TWMXRS Fall Classic | Round Four | Race Recap
It’s hard to believe that we’re already nearing the end of the 2016 Fall Classic, presented by SPY after just rounding out the fourth round of the five stop series, but it’s been a great journey so far. After holding the opening round at Colton, CA’s Milestone MX Ranch – where we saw a record number of pre-registration entries and a total of over 600 riders – the TWMXRS train headed for Hesperia, CA’s Competitive Edge where another exciting day of racing was enjoyed by all. The series then headed to LACR for round three, followed by the penultimate round at Cahuilla MX before setting our sights on Glen Helen for the series finale. Round five is slated to have some cool stuff for the racers with the most points in each class, and we’re looking forward to the giveaway of a brand new 2017 YZ450F, courtesy of the people at Yamaha. Before we get to that though, let’s go back and check out some of the action from round four.
Likely one of the more exciting classes at round four of the Fall Classic was Pro-Open. SLMX School’s Sean Lipanovich and KTM’s Mike Sleeter went at it from start to finish with the 505 of Lipanovich leading the way after grabbing the early holeshot in both motos. Sleeter – who sat in second place for the majority of both motos – kept Lipanovich on his toes, but by the end of each race it was the 111 that took home the overall. Sleeter wasn’t finished though, as he also went on to claim the overall in 30+ Pro with another moto sweep.
Shaun Miller was another class standout that went on to take an overall after sweeping two motos. The number 19 lined up for Vet Intermediate/Expert Open, and after breaking away from some notable riders proceeded to put a gap between he and his competition to ultimately take the overall. Miller even threw his hat into the ring of youngsters in the always exciting 125cc Two-Stroke class where he finished in seventh overall.
The Aiello family has been a staple at the TWMXRS since its fruition, as Kai has enjoyed much success over the years. Recently, Kai has made the switch to 125s and now he’s got his sights set on success in the big bike classes. Well, he succeeded this weekend by going 1-1 for the overall in 125cc Two-Stroke Open, but he wasn’t through yet, as he also took a moto win in Schoolboy (Thru 17) along with a second place for second overall and a third overall in 250F Intermediate.
Amateur national champion Hunter Yoder and his family made the trek up to Cahuilla Creek for round four where the Orange Brigade KTM rider enjoyed even more race wins. Fresh off his championship at Loretta Lynn’s, young Yoder claimed a total of three moto wins at round four that earned him the overall in Open 85/150F Supermini. The 508 looked to have the overall sewn up after a first moto win in 85/150F 0-11 yrs, but he was forced to DNF the second moto.
Jaxson Butte accumulated an impressive four moto wins over the course of the day, which obviously led to some new first place trophies. Butte rode smart and smooth laps around the treacherous conditions of Cahuilla Creek, and he was rewarded with overalls in Open 65cc and 9-11 65cc.
We look forward to seeing you all again at the fifth and final round of the 2016 Fall Classic, presented by SPY, which is set to be held at Glen Helen Raceway on December 4th. See ya there!