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Youngsters compete in first round of monsoon race series
THIS past weekend, the Guam International Raceway was busy as round one of six in the Monster Energy Off-Road Monsoon Race Series got underway. With all the excitement put forth throughout the day, fans in attendance were treated to some great racing. Not only were the “big boys” on hand, but several of the island’s talented and young riders took their best to the tracks as well.
With two motocross heats in the mini-bike class, one can only anticipate who would walk away as the first-round winner. Having moved up recently from the smaller 65cc class into the 85cc machine, Ethan Camacho raced his way to first place in his very first event aboard a bigger-sized Yamaha. Camacho managed to steal a victory away from second-place finisher Stoney Bucek. Bucek ran into some trouble in the race, but managed to overcome falling in the mud. Rounding out the top three spots was 65cc Kawasaki rider Ry’niko Camacho.
Action in the Kids Open ATV division was just as intense as any other race in the day. Proving that even the young ladies can ride, Janissa Torres rode her Apex to a two-heat short course and swept her way to victory. Providing the crowd with an exciting last lap, DRX rider Jesse Leon Guerrero managed to clinch second place. Not too far behind, Leon Guerrero’s sibling Jordan crossed the finish line and claimed stake to third place. Rounding out the top five spots were Victoria Clark and Vincent Woodrome. Clark blazed through the course aboard an Apex, while Woodrome steered his way aboard a DRX.
Up next will be round two of the Monster Energy Off-Road Monsoon Race Series on Sunday, Oct. 7. Gates open at 9 a.m. at the Guam International Raceway with racing scheduled to start at 1 p.m. with a full day of motocross.