AMRA Heads to Wickenburg for Day In The Desert Enduro
This is a race report provided by AMRA/ Story and Photos by Jonathan Barrett…
Wickenburg, AZ (January 19, 2020) — AMRA Racing kept January hot with a second round in Wickenburg, Arizona for the SOLLiD’s Day In The Desert Enduro.
The course for the A class ran over 100 miles, B class approximately 90, and the C class approximately 60 miles. Motocenter had onsite support as the series sponsor, SOLLiD Cabinetry, hosted the pro purse and Fly Racing hosted the mini races as the returning series sponsor. AAA Arizona held the Fastest Test Award and TBT Racing held the Slowest Test Award.
The Minis started the weekend on Saturday with a small desert loop containing deep sand washes and rocky single track. The smallest of the peewees started on a short loop with the 50cc classes, finishing as follows:
50cc 4-61. Austin Mentzel (KTM); 2. Sean Riddle (KTM); James Reim (KTM). 50cc 7-9: Kyle Riddle (KTM); Edward Reim (KTM); Cason Olvera (KTM).
Race two had the 65cc bikes go on a 3-mile loop with the following finishers:
65cc 7-9: Tagret Wasson (YAM); Myles Mcneil (KTM). 65cc 10-11: Jon Nordling (YAM); Marley Kuhn (KTM); Grady Mentzel (KTM).
Continuing the dominant performance of round one, Samuel Campbell (TM) took an undisput-ed victory of four minutes in the Supermini class over Porter May (HUSQ) and Chase Haynes (KAW).
Remaining finishers are as follows.
85cc 12-14: Jackson Powell (KTM); Kaden Greenfield (KAW); Jace Vogt (KTM). 85cc 9-11: Jon Nordling (YAM); Jesse Blevins-Heck (KTM); Andrew Gutierrez (KTM). 65cc 10-11: 1. Jon Nordling.
The Big bikes took to the course Sunday in a huge turnout. The race started with a Hare Scram-ble start with a 25 mile loop going into the enduro tests following that. The A’s would finish all the enduro loops and then conclude with a final 25 mile Hare Scramble loop to finish the day.
With class starts in a high speed sand wash, all classes took off with short intervals between rows. In the AA Pro class, it was a tight battle between Beta USA’s Joe Wasson, Hard Enduro Outfitters Sherco of Nick Brawner and RPM Racing/ DA8 Training’s KTM Cooper Abbott for the win. Wasson would pull ahead throughout the day and take a cumulative six and a half minute victory over Brawner. Abbott would have a final time two minutes behind Brawner to round out the top three. Other notable performances in AA include James Flynn in his second race aboard the Motocity Sherco finishing in fourth. Wasson would also win Fastest Test and Lane Buchert would win the Slowest Test.
Open A: 1. Travis Azure (KTM); 2. Noah Tidball (KTM); 3. Drey Lacroix (SHE). 250A: 1. Cole Cherick (KTM); 2. Chad Lamaide (KTM); 3. Bret Dooley (PEN). 200A: 1. David Quillen. 30+A: 1. Brett Kimbal (HUSQ); 2. Randy Schonert (KTM); 3. Christopher Markle (HUSQ). 40+A: 1. Robert Naughton (KTM); 2. Keith Mott (YAM); 3. Todd Miller (KTM). 50+A: 1. Craig Canoy (KTM); 2. Carl Westphal (KTM); 3. Hans Bindels (KTM). Open B: 1. Jacob Holly (KTM); 2. Wyatt Allsup (HUSQ); 3. Logan Leech (KTM). 250B: 1. Bryce Johnston (YAM); 2. Wylie Brownell (YAM); 3. Nicolas Christensen (KTM). 200B: 1. Deegan Bauch (HUSQ); 2. Kase Anderson (KTM); 3. Kaelyn King (KTM). 30+ B: 1. Andrew Moore (KTM); 2. Michael Mcgrew (YAM); 3. Zack Harris (HUSQ). 40+ B: 1. Mike Rynhard (YAM); 2. Ryan McClenahan (KTM); 3. Clint Riviere (KTM). 50+ B: 1. Michael Perry (KTM); 2. Todd Ritchie (BET); 3. Trae Buchert (KTM). 60+ B: 1. Marty Haak (HUSQ); 2. Peter Hunt (KTM); 3. John Heselwood (HUSQ). Women’s B: 1. Brea Core (YAM); 2. Daiana Trapp (BET); 3. Tara Morey (HUSQ). Open C: 1. James Morris (HON); 2. Nathan Bower (KTM); 3. Ben Johnson (KTM). 250 C: 1. Daniel Evans (HUSQ); 2. Anthony Petruso (YAM); 3. Michael Castaneda (KTM). 200C: 1. Trenton Christensen (KTM); 2. David Eckert (KTM); 3. Mason Herbold (KTM). 30+ C: 1. Barrett Johnson (YAM); 2. Dustin Davis (KTM). 40+ C: 1. Bill Hendricks (HUSQ); 2. Kevin Samford (YAM); 3. Steve Werner (KTM). 50+ C: 1. Trevor Turner (KTM); 2. Tim McGuire (YAM); 3. Leroy Moore (KTM). 60+ C: 1. Mark Koenig (HUSQ); 2. Michael Kimbal (BRG); 3. Daniel Heim (KTM). Women’s C: 1. Michelle Cassella (KAW). Youth C: 1. Jaime Pena (KTM); 2. Matthew Trapp (KTM); 3. Brian Bovington (YAM).
2020 was another successful year for the Day In The Desert with many entries and a fantastically well laid out course. The Hare Scramble start was heavily disputed beforehand but was widely accepted as a fun new way to combine an enduro and Hare Scramble. Next round is set for Feruary 16th at Canyon Motocross in Peoria.
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