The bright Colorado sun was shining for another round of supermoto racing. This round, on July 17th, just as the previous round, was at IMI Motorsports Complex in Dacono, Colorado, and saw the first ever sighting of a Grom in the club which happened thanks to two long lost pilots, Kevin Bland and Nate Esquibel.
They ran the Honda bikes in adult mini and had a great battle in the first moto with it coming down to a photo finish. In the end, the podium went Bland, Esquibel, and Lindsey Richter. The return of the Cavazos family saw a clean sweep of the youth podium: Matthew on the top step, Christian on the second, and Gabriel claiming the third and final step. There was not an award given for the racer from the farthest away, but Dawson Schieffar got enough trophies to make his dad’s drive worth it anyway. He took first place in the Novice class followed by Michael McHugh in second and Alex Underwood in third.
Next class for Schieffar to collect a trophy in was the Asphalt B class. Here he took the final step, bested by Sam Roberts in second, and in first the dominant Mike Surrat. Schieffar wanted to make the most of his trip and also brought a bike for the Lightweight class and he proceeded to put it to good use. He put it on the top step, ahead of Kevin Bland who did an excellent job dusting off the cobwebs and coming in second, one step ahead of Alex Underwood.
The final award for Dawson Schieffar came in the Intermediate class. Here he was bested once again by Mike Surrat who took first. Jason Buschmann filled the final position in the class. The Asphalt A class was dominated by Geoff Cesmat. Chris Morgan was able to hang on for second and Michael Henao came in with a solid third. In the beginner class we saw Nate Esquibel dust off his cobwebs, borrow a bike, and take the podium ahead of Justin Muir in second and Lindsay Richter in third.
Sportsman class has been nicknamed the DRZ class but that name did not fit this weekend. There were a few DRZs for sure but the spotlight was stolen by Francisco Guedez and his Ducati Hypermotard. He did not make the podium but it was great to see him out supporting the club and hopefully stirred thoughts of getting a race bike again. The top Sportsman finishers were Michael Henao in first, Tyler Albus in second, and the first DRZ took third with Kevin Bland at the controls.
Corey Edmisten brought his KX450 out to play and walked away with a first place trophy in the 450 class. Chris Morgan put in a solid ride for second and Flint Velasquez brought home third. The women’s class was a little light this weekend but Lindsey Richter was still a crowd favorite and happily took her first place trophy. The main event, Open Pro, saw another Edmisten-Morgan one-two with a very strong finish for Mike Surrat taking third as he continues to test the water in the pro class.
-A big thank you to Dehan Davis for the photos and write up!