CMA Pacific Coast Pro-Am Series: Round 2 Central

"Long Division"

Madera Fairgrounds
CMA Pacific Coast Pro-Am Series: Round 2-Central
Story & Photos by Eddie Graveline

Just when people may have started to think that the Pacific Coast Pro-Am series couldnít get any bigger, along came round 2 in the Central region, where entries continued to swell. The rider turnout was so great that many classes had to be split into multiple divisions. That of course made things a little more complicated mathematically, but in turn, made them more interesting overall when the second motos came.

The first group to get split up was the 85cc Beginner class. Robbie Boggs and Michael Furlin led their respective gates in the opening moto. Corey Farnsworth, Jordan McCullough, Stephen Perretto and Halland Ethridge were all top three in their first motos. Since the top riders from both divisions were grouped together in the first division for the final race, getting out front and staying there would be a challenge. Boggs and Farnsworth ended up being the front runners, with Boggs taking the victory. The fact that he finished first in both motos made it easy to figure out who got the overall win. Likewise, Farnsworth was a solid 2-2 finisher and claimed the runner-up spot. Michael Furlin finished fourth the second time out. His 1-4 showing was good enough for third place. Next came Perretto (3-3) and Travis Bachman (4-5) who completed the top five.

One of the largest turnouts on a week-to-week basis is seen in the 125cc Beginner class and this event was no exception. Corey Jordan, who was victorious in round 1, struck first and Collin Johnson continued his ascent of the 125cc heap by winning his division in the first moto. Greg Grouleff, who splits time between 85s and 125s, put himself in good position, as did Nick Marmolejo, with a second place finish in the first race. Momentum stayed with Jordan and the #38 Honda as he streaked to victory in the second moto and overall results. Johnson ran into a little trouble and finished seventh, relegating him to fifth overall. Kent Kniffen made great strides in the second race, finishing second after taking fifth the first time out. His efforts were rewarded with second place. Zane Tatum took third with 4-3 finishes and Grouleff (2-5) ended up fourth.

In the 125 Beginner second division, Casey Howard made a dramatic comeback. He ended up in the second division due to finishing tenth in his opening moto. Undaunted, he put himself in the lead and stayed there in the final. After some of the higher seeded riders got lesser finishes in the final, he pulled out the overall win and salvaged some valuable points on the day. Kenny Branch and Michael Emerson completed the D2 top three.

Another strong turnout was seen in the 125 Novice class. Two divisions lined up for the first moto. Michael Dunnagan got the holeshot on one of very few 2-strokes in the field. The Clawson Motorsports rider battled with Dustin Pipes during the race, eventually surrendering the lead and moto win. Both were headed for the first division finale, as were Eric Ralls and Ethan Flores, the top guys from the second division. When the second moto got underway, Dunnagan got another holeshot and battled with Ralls and Larry Vasquez throughout the race. Both riders eventually got by, with Ralls taking the win along with the overall. Dunnagan held on to second overall as well as "holeshot king" status, while Vasquez was third.
Donít think that the big bikes didnít get in on the fun too. There were enough 250cc Beginners to command a couple of divisions and a familiar name topped the class at the end of the afternoon. Corey Jordan swept his way to another overall victory ahead of some fast competition. Kyle Stacy and Kent Kniffen were second and third overall respectively. Jimmy Bennett topped division 2.
As usual, there just isnít enough space or time to describe all of the great battles and individual performances of the day. Suffice it to say that with "Dealer Dollars" on the line in almost every class, everyone was giving it everything they had. That's probably why they say it's "The series to win".

Collin Johnson #9
Dunnagan #124
Nick Marmolejo #762
Corey Jordan #38
Ralls #411, Dunnagan #124, Vasquez #7


50 Shaft: 1. Renae Boggs (Yam).

50 1st Timer: 1. Tristan Marseilles (KTM); 2. Sweep Pea De La Mora (KTM); 3. Kristin Howard (Pol); 4. Levi Walker (KTM); 5. Noah Branch (Hon).

