heat group. Bakkerud took home the win, setting a time 0.177 seconds faster than Eriksson.
Reigning champion Robin Larsson and Conner Martel faced off in the third heat group. Larsson took home the win after Martell failed to finish the race due to an issue with his car.
Kevin Eriksson, Travis Pastrana and Casper Jansson battled in the fourth and final heat group. Eriksson took home the win, posting a time 0.793 seconds faster than Pastrana.
Fraser McConnell and Conner Martell faced off in the first qualifier group. Martell took home the win, after McConnell once again failed to finish the race. Once again due to McConnell’s car being broken.
Travis Pastrana, Oliver Eriksson and Casper Jansson squared off in the second qualifier group. Pastrana followed his Vermont Sportscar teammate and also took home the win in his group. Pastrana posted a time 2.704 seconds faster than Oliver Eriksson to secure the win.
Top Qualifier Final
Kevin Eriksson, Robin Larsson, Andreas Bakkerud and Brian Deegan faced off in the Top Qualifier Final. Eriksson took home the win, setting a time 1.063 seconds faster than Robin Larsson. Andreas Bakkerud finished third fastest, 2.092 seconds slower than Larsson.
Robin Larsson, Conner Martell, Oliver Eriksson and Brian Deegan battled in the first semifinal group. Larsson took home the win to advance to the top row of the finals. Posting a time 1.960 seconds faster than Martell. Oliver Eriksson finished third, 0.367 seconds slower than Martell.
Travis Pastrana, Casper Jansson, Andreas Bakkerud, Kevin Eriksson and Fraser McConnell squared off in the second semifinal group. Pastrana took home the win, posting a time 2.273 seconds faster than Casper Jansson to seal his spot in the finals. Andreas Bakkerud finished third, 20.610 seconds slower than Jansson.
Last Chance Qualifier
Fraser McConnell, Conner Martell, Andreas Bakkerud and Brian Deegan battled for a spot in the finals in the first LCQ group. McConnell took home the win, posting a time 0.75 seconds faster than Martell. Andreas Bakkerud finished third fastest, 1.49 seconds slower than Martell.
Kevin Eriksson, Oliver Eriksson and Casper Jansson squared off in the second LCQ group. Kevin Eriksson set a time 1.077 seconds faster than his brother Oliver to take the win. Casper Jansson finished third fastest, 1.28 seconds slower than Oliver Eriksson. All three drivers advanced to the finals.
Fraser McConnell, Robin Larsson, Travis Pastrana, Kevin Eriksson, Andreas Bakkerud, Oliver Eriksson, Casper Jansson, and Conner Martell faced off in the Nitrocross Phoenix final. Fraser McConnell took home his second win of the season, posting a time 0.375 seconds faster than Robin Larsson. Travis Pastrana finished third overall, despite setting the fastest time. Pastrana was given a 2 place penalty for contact during the final. Dropping him to third as a result. Pastrana originally finished 1.16 seconds faster than McConnell.
Championship Standings After Nitrocross Phoenix Day One
Kevin Eriksson retains the championship lead after the first round of the weekend. Eriksson now sits 23 points ahead of reigning champion Robin Larsson. Andreas Bakkerud retains third in the championship, now sitting 20 points behind Larsson. Fraser McConnell moves into sole possession of fourth in the championship, 16 points behind Bakkerud. Travis Pastrana drops to sole possession of fifth, 7 points behind McConnell.
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