2017 TWMX El Dorado Series, Presented By SPY | Round 4 This Sunday
Round four of the 2017 El Dorado Series is slated for this Sunday and we’ll be heading back to the confines of Anza, CA’s Cahuilla Creek MX Park. Less than 30 minutes outside of Temecula, Cahuilla Creek is a favorite motocross destination amongst many local Southern California residents, as it’s home to one of the funnest motocross tracks in the area thanks to its amazingly fun layout that’s strewn across natural rolling hills.
Cahuilla Creek is home to several different tracks including their “Amateur” racetrack, which is specifically aimed for the less experienced riders, and for some time now, the TWMXRS has utilized the “Amateur” track at each round for a two-track racing format. The primary reason for this format style is to increase the safety of everyone on the track by leveling out the playing field for every skill level because it can be overwhelming racing on a course that surpasses your skill set. Utilizing both racetracks simultaneously also helps for us to get through the schedule faster and more efficiently.
With each round of the TWMXRS comes new faces to the series, and one recent newcomer that’s been turning some heads is Orange Brigade KTM’s Hunter Yoder. “Master Yoder” made his time up at the Anza, CA facility count, as he turned in one of the more impressive performances of the day aboard his KTM 85SX. Fresh off of a Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National championship, the number 508 went on to sweep every moto he contested for and was rewarded with overall victories in Open 85/150F Supermini and 85/150F 0-11 yrs.
KTM’s Mike Sleeter (111) and SLMX School’s Sean Lipanovich (505) always seem to find each other on the track, and so was the case during our last visit to Cahuilla Creek for the 2016 Fall Classic. Both riders are retired professional motocross racers and their desire to win hasn’t slowed down one bit, so you can almost always count on a battle between these two, as they always make things interesting When it was all said and done, Sleeter emerged the victor in 30+ Pro and Pro-Open.
We look forward to seeing you all again this Sunday at Cahuilla Creek MX for the fourth stop of the 2017 El Dorado Series, presented by SPY. Practice is set to begin promptly at 8:30AM, and don’t forget about this weekend’s time change, as we will be setting our clocks forward one hour. See ya Sunday!