ANDERSON WALDELE - 50CC (4-6) SPECIAL LIMITED, 50CC (4-6) TRAIL LIMITED
Only a month or so after an impressive showing in the Mini-E (4-6) Jr. and 51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive Limited classes at Loretta Lynn’s, Anderson Waldele showed up at the Baja Brawl with victory on his mind. The rider out of Georgia was on course to take the title in the PW class in Hurricane Mills this year after winning the first two motos, but an unfortunate DNF while leading the third and final race ruined his championship chances. Consequently, Waldele was out for redemption in Michigan as he contested three different classes in the (4-6) age group, aiming to rack up as many wins as he could. He finished on the top step of the podium in nearly half of the motos that he raced and came away with two number one plates by the end of the weekend, finding the majority of his success in the 50cc (4-6) Special Limited and 50cc (4-6) Trail Limited divisions. Waldele rarely made mistakes as he put together 2-4-1 moto scores in the Special Limited class on his way to the championship, coming through with the all-important, tiebreaking moto win in the third and final race as he claimed the number one plate. The Fly Racing backed rider was practically untouchable in the Trail Limited classification as he won all three of his motos in fairly dominant fashion, earning the fast lap honors in all three motos as well. Waldele displayed impressive composure and confidence on track as he led every single lap of racing action aboard his Yamaha, subsequently getting his hands on another number one plate at the Brawl.