South Florida MX Winter Series – R2 Article By Dustin Whitehead

SOUTH FLORIDA MX WINTER SERIES – R2 – BITHLO

POSTED 1/21/11

Article by Dustin Whitehead

Thanks to Bill McClurg and Barnett Photography for the pictures.

DustmxAcademy turned up ready to race at round two, with all riders working out of the Race van.

Moto One – 250 D

Kyle Smorenburg DustmxAcademy rider spun the rear wheel on the concrete and had a real bad start.  He managed to square up turn one and had a straight shot into the second turn he came out in around 6 place!
He would then get to work, pick riders off some two at a time eventually making his way into first though Chase Butner would make it hard for him.  He had a good ride going, until little mistakes dropped him back. Moriah Gottschalk from Revolve Racing rode consistant with 3-2 for the day which gave him second overall.  Kyle Smorenburg held the flag high for DustmxAcademy once again going 1-1 Kyle Mcclurg got third with 4-6 finishes.

Youth 12-15

Ck Douglas dominated this class showing speed no one could match. In the first moto, Brinsley Dyess would push hard to try to keep the distance down and this would keep her clear of the rest of the pack.  She was followed by Tyler Meyer who would get the better of Brinsley by getting second place in moto two.  It was Ck Douglas 1-1 Tyler Meyer 3-2 Brinsley Dyess 2-3.

Plus 40 C

Sorensen Fighting for Traction

Peter Sorensen was eager to get into his second race, he felt stronger and worked on some problems from the previous week.  It showed, Sorensen got out to a good start, after a few laps worked his way passed Scott lang into second place.  John Getz got out to a great start on YZ125 and pulled a big lead for the moto 1 win.  Moto 2 saw Scott Lang up front with Sorensen who had another great start off the concrete, this time Sorensen dug deep and was able to hold off the efforts by Getz.  It was Sorensen 2-1, Getz 1-2 and Lang 3-3.

250 A

This class normally only one or two riders that attend had a few really fast riders, and at the top Zack Freeberg once again showing that he has the speed, fitness and determination to be a pro rider, never letting off the whole moto he would have the 1-1 finish.  Brandon Westberry who I have heard has been training with Zack and Adam, put in a strong first moto finishing second, Ian Chia back in south florida was third in moto one he would grab second in moto 2 for second overall.

250 C

What an epic class, the biggest class of the day filled with young kids with no fear!  Moto 1 DustmxAcademy rider Kyle Bangerter, second race in the C class got off to a great start and was mixing it until a few mistakes and a bad shoulder slowed him down but he is showing true grit.  Nathan Anderson got out to the early lead, Anderson only a year ago lost out in the D class series championship by 4 points. Has taken his riding to another level, he pulled a decent gap mid way through the race but ended up dropping the bike and restarting in the back of the pack. This left Raymond Johnson out front to take the win followed by Jason Gillespie and a hard charging Cameron Fasnacht who came back from a terrible start.
Moto 2
A huge battle with Raymond Johnson, Jason Gillespie, Tharsis Andrade, and Cameron Fasnacht.  Johnson had the lead with Gillespie hot on his heals trying all kinds of lines, Andrade was right in the mix waiting for a mistake. A lot of people ruled out Fasnacht due to his start again unable to get off the concrete. Fasnacht picked his way through rider after rider and eventually put a great pass on Johnson on the last lap for the win.  However Johnson had the overall with a 2-1 Fasnacht second 3-1 Gillespie third 2-3.

450 D

DustmxAcademy riders Peter Sorensen and Kyle Smorenburg were both looking to top the tables and it started great for Sorensen who had the holeshot. He managed to get a good gap after two laps Smorenburg however struggled with his start he got into second and had some time to make up. He closed right in but Sorensen rode his own lines at his own speed and never cracked under the pressure to take the win, Smorenburg was second  with Roberto Guzman (lococross) in a well deserved third.
Moto Two
Roberto Guzman had the holeshot, after one lap he still had the lead he was fighting as hard as he could until he ran tired.  Sorensen took the lead this time Smorenburg was close behind and made the pass for the lead though he would drop the bike pick it up and find himself in second.  Sorensen feeling the affects of the rough track nearly crashing twice gave the position up to Smorenburg, and Smorenburg would crash again this time he was not able to pass Sorensen who went 1-1 Smorenburg 2-2 Guzman 3-4.

