Mitchell Falk and Jalek Swoll Earn 250 A and 250 B Moto Wins
HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. (August 1, 2018) – On Wednesday, August 1 day two of The 37th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, kicked off in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. A wide variety of ages and skill levels would test their skills against the terrain and each other in the quest for a national title.
The 250 C Jr. (12-17) Limited kicked off the day with Luke Fineis taking the win in dominating fashion leading from the first to last lap. Ryder Difrancesco controlled the second moto of the day, 85cc (9-12), as he got the early lead and continued push hard until the checkered flag flew. Difrancesco earned the win followed by Nicholas Romano and Ryder McNabb rounding out the podium.
Moto one of Supermini 1 (12-15) saw the #48 of Nate Thrasher jump to the front of the pack early on in the moto. Thrasher gapped the field fast as he had a 13 second lead, Crockett Myers, Hunter Yoder and Kaeden Amerine were battling behind the top two for the third spot position throughout the moto. Maximus Vohland settled into the second place position for the remainder of the moto while Thrasher’s lead built to a 21 second lead by the finish. Amerine came through in the third place position with Yoder making the pass on Myers for fourth.
Carson Mumford took the Bell Helmets holeshot in the 250 B Limited class today and did not look back once he was in the lead. Behind Mumford, Jace Kessler was making his way up to the second place position after a brief battle with Joshua Boaz who finished the moto in the third place position. Kayden Palmer and Tristan Lewis rounded out the top five after a brief battle.
The Girls (11-16) moto was full of battles this morning featuring Tayler Allred, Jazzymn Canfield and Katie Benson. Allred captured the win with Benson following in second and Canfield rounding out the podium. The youngest competitors of the week took to the track around noon, with the 51cc (7-8) Limited heading out first. Jonathan Getz Jr. took the win in the 7-8 age division followed by Seth Dennis and Vincent Wey in third.
In the 51cc (4-6) Limited class, Braydan Comerford held the early lead. Comerford would battle with Ryder Darrigo before Darrigo made the pass on lap two to take over the lead. Darrigo would go on to win the moto, with Comerford in second and Tatum Michales finishing third. The 51cc (4-6) Special Limited class saw Colt Martin jump out to the lead early in the moto with Travis Schneider and Easton Graves behind him. Brayton Kreglow earned the win in the 51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive LTD class, with Isaac Ling and Bode Bradford rounding out the top three.
After intermission moto twos began for the week with 450 B. Christian Fernandez shot into the lead on lap one and lead the entire moto, ultimately finishing 11 seconds ahead of second. Fernandez currently sits first overall with a 4th in moto one and a 1st in the second moto, while Devin Xindaris sits second after earning a 5th in moto one and a 2nd in moto two. Wesley Allen finished third in moto two, after suffering from a DNF in the first moto. Joshua Strickland currently sits third overall after winning moto one and earning a 9th in moto two.
One of the most highly awaited motos of the day was the 250 A moto two, where Mitchell Falk earned the win just ahead of his teammate Derek Drake. Tanner Stack and Seth Hammaker finished just behind the KTM pair with Justin Rodbell behind in fifth. After two motos Drake sits first overall with Falk and Hammaker in second and third overall. 250 B moto two saw Jalek Swoll and Pierce Brown battling early on in the moto. Brown would suffer from two crashes during the moto but recovered to earn the second place position. After finishing second in moto one and first in the second moto Swoll leads the overall standings in 250 B. Brown sits second overall with Jarrett Frye, Jesse Flock and Parker Mashburn rounding out the top five.
Masters 50+ saw another moto full of battles at the front of the pack with John Grewe and Barry Carsten. Grewe took the moto win, and currently holds the overall while Carsten sits behind him in second overall after an impressive couple of motos. Early May holds the third place overall position after finishing 5th in moto one and third in the second moto. Gaylon Dickson has control over the 4th place position after earning a 4th and 6th in the first two motos, while Michael Keating rounds out the top five overall.
One of the last motos of the day was the Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C class where Jalek Swoll and Pierce Brown once again battled for the top position. Swoll would earn the win and end the day with the overall lead. Brown would fall back to eighth at one point in the moto eventually working his way back to the fifth place position. Dilan Schwartz earned a second place finish in moto two with Jo Shimoda taking third and Mason Gonazles earning fourth.
Day three of racing will resume tomorrow, Thursday, August 2, with a full day of second motos taking place. RacerTV continues with live streaming coverage beginning at 11 a.m. EST/10 a.m. CDT.
Wednesday Race Results:
- 250 C Jr. (12-17) Limited – Luke Fineis
- 85cc (9-12) – Ryder Difrancesco
- Schoolboy 1 (12-17) B/C – Ty Masterpool
- 65cc (7-11) – Haiden Deegan
- 450 C – Mikael Savard
- Supermini 1 (12-15) – Nate Thrasher
- 250 B Limited – Carson Mumford
- Senior (45+) – Terry Bostard
- Girls (11-16) – Tayler Allred
- 51 (7-8) Limited – Jonathan Getz Jr.
- 51 (4-6) Limited – Ryder Darrigo
- 51 (4-6) Special Limited – Colt Martin
- 51 (4-6) Shaft Drive Ltd – Brayton Kreglow
- 450 B – Cristian Fernandez
- Vet (30+) – Chad Wages
- 125 C – Sam Martin
- 250 A – Mitchell Falk
- 250 B – Jalek Swoll
- 85cc (9-11) Limited – Daxton Bennick
- Mini Sr. 1 (12-13) – Ryder Difrancesco
- Masters (50+) – John Grewe
- Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C – Jalek Swoll
- 65cc (10-11) Limited – Enzo Temmerman
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About the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 57 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 13 Regional Championships (May through June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week in August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Nearly 22,000 racers attempt to qualify in 35 classes for the 1,470 available positions at the National. Christened “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation”, the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, Aaron Plessinger and Justin Barcia. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company and sanctioned by AMA. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
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