By: Rolfe Otterness
Spring Creek Park hosted
the first round of the 2022 Super Series on a beautiful October day. This round counts for points in next
year’s series so it is a way to get a jump start on ’22
points. A decent crowd of riders
showed up to get their last laps in before the winter hibernation sets in, as
about 490 entries were totaled for the day. The track shaped up nicely with a
bit less watering needed for dust control as the temps were down compared to
typical days earlier this year.
Checking out some action
in the Schoolboy 1 class, a couple of the ususal
suspects launched into contention for the lead as they rounded turn one with Brodie
Boumeester just edging out Luke Geis for a brief
taste of the frontrunner spot before Geis throttled by. Geis had the pace to start edging
away from Boumeester as the laps mounted and held a
safe lead at the flag after wringing out his 125 smoker for the duration. Boumeester
still had a great ride for second as he finished with a good gap over Lance
Geis. Rounding out the top
five were Landon Quandahl and Caleb Wagner.
Luke Geis sliced through
turn one to take charge immediately in the next race. He was apparently on a mission and built
up about a 16 second lead by the time the checkered flew to bring the moto to
an end. Boumeester
scooted in for second with Quandahl hanging in third
behind him for the whole distance.
Cameron Ford improved from a first-moto 7th to 4th
in this race while Braxton Williamson jumped up from 6th to 5th.
Carson Wittman led early
in moto one of the 85cc 9-11 class but James Schaffer was willing to scrap for
the lead and after some laps took over control and snared the win. Wittman stayed strong for second with
Louis Oswald pounding our a third place finish over
Colin Megaw and Caiden McCoy.
Wittman led again in moto two with Schaffer providing solid pursuit, but
Wittman didn’t crack under the pressure and defended the lead all the way
to take the win by about ½ seconds and snaring the overall. Schaffer was trailed in by McCoy, Cooper
Couette and Oswald.
Open A class featured a
rematch of the battles that we saw at the last race between the younger hotshoe - Josh Boaz and one of the legendary masters of snocross, Tucker Hibbert. Boaz grabbed the front-runner spot
and held on all the way in moto one with Hibbert, riding a 250 at perhaps a bit
of a disadvantage but keeping the gap down to about 6 seconds as they crossed
the finish line. Owen Sailer was quite a gap back for third over Phil Warkenthien and Esra Graumann.
Moto two two worked out in much the same
fashion as Boaz hit the finish with another win over Hibbert with some time to
spare and Sailor rounded out the podium spots.