For the second year in a row the TransWorld Motocross Mini Major brought some of the fastest young riders in the United States together for a weekend of incredible racing. The event catered to mini riders in every way, as the track crew at Milestone MX Park altered the layout of the popular Southern California circuit in ways that benefitted the smaller bikes and kids settled their scores with three motos per class run over two days. There were classes for every age and skill level, from the youngest PeeWee to the fastest 85cc star, and there were over six hundred total race entries. But let’s just get to the action…
After watching two days of racing, we can safely say that the future of the sport shows no signs of slowing down. We were surprised by the skills and bravery of the competitors in every class. There were a handful of 50 riders that soared over the bigger obstacles and the older kids on “big bikes” (no machine bigger than a SuperMini is allowed to race) flowed around the extended layout at warp speed. We don’t think it’d be possible to go any faster around the unique track than a few of the fearless kids did during their motos.
There were a few standout stars at the Mini Major. Stilez Robertson was the winner of the weekend’s “premier” class, as the Team Green Kawasaki rider stunned the SuperMini Open division with a complete sweep of all three motos. Enzo Timmerman won four of the six motos he entered in two 65cc classes (65 4-8 and 65 4-8 Open) while Julien Beaumer claimed five moto wins in two other 65cc classes (65 9-11 and 65 9-11 Open). Jesse James Shedden surprised quite a few spectators, as the youngster fearlessly flew his Cobra PeeWee machine to six moto wins.
Although the 2016 TransWorld Motocross Mini Major just wrapped up, we’re already looking forward to next year when the top young riders reconvene for another weekend of racing. Browse through these next few pages and see images we shot and share them on social media channels with the tag #twmxminimajor.
The 2016 TransWorld Motocross Mini Major is supported by Wienerschnitzel, BTO Sports, Seven, Pro Taper, and Nihilo Concepts.