Derek Costella Dominates MiniMotoSX

May 3, 2008 6:04am

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (May 2, 2008)   Derek Costella became the first rider ever to win both the 10-inch and 12-inch wheel expert finals on the same night at “The Biggest Mini Bike Race on the Planet”.  In its fifth year at the Orleans arena, a near capacity crowd watched some exciting competition in 11 classes that included three youth classes, women, vet, stock classes for 10-inch and 12-inch rear wheel bikes and amateur and expert classes for modified 10-inch and 12-inch rear wheel bikes.   
Costella earned the SGR Holeshot award on his Monster Energy, BBR race bikes and dominated both main events in a stacked field of riders that included Ryan Abrigo, Willy Browning, the Blose brothers, Chris Gosselaar, David Pingree, Ryan Beat and Tim Weigand among others.  In the premier 12-inch expert class, Ryan Abrigo and Frenchman Mike Valade joined Costella on the podium.  In the 10-inch expert class, it was Michael Blose
that pressured Costella early and finished second followed by Ryan Abrigo.  
2008 MiniMotoSX Results
12-Inch Expert
1) Derek Costella
2) Ryan Abrigo
3) Mike Valade
10-Inch Expert
1) Derek Costella
2) Michael Blose
3) Ryan Abrigo
12-Inch Youth
1) Austin Politelli
2) Kyle Engle
3) Blake Bagget
10-Inch Youth
1) Justin Berry
2) Jason Langford
3) Blake Bagget
12-Inch Youth Stock Mod (Under 13 years)  
1) Chanz Early
2) Branden Outcault
3) Kirk Raleigh
Vet 35-plus
1) Tod Sciacqua
2) Jonathan Levey
3) Kevin Popaeko
12-inch Amateur
1) David Segers
2) Brad Nauditt
3) Dexter Dickinson
10-Inch Amateur
1) Brad Nauditt
2) David Segers
3) Tyler Zuech
12-Inch Stock/Mod
1) Randy Pekarek
2) Tanner Alexander
3) Jason Ellis
10-Inch Stock/Mod
1) Jake Osbourne
2) Dustin Somogyi
3) Greg Crater
1) Tatum Sik
2) Jena Ellis
3) Jan Pontanilla
 Vet 35-plus
1) Tod Sciacqua
2) Jonathan Levey