Sergio Hernandez won the Barrio Logan Grand Prix on Saturday, and Brad Huff followed up with a victory in the Dana Point Grand Prix on Sunday.
Team director Danny Van Haute said that when he was looking at the race schedule for Southern California, he thought Barrio Logan would be a great warm-up for Dana Point, an NRC race. And it would seem the strategy worked.
At Dana Point on Sunday, the five Jelly Belly riders were again facing teams fielding six riders.
“We were at a little disadvantage, but the guys really played this race as top professionals,” Van Haute said.
Huff credited Hernandez for putting the team in a position to win at the end.
“Sergio was in several moves early on and was able to drive the most threatening break of the day for what seemed like a sure thing. Coming in to the final few laps, a few of us had managed to set up just behind United Healthcare’s leadout train, then some bad luck caused us to lose contact with each other. Only Sergio and I were left,” Huff said. “On the last lap Sergio put me into the perfect position, right on UHC’s leadout train. It wasn’t until the final few meters did I realize we had pulled off an upset win. Thanks to such great teamwork, Jelly Belly presented by Kenda pulled off our first two big wins of the season.”