2021 NGPC, Big 6 Series

Mesquite MX, NV | Round 1

Returning riders Cole Martinez and Tallon Lafountaine had a successful first round back to the NGPC series over the weekend, with two podium finishes to kick off the season. In the amateur class, Even Stice brought home his first win of the season in the Open A class while teammate Allen Mendelssohn suffered a crash in 250A, which ultimately took him out of the Open A class.

Race Action

In the Pro class, team rider Cole Martinez #34 started the race in a strong position and quickly made his way to 2nd place to battle with the lead rider. With only a 15-second gap, Martinez consistently pushed the opportunity to pass 1st place but finished his race in 2nd on the all-new 2021 CRF450RX. Tallon Lafountaine #1, defending Pro II champion, came back strong this season. Starting in 5th place, Lafountaine was able to push himself into a top three leader position within the first few laps of the race. All three riders kept a fast pace and a competitive battle for a podium position. Lafountaine crossed the finish line in 2nd place for his first race of the season.
In the amateur class, Allen Mendelssohn suffered a crash in 250A that took him out of the Open A race with teammate Even Stice. Stice got off to a 2nd place start, battling with the lead bike and staying closely behind until the pit, where he made a strategic pass for the lead position. Stice brought home a win in the Open A class and significant momentum for the next round in Taft, Ca.


SLR Honda is a professional off-road race team owned by Mark Samuels and based out of Yucca Valley, California. The team consists of riders who will be competing in select desert races in this 2021 season. For more information on SLR Honda, please visit the website of www.slrhonda.com 
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