The 41st Annual NMA World Mini Grand Prix took place in Mesquite, NV earlier this month, leaving us with great racing despite the dust and gale force winds. Needless to say, BTO Sports had 5 of it’s A – Team riders present, powering through motos showing their true passion for the sport. BTO Sports came out of World Mini sittin’ pretty with lots of hardware. Click here for the latest video
Congratulations to Tyler Enticknap who dominated the college boy class winning every moto! He also took 2nd overall in 450B Stock, 3rd overall in 450B Mod, along with the 450 Open non pro. From the Spring Nationals to World Mini, Tyler Enticknap has clearly demonstrated that his speed is here to stay. We are excited to see what the future has in store with this one. Keep an eye out for the #724 as he’s very fun to watch.
Axell Hodges also had a great week. This was his first National with the team and we’re excited with the last minute pick up! Axell displayed lots of speed while he ran over the 250C classes, in some cases pulling holeshots and checking out. He won every moto in the 250c stock class, and all but one in the 250C mod class, in which he took a 2nd. Axell hasn’t been racing as long as most, but has illustrated his pure talent thus far. He fared well in the Schoolboy class, gaining more experience and confidence. With time, we expect Axell Hodges to really make a name for himself. He has a great program and again, we look forward to working with such a solid prospect. Great Job Axell.
Continuing with Cody Eaton, the 12 year old held his own in the 12-13 85cc classes. Cody finished 2nd in the stock class, 3rd in the mod class, and 4th in the super mini class. He won one in the 85 stock class, and took podiums through the rest of his 85 races. Cody notably took a holeshot in one of his supermini races, and continued to lead 3 laps on his modified 85. Cody Eaton is proving himself as a younger rider, and sometimes under powered. His hard work is showing in his results as he continues to progress. Keep it up Cody!
Kevin Weisbruch finished just outside the top 10 in the pro class. Unfortunately Kevin suffered motor problems in practice continuing into his first moto. His father/mechanic Gary was forced to swap the motors on Kevin’s 450s at the track, to be prepared in time for his moto early the next morning. Frustrating for Kevin, he really didn’t get quality track time until his second moto. The rain cloud left Kevin for a brief moment as he was running 4th in the last 450 mod pro race before tangling with another rider ending his weekend. Kevin, bury this bad luck and lets get ’em in Mammoth.
Jantz Grodzicki also suffered some bad luck this week. Jantz had a cast removed from his broken foot about 2 weeks before the races. To our dismay, Jantz’s foot was still not quite fully healed. However, we give him credit for his commitment and dedication in an attempt to race on his bad foot. Jantz showed a lot of character this past week, and rounded out the top 10 in a 125-2 stroke class moto. This was the only race he was able to finish before heading home to rest his aching foot. He’s healing up and anxious to get back to his workout moto routine 3 days a week. He’s definitely looking forward to Mammoth.
Here’s a shout out to 2 long time BTO family friends Cory Brinkmeyer, and Armondo Aguilar. Cory took 6th overall in 250B stock with a heat race win, and Armondo Aguilar finished inside the top 10 in 450 stock pro.
Coast to coast, now back East, Cullin Park and Tyler Pantly took home some wins in the LLQ at Highpoint among stacked classes. Pantly can be seen in vurb moto’s dark room section in true form. Colby Halpain, Jacob Knable, and Lane Staley are still training hard. As updates trickle in we feel confident on a good showing in Loretta’s as they have breezed through their respective qualifiers.