2018-12-8 ??? Race Report Round 5 Amateur SX Glen Helen
The AME Amatuer Sx series rolled into a wet glen Helen raceway for the next to last round of the fall series.
Track crews and AME officials spent most of the day Friday (before the race)pumping water from the track and digging drainage ditches to remove the water from two days of rain totaling some 3 inches. When the elite race kids showed up they were presently surprised that a near perfect track awaited there knobbies.
Mini sensation Ryder Difrancesco was on a level of his own all day aboard his pro circuit prepared kx minis though a very Tuff Revan Gordon kept him honest all day on his Addiction industries backed Rm Army machines. In the end Difrancesco topped the 85cc 9-14 year old , 85cc open,and the superminis.
The best battle of the day came In the 65cc 10-11 and 65 open classes. Even though Myles Monty had the quickest starts of the day both landen Gordon and Kelana Humphrey took it up a level (or two) and put on the days best racing in all 4 motos neither rider gave an inch and fought it out to the finish. After the dust settled Gordon won both main events by keeping calm and using excellent lines and race craft to triumph.
Today was a tough but rewarding day for one of the youngest AME racers named ace Donovan. The four year old future star had a huge get off in his heat race when he some how got whisky throttle and launched him and his pw50 some 20 feet in the air landing directly into a track fence.
The youngster was treated by paramedics and was ok to return to racing. And race he did clawing and fighting his way to both pw first timer and pw 0-4 class wins in what many were saying was the most impressive performance of the event.
Next week will be the final race of the AME Amatuer Sx series at glen Helen. watch for all out battles for the championships in multiple classes racing starts at 10 am dec 15th at the stadium course.