DNA Challenge

What a race for those there to witness it, I’m sure you cant wait for the next round.  Derek Hall once again grabbed the holeshot from the outside and launched his way over the first ski jump, somehow Zack  Freeberg managed to get his 250f into second place, Donald Solley would be in third. Hall would set a blistering pace which would separate those three from the rest. Solley would get by Freeberg and set his sights on Hall, Hall for the second week in a row just got the bike that day with no practice started to make some mistakes.  Then just before the finish line Hall bobbled in the whoops Solley saw the opportunity and got slightly inside of Hall to make the pass. Those few mistakes slowed both and Hall and Solley down going into the final turn, Hall Started to square off the turn to try to get Solley back, but Freeberg with a good drive through the whoops came right up the inside of both the riders. Hall was able to avoid all contact and still square the corner up, Freeberg would come together with Solley forcing him over the berm.

Hall not having the traction he needed up the inside settled into second behind Freeburg. Solley did not go down and went on hot pursuit of the two riders ahead of him.  He would get by what would seem to be a tiring Hall, Freeberg was doing his best to pull away though you could see the 250F just lagging in the deep sand corners.  Solley every lap around the outside line leading to the middle table top seemed to close in on Freeberg, he would eventually use this and jump right next to Freeberg.  Solley just about inline with Freeberg off the jump with the inside line and 450 power, needless to say he was wanting pay back and ran Freeberg up the berm.  As they came round to complete another lap the same turn Freeberg made the move on Hall and Solley he missed his line and went over the top.  Freeberg kept it on two wheels and set after Solley.  Solley had a good pace going although something happened over in the back and Freeberg cam out in first with Solley around 15 seconds back. The race would end up with Freeberg 1st, Solley 2nd, Hall 3rd, Ian Chia 4th and Derek Borque 5th.

Thank you Dustin!

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South Florida Motocross Series Round 5 Bithlo Weekend Oct 16-17, 2010

Nov. 7th is the last round of the South Florida Series so it will be a big one!
They will be having a open money class with no entry fee, and a 2,000 DOLLAR PURSE!!
All riders invited to race this one! All other normal classes Sunday.

Below is a helmet cam of Kody Goss from Bithlo.  I decided to put the helmet cam on his helmet backwards, thought it would be different.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RACE RESULTS

CLICK HERE FOR THE SOUTH FLORIDA MOTOCROSS SERIES WEBSITE

THE BANQUET FOR THE SERIES WILL BE AFTER THE NEXT/FINAL RACE OF THE SERIES, AT THUNDERCROSS, ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7TH, 2010.

DZP WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE LAST RACE WEEKEND AT THUNDERCROSS.  WE WILL BE AT MY DAUGHTERS WEDDING IN CALIFORNIA!  Erica and Paul are getting married November 6th, 2010.  Sendi Goss will be taking pictures throughout the weekend, especially at the banquet.

I HOPE EVERYONE REALIZES JUST HOW FORTUNATE THEY REALLY ARE, TO HAVE FOLKS ON THE TRACK EVERY RACE TAKING PICTURES.  MOST OTHER SERIES, IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DO NOT HAVE THIS MUCH COVERAGE VIA PICTURES OR THE WEB.  THANK YOU FOR VISITING DZP’S WEBSITE AND SEE YOU AT A FLORIDA TRACK REAL SOON!

