IT’S DI MARIO AND SHEDDEN AGAIN AT ROAD ATLANTA FOR ROUND 6 OF THE NATC
The battle between the top two contenders for the championship continues, but with a plot twist.
Alessandro Di Mario regains the number one spot in the championship. While Jesse Shedden finished both races first, he falls fifteen points behind Di Mario due to a technical disqualification in race one.
Shedden had a great weekend on track, with two first place finishes. His skill on the brakes gave him the advantage over the top group of riders. Unfortunately for him, a post-race tech inspection revealed his carb needle was adjusted outside of that allowed by the rulebook. Shedden was subsequently disqualified from race one, handing the 25-points over to his main rival in the championship, Alessandro Di Mario.
A new rivalry has emerged for third in the championship race between Alex Enriquez and Logan Cunnison. Enriquez leads Cunnison by only four points. Both riders finished on the podium; Enriquez with a second-place finish in race one, and Cunnison with two third place finishes.
Some of the frequent front-runners struggled at Road Atlanta, while others found something extra. Jack Beaudry of Canada had a banner round. After first practice, he increased his pace dramatically, finishing third fastest. Beaudry qualified seventh and finished race one P5 and race two P7.
The final round will take place alongside MotoAmerica at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, September 23-25. The final race will determine who takes top honors in the NATC inaugural season.