TWMXRS Fall Classic, Presented By SPY | Round Two
Competitive Edge MX played host to the second round of the TWMXRS Fall Classic, presented by SPY, and it was another successful day of racing for everyone in attendance. Riders were greeted by a perfectly groomed racetrack in the early morning hours that featured a few minor changes to the course, but the overall layout – along with the majority of the obstacles – remained the same over the facility’s rolling hills. Competitive Edge resides in the High Desert of Hesperia, CA, so it tends to get a little windy up there, but the heavy gusts and high temperatures were nowhere in sight thanks to the 87 degree high.
For many racers, the switch from minis to full-sized bikes is never an easy task, as every aspect of the motorcycle is different. The motor is obviously the biggest change, but the rider also has to acclimate them self to the weight, size and overall feel of the bigger machine, and one rider that’s in the midst of making that switch is Luis Macias. A frequent sight at the TWMXRS, Macias has encountered much success in the 85cc/Supermini classes, but at round two the number 78 lined up for 250 Novice aboard a Kawasaki KX125. Macias went on to take second in the first moto, but issues with his 125 looked to hinder his ability at obtaining the overall. Macias was forced to line up for the second moto aboard his KX 85, and although he was at a huge disadvantage racing against the more powerful 250 four-strokes, Macias wasted no time in charging towards the front of the pack. Macias found himself inside the top five in the opening laps, and after several hard-fought battles he took second place in the moto, and for his tireless efforts he was chosen for the “SPY Breakaway Rider” award. The number 78 went on to take the overall in 250 Novice with a 2-2 moto score along with a second overall in Supermini. Congrats, Luis!
A recent newcomer to the TWMXRS, Dylan Bolinger turned some heads this weekend at Comp Edge with his impressive speed and finishes. The 232 Yamaha rider went undefeated on the day after sweeping both 250 Intermediate and 450 Intermediate classes, but it didn’t come without a challenge. Bolinger fell in the midst of the race, but after remounting in sixth the 232 put on a hard charge and managed to move into the lead on the final lap to take the win.
Schoolboy (Thru 17) was another class to see a two moto sweep, but this time in the form of Cody Benacka. Throughout both motos, the Arizona native got out to an early lead, and proceeded to run away from the pack for two moto wins ultimately giving him the overall.
The Pro classes are always something to watch, as they house some of the fastest racers in Southern California. TWMXRS regular Kai Mukai was the man to beat in 250 Pro, but no one could catch the Hilo, HI native. Mukai went on to sweep both motos for the overall along with a second place in Pro-Open. Jeremy Byrne was seemingly unstoppable, as he lead the way for the rest of the Pro class racers. Byrne went on to take the the overall in 450 Pro and Pro-Open claiming a total of four moto wins on the day.
Thanks to all who made the trek up to Competitive Edge for round two of the Fall Classic, presented by SPY, and we look forward to seeing you all again for another exciting day of racing. We’re headed for Los Angeles County Raceway on October 30th for round three, so we’ll see ya there!