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GFI racers rip at Stead MX
by Dan McGee
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Tribune/Dan McGee - Tony Evans was the big winner in yesterday's motocross races as he scored victories in both the 450 pro and 25+ pro classes. Here he flies toward the steep downhill run to the finish line.
Tribune/Dan McGee - Tony Evans was the big winner in yesterday's motocross races as he scored victories in both the 450 pro and 25+ pro classes. Here he flies toward the steep downhill run to the finish line.
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Tribune/Dan McGee - On his way to winning the 250cc pro class, Cote Loudenburg flies past spectators at the top of the hill at the Stead motocross track.
Tribune/Dan McGee - On his way to winning the 250cc pro class, Cote Loudenburg flies past spectators at the top of the hill at the Stead motocross track.
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Tribune/Dan McGee - After winning the 250 Intermediate races, Aaron Siminoe does a can-can while making it a double when he won the College Boy class at Sunday's motocross races.
Tribune/Dan McGee - After winning the 250 Intermediate races, Aaron Siminoe does a can-can while making it a double when he won the College Boy class at Sunday's motocross races.
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Tribune/Dan McGee - UNR student Elysia Ulrich gets some air at the top of the hill as she heads for victory in the Women's class.
Tribune/Dan McGee - UNR student Elysia Ulrich gets some air at the top of the hill as she heads for victory in the Women's class.
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STEAD - A cool but spring-like day set the stage for the second round of the Nevada GFI Spring Series. And this technical, fast and hilly track was ready to challenge all the racers.

When the final 450 pro moto ended winner Tony Evans took a deep breath and said, "The track's a little slick but I like it as I'm used to riding out here. I was getting a little tired faster than I wanted, but the track's great and I'm just having fun."

And Evans only had company on the charge up the hill from the starting gate to the first turn. After that everyone else was racing for second as he rocketed away from the pack.

Coming home second was Dean Wilcox, who managed to stay ahead of a determined Ryan Manha followed by freestyle rider Kenny Bell, who ended up fourth.

Later Evans added to his winnings by taking the 25+ Pro races while Bell won the 30+ Pro motos.

When the final 250 Pro/Intermediate moto began Coty Loudenburg led the charge into the first turn. Starting a few seconds later Aaron Siminoe was a rider on a mission.

After only a short spell Siminoe grabbed the overall lead. Later Loudenburg would make a race of it as he caught Siminoe as they took the white flag.

In the end, Siminoe was able to extend his margin and reached the checkered first securing the overall and intermediate victory while Loudenburg topped the 250 pro group.

Asked about that winner Siminoe said, "Yea, I noticed he got pretty close so I stepped it up."

Next year he turns 17 and will probably become a pro as his speed indicated he's faster than most intermediates and ready to move up.

Another close finish for the overall, but not class win, came in the combined 30+ Novice/25+ Beginner and Women's race. While Lonnie Madsen reached the checkered flag first, Women's winner Elysia Ulrich ended up second overall when she just got past Michael McGill at the finish.

There were a few riders that scored multiple victories. In the 7-8 Pee Wee divisions Breydon Stout earned two first place trophies.

Cole Hoffman won twice in the 65cc division while Gavin Clouser was a three-time winner in two 85cc and the Supermini divisions.

Although the medics were not needed there was a cloud of sadness over the event. Last week 14-year-old Jesse Masterpool received critical injuries at a motocross in Texas.

Sadly, by Sunday morning, the former Sparks resident succumbed to those injuries. As many local racers either knew him or knew about him, they honored his memory with a mass parade lap before the day's racing began.

When Wade Bone started the Sinnister Racing Team, Masterpool was his first rider. Now that team has multiple racers and all of them carried their fallen comrade's number on their bikes.

Bone also rode and won a moto during the day and dedicated it to his fallen friend. His team had T-shirts honoring the young rider made and the proceeds will go to help the Masterpool family.

OTHER RACING NEWS

•Two very different motorcycle series are in action this weekend.

At the Lion's Fernley Motocross track the Sierra MX series begins the weekend with a practice session on Saturday, the about 10 a.m. Sunday all the MX classes get their chance to tackle the sandy course.

Desert racers in the MRANN series will spend the weekend outside of Nixon for the Pony Soldier National event hosted by the Western States Racing Association.

As usual Saturday's action begins at 8:30 a.m. with the Pee Wees and ends after the V Women's race that begins at 12:30 p.m. The big bikes begin their race at 10 a.m. Sunday on the 45-mile long course.

•This weekend NASCAR's Las Vegas Trio was at Bristol Motor Speedway. In Saturday's Nationwide race Kyle Busch finished third while a crash dropped Brendan Gaughan to 33rd.

After the dust settled on Sunday's Sprint Cup event, Kurt Busch ended up third while younger brother Kyle raced started 38th and ended up ninth for the day.

