Alex Dumas had a blistering pace all weekend landing him wins in both races and making him only the second rider to do so this season.
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DUMAS WINS DOUBLE IN PITTSBURGH
Round 7 – KTM RC Cup Championship
Pittsburgh, PA. – Round seven of the 2017 KTM RC Cup Championship, held in conjunction with the 2017 AMA MotoAmerica/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, made its way to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex and JP43 Junior Team’s Alex Dumas came away with a massive double victory taking his first career victory wire-to-wire and winning the next on a last-lap pass.
Pre-race qualifying was once again topped by Quarterly Racing/On Track Development’s Benjamin Smith (the current RC Cup points leader) with Dumas chasing him down for second at .459 seconds back. Third fastest went to CSVMoto’s Cory Ventura (currently second in points) at 1.073 seconds off the fastest pace set by Smith. The top six qualifiers at the Pittsburgh stop were all within 1.4 seconds at the end of qualifying, ensuring plenty of close racing to come.
Dumas started race one with a statement, bolting away from the line to take the Holeshot while the pre-race speed of Smith was shuffled back through the pack. Soon, it was Smith’s Quarterly Racing/On Track Development teammate Jackson Blackmon battling Ventura for second. While they fought it out up front, Aces High Racing’s Dylan Deutschlander and the Quarterly Racing ride of Draik Beauchamp moved forward through the grid. Smith, working hard to gain ground from a poor start and opening laps, ended up crashing on an outside pass, forcing him to finish with zero points on the race. This put Beauchamp and Deutschlander into fourth and fifth with Savage Racing’s Sean Ungvarsky joining the fray. On the last lap, Blackmon made his move on Ventura for …read more