El Dorado Race Series | Round Four | Cahuilla Creek MX
Another successful day of racing is in the books, as well over 500 riders headed up to Cahuilla Creek MX this weekend for round four of the TWMX El Dorado Series, presented by SPY. March 12th marked our first trip back to the Anza, CA facility since late last year for the 2016 Fall Classic, and as soon as we hit the track we were immediately reminded as to why it’s a favorite riding destination amongst many Southern California locals. Thanks to its location and backdrop, Cahuilla Creek houses one of the funnest outdoor-style motocross tracks in the area that’s comprised of dirt similar to that of Glen Helen Raceway. And much like Glen Helen, Cahuilla Creek isn’t afraid to get a little rough.
Every round of the TWMXRS brings out potential, future talent and round four was no different, as the number 15 of Michael Sandoval laid down several dominant performances in 250 Novice. The Fallbrook, CA resident is a frequent sight at the TWMXRS and he’s just recently made his return to racing after an unfortunate accident that put him on the sidelines. Sandoval has since returned to the starting gate though, seemingly more motivated than ever and it was evident on the racetrack. The Suzuki rider broke away from his competition well before the end of lap one, ultimately finishing with a 20+ second lead in the first moto. Sandoval went on to back up his moto one result with another win in moto two for the overall, and for his indomitable performance throughout the day he was awarded the “SPY Breakaway Rider” award. Congrats Michael!
Round four of the El Dorado Series was a good weekend for the 223 of Jonah Brittons, who encountered much success at the TWMXRS after wrapping up several dominant performances. Brittons contested for moto wins in Schoolboy Thru 17 and 250 Intermediate, and went on to sweep all four motos for both overalls.
Spokane, WA native Jason Potter was hands down one of the fastest riders in attendance at Cahuilla Creek, as he too went undefeated on the day. Those Pro-Open and 30+ Pro moto wins didn’t come easy though because TWMXRS regulars Sean Lipanovich and Mike Sleeter were on rails even in the rough conditions.
Thanks to all who joined us this weekend at Cahuilla Creek MX for the penultimate round of the El Dorado Series, presented by SPY, and we’ll see you all at Competitive Edge on March 26th for the series finale. Until then, stay tuned throughout the week for more from round four!