of motocross aficianados descended upon the Spring
Creek Park facility to get the season launched on a beautiful spring day. Entries totaled about 630 so there were
pretty full gates in many classes and some great racing action at last after a
long off-season. The weather was
cooperative with temperatures running in the seventies for the most part of the
day as clouds kept it a bit cooler than predicted and keeping the track in
Wagner came out firing on all cylinders as he grabbed an early lead in the 85cc
9-12 class. Caleb seemed to have things
well in hand as he started to gap the field with smooth, quick laps. James Schaffer slotted into second and
maintained that nicely with Brecken Maas keeping a eye on him for the moto duration. Mr. Wagner took the victory by a large
margin as the checkered flag brought the action to an end. Schaffer cruised in for second with Maas
hitting the finish line jump about three seconds later. Jacob Peters and Caiden McCoy rounded out the
resembled the first with Wagner launching out to a big gap in fine
fashion. Schaffer ran solidly in second
with Mass again providing pursuit a short distance behind. Peters and McCoy reprised their 4-5 finishes
in a most consistent manner and a good time was had by all!
Geis and Wyatt McGrath ripped up the starting straight to jump out front as the
125 Two Stroke class was released by master starter Tom Kidd. They were running some quick laps as they
pulled away from the pack but behind them raged a battle over third with Tanner
Taylor, Milo Maas and Ronnie Orres all involved. At around the halfway mark, Geis managed to
gap McGrath by a couple of seconds but McGrath dug deep to keep him in
sight. Orres moved up to fourth while
the secondary battle continued over third.
When the moto finally ended Geis had a few seconds of a lead over
McGrath to snare first place. Orres put on a last
lap charge to displace Taylor for third and Maas was just behind them for
sliced through turn one to lead the way in moto two. McGrath latched onto his draft and the
battle was on while Orres did himself a favor and took over third right
away. Geis and McGrath had the pace and
pulled away in their own battle while Orres held fast to third over Brodie Boumeester and Maas.
The moto finally ended with Geis pulling another few seconds
away from McGrath and taking a well-deserved win. McGrath was quite a bit ahead of third-place
Orres while Maas grabbed fourth from Boumeester late
in the race.
moto one featured Josh Boaz jamming to the front as the pack hit turn one but
just a short while later he was on the ground and
would not be a factor in the race. Jake
Loberg was on the gas to take over the lead with Bryce Backaus
and Phil Maus slotting into the 2-3 spots.
Loberg and Backaus began a pretty good scrap
over the lead until finally Backaus managed to grab
an inside line and shoot into the lead at near the bottom of Mt. Martin as the
moto hit the halfway point. Loberg lost
a bit of ground then and Backaus managed to fling his
bike across the finish line in first with a few seconds of margin over
Loberg. Maus held strong for a lonely
third while Nick Jackson and Zach Harris rounded out the top five.
absconded with the lead as moto two was triggered off the start line and he
whacked open the throttle with authority to build up a bit of a gap over Backaus in the early laps.
Backaus picked up the pace in the second half
of the race and closed in but Loberg held on to take the win by a just a bit at
the flag. Maus once again snared third
with Cole Cottew scoring fourth over Harris.
Couette charged out to lead the 65cc 10-11 class as they surged onto the course
for their first moto. Wyatt Niedfeldt and Cooper Lanning initially settled into
pursuit. Couette had a good pace going
and although Niedfeldt could hand with the leader he
just couldn’t get close to challenge for the lead so Couette went in for the
win. Colin Megaw moved up a couple
places after coming through in fifth on lap one so he scored in third place
over Eyatt Sailor and Austin Moeller.
to the lead in moto two and was looking good for the most part of the race with
Couette in pursuit and Cooper Lanning running third. On the last lap Couette twisted the throttle
to the stops and reeled in Nieldfelt to steal away
the win. Lanning maintained third to
the checkered with Megaw fourth and Sailer sailing in