If you’re one of the lucky ones that gets to go to the races, then you know how much fun it is.
Yesterday at Motopark, the racing was amazing from the Pro class all the way down to the 50 4-6 class. The track was beauty all day. The gates were full in the majority of the classes, and Motopark set a new record for their entries in over 40 years. All sounds too go to be true. Well, so are these epics Brett lee and I took. Neither one of us knows what we’re doing with a camera, so the fact that any of these are in focus is just pure luck. Enjoy this little recap of Sunday’s action from Motopark.
Mike Walker of New Era hats is a good dude. He also is not a bad racer. Here he scopes out the Motopark track, which he rode to a 7th in MX1 Junior.
It's so good to see the track full of riders when the gate drops.
The 50 classes prep for practice.
Luke Tricco dominated the 50cc 7-8 with a 1-1 day.
Markis Boyd leads Connor McCracken in the 50cc 7-8
Lots of young up and coming talent in the 50 classes.
There were a few big crashes this weekend but nothing crazy serious. A good bud, Dan Miller, fractured his skull and has been at the hospital since the end of the day yesterday. Hopefully he is ok.
Hayden Halstead is throwing a YZ250 two-stroke around with impressive fashion so far in 2012.
Another impressive rider is MX101 Yamaha's Tyler Duffy. He has weird things in his ears, but he can go fast. LOL
These two lads could make for a deadly combo this summer.
Start of the first Pro moto – Liam O'Farrell grabs the early lead. He is really starting to look good on the TMs; Grey and I follow. I actually hit Grey and took over second after this turn. Elbows up kid!!!
Chuck Mesley had a solid day. John Nelson says the scales went crazy when Chuck and I crossed the finish line. He likes to make fat jokes. LOL
Drew Roberts is sporting the #98 for this year's season. This is his first year Pro. I would say he looks pretty good right now and will only get better for his debut at Gopher in July.
Dominic Kisiel made a comeback after leaving the sport for a few years. Great to see guys come back to the best sport out there.
I'm the biggest fan of this kid. Richard's style and ability on the bike is beautiful. What he did on a bone stock YZ250F this past weekend was super impressive. Hopefully he will carry this confidence and speed into the nationals in June for the OTSFF Rockstar team.
When you see the man in the blue hat (Papa Smurf) smiling at the races, it's been a good day.
Liam O'Farrell kept Keast honest in a few motos but could not hold the Dozer off.
Christopher Wieringa looked really good on his way to 1-1 scores in Super Mini.
The Junior classes have been huge thus far in 2012. Lots of great talent, qualifiers up the wazoo and a bright future for lots of these kids.
Kassie Boone dominated the women's class.
Dan Tricco looks so good on his CRF450 in the Plus 40 class. He took both moto wins.
Another guy making a comeback after many years is Chad Hartman. Chad rode hard in Vet Master and Plus 40.
The second Pro start. Keast gets a little squirrely and eventually hits the Mez. Take a look at #37. Wondering why he is looking at me, #107? It's because I smashed him in the first turn… again. LOL
Just another good guy making a return to racing: Chris Pomeroy.
Young star Kade Walker had some pretty confident words on Saturday before this race. I'm thinking he doesn't like the way they tasted this morning.
Brett Cormier skies #8 at Motopark.