50 Beg: 1. Tommy Stevens (LEM); 2. Brianne James; 3. Zane Caulk (KTM); 4. Kaleb Kessinger (KTM); 5. Elijah Ortiz (KTM).

50 Nov: 1. Tyler Hjortland (KTM); 2. Daniel De La Mora (Kaw); 3. Nicholas Templeton (KTM); 4. Luke Gruetzmacher (LEM).

50 5-6 Open: 1. Brianne James; 2. Luke Gruetzmacher (LEM); 3. Callion McHaney (KTM); 4. Levi Walker (KTM); 5. Chance Souza (KTM).

50 7-8 Open: 1. Tyler Hjortland (KTM); 2. Nicholas Templeton (KTM); 3. Zane Caulk (KTM); 4. Tommy Stevens (LEM); 5. Elijah Ortiz (KTM).

Outlaw 50 Stock: 1. Robbie Boggs (Hon).

Outlaw 50 Mod: 1. Robert Alquist (Hon).

Outlaw 50 9-12: 1. Tanner Simons (Hon).

65 5-8 Beg: 1. Zach Leach (KTM); 2. Daniel De La Mora (Kaw); 3. Trent Nicholson (KTM); 4. Jordan Ethridge (Kaw); 5. William McHaney (Suz).

65 9-11 Beg: 1. Grayson Morain (KTM); 2. Garrett Schasteen (Suz); 3. Riley Farnsworth (KTM); 4. Jordan Collins (KTM); 5. Gye Walter (KTM).

65 Nov: 1. Tyler Nicholson (KTM); 2. Tyler Wymore (Suz); 3. Landon Sullivan (KTM); 4. AJ Lauzon (KTM); 5. Seth Hughes.

65 Int: 1. Kyle Tigert (KTM).

65 5-8 Open: 1. Zach Leach (KTM); 2. Trent Nicholson (KTM); 3. Daniel De La Mora (Kaw).

65 9-11 Open: 1. Kyle Tigert (KTM); 2. Tyler Nicholson (KTM); 3. Tyler Wymore (Suz); 4. AJ Lauzon (KTM); 5. Landon Sullivan (KTM).

65 X: 1. Kyle Tigert (KTM); 2. Tyler Nicholson (KTM); 3. Tyler Wymore (Suz); 4. Landon Sullivan (KTM); 5. AJ Lauzon (KTM).

85 Beg: 1. Robbie Boggs (Yam); 2. Corey Fanrnsworth (Hon); 3. Michael Furlin (Suz); 4. Stephen Perretto (Kaw); 5. Travis Bachman.

85 Beg (2): 1. Anthony Macera (Suz); 2. Dustin Maxwell (Kaw); 3. Cody Olmsted (Hon); 4. Austin McCall (Yam); 5. Jeffrey Bier (Yam).

85 Nov: 1. Kyle Tigert (Suz); 2. Jordan Collins; 3. Kyle Kessinger (Yam); 4. Tanner Sisson (Suz); 5. Christian Kinney (Yam).

85 Int: 1. Dustin Pipes (Hon); 2. Tyler Bereman (Yam).

85 5-11 Open: 1. Kyle Tigert (Suz); 2. Stephen Perretto (Kaw).

85 12-16 Open: 1. Dustin Pipes (Hon); 2. Tyler Bereman (Yam); 3. Greg Grouleff (Suz); 4. Jordan Collins; 5. Tanner Sisson (Suz).

85 X: 1. Tyler Bereman (Yam); 2. Kyle Kessinger (Yam); 3. Jordan Collins; 4. Christian Kinney (Yam); 5. Robbie Boggs (Yam).

4-Stroke 90-150: 1. Charlie Pipes (Hon); 2. Logan Smith (Hon); 3. Kyle Runciman (Hon).

125 Youth: 1. Michael Dunnagan (Yam); 2. Dustin Pipes (Hon); 3. Nick Marmolejo (Hon); 4. Myles Bradwell (Kaw).

125 Beg: 1. Corey Jordan (Hon); 2. Kent Kniffen (Yam); 3. Zane Tatum (Hon); 4. Greg Grouleff (Suz); 5. Collin Johnson (Yam).

