TWMXRS Fall Classic | Round Two | LACR
We’re officially past the halfway point in the 2016 TWMXRS Fall Classic, presented by SPY, as stop three of the five round schedule is now in the books. After visiting Hesperia, CA’s Competitive Edge for round two, a three week break in the schedule ensued just before we were set to head for Palmdale, CA for the third round. Los Angeles County Raceway played host to this weekend’s racing action, and fun was had by all in attendance thanks to the cool weather and diverse riding destination.
When the gates opened early Sunday morning, nearly 500 riders converged onto the property ready to do battle, and they were greeted with an all-new track layout. Offering more speed, the LACR “Expert” and “Amateur” racetracks now feature a few high-speed sections that enable riders to make their way through the gear box along with a number of new, challenging jumps that are safe for every skill level. And when you incorporate all of that with the facility’s sandy conditions, you’re bound to have some fun.
There were several standout riders at round three, but none stood out quite like Manuel Dumais who was entered in a total of three classes; Pee Wee 7-8 yrs, Pee Wee Open and 65cc 0-8 yrs. After taking a spill in the early stages of moto two of Pee Wee 7-8 yrs, the number 72 mini rider put on an incredible come-from-behind performance to finish in third in a very stacked field. Dumais went on to take the second moto victory for second overall along with a two moto sweep in Pee Wee Open for the overall and a seventh in 65cc 7-8 yrs. Dumais was awarded the “SPY Breakaway Rider” award not only for his impressive performance, but for his unrelenting will to win. Congrats Manuel!
Jeremy Byrne was the 450 Pro class standout, as he went on to sweep both motos of 450 Pro for the overall along with another moto win in Pro-Open that led him to his second overall of the day. Chase Felong was another impressive rider that showcased a lot of speed aboard his Yamaha YZ250F. The Oceanside, CA resident went on to take both moto wins for the overall in 250 Pro, and after lining up for Pro-Open on his underpowered machine the number 44 rider managed to hold his own to finish in fourth overall.
Likely one of the most impressive performances of the weekend when it came to results belonged to Haruki Yokoyama. The number 386 rider absolutely dominated every moto he lined up for, and when it was all said and done he went home with a total of four moto wins for the 250 Intermediate and Open (Non-Pro) overall.
Thanks to everyone that joined us at LACR for another great weekend of racing. We look forward to racing with you all again at Cahuilla Creek MX for round four of the Fall Classic on November 20th, but until then we’ll see all you mini racers next weekend at Milestone MX for the Annual Mini Major. See ya there!