TWMXRS Fall Classic Presented By SPY | Round One
Over the weekend Milestone MX saw its fair share of action, as three separate events were reserved for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weekend was kicked off early on Friday with the 2016 TWMX Industry Cup that resulted in team TLD taking the overall in the team race, while Saturday afternoon was reserved for the Annual SLAM Pro Race. After weeding through one of the most stacked lineups in recent years, Jake Weimer was awarded top honors with $5000 and the coveted TWMX SLAM Championship Belt after several hard-fought battles against Tallon LaFountaine, Chris Blose, Dean Wilson and Nick Schmidt. On day three, Milestone played host to the opening round of the TWMXRS Fall Classic, presented by SPY, and once again the action on the racetrack didn’t disappoint as the fun continued throughout day three thanks to a record number of online pre-registration entries.
It was quite literally a full-house at Milestone for round one, as well over 600 riders signed up to do battle around the Riverside County circuit, but one rider seemingly stood out amongst the rest thanks to his efforts in the always competitive Intermediate classes. Just four months ago, Brian Begin earned himself a championship at the Annual TWMX Trans Am in the nail-biting Open Novice class by sweeping all three motos in dominant fashion. Begin has since made the move up to the Intermediate classes where his success continues, and it was evident in his strong finishes at round one. It didn’t come easy though, as he encountered a bit of diversity in the first moto of 450 Intermediate. A less than ideal start put the 222 Yamaha rider in a position that was going to require a lot of work to obtain the win, so he quickly began passing his competitors until he found himself in the lead with two laps to go. Begin went on to take the moto win and for his efforts he was chosen for the “SPY Breakaway Rider” award. Begin also went on to take the overall in both 250 Intermediate and 450 Intermediate.
Nate Feilmeier put on an absolute clinic in the novice classes by rocketing to several holeshots and obtaining a grand total of four moto wins for the overall in both 250 Novice and 450 Novice. The novice classes typically house the largest number of entries, and this weekend was no different with a total of 31 riders lined up for 250 Novice while 28 lined up for 450 Novice. No wonder Feilmeier wanted to get out front to a clear track! The 271 Yamaha rider’s moto wins didn’t stop there though, as he went on to a 1-2 moto score in Schoolboy, but it wasn’t enough to beat Cameron Scheller’s 2-1 score for the overall.
Open (Non-Pro) houses some of the fastest up and coming racers and such was the case at round one. TWMXRS frequent flyer Matt Cerami has showcased tremendous style and abilities on a motorcycle, but he’s got the speed to back it up. the number 140 rider took third in the first moto, but turned it around by the time the checkered flag came out in moto two to emerge the victor with a 3-1 moto score.
By far one of the fastest racers at the opening round of the Fall Classic was Enzo Lopes. The 17 year old Brazilian speedster is no stranger to winning, as he’s encountered much of that throughout his amateur career. Lopes lined up for 250 Pro and dominated both motos for the overall after fending off Yamaha ripper Tyler Rosa. After being just missing out on the win in 250 Pro, Rosa laid the hammer down in Pro-Open for both moto wins and of course the overall.
Thanks to all who braved the heat this weekend to join us for another fun day of racing. We hope to see you all again at Competitive Edge on October 9th for the second round of the Fall Classic, presented by SPY. Mark your calendars, and we’ll see you there!