Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green riders celebrated the holiday weekend with a chart-topping 25 championships and 47 podiums at the 2009 Winter National Olympics in Gainesville, Fla. The riders were faced with both supercross and motocross racing throughout the week, proving their all-around riding ability. Young gun Chase Bell took home five total championships, while veteran riders captured every championship throughout the week in the plus classes.

Chase Bell

With a three month break from the last big national at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Bell didn’t seem to miss a beat when he took to the track in Florida. Bell won every first moto he attempted and ended up with an impressive five championships in both 65cc and 85cc classes.

Plus Riders Take All

Kawasaki’s dominance in the Plus classes continued with James Evans, Jon Boruff, Mike Treadwell, Earl May, and Matt Tedder Sr. taking wins. Evans earned both the supercross and motocross titles in the Plus 30 and the Plus 25 supercross title, while Boruff snuck in and grabbed the Plus 25 motocross title. Treadwell swept up the Plus 35 and Plus 40 in both the supercross and motocross competition. May rode to a steady two title week with wins in both Plus 45 classes, while Tedder did the same in the Plus 50.

Chase and Tanner Round Up 65cc

With eight 65cc class championships up for grabs, Kawasaki’s KX65 took five of the eight throughout the week with the help of Bell and Stack. Between them, they won 12 of the 16 possible motos and took three of the four Olympiad awards in the 65cc classes.

First Big Bike Championship

Justin Summers took his first-career big bike championship in the competitive Open B Stock class. Summers had earned titles in smaller displacements, but this was his first on a bigger displacement. With the gate always stacked with talent, Summers showed off his supercross skills and was able to grab his first in his home state of Florida.

The Award Goes To…

The Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green riders took home a host of awards after the final checkered flag was waved. Summers took home the special Thor Outstanding Achievement Award, while a handful of riders were named Olympiad of their specific classes. The Olympiad award is calculated by averaging the moto scores from both the supercross and motocross competition, with Kawasaki taking nine awards. Stack earned the honors in 65 (7-9) Division 1, Bell in the 65 (10-11) Division 2 and 85 (9-11) Division 3, Evans in the Plus 25 and Plus 30, Treadwell in the Plus 35 and Plus 40, May in the Plus 45, and Matt Tedder Sr. in the Plus 50.

Trackside Support

The support that Team Green™ set out to offer 30 years ago was still being offered at the first official race of the new season in Florida. The staff’s assistance is available at each amateur national, along with select regional events throughout the year.

Muddy Track

After most of the supercross racing had concluded, the rains of Florida moved in to Gatorback Cycle Park. Although it had stopped for Thursday’s racing, the track conditions made it challenging for the riders.

Results

Winter National Olympics

Gatorback Cycle Park- Gainesville, Fla.

November 23-28, 2009

 

Supercross Championships

Tanner Stack- 65 (7-9) Stock

Chase Bell- 65 (10-11) Stock

Chase Bell- 85 (9-11) Modified

Tyler Pantley- 65 (10-11) Modified

Justin Summers- Open B Stock

Dylan Cox- Open B Modified

Besonhe Michael- Open C Modified

James Evans- Plus 25

James Evans- Plus 30

Mike Treadwell- Plus 35

Mike Treadwell- Plus 40

Earl May- Plus 45

Matt Tedder Sr.- Plus 50

 

Supercross Podiums

Second Place

Julian Kempany- 65 (7-9) Modified

Chase Bell- 65 (10-11) Modified

Kenny Wentworth- 85 (9-11) Stock

Blake Dungey- 250B Stock

Blake Dungey- Schoolboy (14-16)

Dalton Yingling- Four Stroke

Bogen Cochran- Open B Modified

Besonhe Michael- Open C Stock

Jon Boruff- Plus 25

Mike Treadwell- Plus 30

Earl May- Plus 35

Earl May- Plus 40

 

Third Place

Mark Worth- 85 (9-11) Modified

Thomas Covington- 85 (12-13) Modified

Thomas Covington- SuperMini (12-15)

James Justice- 250B Stock

AJ Catanzaro- Open B Stock

Colton McLeod- Open C Stock

Colton McLeod- Open C Modified

Tyler Sjoberg- Open A/ Pro Am Stock

Mike Treadwell- Plus 30

Matt Tedder Sr.- Plus 40

Matt Tedder Sr.- Plus 45

Robert Strength- Plus 50

Leah Cantrell- Women (12 Plus)

 

Motocross Championships

Chase Bell- 65 (10-11) Stock

Chase Bell- 65 (10-11) Modified

Chase Bell- 85 (9-11) Stock

Mark Worth- 85 (9-11) Modified

Adam Cianciarulo- SuperMini 1 (12-15)

Nick Leocata- 250B Stock

Jon Boruff- Plus 25

James Evans- Plus 30

Mike Treadwell- Plus 35

Mike Treadwell- Plus 40

Earl May- Plus 45

Matt Tedder Sr.- Plus 50

 

Motocross Podiums

Second Place

Tanner Stack- 65 (7-9) Stock

Mark Worth- 85 (9-11) Stock

Adam Cianciarulo- 85 (12-13) Stock

AJ Catanzaro- Open B Stock

Justin Summers- Open B Modified

Besonhe Michael- Open C Modified

Tyler Sjoberg- Open A/ Pro Am Stock

Tyler Sjoberg- Open A/ Pro Am Modified

James Evans- Plus 25

Jon Boruff- Plus 30

Earl May- Plus 35

Earl May- Plus 40

Matt Tedder Sr.- Plus 45

Brinsley Dyess- Girls (9-12)

Lean Cantrell- Women (12 Plus)

 

Third Place

Adam Cianciarulo- 85 (12-13) Modified

Justin Bogle- 250B Modified

Justin Summers- Open B Stock

Tyler Sjoberg- 250A/ Pro Am Modified

Mike Treadwell- Plus 25

Mike Treadwell- Plus 30

Heath Harrison- Four Stroke

AMA Motocross Headlines


By Cycle News Staff

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