This past weekend, the annual Transworld Motocross Mini Major returned for it's third year. The event attracted some of the fastest youngsters from across the states, and even some from other countries, for an incredible weekend of racing. The 2017 Mini Major catered to all mini riders and spectators in every possible way, as the track crew at Milestone MX provided an entertaining layout while the fans were able to spectate the event from multiple areas. There were classes for every skill level and age group, from PeeWee beginners to Supermini rippers. Along with great racing, the event also provided attendees with MX vs ATV game demos, BMX jumps, movie showings, a turn track, and tons of enjoyable vendors. The annual event has continued to grow over the years, as we had nearly 800 rider entries this year.
After watching 799 youngsters amongst 34 classes battle it out for three days, we have nothing but excitement for the future of our sport. Racers who came to the event surprised us yet again with their skills and consistency on a bike, at such young ages. Although each rider was impressive in their own way, Jett Reynolds managed to catch our attention the most after dominating the "premier" classes and setting some of the fastest lap times Milestone MX has seen. The Team Green Kawasaki rider swept the Supermini 2 and Supermini 3 classes, after winning each moto. By the end of the weekend, Jett took home eight moto wins and three overall victories. However Jett didn’t stop there, as he took his intesntity and speed onto the Seven MX Serpentine Turn Track to grab another win aboard two-wheels.
Amongst the 34 classes were ten classes filled with 65cc riders willing to put it all on the track for the win. Of those 65cc racers was Noah Viney, who had one of the most impressive weekends of all. The kid out of Morgan Hill California dominated the 65cc Open 9-11 class by winning each of his three motos. Although his first moto in the 65cc 9-11 class didn’t go as planned, he managed to come back and win the second and third moto in the following days.
The 2017 Mini Major had an abundance of PeeWee riders. From ages four to eight, the young racers lined the gates for quite possibly the biggest race of their early lives. After watching the youngsters make their way up to the podium after their final motos, we began to realize how often we were seeing Austin Camden. The PeeWee ripper from Lancaster California snagged eight moto wins throughout the weekend, ultimately earning him the overall win in both the PeeWee 7-8 MOD and PeeWee Open 7-8 classes. After some hard fought battles, Austin Camden made the three-day event one weekend he will never forget.
TWMX Race Series regular, Wyatt Thurman, also made an appearance at the 2017 Mini Major to do battle. The Young PeeWee racer made the jump up-to 65cc’s and competed in the 65cc Beginner 4-8 class. After a great start in his third race aboard a 65cc, him and another racer unfortunately made contact resulting in a pretty hard crash. Despite the hard hit, Wyatt managed to walk away from the weekend with 11 moto wins and three overall class sweeps.
With the 2017 TransWorld Motocross Mini Major wrapped up, we would like to thank everyone who attended the event and everyone who worked to put the event on. We will see you next year!
The 2017 TransWorld Motocross Mini Major is supported by Seven MX, ODI Grips, BTO Sports, IRC Tire, 100% Goggles, MX Vs ATV, 6D Helmets, and Nihilo Concepts.