The racing season is now in full swing, and Team EJP has found it’s groove. After a slow spring due to the large amount of time spent off the bike both Patrick Prescott and Lane Shorey are up to speed and ready to contend for race wins. Each rider had their moments throughout this past weekend at the Gold Cup New England Classic held at Hemond’s Motocross Park in Minot Maine.
Patrick started the week off with a holeshot in the 85C class. As he led the pack of almost 30 riders through turn two, he lost traction and went down. This caused a multi-bike pile up that Patrick was underneath. By the time he was up and running the #199 was at the back of the pack and had his work cut out for him if he wanted a decent overall finish. Pat kicked it into high gear and put his bike on rails, coming through the pack and crossing the finish line in 11th.
He would follow his first moto up with a strong start in the Supermini, going 16, 18, 16, for 18th overall. His finishes would stay consistent in the 85C class going 11, 10, 13, for 11th overall.
Lane Shorey went to the line prepared to do battle with some of New England’s fastest racers. Lane would pilot is KTM 250 to the front of the pack early in each moto and continue to hold strong for the entirety of the long races. 5, 3, 3, finishes would land him in 4th overall in the 450 B class and a 2, 3, 3, moto score found him in 3rd overall in the Open B class. As the summer continues Lane is finding more and more strength in the later laps, so look for him to start winning races again very soon!
In the four wheel EJP Racing world, Reid Lanpher has finally won a Pro Series Late Model race by leading the final 41 laps in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Firecracker 50 Tuesday night. In a statement made to Beechridge.com Reid said, “We’ve been getting closer and closer, and the car finally had the feel I was looking for tonight. I was just hoping we wouldn’t get a caution toward the end. The car was so fast.”
Reid now holds the points lead in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and looks to maintain that throughout the rest of the season.