Round 2 of the NHHA was in Lubbock, Texas. The weather was clear, the temperature in the low 60s and the terrain was dusty with a twisty singletrack. Riding the momentum from the first round, the Beta Factory Team earned two 1st place finishes, a 2nd place, and a 3rd place at the event. Joe Wasson was able to outlast the competition in the Pro division. After a lackluster start, Joe went to work passing the field until he gained the lead and never turned back. Right behind him was teammate Zane Roberts, who took 2nd place on the day. Cole Conatser rode very strong in the Pro 250 class to win his first race of the season. In the Pro Women’s class, Morgan Tanke backed up her win last week with another podium, finishing third place on the weekend.

Pro ClassJoe Wasson – 1stZane Roberts – 2nd
Pro 250 ClassCole Conatser – 1st
Pro Women’s ClassMorgan Tanke – 3rd
Joe WassonFactory 480 RR
Round 2 was awesome! I’ve had a lot of success at this venue, so I had confidence going into this race. On Saturday I made some adjustments and shook down the race bike. Sunday morning we lined up and I got a horrible start but soon was able to make some passes. After about 10 miles in I was able to grab the lead and I could put my head down and charge! The second loop was challenging to navigate. With cows on the trail, the pack was able to catch up to me. We traded positions a couple of times the next few miles but I was able to regain the lead. I put in a hard charge at the end and was able to finish 1st overall”
Cole ConatserFactory 250 RR
“Got an almost dead last start but I made quick work in the first 10 miles and passed a bunch of people. I came through pit 1 in 1st place and rode smart. By having a good time on loop 2 I was able to bring home the win in Pro 250! I’m looking forward to the next round in Idaho, as I’ve heard great things about the race. I can’t thank the whole Beta USA team and all my sponsors enough for the great bike and gear this year!”
Zane RobertsFactory 480 RR
“I got off to another terrible start this weekend but I kept my head down and stayed charging throughout the entire race. Slowly, I worked my way through the field and eventually was able to catch up to my teammate who was leading the race. We had an awesome battle for the last half of the second loop but unfortunately, I fell just short with a second place. All in all, I had a blast this weekend and was stoked with how well my bike worked. Looking forward to the next round!”
Morgan Tanke ColónFactory 300 RR
“Getting caught up in a first turn pileup set me back on the start but I was able to catch up to my class quickly. After some good battles in the first 10 miles, I found myself in 3rd place and pretty much stayed there for the rest of the race. After gaining more speed near the end I just couldn’t hold the pace of the leaders. The course was super fun and flowy. I loved all of the tight single track. I’m ready for the next one”

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