Florida’s FTR Motocross Series Round One Held At Bostwick A Big Success
The 2012-2013 FTR Motocross Series kicked off the weekend of August 11th at Bostwick Motocross Park. Sunday morning dawned with a forecast for rain, and as usual for August in Florida, high temperatures. There were 185 entries for Round 1 including 20 entries in the Dash for Cash offering a $1,000 purse by Champions Powersports. Other sponsors included Cycle Sports Center, EVS, Beach Boulevard Powersports, HBD Moto Graphics, ProTaper and Answer/MSR. Sponsors also provided four $50 gift cards for those who travelled the farthest and a lot of other prizes and gifts given out during the Rider’s Meeting Sunday morning.
Races started Sunday morning with simultaneous gate drops on the Bostwick peewee track and main track. PeeWee Ryder McCarty won the PeeWee Oil 4-6 and Chase Matott finishing first in the PeeWee 4-6. Jackson Parks won the PeeWee 7-9 class and Brandon Fraizer won the Quad 7-12 class. Parker Maguire finished first in the 65 7-9 class with Christian Dresser winning the 65 7-12 class. Some of the best racing of the day was provided by Parker and Christian as they battled all day in the 65 7-12 class with Parker finishing second. In the 85 class Jonathan Fitzgerald won the 85 7-11 and Colton Eigenmann fresh off podiums at the Ponca National winning the 85 12-13 class. Colton also won the Super Mini with Ryan Rossier and Jake Bender finishing second and third. In the Youth 13-15 there were 13 entries with Dawson Stark winning the overall. In the Youth 16-24 class, Matt Karwat of the Champions Powersports team took first. Brianna Parks won the Girls 9-12 class. From the Vet classes, Vet A Preston Tyson took first place with Jim Nagy taking second. In the Vet B Michael Jones took first place and Jason Beck took second on a borrowed bike. Our iron man of the day’s event Nicholas Frey took third with Nick racing three classes on Sunday. In the 250/Open A Dustin Whitehead finished first over Michael Cark and James Gaines. Justin and Michael would battle later in the Dash for Cash $1,000 purse moto sponsored by Champions Motosports. Michael Clark would end up winning that moto taking home the $500 first place prize. In the 250 B class Sean Sattanno of Champions Motosports also won the 250/Open B and Steve Culleny won the 250/Open C class. In the Woods class, Cody Thomas, Steve Loomis, Jr. and Nicholas Frey were your top three riders. In the Plus 25, Justin Whitehead was your overall winner and in the Plus 30 Jim Nagy was first with Michael Jones second. In the Plus 40 class, Barry McCarty won the overall followed by Preston Tyson and Steve Loomis, Sr. In the Plus 45, Barry McCarty finished first with Daniel LaPlacsa with Force Gear and Rick Bigalow with Kissimmee Motosports finishing second and third. In the 125 B class Rich Wilkes was the overall winner. Rich also wound up on the podium in the Dash for Cash earning some cash for his efforts with Jonathon Baker and Dawson Stark also finishing second and third in the 125 B class. The top three finishers in the 125 C class were Daniel Cook, Patrick Fitzgerald and Bryce Mauldin. Tracy Forward won the Vet Women class and Lydia Greiner and Lacey Nordle finishing first and second in the Women’s class.
The FTR Motocross Series also allows team entries with the best three scores counting towards the year end overall awards. Your high point team for Round 1 was the Champions Powersports team with first place finishes by Christian Dresser, Jonathan Fitzgerald and Matt Karwat. Second place team was Beck’s Tech Team 1 with first place finishes by Dawson Stark, Tracey Forward and a second place provided by Jason Beck. Third place team finish was Team 2M/3D Racing with first place finishes provided by Ryder McCarty, Barry McCarty and Leighton Dreggors with a third place in the 65 7-9 class. Off Road Racing Ministries (ORRM) team finished fourth with first place finishes provided by Parker Magurie, Colton Eigenmann and a fourth place finish provided by Ethan Dickson in the Woods class. Beck’s Tech’s 2 team finished fifth in team racing at Bostwick with second place finishes provided by Rusty Heagan and Preston Tyson and a seventh place finish provided by Cole Collier in the Youth 16-24 class. Kissimmee Motosports team finished sixth with Rick Bigalow, Kevin Steele and Quintan Bigalow tallying 131 combined points.
It is still not too late to put together a motocross team for the remaining nine rounds of the FTR MX Series. Round 2 of FTR MX Series will be October 21 at Mesa Park Motocross Track in Fellsmere, Florida. See the previous Chronic MX report for complete details about the FTR 2012-2013 Motocross series and race dates. Reporting via Chronic MX, I’m Rick Dreggors, FTR MX Chair.