Jamaica nitrocross sensation Fraser McConnell came away with a victory and a second-place finish in rounds four and five of the Nitrocross series in Phoenix, Arizona last weekend.

McConnell emphatically started the season with a dominating win in round one in Oklahoma. With mechanical issues keeping him off the podium in rounds two and three in Utah in August, he was determined to put on a great display in Phoenix.

In Phoenix, despite encountering more car failure in the first races, McConnell managed to win the Last Chance Qualifier and secure a second row starting position in the final.
The Round four final on November 10 was a nail-biting affair, with the top five cars closely competing to the finish.
Last year's champion, Robin Larsson, led the race but suffered a punctured tyre, which saw a rush of competitors bunched up. Travis Pastrana overtook through a gap in the middle and finished first, with Fraser crossing the line in second.
However, McConnell moved up one spot to first place after the stewards gave Pastrana a penalty.
"Not the way I'd choose to win, but a win is a win. I'll accept the rules of the game, and I welcome the points earned from this victory, which is as close to the maximum points as possible". He reasoned.
The fifth round of the Nitrocross Series started well for Fraser on November 11, as he won his Heat Race and qualified for the coveted Top Qualifier (TQ) final. 
During the Finals, Fraser drove an intelligent race by staying out of the Joker Lap until the fifth lap, which gave him the clean air he needed to chase down those at the front of the pack. He eventually finished in second place behind Larsson.
Fraser is currently in fourth place in the Championship battle, only two points behind Andreas Bakkerud and 12 points ahead of Pastrana in the 10-event series.
Rounds six and seven of the Nitrocross Series will take place at the Glen Helen Raceway in California on December 9 and 10.

Jamaica’s Fraser McConnell claimed his first-ever Group E win on Sunday at the fourth leg of the 2022 Nitro Rallycross championship at Glen Helen Raceway in Los Angeles.

 Jamaica’s Fraser McConnell is set to go up against some of the best drivers in the world when the fourth leg of 2022/2023 Nitro Rallycross Championship gets underway in Los Angeles, California this weekend, October 29 and 30.

SportsMax will carry the action live.

On October 2, the 24-year-old McConnell crashed and rolled during third-leg of Group E qualifying in Minneapolis but recovered to finish third.

Standing in his way for top honours this weekend will be Robin Larsson and Andreas Bakkerud, who have 160 and 141 points, respectively, to occupy first and second place. McConnell is third in the standings with 114 points.

Hel looks forward to the challenge at the iconic Glen Helen Raceway, where cars fly and the track thrills.

“Glen Helen is a track I enjoyed last year. It’s super-fast and almost 100 per cent dirt with eight or nine jumps, so you have to ensure you’re timing the speed right so that when you land, you get as much downhill of the speed as you can,” he said.

“My job is to ensure the car is making the gaps. I can’t wait to get out there.”

 The 2022-23 NITRO Rallycross Championship will see action over 10 legs across the USA, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, and Canada. The series runs from June 2022 to March 2023.

During a dramatic weekend of racing, Jamaica’s Fraser McConnell overcame a significant challenge on Saturday to finish third on Sunday in the Group E final at the Nitro Rallycross Minneapolis.

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