FMF KTM Factory Racing rider Dante Oliveira opened the 2024 AMA National Grand Prix Championship (NGPC) with a pro-class victory at Round 1 in Delano, California. Oliveira was locked in a race-long battle with Beta-mounted Dare Demartile for the top spot. Justin Hoeft, Cole Martinez, Mateo Oliveira, Ryan Surratt, and others weren’t far behind in the entire 90-minute main event.
Defending champ Dante Oliveira came out swinging, winning a hard-fought round one.
Beta-mounted Dare Demartile is on fire right now! He led most of the race and looked very comfortable on the bike. He finished in the runner-up spot but definitely has the speed to win.
Justin Hoeft put his Purvines Yamaha on the podium in third.
SLR Honda’s Cole Martinez was in the mix for the win and eventually finished just off the podium in 4th.
Mateo Oliveira rounded out the top five aboard his factory Red Bull KTM.
Ryan Surratt, without an official ride this year, borrowed an SLR engine just to race the event and finished 6th.
Tyler Lynn is new to the SLR Honda team and finished a strong 7th at the opener.
Trevor Stewart has a new look for 2024 and finished 8th in round 1.
Vet racing superstar Giacomo Redondi mixed it up in the premier class, finishing a solid 9th aboard his Gas Gas.
New to the open pro class, Purvines Yamaha Jack Simpson rounded out the top 10.