Champs Crowned At World Mini Grand Prix

Kit Palmer | April 18, 2011

The 40th running of the National Motorsport Association’s World Mini Grand Prix is now in the history books. More than 1500 entries were filled out this year (about 300 more than last year), as racers from all around the country converged on the Mesquite MX facility in Mesquite, Nevada, April 11-17.More than 40 class championships were up for grabs this year, and some racers certaubkt took home their fair share, including micro-bore racer Stilez Robertson, who returned to Bakersfield, California, with five first-place trophies.

Robertson took top honors in the 50cc Pee Wee Stock and Modified (7-8) and Super Pee Wee Modified (6-9) classes aboard Cobras, as well as the 65cc Jr. Cycle Stock and Modified (6-8) while riding Kawasakis.

Another big winner was Honda’s Cooper Webb. Webb was fast all week, though he had one hiccup on Saturday, he went home to North Carolina with four titles in hand, those coming in the 85/150cc Stock (14-16), 85/150cc Open Thru 16, 112 Supermini Thru 16 and 150cc Four-Stroke Thru 16 divisions.

Yamaha rider Chris Alldredge also had a successful week, earning wins in the 125/250cc Schoolboy Thru 17 Open, 125 Two-Stroke Non-Pro and 250cc Stock Intermediate classes.

Of the four Pro classes, Honda rider Justin Bogle won half of them in the 250cc Stock and Modified classes. Kawasaki rider Jacob Hayes and Honda pilot Gavin Faith split wins in the 450 Pro classes, with Hayes topping the Stock class and Faith the Modified class.Some of the other winners include Honda rider Cole Thompson, who claimed two titles in the 450 Stock Intermediate and 450cc Four-Stroke Non-Pro class, and Suzuki-mounted Joey Savatgy, who won the 250 Four-Stroke Non-Pro and 250cc Modified Intermediate classes.

Justin Lee took a noteable in the 450 Stock NoviMe class in that he did it riding a 250cc two-stroke KTM.Jeff Ward, a former 125, 250 and 500cc National motocross and Supercross Champion, won the 40-Plus A/Pro class, while KTM’s Michael Sleeter dominated the 30-Plus A class.






Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.