AMRA Takes To Cool Weather for Round 11
This is a race report provided by AMRA…
Story and Photos by Jonathan Barrett
Flagstaff, AZ (September 1, 2019) — The Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association took to the cooler weather of Flagstaff, Arizona for round 11 of the championship series. Hosted in Kelly Canyon just off Interstate 17, the deep woods made for a challenging enduro course with three tests for C riders and seven for A and B riders. The minis had a smaller loop and a Hare Scramble format, and they started the weekend off.
Lining up first was the PeeWee classes including two 50cc classes and two 65cc classes. In the 65cc 7-9 class, Kolten Schell (KTM) took the win as well as the overall, followed by Finnegan Masten (KTM) and taking first place in 50cc 7-8 and third overall was Kyle Riddle (KTM). Grady Mentzel (KTM) would round out the 65cc 7-9 podium and CMPFoto sponsored Hayden Griffith (Cobra) and Ashton Kimball (KTM) would take second and third in 50cc 7-8. Rounding out the classes of race one was Cason Olvera (KTM) taking the 50cc 4-6 win ahead of Edward Reim (KTM) and Myles Mcneil (HON).
Race two featured the older minis taking on a longer loop, with the Supermini loop offering seven miles off an “A” split on the course. Samuel Campbell (TM) took a dominant win over Chase Haynes (KAW) and class points leader Dominic Craighill (KAW) after a flat tire took him out of contention, but he still powered on and finished the race. Ruffin Dodson (HUSQ) took the 85cc 12-14 win over Jeremiah Campbell (HON) and Kaden Greenfield (KAW). Jace Vogt (KTM) and Kayden Sanders (YAM) took top honors in 85cc 9-11. 65cc 10-11 took the top three on the short course with Jon Nordling (KTM), Jesse Blevins-Heck (KTM) and Colton Calmes (HUSQ).
The big bikes took to the course starting with the C riders on three tests. Deegan Bauch (HUSQ) took the overall win and 200C win ahead of 250 C class competitors Yohaly Hernandez (HUSQ) and Kaden Bedlion (KTM). Class top three finishes are as follows:
Open C: Josh Ayoub (KTM), Jeremy Nelson (HUSQ), James Morris (HON)
200 C: Deegan Bauch (HUSQ), Wovon Rasberry (YAM), Trenton Christensen (KTM)
30+ C: Mikhail Voskresenskiy (KTM), Kevin Potter (KTM), Oran Feiner (BETA)
40+ C: James Stewart, Joe Kamai (HUSQ), Justin Kuffel (KTM)
50+ C: Dan Jacobsen (KTM), Thomas Brown (HUSQ), Lee Shoemaker (KTM)
60+ C: Les Price (KTM), Mark Koenig (HUSQ), William Ebert (KTM)
Women C: Brea Core (GG), Catalina Springstroh (HUSQ)
Youth C: Tase Anderson (KTM), Ruffin Dodson (HUSQ), Ezra Johnson (KAW)
Sportsman C: Robert Kinnaman (KTM)
Sunday featured the A/B race, spanning 60+ miles and seven tests. Starting with the B riders, Cole Cherick (KTM) took the overall B win ahead of Thomas Parrella (KTM) and Jonathan Buchanan (KTM). Class top three finishes are as follows:
Open B: Thomas Parrella (KTM), Wyatt Allsup (HUSQ), Nathan Berger (HUSQ)
250 B: Cole Cherick (KTM), Logan Leech (KTM), Tanner Teall (YAM)
200 B: Collier Martinez (YAM), Caleb Lamca (KTM), Michael MacLean (YAM)
30+ B: Jonathan Buchanan (KTM), Christopher Markle (HUSQ), Michael King (KTM)
40+ B: Sonny Morocco (KTM), Chris Attel (HUSQ), Scott Rich (HON)
50+ B: Todd Ritchie (BETA), Garrett Wichmann (KTM), Jim Kovacs (TM)
60+ B: Mike McDaniel (KTM), Allen Poore, Michael Powers (KTM)
Women B: Brittany Brooks
Lastly, the A riders showed their dominance on the challenging course. In AA( Pro), Beta USA rider Mason Ottersberg took the overall win ahead of SLR Honda’s Justin Morgan and Hard Enduro Outfitters Sherco rider Nick Brawner. The A overall had Michele De Mas (TM), Robert Naughton (HUSQ) and GasGas support rider James Flynn. Top three class results are as follows:
Open A: James Flynn (GG), Nick Mcgowan (BETA), Zach Peterson (YAM)
250 A: Parker Drexler (YAM), Hunter Lamca (KTM), Michael Peristere (YAM)
30+ A: David Kertz (BETA), Todd Jarman (KTM), Brett Kimball (HUSQ)
40+ A: Michele De Mas (TM), Robert Naughton (HUSQ), Paul Jones (KTM)
50+ A: Ernie Allsup (HUSQ), Gene Torrisi (KTM), Hans Bindels (KTM)
The round 11 stop brought out the endurance training in everyone, as the tests were unforgiving. The cool weather made the day easier, however, and the Coconino Trail Riders put on a solid event with many volunteers to help support the massive turnout. The next race is the Freedom Hare Scrambles scheduled for November 9 in Oracle, Arizona.
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