Beta: Key & Pearson Go 1 -1

Press Release  
Paso Robles, CA
For Immediate Release
It was a busy weekend for the Beta race teams all across the country. The AMA National Trial series started off with rounds 1 & 2 held in Ocala, Florida this past weekend. New to the Junior class is Beta youngster 13 year old Elliot Key from Arcola, Illinois taking the win by a large margin both days.

Elliot Key and his Beta Factory 125 topped the Junior class in Florida. (Photo by Shan Moore)

Elliot Key and his Beta Factory 125 topped the Junior class in Florida. (Photo by Shan Moore)

The rest of the Factory Trial team did equally well with Team Manager Ray Peters winning the Expert class both days while Andreas Niederer finished second. Sadie Webb finished a respectable second both days in the women's class aboard her Beta Evo 200 and Grayson Hertrich finishing second and third in the highly contested High School class.

Expert rider Andreas Niederer finished second both days (Photo by Shan Moore)

Expert rider Andreas Niederer finished second both days (Photo by Shan Moore)

Halfway across the USA, Purvines Beta team racer Axel Pearson took the win at round 5 of the AMA Hare Scrambles championship held in Panaca, Nevada. Pearson was very happy at the finish,
"I'm super pumped and I had a fun time racing against my friends and family! It's also the first time Nick and myself have gone 1 - 2 overall so it was a great day for the Purvines Racing team! Which wouldn't have happened without our pit crews, friends, family, Collin Woolsey, and Ron Purvines who has helped us all live our dream!"

Axel Pearson led from lap two and never looked back. (Photo by Kato)

Axel Pearson led from lap two and never looked back. (Photo by Kato)

Pearson's teammate and points leader Nick Burson crashed at the beginning of the dusty event however pushed hard through the pack to finish in second. Burson has a 14 point lead headed into round six of the eight round series.

Beta racers Axel Pearson and Nick Burson finished 1 - 2 in Nevada (Photo by Kato)

Beta racers Axel Pearson and Nick Burson finished 1 - 2 in Nevada (Photo by Kato)

The Beta Factory Off Road team raced round 4 of the AMA National Enduro Series. Jesse Groemm finished the race in 4th just 29 seconds off the podium. After winning the first special test, the New Jersey racer had a fall in test two which cost him a few positions for the day. Strong finishes in the remaining tests earned him a solid 4th for the day. Team rider Tegan Temple sat out of the event due to an illness.

Jesse Groemm won the first test of the day aboard his Factory Beta 250 RR. (Photo by Shan Moore)

Jesse Groemm won the first test of the day aboard his Factory Beta 250 RR. (Photo by Shan Moore)

Off Road team manager Zack Huberty comments, "We were close this weekend to a podium position. Jesse had the speed, we just have to eliminate the little mistakes and we'll be on the box consistently. I'm looking forward to the next National Enduro in MN for the team."

Jesse Groemm leaves the event 5th in points only two points away from 4th.

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