RESULTS

GFI Nevada Volvo Spring Series - Round 2

Stead Motocross Track - March 20

50cc:

- Stock (4-6) 1. Kip Kosch, 2. Isaiah Frandsen

- Stock Mod (4-6) - 1. Zack "Wild" Rosenthal

- Stock (7-8) - 1. Breydon Stout, 2. Benjamin Knoblock, 3. Brin Osterman, 4. Dylan Thiessen, 5. Kole Krautstrunk

- (Open) 1. Breydon Stout, 2. Brin Osterman, 3. Dylan Thiessen, 4. Elijah Frandsen, 5. Kole Krautstrunk

65cc:

- (Beg.) 1. Cole Hoffman, 2. Jayson "Peanut" Davis, 3. Tyler Gunn, 4. Cole Eichele, 5. Joey Stout

- (Nov.) 1. Dallas Dussault, 2. Connor Jardine

- (Open) 1. Cole Hoffman, 2. Jayson "Peanut" Davis, 3. Tyler gunn, 4. Liam Knoblock

85cc:

- (Beg.) 1. Connor Jardine, 2. Dallas Dussault, 3. Matt McNee, 4. Dillon Dycus, 5. Wesley McMullen

- (Nov.) 1. Gavin Clouser, 2. Austin Johnson, 3. Dylan Galliett, 4. Mason Olson, 5. Caleb Frandsen

- (Open) 1. Gavin Clouser, 2. Dylan Evans, 3. Mason Olson, 4. Austin Johnson, 5. Bryce Garrison

- (Supermini) 1. Gavin Clouser, 2. Mason Olson, 3. Caleb Frandsen, 4. Drew Chattin, 5. Jaco Baldwin

150cc:

- (4-Strok) Beg. - 1. Preston Reugebrink, 2. Tyler Duran, 3. Blake Geston

- (4-Stroke) Nov. - 1. Dylan Evans, 2. Tony Giusti

Quad Open - 1. Alex Storsa, 2. Jeff Burch, 3. Jacob Karlowicz, 4. Ryan Karlowicz, 5. Tia Chandler

Women (13 & up) - 1. Elysia Ulrich, 2. Taylor Koschella

40+:

- (Nov.) 1. Chris Duran, 2. James Lamonte, 3. Bill Webb, 4. James Halsey, 5. James Wagner

30+:

- (Nov.) 1. Michael McGill, 2. Bill Webb, 3. Wade Bone, 4. John Abacherli

- (Pro.) 1. Kenny Bell, 2. Chris Ponsock

25+:

- (Beg.) 1. Lonnie Madsen, 2. Greg Lawson, 3. Sonny Snodgrass

- (Nov.) 1. Jon Wilson, 2. Peter Stewart, 3. Joe Stout, 4. Patrick Griffith

- (Intr.) 1. Jeff Simas, 2. Kile Fye

- (Pro.) 1. Tony Evans, 2. Ryan Manha

125 2-Stroke Beg. - 1. Christopher McPartlin, 2. Dustin Alexander, 3. Taylor Kochella

Schoolboy (15 & Under) - 1. Zach Clauser, 2. Ty Siminoe, 3. Zack Matinez, 4. Cole Brokaw, 5. Joshua Davis

Collegeboy (16-24) - 1. Aaron Siminoe, 2. Tyler Pfeifer, 3. Ross Neely, 4. Weslee Valerio, 5. Alex Ficco

4-Stroke Open - 1. Jordan Harvey, 2. Blake Hopkins, 3. William Lee, 4. Ronnie Halsey, 5. Michael Alexander

250cc:

- (Beg.) 1. Jordan Harvey, 2. Daniel Mills, 3. Johnathon Peroni, 4. Zack Kisman, 5. Ronnie Halsey

- (Nov.) 1. Weslee Valerio, 2. Dominic Panelli, 3. Zach Clauser, 4. Zack Martinez, 5. Jamie Eisemann

- (Intr.) 1. Aaron Siminoe, 2. Alex Ficco, 3. Ty Siminoe, 4. Seth Pruett

- (Pro.) 1. Coty Loudenburg, 2. John Vallerio, 3. Kacey Fye, 4. Brian Bodden

450cc:

- (Beg.) 1. Cameron Goforth, 2. Skyler Giovannetti, 3. Lane Simmons, 4. William Lee, 5. Bradley Harris

- (Nov.) 1. Nick Garcia-Silis, 2. Jimmy Dowden, 3. Cody Humphrey, 4. Josh Kent, 5. Zack Parker

- (Intr.) 1. Tyler Pfeifer, 2. Jeff Simas, 3. Ross Neely, 4. Anthony Walsh, 5.Ryan Toomey

- (Pro.) 1. Tony Evans, 2. Dean Wilcox, 3. Ryan Manha, 4. Anthony Walsh, 5. Ryan Toomey
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