TWMXRS Terra Firma Series | Round Three | LA County Raceway
The Terra Firma series passed the halfway point with the 3rd round at LA County Raceway. The sandy track is always a favorite with the racers as it is the only true sand track in the area. The fast straightaways and elevation changes add extra challenges to the racing and tends to favor the less conservative riders. The Terra Firma Series has been the summer series for Transworld Motocross Racing Series, and this year it has been common to see triple digit temperatures during the day, and while that was the case again, over 340 racers lined up on LACR’s two tracks to do battle.
Jesse James Sheddon was the overall winner of the 0-9 65cc class. He had a hard fought battle with Wyatt Thurmon in the first moto, trading the lead during the race but Sheddon took the checkers on the final lap of the first moto. Sheddon took the momentum and put it to work in the second moto where he took the start to finish win with a commanding lead over second place. His 1-1 finishes earned him the top of the podium in the class.The Intermediate 250 class was full of action as Cody Whitsett got out to an early lead in the first moto. He led the early laps but then had to hold off a charge from Dylan Gaszak. Halfway through the race, Gaszak took the lead for a short time, but Whitsett regained the lead on the last lap to take the moto win. Thomas Wilcox charged from 7th place on the start to take the runner up position at the checkered flag. In the second moto, Austin Hess took the lead at the start and held on to the finish to win moto 2. Whitsett claimed the second spot and gained the overall win for the day with his 1-2 finish, followed by Wilcox who had a 2-3 day to take second overall for the day. The vet classes at TWMX Race Series are always ultra competitive, and the bragging rights for the 40+ Intermediate class belong to Nathan Terry for Round 3. In the first moto, he had to defend his lead from a hard charging Chris Hunt early in the moto. Hunt was working hard to make a pass but just couldn’t make it happen before the checkered flag flew. Terry took the early lead again in the second moto, this time he had Prince Clay challenging him. With two laps remaining, Clay took the lead and forced Terry to step up his speed. On the final lap, Terry made his push and passed for the lead to take 1-1 finishes for the overall win, while Hunt was also able to pass Clay at the end to end the day with 2-2 finishes for second overall. ODI grips set up a display of their product in the pits. Known for their grips, they also have handlebars to complete the rider interface to the motorcycle. The LACR track can get rough and choppy due to the sandy composition, and their Podium handlebars along with ODI grips reduce rider fatigue. They had both in their display for the riders if they needed to upgrade their controls.
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