There was another great turn...
There was another great turn out of Pros.
Friday July 15th marked the second round of the FNL ATV Summer series presented by Triumph Motorsports, and sponsored by DWT, Moto Works, Elka, Leatt, ODI, Blingstar, FLY, Fasst Co, Dio Vonti, Bomb Squad, LSR, STI, GBC Motorsports, and ATV Scene.
Round 2 of the FNL ATV Series hit this past Friday at Milestone MX Ranch. As a new series numbers have a tendency to fall, not this one! It seemed even more racers made it out this round. Milestone and Scott Burns' of FNL did a great job putting on another round. The track was absolutely perfect, and the weather could not have been better! There was a nice cool Southern California breeze all night.
The racing was intense!
Warnia didn't make it back,...
Warnia didn't make it back, but Dillon Zimmermann came out from Team Can Am/ Motoworks.
The racing Friday night was some of the best seen in the area. The classes seem to be almost staged. Every class that night had the top 3 racers banging bars to the finish. Honestly, some of the best racing we have seen in a long time.
GBC Motorsports joined the series right before round 2. Kory Ellis of GBC Motorsports in working with Anthony Martin of Triumph Motorsports brought some great tires out. GBC gave a set of 4 tires to a first moto class winner. The name was drawn out of 7 motos shortly after the first motos were over. Ralph Rodriguez won the set. Ralph was moto number 1 winner in the beginner class. GBC and many other vendors were on hand Friday night.
Team MCR/Maxxis' Beau Baron...
Team MCR/Maxxis' Beau Baron was on scene making a statement. Beau is one of the fastest guys on the West Coast!
Mike Cafro of Team MCR also...
Mike Cafro of Team MCR also made an appearance in the Pro Am class.
Davi Haagsma Team MCR / H&M...
Davi Haagsma Team MCR / H&M made a comeback to Round 2. In round 1 he gave Warnia a run for his money. Round 2 he was doing the same to MCR's Beau Baron.
In the Pro Am class there was some of the best racing of the night. GBC's Kory Ellis came out to show up some young pups. Turns out he had to deal with another old timer - Darrel Patton ;). These two did not let each other out of their sites. They seem to be on one others heals the whole race. The 2 put on a great show.
Pro Am rider Chase Thomas has been on top of his game this year, with great a showing in the WORCS rounds and coming out to the FNL ATV series battling with some of the nations top racers.
Another Pro Am rider Daniel Palacios has been on the gas, and is soon to be one of the West Coast's top Pro Am racers.
another Pro Am Rider Daniel...
another Pro Am Rider Daniel Palacios has been on the gas, and is soon to be one of the West Coast's top Pro Am racers.
In the Intermediate class Kaeli Flaczinski was back from a round 1 victory. She had a little more competition this round with Justin Klinger coming out. Kaeli was able to get around Klinger the first moto, the second moto Kaeli seemed to be all over Klinger, but could not get around him. So, Justin Klinger took the Intermediate win.
Triumph Motosports has a lot of sponsored racers at this series which is obvious walking around the pits. Anthony at Triumph brought out his own boys in the Open 250 class. Jerry, and Christian are new to the Yamaha Raptor 250, but they seemed to be getting the hang of it by passing Larry Heidler here in the +30 Class. These brothers have been racing since they were 4 & 6 years old.
During the Pro Am staging...
During the Pro Am staging Ellis was seen giving some advice to the youngster Jason Fife
After the Pro & Pro Am there...
After the Pro & Pro Am there was the Intermediate and Novice classes.
Scott from FNL said "We are so excited to have the Quads a part of our program, and working with Triumph Motorsports to help bring quads out has been a smooth transition. The more the merrier, we are hoping to see even more quads next time."
"You could not pay for better racing! These racers are bringing everything they got on Friday nights. This is the most exciting racing I have seen in a long time! The classes seem oddly balanced and it is fun to watch. Now that GBC is giving away a set of 4 tires every round and $2000 worth of amateur prizes up for grabs no wonder why people are flocking to the series. We hope to not only see more racers out, but spectators too. The series is definitely worth the price of admission to watch, guaranteed!" Say's Anthony from Triumph Motorsports
See everyone next round July 29th!
There was no shortage of big...
There was no shortage of big air that night
Javier Palacios finishing...
Javier Palacios finishing 2nd in the Open Class