Mini Olympics Update: Tuesday

Mini Olympics Update: Tuesday

November 21, 2012 3:30pm

The fastest riders of the weekend have been battling hard and at any given time, five different factory supported riders can win with a good start. Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs Honda's Shane McElrath came up big in the A class with a win in the 450 Pro Sport class. Every win is earned with intense pressure from stiff competition in the likes of Paul Coates, Cooper Webb, Dakota Alix, Jace Owen, Luke Clout and Matt Bisceglia.

Track conditions couldn't be any nicer with perfect weather, maintenance, and also how the track shapes up throughout the day. The soil starts off tacky, but ends up hard packed with blue grove in spots like the whoops and jump faces. Now that everything is going smoothly, the motos are blasting off on time and everyone's in sync, the classes are going relatively quick and organized.

Shane McElrath was the big winner in the 450 Open Pro Sport class.
Brandon Butler photo

In the younger divisions and mini bike classes, a lot of different winners have emerged. Joey Crown, Chase Sexton, Justin Rodbell, Gabe Gongas, Gage Linvilee, Tyler McSwain, Jared, Balkovic, Lorenzo Locurcio, Matti Jorgenson, Hannah Hodges, and Tommy Rios have all won a moto. The talent is so deep that a good start makes such a big difference and so many different riders can win at anytime.

The final day of supercross racing will be wrapped up on Wednesday and the champions will be crowned. Look for a complete report of all the race results and titles won on Thursday.