CMA Pacific Coast Pro-Am Championships: Round 3 Central


La Grange OHV Park
CMA Pacific Coast Pro-Am: Round 3
Story & Photos by Eddie Graveline

California motocross racers celebrated the midway point in the CMA Pacific Coast Pro-Am series with a giant event in La Grange, CA. While not very well known outside of Stanislaus County, La Grange is famous among the golden stateís core moto crowd. The county-operated, state-funded park is a great place for young kids just learning to ride or weekend quad warriors, but those types stay away from the northeast corner of the facility. The mountain that sits opposite the entry gate has been carved into one of northern Californiaís most grueling tracks. Rocks, ruts, braking bumps and too many natural elevation changes to count are the theme there. The up and downhill doubles are just icing on the cake. In short, La Grange embodies outdoor motocross and demands every ounce of strength and determination that those who ride it have.

Round 3 of the Pro-Am placed additional demands on everyone involved. It brought the North and Central regions together to create a shootout atmosphere. There was morning practice on Saturday, an Over the Hill Gang race on Saturday afternoon and the Pro-Am on Sunday. The place was already packed on Saturday, so it wasnít much of a surprise to see nearly 600 entries for the big race, which was paying major dealer dollars to almost every class. By sundown on Sunday, every resource, from track to event staff to racers to the bikes themselves, had been used up. Complete exhaustion was all that remained.

From the spectatorís perspective, the obvious benefit for a regional shootout is the opportunity to see racers face unfamiliar competition. Nowhere did that yield more exciting action than in the pro and intermediate classes. The first 125cc Intermediate race saw a group of Yamaha riders out front early. Beau Weigand led Greg Fouts and Greg Karmann early, with Honda mounted Weston Arthurs running fourth. Karmann made a spirited charge to take the lead and hold on for the moto win, while Fouts and Arthurs finished in the final two podium spots. The same group of riders split from the rest of the pack in the second race, but Weston Arthurs was on a mission. He made the necessary passes and edged Weigand for the win. He needed some help to take the overall with 3-1 finishes, but he got it when Weigand put himself in front of Karmann. The latterís 1-3 tally earned him second overall while Weigand (4-2) was third.

Cory McDaniel rode an RMZ250 to a sweep of the 125 Pro action, but it was closer than it appears on paper. For much of the two motos, Adam Miller went back and forth with the Suzuki pilot. Miller eventually settled for a couple of second place showings, while Buffalo Soito was third in both motos and overall.

It would have been tough to find a dirtier, more worn out crowd than the one that slowly exited the La Grange OHV Park that day, but the same could be said of how proud and satisfied they were. The muscle pain and fatigue couldn't be ignored, but as they faded, great stories and fond memories were left in their wake.

Raymond Navarro leads fellow 125cc Intermediate contenders Jonathan Camarena (74) and Beau Weigand (73) early in the first moto.
Showing impressive speed, Cory McDaniel (156) won the 125 Pro class and placed 2nd in the 250 Pro division aboard a Suzukie RMZ250.
There was some great racing in the Intermediate ranks and Greg Fouts (216) was one of the players, finishing in the top five in 3 different classes.
After winning the 250 Pro and Pro-Am classes, Adam Miller (719) would have to be considered the fastest man in La Grange.


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

50 Beg: 1. Brian Thommes (KTM); 2. Kyle Wells (KTM); 3. Bruno Moreda (KTM); 4. Brianne James (LEM); 5. Zane Caulk (KTM).

Shaft Drive: 1. Renae Boggs (Yam); 2. Jace Misfeldt (Yam).

50 Nov: 1. Romey Miramontes (Pol); 2. Daniel De La Mora (KTM); 3. Scott Crane; 4. Tommy Stevens (LEM); 5. Kyle Greener (Pol).

50 Int: 1. Cal Johnson (Pol); 2. Gunner Sigler (KTM); 3. Travis Burrough (Cob).

50 5-6 Open: 1. Scott Crane; 2. Brianne James (Pol); 3. Brian Thommes (KTM); 4. Jordan Kanady (Pol); 5. Callion McHaney (Cob).

50 7-8 Open: 1. Romey Miramontes (Suz); 2. Cal Johnson (Pol); 3. Travis Burrough (Suz); 4. Tommy Stevens (LEM); 5. Brandon Christofferson (KTM).

