TWMXRS West Coast Open | Round Two | Glen Helen Raceway
Glen Helen Raceway played host to the second round of the 2017 TWMXRS West Coast Open, presented by SPY, this weekend, and it was another exciting day of racing under the So.Cal sun. Over 500 riders headed for the world-renowned racetrack in search of good times, and it was discovered thanks in part to the great deals on parts and supplies in Vendor Row (courtesy of SPY, Spectro Oils and MTA Distributing) along with newly-updated layouts on both racetracks that featured some really cool obstacles.
At every round of the TWMXRS, we award one lucky rider with the “SPY Breakaway Rider” award, and Shane Logan was the recipient at round two. The #56 Husqvarna rider was one of the top contenders in the 250 Novice class, as he put in several dominant performance throughout the day. Likely the highlight of Logan’s day though, came during moto one of 250 Novice after he grabbed the holeshot and proceeded to lead the entire race from gate drop to checkered flag. However, not every race win came that easy for the 15 year old; especially in moto two of 450 Novice. The Orange County resident was forced to maneuver his way through the pack, but when it was all said and done, Logan got the job done by finishing with commanding leads on several occasions. Congratulations, Shane!
Orange Brigade KTM’s Hunter Yoder was a man on a mission in the mini classes. The #508 went on to rack up three out of four moto wins, two of which earned him the overall in 85-150F Open/Supermini. “Master Yoder” also took the second moto win in 12-13 yrs 85/150F, but was unable to do the same in the first moto due to an unfortunate crash in the opening laps.
Likely one of the most impressive performances of the day came from long-time TWMXRS attendee Dylan Gaszak after he logged a total of four moto wins. Gaszak rode smart and consistent every time he was on the track, and it was evident that he was riding his own race any time he was in the saddle. The #354 went undefeated on the day and was rewarded with the overall in both 250F Intermediate and Schoolboy (Thru 17).
Another undefeated performance was had this weekend at round two, as OX Motorsports’ Zach Bell put on an absolute clinic aboard his Honda CRF450R. Bell also went on to claim a total of four moto wins in 450 Pro and Pro-Open despite the treacherous conditions that Glen Helen Raceway is infamous for. It’s good to see you back out there, Zach!
Thanks to all who joined us this weekend at Glen Helen Raceway for the second stop of the TWMXRS West Coast Open, presented by SPY. Stay tuned to twmx.com throughout the week for more from round two, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for round three, which is slated to take place at LACR on May 7th. See ya there!