WYATT THURMAN -51cc (7-8) LIMITED
The elder of the 50cc divisions would be a class filled with race-winning candidates, and many in attendance were truly excited to see just what the class would behold. Brands of all kinds would be represented, with this particular racing bracket, having to branch off into two different heats, respectively. For the first outing of racing, names like Wyatt Thurman, Mavrik Gish, and Brody Moss, would be asserting themselves as dominant counterparts of the particular class; however, it was that of Thurman would truly stand out. The number 247, would be firing on all cylinders, from the time his tread would round the first corner. No matter how big the mogul, large the braking bump, or technical the obstacle, Thurman would conquer it with flying colors; leaving nothing to chance, as he proceeded to power away from the rest of the crew, throughout the four-lap duration. Scrubbing the largest jumps on the track, his style would mirror that of the best professionals in the world; proving as to just why, the boys at Yamaha had taken notice of his abilities. Lap after lap, he would hover near the two minute, ten second mark; leaving nothing to guess, while he proceeded to sweep the field off their feet. Nearly matching his best laptime though, was that of native Oklahoman, Mavrik Gish; a rider would work his way through the field, to a spectacular second place finish. Arizona’s Brody Moss, laying down a valiant effort, would take third as the race would conclude. For division number two, it would be a two-horse race at the front of the field; with Colorado’s Gage Dunham, pushing ahead of Travis Johnsmeyer. The two would be almost connected at the chassis, never venturing far away from one another. Matching each other’s pace, lap for lap, they would throw down laptimes almost identical to each other. Dunham, holding strong in the lead, could feel that of Johnsmeyer hunting him down; yet, the resiliency of Gage would hold true, putting the number five into the winner’s circle once and for all. Johnsmeyer would take second, and Ryder Lee, would put on an astonishing showing in third. The field would be jumbled to start the run-off, with Gage Dunham pulling the holeshot and initial lead. With Thurman, Johnsmeyer, and Tayce Morgan hot on his heels, there wasn’t any question as to whether or not a battle would occur; what everyone wondered though, was which lap it would take place. It would boil throughout the second, and third circuits respectively; with four riders, all neck and neck while mastering the plethora of chicane sections. Hitting ruts and respective bends four and five wide, the racing on the track would be exhilarating for all in attendance. Thurman, move his way into second, all the while Dunham would hold the lead. An unfortunate mistake, would cost Dunham the win on the final go-around; leaving the door open for that of Wyatt Thurman to secure the bid. As Johnsmeyer and Morgan would pace him to the final flag, it was Dunham still holding strong in fourth once all was said and done. The final running would order would peg Thurman as the champion, Johnsmeyer second, and Gage Dunham third.