Outlaw 50 Stock: 1. Robbie Boggs (Hon); 2. Stephen Tarpley (Hon).

Outlaw 50 Mod: 1. Robert Alquist (Hon); 2. Steve Lovazzano (Hon); 3. Tyler Boeddeker (Hon); 4. Tyler Bereman (Hon); 5. Rich Lee (Hon).

Outlaw Youth: 1. Derek Bee (Hon).

65 5-8 Beg: 1. Gunner Sigler (KTM); 2. Jennifer Burton (KTM); 3. Daniel De La Mora (Kaw); 4. Dalton Spjut (KTM); 5. Taylor Niznak (Suz).

65 9-11 Beg: 1. Brandon Orr (KTM); 2. Gye Walter (KTM); 3. Kyle Codero (KTM); 4. Blaine Craft (Suz); 5. Chase Twohig (KTM).

65 Nov: 1. Mark Branden (KTM); 2. Tyler Wymore (Suz); 3. Landon Sullivan (KTM); 4. Paul Deredita (KTM); 5. Joseph Reynolds (KTM).

65 Int: 1. Kyle Tigert (KTM).

65 5-8 Open: 1. Paul Deredita (KTM); 2. Cal Johnson; 3. Zach Leach (Suz); 4. Travis Burrough (Suz); 5. Jennifer Burton (KTM).

65 9-11 Open: 1. Kyle Tigert (KTM); 2. Zachary Knudson (KTM); 3. Mark Branden (KTM); 4. Tyler Wymore (Suz): 5. Landon Sullivan (KTM).

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

85 Beg: 1. Stephen Peretto (Kaw); 2. Marco Trevino (Yam); 3. Cody Bandini (Yam); 4. Jason Grandzjuk (Yam); 5. Cody Bennett (Yam).

85 Beg (2): 1. Anthony Macera (Kaw); 2. Dalton Jones (Yam); 3. Joseph Reynolds; 4. Amanda Ascarrunz (Yam); 5. Cody Olmsted (Hon).

85 Nov: 1. Greg Grouleff (Suz); 2. Dustin Moody (Suz): 3. Mario Bonfante (Yam); 4. Jerry Cox Jr. (Yam); 5. Christian Kinney (Yam).

85 Nov (2): 1. Jackie Ives (Yam); 2. Tyler Furness (Hon); 3. Robbie Boggs (Yam); 4. Drew Thomas (Yam); 5. Zachary Knudson.

85 Int: 1. Ricky Rinauro (Yam); 2. Dustin Pipes (Hon); 3. James Velasco (Hon).

85 5-11 Open: 1. Drew Thomas (Yam); 2. Zachary Knudson; 3. Stephen Peretto (Kaw); 4. Christian Standers (Suz); 5. Dalton Jones (Yam).

85 12-16 Open: 1. Ricky Rinauro (Yam); 2. Dustin Pipes (Hon); 3. Tyler Bereman (Yam); 4. Michael Parks (Suz); 5. Greg Grouleff (Suz).

85 X: 1. Ricky Rinauro (Yam); 2. Tyler Bereman (Yam); 3. Dustin Moody (Suz); 4. Jerry Cox Jr. (Yam); 5. Christian Kinney (Yam).

Supermini: 1. Dustin Pipes (Hon); 2. Michael Parks (Suz); 3. James Velasco (Hon); 4. Matt Dungan (Suz); 5. Dustin Moody (Suz).

125 Youth: 1. Greg Karmann (Yam); 2. Greg Fouts (Yam); 3. Beau Weigand (Yam); 4. Les Soito (Yam); 5. Brent McKinsey (Hon).

125 Beg: 1. Bryan Duke (Suz); 2. Corey Jordan (Hon); 3. Joey Lasiter (KTM); 4. Drew Doran (Suz); 5. Mark Browne (Suz).

125 Beg (2): 1. Ricky Williams (Kaw); 2. Ronnie Vasquez (Yam); 3. Jimmy Bennett (Kaw); 4. Jose Hernandez (Yam); 5. Michael Ascarrone (Suz).

125 Beg (3): 1. Nick Marmolejo (Hon); 2. Zane Tatum (Hon); 3. Kenny Posey (Hon); 4. Casey Howard (Hon); 5. Brad Kitchens (Hon).

