Photos/Words: Chase Curtis
The 2017 TWMXRS Fall Classic, presented by SPY, brought us back up to the High-Desert this past weekend. Round two of the series made it's stop at Sunrise MX, which holds one of the fastest tracks in Southern California. Riders and spectators enjoyed an exciting track, full of fun obstacles, along with near-perfect weather conditions. The fast course and immense amount of jumps made for some great racing and it gave the over 400 racers the opportunity to show off their style while battling for the win.
Broc Shoemaker impressed many after his dominating performance at round one of the 2017 TWMXRS Fall Classic, and he did just the same at Sunrise MX for round two of the series. Shoemaker's weapon for the day was a 2018 450F fresh off of the showroom floor, as opposed to the 250F that he raced at round one. After snagging the start of almost every moto he competed in, the Agua Dulce resident had a near perfect day and walked away with the overall win in both Pro Open and Pro 450F classes. Shoemaker’s wins weren’t easily earned, though, as RJ Wageman and Collin Shiner continued to pressure Broc throughout each race. At the end of the day, Monster Energy AMA Supercross contender Broc Shoemaker backed up his wins from round one by taking home some more pro-class overalls.
The School Boy (125-250F) division is one of the most exciting classes to watch, as it is one of the only races where you can watch 125 two-strokes battle alongside 250 four-strokes. Matthew Sigler jumped into the early lead in the first School Boy moto and began to gap the rest of his competitors to eventually take the moto win along with the overall following his second moto victory. Not only did the kid out of Bishop California dominate the School Boy class, but he also continued his win streak after snagging the first moto win in the Intermediate 250F class. At the end of the day, Matthew went home with three moto wins, an overall win in School Boy, and a second place overall in Intermediate 250F.
There isn’t much that floods a motocross enthusiast with adrenaline more than the sound of two-strokes going all out on a motocross track, and that is one reason why the 125cc Open class is so entertaining to watch. This two-stroke only class is full of fearless youngsters who are often times transitioning from minis to big bikes, along with riders who just enjoy ripping on a 125cc! Among those riders was Degan Palmer, who made his way out from ST George, Utah to do some damage aboard his Yamaha YZ 125. After mastering the track in practice, Degan managed to make his way to the front of the pack, despite a bad start to compete for the win. With a significant gap on the rest of the field, Degan took the win in both motos of the 125cc Open class, along with the overall, however, his success didn’t stop there! Still aboard his YZ 125, Palmer managed to chase down a few 250 four-strokes for the lead in Intermediate 250F, ultimately finishing in third overall.
Enzo Temmerman was unstoppable aboard his 65cc and 85cc machines at round two of the Fall Classic, as he put together the perfect day! Enzo seemed to lead every moto from start to finish, as he won each of his four motos with ease. After dominating his competitors throughout the day, the kid out of Visalia, California went home with the overall in both the 9-11 years 65cc and 0-11 years 85/150F classes.
Thanks to all who joined us at Sunrise MX for round two of the 2017 Fall Classic, presented by SPY, and we look forward to seeing you at Pala Raceway for round three, which will take place October 15th. See you there!