TWMXRS El Dorado Series | Round Five | Competitive Edge
The fifth round of the 2017 TWMXRS El Dorado Series can now be crossed off the schedule, as the series has officially come to an end. The series took racers to some of their favorite riding destinations including, Cahuilla Creek MX, Milestone MX Ranch and of course Competitive Edge, who played host to the finale this weekend. The High Desert facility welcomed riders with all-new track layouts for both “Expert” and “Amateur” tracks, and it’s safe to say that the crowd on hand approved of the newly updated racetracks, as over 400 riders flooded the confines of Comp Edge for one final chance to edge out the competition before the series’ end.
At every round of the TWMXRS, we’re on the lookout for a rider that stands out amongst their competitors with either strong results, good sportsmanship on and off the track or if they’ve overcome some sort of adversity, and once we’ve selected a rider that fits the bill, we present them with the “SPY Breakaway Rider” award. RJ Warda was the recipient of the Breakaway award at the series’ finale after initially catching our attention with his speed and consistency on the racetrack. Ward went on to rack up a total of four moto wins and he went home with overalls in 12-13 yrs 85-150F, Open 85-150F/Supermini, Big Wheel Open 85/-150F. Likely the most impressive aspect of Ward’s performance at round five though, is the fact that he won his first-ever Supermini race! Congrats, RJ.
Ford Heit and his #144 machine logged a total of three moto wins at Comp Edge, but it didn’t come easy. Tylor Matcham took the first moto win in Schoolboy, but Heit and his Yamaha were able to answer back during the second moto for the win and the overall. The Huntington Beach resident again had his work cut out for him during moto 1 of 250 Novice after a bad start put him outside of the top ten. Heit put his head down though, and began to pick off riders left and right to eventually take the moto win along with his second overall of the day.
One of the more speed-equipt riders in attendance was recent newcomer to the TWMXRS Johnny Jelderda. This Southern California native really knows how to turn up the heat on the racetrack, and that’s exactly what he did at round five. “Jumping Johnny” accumulated a total of four moto wins to ultimately go home with overalls in 450 Pro and Pro-Open, and he did it all aboard a borrowed bike!
Thank you to everyone that joined us at Competitive Edge MX for the fifth and final round of the TWMX El Dorado Series. Now we can set our sights on Milestone MX for the opening round of the 2017 TWMXRS West Coast Open, which is scheduled to take place April 2nd (next Sunday). See ya there!