125 Nov: 1. Anthony Gonzales (Yam); 2. Brent Maggi (Suz); 3. Clay Patterson (Hon); 4. Jonathan Withrow (Yam); 5. Colin Clay (Hon).

125 Nov (2): 1. Ryan Darrio (Hon); 2. Joe Nicholson (Yam); 3. Kevin Wells (Hon); 4. Yobie Jacobson (Hon); 5. Travis Payne (Hon).

125 Int: 1. Weston Arthurs (Hon); 2. Greg Karmann (Yam); 3. Beau Weigand (Yam); 4. Greg Fouts (Yam); 5. Jonathan Camarena (Suz).

125 Pro: 1. Cory McDaniel (Suz); 2. Adam Miller (Yam); 3. Buffalo Soito (Yam); 4. Kenny Heess (Hon); 5. Randy Norman (Yam).

250 Beg: 1. Bryan Duke (Suz); 2. Mark Browne (Suz); 3. Randy Ingle (Yam); 4. Sam Crippen (Hon); 5. Kyle Stacy (Yam).

250 Beg (2): 1. Lee Neithercutt (Hon); 2. Zachary Williams (Kaw); 3. Casey Howard (Hon); 4. Chris Caston (Hon); 5. Justin Percival (Suz).

250 Nov: 1. Eric Ralls (Yam); 2. Joseph Romano (Yam); 3. Joel Rich (Hon); 4. Anthony Gonzales (Yam); 5. Colin Clay (Hon).

250 Nov (2): 1. Ryan Darrio (Hon); 2. Brian Burson (Suz); 3. Josh Jackson (Kaw); 4. Joe Nicholson (Yam); 5. Yobie Jacobson (Hon).

250 Int: 1. Greg Karmann (Yam); 2. Jason Voss (Hon); 3. Greg Fouts (Yam); 4. Jonathan Camarena (Suz); 5. Weston Arthurs (Hon).

250 Pro: 1. Adam Miller (Yam); 2. Cory McDaniel (Suz); 3. Buffalo Soito (Yam); 4. Paul Temmerman (Hon); 5. Dennis Stapleton (Hon).

17-29 Open: 1. David Caetano (Kaw); 2. Joel Rich (Hon); 3. Brian Caetano (Kaw); 4. Rich Lee; 5. Ryan OíSullivan (Hon).

Vet Beg: 1. Chris Tripp (Hon); 2. James Mellandt (Hon); 3. Shawn Cotton (Yam); 4. Don Chambers (Hon); 5. Cameron Colburn (Hon).

Vet Nov: 1. Jim McCallson (Hon); 2. David House (Suz); 3. Rick Steiner (Hon); 4. Jeff Thiesen (Hon); 5. Duane Bonini (Yam).

Vet Int: 1. Chris Platero (Hon); 2. Jeff Merrill (Hon); 3. Craig Ranells (Hon); 4. Craig King (Hon); 5. Roy Bowe (Yam).

Vet Pro: 1. John Blair (Hon); 2. Chicken Brewer (Hon).

OT Nov: 1. David House (Suz); 2. Dean Atkins (Yam); 3. Mike Wilson (Yam); 4. Mark Mansfield (Suz); 5. Steve Deredita (Hon).

OT Int: 1. Craig Ranells (Hon); 2. Rich Voss (Hon); 3. Mark Hawkins (Suz); 4. Randy Piepkorn (Suz); 5. Pat Sangar (KTM).

Women: 1. Sherri Cruse (Hon); 2. Jackie Ives (Yam); 3. Stephanie Cancila (Hon); 4. Jennifer Burton (KTM); 5. Carli OíSullivan (Yam).

Sportsman X: 1. Brent Maggi (Suz); 2. Jonathan Withrow (Yam); 3. Larry Vasquez (Hon); 4. Joey Lasiter (KTM); 5. Mike Wilson (Yam).

+30 X: 1. Jeff Merrill (Hon); 2. Craig Ranells (Hon); 3. Allen Blanco (Hon); 4. Steven Storie (Hon); 5. Naea Hughes (Yam).

4-Stroke X: 1. Dennis Stapleton (Hon); 2. Weston Arthurs (Hon); 3. Larry Vasquez (Hon).

Pro-Am: 1. Adam Miller (Yam); 2. Buffalo Soito (Yam); 3. Greg Karmann (Yam); 4. Zac Baxter (Yam); 5. Dennis Stapleton (Hon).

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