Mini O's Final Report - Brought to you by MX101
Kingston's Kieran Doherty was very busy in Florida. He crashed in the first turn on the final day and cut his finger badly enough to end his day. Motocross: 85 (12-13) Stock 25th Mini Sr. (12-15) Stock 34th DNS - 37th Supercross: 85 (12-13) Stock 14th 28th - 28th 85 (12-13) Mod 14th 24th - 24th Mini Sr. (12-15) Stock 14th 14th - 14th Supermini 1 (12-15) 21st
#148 Jacob Kolman attended the Mini O's for the first time and gained a ton of experience. Motocross: 51 (4-8) Stock 18th 51 (7-8) Stock 25th Supercross: 51 (4-8) Stock 20th 51 (7-8) Stock 18th
#95 Zak Simmons also got an experience to last a lifetime at Gatorback this year. Motocross: 85 (9-11) Stock 30th 85 (9-11) Modified 20th Supercross: 85 (9-11) Stock 21st 85 (9-11) Modified 16th
#51 is Beau Pollock. He traveled south with Zak. Their crew all looked to be having a great time. Motocross: 65 (7-9) Modified 24th 85 (9-11) Modified 26th Supercross: 65 (7-9) Stock 24th 65 (7-9) Modified 14th 28th - 28th
Cameron Lakie was #57 in SX and #77 on the MX track. Motocross: 250 C Stock 28th Open C Stock 32nd Supercross: 250 C Stock 17th 22nd - 22nd Open C Stock 13th 12th - 12th
#259 Taylor Ciampichini trains with Jay Thompson at MX Schools in Brigden, ON. He had a few great motos. Motocross: 250 B Modified 16th Open B Modified 13th DNS-17th Supercross: 250 B Modified 21st Open B Modified 8th 17th -17th Four Stroke DNS
#164 Mitch Goheen finished off his first Mini O's on a big bike by fracturing his fibula. He's in some tough classes this year and looked ready to compete. Motocross: Youth (12-16) Modified DNS 250 C Modified 19th Supercross: Youth (12-16) Modified 13th 24th- 24th Schoolboy (13-16) 22nd 250 C Modified 20th 15th-15th
Joey Crown crashed Friday and was unable to race his finals due to concussion-like symptoms. Motocross: 85 (12-13) Stock 1st DNS-39th 85 (12-13) Modified DNS Mini Sr.(12-15)St 5th DNS-28th Supermini 1(12-15) 3rd DNS 37th Supermini 2 (13-16) DNF Supercross: 85 (12-13) Stock 1st 2nd-2nd 85 (12-13) Mod 3rd 23rd-23rd Supermini 1 (12-15) 3rd 3rd-3rd Supermini 2 (13-16) 2nd 1st-1st
#747 Nate Hussin hits the famous finish line jump at Gatorback. Motocross: Youth (12-16) Modified 19th 24th- 25th Schoolboy (13-16) 27th 250 C Modified 10th 27th-25th Supercross: Youth (12-16) Modified 14th 26th- 26th
#721 Adam Burk was at his first Mini O's event to gain some experience and have some fun. Motocross: Schoolboy (13-16) 20th 250 C Stock 31st Open C Stock 28th
Jim Scott (right) stands behind his son, #22 Hunter Scott, at the start of a moto. Motocross: Plus 40 15th 13th-14th
#56 Trevor Gervais blasting off in one of his C class motos. Motocross: 250 C Stock 33rd 250 C Modified 24th Supercross: Schoolboy (13-16) 24th 250 C Stock 14th 20th-20th
#494 Thomas Rendall was busy with consolation races and made it into most of his final motos. Motocross: 51 (4-8) Stock 11th 31st-31st 51 (7-8) Stock 17th 23rd-27th 65 (7-9) Stock 17th Supercross: 51 (4-8) Stock 16th 24th-24th 51 (7-8) Stock 14th 23rd-23rd 65 (7-9) Stock 20th
Captured in this photo are 3 riders you'll want to remember. #214 Austin Forkner won Supermini 1 (12-15). In the middle is #29 Mitchell Harrison in his final event on a mini bike. He won the Supermini 2 (13-16). And #299 is Ashton Hayes who won the Mini Sr (12-15).
#22 Hunter Scott chasing down a competitor in the switchback section of the mx track. Motocross: 51 (7-8) Stock 22nd 30th-36th 65 (7-9) Stock 30th 65 (7-9) Modified 27th Supercross: 51 (7-8) Stock 15th 65 (7-9) Modified 14th DNF DNF
If that photo above is the near future, this one is the distant future. You would not believe the speed of #402 Gage Linville and #79 Jett Reynolds! They were doing almost all of the obstacles on both tracks...on their 50s!
#46 is older brother Tanner Scott. He made his finals on both the sx and mx track. Motocross: 51 (4-6) Stock 6th 12th-12th Supercross: 51 (4-6) Stock 10th 13th-13th
Here's our buddy Mike Treadwell. I never really knew him when he raced our nationals, but I do now and he's a really good dude. He grabbed 3 2nds, a 6th, and a 7th.
The B classes will be mostly won by #62 Jordan Smith this year. He crashed out of the Open B Mod class on the mx track but won a total of 9 titles!
#193 Luke Clout is a pro from Cairo, GA. I just thought this shot summed up what it takes to be a pro.
#27 Shane McElrath is a pro from South Carolina. He won 450 Pro Sport in both sx and mx. This pic also shows what happens when someone who knows what they're doing takes your camera and fixes the settings that have been messed up since I bought the camera used TWO YEARS AGO! I can't wait to get to more events now!
Young Larry Reyes was up in the chase for titles in the 65 (7-9) classes. He raced with a Superman Jr. cape so he makes the photo report.
#401 Jace Owen didn't win any of his A or Pro Sport races, but he was in the chase every time he was on the track.
#175 Cooper Webb raced every class on his 250F. He won 6 titles in the A and Pro classes and finished 2nd and 3rd in the others.
#811 Matt Young did not have any luck this year at Gatorback. He took off to Hardrock with Cale Foster to get in some practice and seized his bike up solid. He was unable to get it fixed in time to race. Motocross: 250 B Stock 24th
#107 Ryan Gauld was busy trying to get photos and race his motos. Motocross: Plus 25 7th 5th-6th Plus 30 5th 6th-5th Supercross: Plus 25 2nd 3rd-3rd Plus 30 2nd 2nd-2nd
Yorkton, Saskatchewan's Kennedy Lutz has moved up to the Women's 12+ class for this year. She was at a disadvantage all week on her Supermini and will move up to the big bike very soon. Motocross: Girls (12-15) 6th 5th-5th Women (12+) 29th 28th-27th Supercross: Girls (12-15) 4th 4th-4th Women (12+) 12th 13th-13th
Tanner Ward had some strong motos in the Mini classes. With a good start, he can run the pace of the leaders. Motocross: 85 (12-13) Stock 8th 8th-8th 85 (12-13) Modified 11th 20th-20th Mini Sr. (12-15) Modified 7th 17th-15th Supercross: 85 (12-13) Stock 9th 17th-17th 85 (12-13) Modified 4th 12th-12th Mini Sr. (12-15) Modified 11th 6th-6th
That's gonna do it for another year at the Mini O's. If you've never made it to this event, it should be high on your list. Mitch Goheen has some serious Etch-A-Sketch skills. Huge thanks to MX101, Jay Thompson from MX Schools, and Dan and Mitch Goheen for their hospitality. RIP Christopher 'Jantz' Grodzicki #96.