GRAYSON PORCO - 51cc (4-6) SHAFT DRIVE LIMITED
Seemingly in the inception of their career’s, riders in this class were simply here at Loretta Lynn’s to have fun. And if an astounding finish, in regard to numerical registry, were to come to light, then it could be considered an enlightening addition of sorts. For many of these riders, it was their first time at the facility; let alone, to be racing on the biggest stage in amateur motocross. And as things were beginning to come to light for the first moto, you could feel the anticipation from both riders and their families, just prior to them hitting the track. At that point in time, it would be riders like Anderson Waldele, Landon Horne, and Grayson Porco looking to demonstrate immaculate technique and race-craft. All three, ripping around the course with pure speed and style to go along with it. You could see riders like Waldele, scrubbing and soaking up airtime over the largest of jumps; doing anything in their power, to gain a second on the competition that opposed them. Waldele appeared to have the race in the bag as the white flag came about, and Landon Horne was in second. With Grayson Porco taking the final step on the podium, it was as though gate pick’s were finalized, for the following bout. Waldele again, took aim toward the top step of the podium; putting down the fastest circuit on lap number three, with the number four of Porco, doing all in his power to contain him. Yet, Grayson couldn’t relax in the slightest either; as Levi Leddy would hound him from the back as well. There was absolutely no mistaking their effort, when lap five came to actuality. It was again, Waldele twisting the throttle to a race win. Porco, doing what was necessary to tally the second place residency. And Levi Leddy, garnering enough speed to attain the third place position with certainty. Before they knew it, the week had now ran through the vast majority of moto’s; indicating that their final ride, was just around the corner. Waldele appeared steady in the lead, yet Porco would make his way in front, near the halfway point. Unfortunately, Waldele would fall victim to subsequent trouble; resulting in a DNF, and push both Leddy and Porco into first, and second, respectively. It would then become a battle of consistency, with Grayson crossing the line with seven total points, and with Leddy’s win in the finale, being granted eight points! A razor-thin margin, put Porco into the lead once and for all, on the championship results sheet. Leddy would take second, and Carter Schutte, claiming third overall following his noteworthy performance in the last outing.