125 Beg (2): 1. Casey Howard (Hon); 2. Kenny Branch (Yam); 3. Michael Emerson (Yam); 4. Vincent Vasquez (Yam); 5. Chris Galindo (Yam).

125 Nov: 1. Eric Ralls (Yam); 2. Michael Dunnagan (Yam); 3. Larry Vasquez (Hon); 4. Ryan Leebelt (Yam); 5. E-Man Flores (Kaw).

125 Nov (2): 1. Ryan Abler (Kaw); 2. Sherri Cruse (Hon); 3. Kevin Wells (Hon); 4. Jordan Witrado (Yam); 5. John Thompson (Suz).

125 Int: 1. Zach Russell (KTM); 2. Jonathan Camarena (Suz); 3. Weston Arthurs (Hon); 4. Kyle Foltz (Yam); 5. Joel Roberts (Yam).

125 Pro: 1. Zac Baxter (Yam).

250 Beg: 1. Corey Jordan (Hon); 2. Kyle Stacy (Yam); 3. Kent Kniffen (Yam); 4. Randy Ingle (Yam); 5. Sam Crippen (Hon).

250 Beg (2): 1. Jimmy Bennett (Kaw); 2. Casey Howard (Hon); 3. Brad Ely (Yam); 4. Justin Percival (Suz); 5. Jacob Karr (Hon).

250 Nov: 1. Eric Ralls (Yam); 2. Craig King (Hon); 3. Craig Ranells (Hon); 4. Jason Gaines (Hon); 5. Larry Vasquez (Hon).

250 Int: 1. Jonathan Camarena (Suz); 2. Weston Arthurs (Hon).

250 Pro: 1. Matt Gaines (Hon); 2. John Blair (Hon); 3. Zac Baxter (Yam).

17-29 Open: 1. Zach Russell (KTM); 2. Larry Vasquez (Hon); 3. Randy Ingle (Yam); 4. Josh Jackson (Kaw).

Vet Beg: 1. Cameron Colburn (Hon); 2. Noble Barlow (Hon); 3. Kenny Posey (Hon); 4. Tim Wilson (Yam); 5. Scott Greathouse (Yam).

Vet Nov: 1. Rick Steiner (Hon); 2. Jeff Theisen (Hon); 3. David House (Suz); 4. Aaron Garfinkel (Yam); 5. Chris Blaufus (Suz).

Vet Int: 1. Jeff Merrill (Hon); 2. Craig Ranells (Hon); 3. Al Rush (Yam); 4. Jimmy McNeil (Yam); 5. Craig King (Hon).

Vet Pro: 1. John Blair (Hon); 2. Chicken Brewer (Hon); 3. Randy Alvarado (Yam).

OT Nov: 1. Chris Blaufus (Suz); 2. David House (Suz); 3. Mike Wilson (Yam); 4. Mike Chauncey (Hon); 5. Aaron Garfinkel (Yam).

OT Int: 1. Craig Ranells (Hon); 2. Mark Hawkins (Suz); 3. Pat Sangar (KTM); 4. Jeff Keller (Hon); 5. Eric Hawkins (Yam).

+30 X: 1. Jeff Merrill (Hon); 2. Craig Ranells (Hon); 3. Allen Blanco (Hon); 4. Rick Steiner (Hon); 5. Mark Hawkins (Suz).

Women: 1. Sherri Cruse (Hon); 2. Jackie Ives (Yam).

4-Stroke X: 1. Weston Arthurs (Hon); 2. Larry Vasquez (Hon).

Sportsman X: 1. Kyle Foltz (Yam); 2. Mike Wilson (Yam); 3. John Thompson (Suz); 4. Ryan Abler (Kaw); 5. Mike Basile (Hon).

Pro-Am: 1. Zac Baxter (Yam); 2. Weston Arthurs (Hon); 3. Jonathan Camarena (Suz); 4. John Blair (Hon); 5. Joel Roberts (Yam).



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