Mini-Os Wrap Up In Florida
The 39th Annual Thor Winter National Olympics, presented by Pro Circuit, at Gatorback Cycle Park in Gainsville, Florida, wrapped up on Saturday where the final motos were held and titles were decided. Afterwards, trophies were handed out and the top industry awards were announced.Justin Bogle, who won three titles during the week (250 A Pro/Am Mod MX, Open A Pro/Am Stock MX, and 250 A Mod SX), claimed the prestigious Dunlop Silver Tire award. The Amsoil Factory Connection Honda rider never finished outside the top four overall all week.Suzuki rider Dakota Alix won two industry awards, the Fox Bronze Boot and the Pro Curcuit Platinum Pipe Award, on the strength of his four titles – two in motocross and two in Supercross.Justin Starling, who was surprise winner in 250 A Pro/Am Stock class going 4-1, was the recipient of the CTI Ironman Award. The Team Green rider also won the four-stroke class in both MX and SX. Meanwhile, Donnie Brown won the Thor Copper Helmet Achievement Award, Claudio Leocata claimed the Scott Golden Goggles award, and Chase Park won the Mechanic’s Award.Another top finisher was Suzuki rider Joey Savatgy, who won two motocross titles (250B Mod and Schoolboy 14-16) after winning five out of six of his motos.Team Green’s Chase Bell topped Honda rider Cooper Webb to win two MX titles: 85 12-13 stock and Supermini 1. Meanwhile, Webb took the Supermini 2 title.Kevin Walker won two MX classes in MX and was second two others. The Yamaha rider also won a 1 SX title and was the top vet rider.After battling all week with Bogle, Yamaha rider Kyle Peters won one MX title, that one coming in the Open A Mod class.In his debut in the big bike classes, Jace Owen was a surprise winner in the Youth 12-16 mod class, taking the title on his Suzuki.Travis Preston took the +30 MX title on a Yamaha.