Muscle Milk TWMX Summer Cup 2014 Round Four: Glen Helen

The fourth round of the 2014 Muscle Milk TWMX Summer Cup is officially in the history books and the racing couldn’t have been any more exciting. Some of the fastest racers from all over Southern California made the trek out to San Bernardino, CA to visit the legendary Glen Helen Raceway. Glen Helen has been, and always will be regarded as one of the most brutal motocross tracks So.Cal has to offer. The track infamous for it’s never ending roughness became the opener to the second half of the 2014 Summer Cup.

Nine time All Japan Motocross Champion Akira Narita absolutely dominated the 450 Pro class. 1-1 finishes assured that he was the fastest man on the track this weekend.

Tallon Lafountaine had a great showing at round four of the TWMX Summer Cup. Lafountaine swept both motos in 450 Intermediate and took another moto win in 250 Intermediate were he finished second overall.

Vendor row was absolutely jam packed with riders as everyone’s favorite brands were all on hand keeping them supplied with everything needed for a day of racing. The EKS Brand Goggle family was, of course, in attendance with hats, stickers and goggle supplies, as well as ODI with their handlebars and grips. Leatt-Brace had all of their newest neck braces and chest-protectors and Bell Helmets didn’t disappoint with their newest lineup of helmets. Also, One Industries came out with the board games. A game of Cornhole was all it took to go home with a prize from the One Industries crew and for everyone’s viewing pleasure they had on display a few sets of their 2015 gear line.

Jeremy Byrne was another rider that had a great run this weekend. Byrne finished out Pro-Open with a 1-1 and 250 Pro with a second overall.

As expected, more than just a handful of So.Cal’s fastest racers lined up for their chances at going home with some trophy hardware. No matter the class, great battles were had at every corner of the racetrack, but probably one of the most exciting races to watch were the Pro classes. Nine time All Japan Motocross Champion Akira Narita and defending 250cc Champion Toshiki Tomita put down some blistering lap times in their respected classes. Narita dominated 450 Pro with a 1-1 as he edged out Jeremy Bryne, while Tomita and Yamaha’s Ryan Surratt battled to the finish as Surratt was able to narrowly beat the HRC Honda rider with a 2-1 finish. Byrne had some good rides this weekend as he also finished with the overall in Pro-Open, but not without some epic battles with Surratt who finished second overall. Another few classes to watch were the Intermediate races. Tallon Lafountaine and Joachim Falden had some pretty intense races as the two went after the checkered flag. The two rippers swapped race wins in 250 Intermediate, but Falden was able to beat out Lafountaine for the overall. However, Lafountaine was the dominant force aboard his 450 as he swept both 450 Intermediate motos.

Ryan Surratt was in complete battle mode at round four. The Yamaha rider encountered numerous battles this weekend and the hard charging paid off as he won 250 Pro and took second overall in Pro Open.

Tons of great racing was had at the fourth round of the TWMX Summer Cup and we hope to see you at the fifth round, which will be held at Cahuilla Creek on August 31. See you there!

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