What a weekend! We had close to 400 race entries for the opening qualifier and things went very well. First, I want to thank everyone for coming out for the weekend. Friday we had over 150 riders out for practice, most were here for the race and focused on doing laps on the Royal Purple Extreme Track. I want to point out that we added about 70 loads of brand new dirt; the track was plenty rough by the end of the day for sure. Not only did we have the RP track dialed in, we had the other tracks ready to go as well. There were lots of talented riders out there for sure so I enjoyed watching and just hanging out with everyone.
The 51cc (4-6) class winner was Seth Milam from De Berry, TX. With Gage Blocker from Floresville, TX finishing in second right on his heels in both motos. Harley Lopez from Marengo, IL went 3-3 for the day.
The 1, 2, 3 spot in the 65cc (7-9) class went like this in both motos; Grant Harlan, Colby Halpain, and Charles Tolleson. All three Texas riders were showing off their skills for the crowd, way to go!
If you have not had the chance to watch some of the local B riders, all I can say is they go fast! The 250 B stock class went like this: Beau Baldwin, Christopher Morris, Krae Weldon and Jacob Blomfield. Beau was on his game getting several holeshots for the day.
Beau Hudson went 1-1 for the day in the 450A class. Zachery Stone was close behind in moto 1 but Rodolfo Hernandez got by Stone in moto 2.
The 450 B Stock class was one of the most exciting races of the day. Jeremy Martin from Millville, MN grabbed the holeshot with Beau Baldwin right on his heels. By lap 3 they were more than 10 seconds in front of third place. Only four riders were able to crack the 1:51 lap times and these two were doing it all day. Jeremy would have the advantage over Baldwin's two stroke in the end of moto one. Moto two was off to another great race with Jeremy once again grabbing the holeshot. While running in second, Baldwin got out of shape in the back section, hit a flag stand, but still managed to end the day with an 8th overall.
Stone Edler grabbed his share of holeshots and wins for the day looking very much in control of the #60
Sunday's weather was nice but super windy. This made the track dry out a bit but the TP staff was on top of things so we were in good shape for the day. The racing went well for the first set of motos......... then the carnage began to unfold in moto 2 of the 250C class. With 32 riders on the line, all but one rider made it thru the first turn. Three turns later Elleana Poulls went down hard and got hit by at least one or two riders. Get well soon girl and we will see you back on the track soon. Kyle Hopkins took the moto win and the overall for the day with a 2-1 moto score.
I have to give it up to the local vet riders, John Coco, David Espinoza, and Hans Marschler all won their motos and qualified for the regional. A special "Thank You" goes out to Beau Hudson for not running me over during his moto. We had so many great races and what a treat to be able to host this event. I want to thank everyone for coming out to race as well as practice. We enjoyed it and we hope to see you again soon.