CASAR, NC – With the injury of Luke Reeves the DeRisi race team is still down a rider but it was great news to hear that Luke made it to the Snowshoe event to offer any support he could give to his teammate’s throughout the race day. “We really miss having Luke out there; we hope to have him back the last half of the season. Eric and David are truly having a great season” commented Santo DeRisi, Owner of DeRisi Racing Inc. “we have had some bad luck but we were looking to get passed the past as we headed to Snowshoe.”
In the XC2 class, Eric would get a good start but would suffer throughout the day with mechanical issues and bottlenecks. He would try to overcome his adversities but would finish the day in 12th place; this finish puts Eric in 4th place in the XC2 points standing’s.
David Reeves started on the front row of the Junior A class and lead for most of the race until he fell victim to one of the most difficult mud holes on the course. He would unfortunately sit in a large bottleneck for a lengthy amount of time with would cause him to fall back in his class. David would however grab a 3rd place finish which puts him 2nd in the class point’s chase.
Support rider Braden Henthorn of the College A class would put together another impressive ride to finish 2nd. This finish give Braden five top three finishes for the year. Fellow support competitor James Reeves would place 6th in the Junior A class.
“Snowshoe is always a nice location that we look forward to competing at; the track is extremely challenging and I think all our riders did well to overcome the obstacles they had in front of them. We are looking forward to heading to Ohio next week for another weekend of racing! Thank you so much to the following companies for their loyalty and support; Rath Racing, Fox Shox, GBC Tires, IMS Products, HMF, HiPer Technology, Power Bar, GPR, Fasst Co, DC Cycle, Wiseco, Maier, Twin Air, DP Brakes, G4 Graphics, PowerMadd, Motion Pro, Quad Tech, Albright Motorsports, Spider Grips, Silkolene, Hilltop Motorsports, Fly Racing, Scott Goggles and Liquid Performance.”