AZOP Racers Invade Shorty’s Sports Park for Blythe GP
This is a race report provided by AZOP / Story and Photos by Miller Truby
Blythe, CA (February 16, 2020) – The AZOP Rowley White RV Series held the second race of its 2020 season at the beautiful Shorty’s Sports Park in Blythe, California. Ever a favorite for competitors and spectators, the race drew a huge number of registrants and enough spectators to line every trackside fence in sight. With the parking area on the mesa overlooking the track full and bustling as the sun rose on Saturday morning, the racing, which was sponsored by MotoCity, began with the PeeWee classes.
The PeeWee Bikes finished off the early morning session as 20 riders took to the sandy infield course with Dan Millsaps (118) getting the overall win.
Following up on the PeeWee classes were the big bikes. The full course used the infield motocross section before zig-zagging down into the sandy canyon sections southeast of the track, eventually ending up with a run through the desert section in the wash at the edge of the Shorty’s property. As always, the AZOP folks had spent the weeks prior to the race interfacing with the excellent Shorty’s crew to have the course in the best shape possible which resulted in the motocross sections being impeccably watered and groomed, while the desert sections were as raw and rough as ever. Wyatt Cameron (051) showed his speed on the highly varied course and got the overall win as well as the Open A class win. Local pro Cole Carmack (2222) took second overall and got the win in the Pro class. James Clark (824) rounded out the overall podium.
The Mini Bikes and Quads took the course for the next two races, respectively. Robbie Stephenson (750) dominated the bike race and got the overall win.
Sunday’s races saw more of the same action, albeit in a slightly different order. In the PeeWee Bike race, it was Jeron Kunzweiler (151) getting the win after trading the lead back and forth with Mason Milacki (994) at almost every corner.
The Big Bikes came out on course next and put on another show. Once again the battle came down to Wyatt Cameron (051) and Cole Carmack (2222) and the result was a repeat of Saturday with Cameron coming out on top as the checkered flag waved. Brian Perry (14) put in a great ride to pick up third overall.
The Mini Bikes were out next and the top spot once again went to Robbie Stephenson (750), who went out fast and never really looked back. Jaxon Steele (199) put in a great ride and took second place ahead of Tristan Andrade (2).
VIDEO | 2020 Official AZOP Blythe Grand Prix
AZOP next heads to Vicksburg, AZ for the Junk Yard Grand Prix. The weekend will include a races for Bikes, Quads, and UTV’s. Registration is open now!
As always AZOP would like to thank all of the sponsors, staff, volunteers, racers, and spectators for making this another successful and fun weekend of racing. For full race results, videos, and photos or to find out about upcoming events, visit www.azopracing.com.