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A battle for inches

 

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Cheyenne Matthews lands a narrow lead on her #7 KTM about a second ahead of Alyssa Greeley on the #128 Suzuki as both riders take the White Flag signifying the final lap. The track looks vacant but these two riders have pushed each other to far outdistance the rest of the pack of over 20 riders.

Temperatures soared to over 100 degrees at the track forcing riders to take innovative steps to combat heat exhaustion. Matthews stored her helmet and race jersey in the ice chest prior to her races to get her body temp down a few degrees.

Her dad said, “I have never seen her dig so deep and ride so hard to win a victory. She left everything on the track and I am very proud of her.”

Matthews finished the day’s races in Mitchell, Neb., by winning both motos and collecting two more holeshots. The victories gives Matthews a bit more breathing room in the quest for Championship Points as...



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