Dakota Alix and RJ Hampshire battle at the Thor Winter Olympic.

Dakota Alix (37) and RJ Hampshire (321) had a great battle in the 250 A Pro Sport class at the Florida Thor Winter Olympics. Photography by Luke Loverek.

(Gainesville, Fl., November 28, 2013) The Supercross finals are in the books following Wednesday’s racing action at the week-long Florida Thor Winter Olympics (aka Mini O’s) motocross event at Gatorback Cycle Park outside of Gainesville, Florida.

Factory Connection Honda/Alias' RJ Hampshire (pictured on podium) took home two titles in the heavily contested A classes after winning both the 250 A and 450 Pro Sport finals. He also finished second in the other two classes he competed in - 250 Pro Sport and 450 A - and is on his way to earn coveted Mini O awards that are given away each year.

New Jersey's Luke Renzland took home a title in the 250 Pro Sport class and finished 5-3-3 in the other A classes he entered and is in the award mix as well.

KTM-mounted Dakota Alix also won a title, 450 A, and had an epic race-long battle with Hampshire and Renzland in 250 A Pro Sport that had the large crowd lining the fences. But Alix would later suffer a knee injury in 450 Pro Sport that will sideline him for the rest of the week.

Other big winners were Kawasaki's Austin Forkner from Missouri who won two titles, Supermini 1 and 2, and Georgia Lorenzo Locurcio who won both titles in Scoolboy 1 and 2.

Triangle Cycles Yamaha's Keith Tucker was also a double title winner as he took two championships in 250 and 450 B.

Motocross racing starts today, Thanksgiving Day, on the former National track, and continues through Saturday.


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