Tomac, Regal and Cantrell Claim Ponca Titles

Shan Moore | July 26, 2008

A week’s worth of amateur motocross racing wrapped up today at the Ponca City Grand Nationals in Ponca City, Oklahoma, as 27 run-off races were held under 103 degree temperatures. Despite the extreme heat, Eli Tomac, Kyle Regal and Sean Cantrell had banner days, with Tomac and Regal each taking four titles, while Cantrell claimed three.

Tomac was nearly perfect on the week, winning all of his motos except for two (and in each of those he finished second). The Suzuki rider’s titles came in the 85/150 Mod 14-16, 85/150 Stk 14-16, 85 Open and the prestigious SuperMini Thru 16 division.

Meanwhile, Regal, also a Suzuki-backed rider, took titles in the 450 4-Stroke Non-Pro, 125/250 Sclboy Thru 16 Non-Pro, 450 Stk Int, and 250 2-Stroke Non-Pro classes.

Cantrell, from Newbury Park, California, rode his Cobra to championships in the PW Mod 7-8, JR Cycle Mod 6-8 and Super Pee Wee 6-9 classes.

Other title winners included Trampas Parker (Plus 30 Pro, and Plus 40 Pro), Adam Cianciarulo (85 Mod Thru 11), Zachary Bell (85 Stk 12-13), Colt Nichols (85 Mod 12-13), Zachery Freeberg (250 Stk Int), Dean Wilson (250 Mod Int), Terren O’ Dell (250 Mod Pro), Nick Paluzzi (125 2-Stroke Non-Pro), and Jason Anderson (250 4-Stroke Non-Pro).

Nearly 2400 entries filled the grids at this year’s event, which marked the 33rd year for the race.

Shan Moore | Contributing Editor

Moore covers all facets of off-road racing for Cycle News – from AMA Supercross and Motocross to GNCC and National Hare Scrambles events.