By: Rolfe Otterness
John Martin and his gang
of trusty minions closed down the ’21 Super Series with a District 23
Featured Event at the ultra-cool Spring Creek Park. The event proved tempting enough
to pull almost 700 entries with nice,warm
weather for a fall day. For a
there were a couple of jumps added along the base of Mount
Martin. This was the last
chance for riders to improve their standings in the ’21 series so that
added some extra urgency along with it being a District 23 Featured Event.
The Open A class was
quite an exciting spectacle with a decent turnout of riders attacking the
track. Josh Boaz has been crushing
it in this division all year long but found some competition from wily,
retired, snocross star Tucker Hibbert as they ran 1-2
in both motos while Dan Benham, a current snocross
star, provided support in third place. Hibbert showed good form and speed
as he worked to keep Boaz in sight although the much younger rider managed to
hang tough for the wins. Benham was
solid for third with Cole Harrington and Max Earley
also snaring top five finishes.
Carson Johanningmeier has
been dominate in the 14-24C class this year, winning
every time he was on the track.
He shot off the line in moto one to lead the surge of riders around turn
one and put the hurt on the field as he ran off for the win. Jaxon Nagel held second for lap one but
soon Dustin White slipped by and held on to the runner-up spot to the
checkered. Nagel stabilized
position then and led Bryce Rauner up the finish line
jump for third. Spencer Hein was
shortly through for fifth.
Koby Turner turned first
around turn one in moto two to lead briefly but Johanningmeier was by in short
order to claim his customary place out front. Drew Freeland snared second
position for the first three laps of the moto but biffed it and dropped way
back, giving up the spot to White for the last circuit of the track after he
moved up steadily through the top five to trail Johanningmeier at the
flag. Nagel reprised his earlier
third-place once again with Hein improving to fourth and Kameron Steindl jumping up from his first moto sixth to fifth.
led the pack from the line in moto one of 14-24 B class
but Ronnie Orres displaced him early in the first lap and was destined to lead
all the way to the finish as he gapped the field. Miesen
held steady to take second over Dominic Lindquist and Levi Dertien. Orres pulled off a similar feat in
moto two to take the win by a big lead over Marcus Koester. Third went to Trevor Bonnicksen while Miesen ran in
for fourth over Linquist as the cross the line.
Bentlee Walker showed his
mastery of the track as the led the field of riders all throughout the first
moto of the 65cc 7-11 class.
Carson Wittman settled into second with pursuit provided by Cash
Anderson and Jaxon Arends.
That running order prevailed throughout the race with Walker winning by
a good margin.
Walker snapped up the
lead through turn one to again lead the way in the next moto. Wittman established his place in second once
again and he put on a good pursuit but saw Walker eventually edge away to a 10
second lead by the time the checkers flew.
Arends grabbed third this time around with Lincoln Nielsen taking fourth
by a bike-length after a long battle with Colin Megaw.