>>>>CLICK HERE FOR DZP RACE PICTURES<<<<

>>>>CLICK HERE FOR SENDI GOSS PIT PATROL PICTURES<<<<

>>>>>CLICK HERE FOR RAND FRANKLIN RACE AND PODIUM SHOTS<<<<<

>>>>CLICK HERE FOR SATURDAY PRACTICE PICTURES<<<<

Bithlo – SFMX R3 Weekend Oct 2 – 3, 2010

South Florida Motocross Series Round 3 October 2nd and 3rd, 2010 Bithlo

PICTURE LINKS BELOW WITH FOUR (4) SETS, SO DONT FORGET TO LOOK AT ALL OF THEM!  My pictures are never in any particular order, sorry about that.  Just browse through them and you will be sure to find one of you.  If you don’t find any, drop me an email, I will look out for you at the next race.  There is a link right below where you can order pictures.  By ordering pictures you help me keep this site going.  The quality is so much better in print, than on the internet.  The ones you see on the internet are highly compressed for easy viewing.  So be sure to get your favorite picture printed, and don’t forget about the laminated picture!  SEE YOU THIS COMING SATURDAY AT THUNDERCROSS FOR PRACTICE BEFORE RACE DAY SUNDAY OCTOBER 10TH FOR ROUND 4.

Note: DZP will not be at the last round of the series, November 6th and 7th.  My daughter is getting married that weekend, so we will be in California.

CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT TO ORDER PRINTS

CLICK HERE FOR RACE RESULTS

CLICK HERE FOR THE SOUTH FLORIDA MOTOCROSS SERIES WEBSITE

CLICK HERE FOR SATURDAY PRACTICE PICTURES – THESE ARE FROM SATURDAYS PRACTICE

CLICK HERE FOR SUNDAY DZP RACE PICTURES

CLICK HERE FOR SENDI GOSS’S PIT PATROL PICTURES

CLICK HERE FOR RAND FRANKLIN’S RACE AND PODIUM SHOTS

SUNDAY FEATURED RACE PICTURES

SATURDAY FEATURED PRACTICE PICTURES

South Florida Motocross Series Round 1 Bithlo 9/12/10

Update – Monday 9/13 – 9:25pm.  The pictures from Bithlo’s race are posted.  Some featured pictures are below.  It was so hot I had to leave early, the track kicked my butt.  I am very sorry…

The races were great, and the results were posted last night (Sunday), click here for the results. I missed the 450A races, 4 Stroke and a few others, so no pictures.  The 250 C Class was stacked with Kody Goss #1 taking first over-all, and the 450C Class was also packed with Robert Vogel Jr #222 placing first over-all.  In the Supermini 10-15 Class, and the JR Mini 9-13 Class Bradford Young #124 was ripping, he placed first over-all in both classes.  Donald Solley #115 took the over-all for the 450A Class, with Revolve Rider Chase Couture #886 placing second.  Donald Solley has motocross school at Bithlo every Monday night from 5pm-8pm rain or shine.  CLICK HERE FOR HIS FACEBOOK PAGE, he keeps it updated.

Revolve Racing was in the pits, along with ONS, and their riders.

I did not get to talk to very many folks, because I was busy trying to cool off!  I will see everyone at the next race, Thundercross this weekend September 19th!  I will probably have my little quad so I can get around the track and get more pictures, etc…  Thanks Bithlo for a great day of racing, and a great kick-off to the Series.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SERIES CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE PICTURES FROM SUNDAY’S RACE

South Florida Motocross Series Schedule Posted

Click each track below for their website.

Click the link below for the series flyer.

STMX – Sept 5th

Bithlo – Sept 12th

STMX – Oct 3rd

Thundercross – Oct 10th

Bithlo – Oct 17th

Thundercross – Nov 7th

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF FILE FOR THE SERIES

Bithlo Motorsports – Florida Series – Ponca City Southwest Region

The Florida Motocross Series will be coming to Bithlo Motorsports this weekend June 26-27, 2010.  This will also be the The LAST chance to qualify for The Ponca City National in the Southwest Region. any questions regarding Ponca City Nationals please email Stephanie Starling at teamgator@aol.com

There will be open Practice on Saturday from 9:00am till 2:00pm

For all gate times and race info please got to www.floridaseries.com

If you would like to reserve the limited electric at Bithlo please call Susan at 407-568-2271

Bithlo Racing – Summer Slam Series

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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