TWMXRS Fall Classic | Round Four | Cahuilla Creek
Round four of the 2016 Fall Classic, presented by SPY was held at Cahuilla Creek MX this weekend, and it was another successful day of racing for everyone. The points chase in each class is heating up as we approach the final round of the series, which made for some exciting racing around the outdoor-style racetracks. Located in Anza, CA, Cahuilla Creek MX is a true outdoor motocross track that runs across natural rolling hills, and it’s comprised of a loose, sandy soil that makes for a challenging, yet fun circuit to race on.
Motocross racing requires dedication and determination; especially when faced with a new challenge. For the Miller family though, the adversity they overcame would have most people packing it up and calling it a day. A frequent TWMXRS attendee, Austin Miller and his family headed for LACR two weeks ago for round three of the Fall Classic, but during practice Austin’s 250F encountered electrical issues that ultimately sidelined the bike before he even lined up on the gate. Austin’s dad quickly rushed home to Anza, CA to pick up his brother’s 125 two-stroke so that his son could still race, and luckily everything went as planned after that. Unable to repair his 250F before round four, Austin went out for practice, but in an unfortunate stroke of luck his brother’s 125 blew up during practice. The Miller family scrambled to find their son a bike, and they were in luck after a friend offered to give Austin their 125 for the day. They raced to pick up the loaner bike and returned just in time for Austin’s first 250 Novice moto of the day where he went on to finish in second overall. For the Miller family’s tireless determination to get their son on the racetrack and for his strong performance aboard an unfamiliar bike, Austin was awarded the “SPY Breakaway Rider” award. Great job Miller family!
It was seemingly a full house at Cahuilla Creek, as well over 400 people showed up to do battle for those final championship points, and one of the many riders that made his performance count was Orange Brigade KTM’s Hunter Yoder. Fresh off a title at Loretta Lynn’s, Hunter consistently laid down fast laps all day and was awarded with the overall in Open 85/150F Supermini, and another moto win in 85/150F 0-11 yrs.
Schoolboy (Thru 17) is always an exciting class to watch, and it was no different at round four. Ezra Lewis, Kai Aiello and Nate Feilmeier absolutely went at it for the five lap moto, and exchanged the lead several times. After a few battles though, it was Lewis that came out on top with a 2-1 moto score for the overall over Aiello’s 1-2 score.
Likely one of the more dominant racers at round four of the Fall Classic was KTM’s Mike Sleeter, who has enjoyed much success over the years at the TWMXRS. Sleeter and his 111 machine not only swept both motos of 30+ Pro for the overall, but he did the same in Pro-Open. However, those race wins in Pro-Open weren’t exactly handed to him, as he first had to fend off TWMXRS regular Sean Lipanovich.
Thanks to all who joined us at Cahuilla Creek MX for the fourth stop of the Fall Classic, presented by SPY. We look forward to lining up with all of you again for the fifth and final round, which is set to be held at Glen Helen Raceway on December 4th, and don’t forget, we’re raffling off the 2017 Yamaha YZ450F! See ya there!