The opening minicycle action provided some real upsets and some great racing. The biggest shakeup of the day came in the supermini division where Adam Cianciarulo was expected to win. He won his heat race handily but in the main he crashed early on and had to start from dead last.
Tristan Miller had a landmark day putting in a flawless ride to lock down the championship and the big wooden bear while Mark Worth and Justin Hoeft rounded out the podium. As for Cianciarulo, he could only make his way to sixth by the end of the race. Miller also bested Luke Purther and Austin Forkner to take the 85cc 12-13 title. The Rockstar/Suzuki rider has been working through some injuries recently but he proved he is healthy and ready to do some winning today. This will be a great battle to watch tomorrow as Cianciarulo gets another shot at a title and Miller looks to keep his perfect record going in Mammoth.
Jordan Bailey won the 85cc 6-11 class, Brandon Hernandez outclassed the 65cc 9-11 division and Luke Purther won the 85cc open-16 final.
The racing was fun and competitive today and there is no reason to believe that wouldn't continue right into tomorrow's action. Wednesday is an exact repeat of Tuesday's schedule so all the kids will get another crack at the Mammoth course. Will Cianciarulo, Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki's fair-haired boy, get it back on track and take the win? Can Miller build confidence from today's success and beat Adam straight up? Check back in tomorrow for a complete list of results and a recap from the day's racing.
Also, look for video's from Mammoth later this week and also images and updates from the golf tournament on Thursday prior to the main big bike weekend.
For full results from Tuesday click HERE.
For live timing and scoring click HERE.