Some Are Done At World Mini Grand Prix

Kit Palmer | April 15, 2011

After another picture-perfect day for racing, a few classes at the World Mini Grand Prix have already been wrapped up at the Mesquite Motocross track in Mesquite, Nevada. And one of those classes is the 450 Stock Pro class, where North Carolina’s Jacob Hayes came away with the overall victory.

Team Green Kawasaki’s Hayes clinched the class championship by capturing the second-moto win today over Honda’s Justin Bogle and Yamaha rider Kyle Peters. Hayes went 1-1 to claim the overall win, while Bogle ended up second overall with a 3-2. Peters took third overall with a 2-3.Honda rider Jessy Nelson finished fourth overall, and Honda pilot Gavin Faith rounded out the top five overall.

Bogle, however, did not come away empty handed. He dominated the 250 Stock Pro division with a 1-1 performance of his own, while Hayes had to be satisfied with second overall after going 2-3.Peters made the podium after finishing second today (Friday), which combined with his first-moto fifth gave him third overall. Fourth overall went to Faith, followed by Nelson.

In the 125-250 Women Non-Pro class, Suzuki rider Brinsley Dyess used consistency to capture the number-one trophy. Dyess, who hails from Florida, went 3-2 on Thursday and Friday, edging out Honda rider Serratia Gonzalez, who went 2-3, for the overall victory.Kawasaki rider Brandy Richards aced the 65-85 Girls 2-Stroke class, winning both motos for the overall win. Gracie Van Horn and Michelle Smith went 2-3 overall.Brandy Richard, who took the first-moto victory, ended up third with a 1-4.Cooper Webb wrapped up two class championships today, including a dramatic come-from-behind victory in the second all-Honda 150 4-Stroke Thru 16 moto. After falling early in the moto, Cooper worked his way up through the pack and made a late-race pass on Troy Graffunder for the overall win. Had he not have passed Graffunder, Graffunder would have walked away with the class championship, but he still took second overall with a 2-2.Third overall with to Taiki Koga with a 3-3.Webb squeaked past Darian Sanayei to claim victory in the 85/150 Stock (14-16) class, his 1-2 topping Sanayei’s 3-1. Jordan Smith went 2-3 for third overall.Stilez Robertson has already put the lid on two class championship. The Californian rode his Kawasaki to a 1-1 moto sweep to take the 65 Jr. Cycle Stock (6-8) win over Ethan Mann (KTM) and Pierce Brown (Cobra).Robertson also took top honors in the 50 Pee Wee Stock (7-8) class despite getting passed by Dilan Schwartz on the last lap for the win. However, Robertson’s 1-2 was more than enough to beat Schwartz’ 4-1 for the overall win. Schwartz finished second overall, while Ethan Mann took third overall.


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.