Monday Kickstart : A Day in the Dirt 15

Swap gave Dirt Bike Magazine’s Mark Tilley his classic KTM to contest Saturday’s Vintage moto. Seeing as the bike did not catch fire like its last time on the track, Tilley faired much better than our boss did.

Carson Mumford is one of the many SoCal amateurs that stay on the West Coast for ADITD rather than compete in the Mini O’s. Even though winning a class does not add a major championship like it does in Florida, some are beginning to see ADITD as a major event on the amateur calendar.

In true GP fashion, the motos begin with live engine, hand on the helmet starts. You see an incredibly amount of ways racers will try to buck the system on the start, such as bowing their head closer to the handlebars for a shorter distance.

ADITD has made classes for the younger racers like Robbie Wageman to line up for. From the standard GP to the Wild Child Team Race, the youthful riders take to the track for the same amount of time as their elders.

Conner Mullenix capped off an impressive year, which included the Orange Brigade rider claiming numerous amateur national championships and becoming the face of FMF Octane Junkies line, with a solid run at A Day in the Dirt. With Adam Cianciarulo out of the mini ranks, expect to see more names come up in amateur discussions.

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