TWMXRS Fall Classic | Glen Helen Raceway | Rd. 5 Finale
That’s all folks. The 2016 Fall Classic, presented by SPY, is officially in the books, as we round out the fifth stop of the series. It was another incredible series filled with more racing action than ever before, and we’re happy to uphold the reputation of being California’s most popular amateur motocross series. The series finale, hosted by Spectro, was held at the notorious Glen Helen Raceway, but it wasn’t the racetrack’s usual MO this weekend, as the tracks held together surprisingly well when considering well over 400 racers had converged onto the San Bernardino, CA facility to do battle.
Matthew Cerami has become a frequent sight at the TWMXRS this year, and when he came onto the scene he wasted no time in collecting wins amongst the Intermediate field of racers. After a short time in the “B” classes, Cerami recently made the move up to the Pro classes where his hard work and dedication continues to show out on the racetrack. After encountering a few problems with his TM MX 300 two-stroke just days before the finale, Cerami was forced to borrow a loaner bike if he still planned on lining up at Glen Helen. The So.Cal resident managed to line up a less-powerful loaner bike that he piloted to a second place finish in 250 Pro. For his efforts, Cerami was awarded with the “SPY Breakaway Rider” award.
Throughout the season, any and all participants of the TWMXRS were able to throw their names into the ring for the series finale giveaway. Thanks to the amazing people at Yamaha, a brand-new 2017 Yamaha YZ450F was the ultimate prize, and after a few anxious minutes in front of a huge crowd it was Laura Ferguson that opened up the winning envelope. Laura was excited enough to line up for her second round of motos aboard her new ride. Again, thank you to the people at Yamaha for helping to keep amateur motocross racing alive, and we’re looking forward to creating more moments like this with the help of Yamaha.
KTM’s Hunter Yoder was a man on a mission this weekend at round five and the proof is in the pudding. The number 508 lined up for a total of three classes – 0-11 yrs 85/150F, Open 85-150F/Supermini and Big Wheel 85/150F – and he went on to an undefeated day of racing; that’s an impressive six moto wins. The Orange Brigade rider has been making his impression felt wherever he goes, so keep an eye out for the young “Master Yoder.”
The 223 machine of Jonah Brittons was on a front-running frenzy at the series finale. Brittons went on to sweep both motos of 250 Intermediate, however he had his work cut out for him in race one. After starting just inside the top five, Brittons put on a hard charge for the front-runners and passed his was into the lead to ultimately take the overall. The 223 went on to back up his 250 Intermediate overall with another two moto wins in Schoolboy (Thru 17) for yet another first place trophy.
Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors that made the 2016 TWMXRS Fall Classic possible, and thanks to all that join us week in and week out at Southern California’s favorite motocross tracks. We look forward to seeing you all again next year for more racing, but in the meantime stay tuned to twmx.com for more from the Fall Classic finale, hosted by Spectro.