2020 Mini O’s Amateur Coverage
ROBERT HAILEY III - 250 C JR LIMITED (12-17)
One of the “youngest” sectors of full-sized competition if you will, the riders in the 250 C JR Limited class appeared rather eager to get things started, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. A surplus of enthusiasm had overcome all in attendance, ready for the erratic first few laps to take place. Although early in the week, the track had become rather choppy from the conclusion of practicing efforts; and the tracks sculpture, offered a multitude of lines to choose from. The goal of many, especially in the first moto, was to make their way in front of traffic and avoid any large mishaps; which were a guarantee to occur, with a fury of competition that was provided. Tires would be heated, and exhausts would be cleared, before the athletes leaning over their handlebar mechanism. Elbows pointed high and wide, their reaction times were ignited with a slight speckle of even the slightest dust particle. Emerging from the chaotic sequences time and time again would be the number fifty-two of Dominic Butscher; as the Texan was circling the track with an astounding velocity. In every sector of the layout, he could be found generating a lead that would steadily grow. Sliding the rear wheel around the apex of corners, a fury of both clutch and throttle would release as a furious unit. Meanwhile, Bryce Lizarraga, would go toe to toe with Andrew Hutchins throughout five laps. The score would be settled as the referee indicated engines to cease, with Butscher, Lizarraga, and Hutchins littering the top three. The other portion of racers would takeoff shortly thereafter, with Jacob Henry, along with Seth Henry, immediately feuding with one another. Back and forth they would go, playing a game of cat and mouse throughout the roughly eight-minute racing platform. Jacob Henry would obtain first, while Seth Henry secured second, and Seth Shull, tackling third. In the main event, a severe cluster of riders would stall their momentum on the first circuit, wreaking dismay and turmoil throughout the pack. Yet Andrew Hutchins, seemed to carry on, finding his niche on this hard-packed circuit. Holding the lead for a significant length of time, all seemed to be well until Seth Shull bombarded into the proximity of the pack. His reign too would be short-lived; with Robert Hailey, (already accruing one title) managing to weasel his way into the lead in the closing moments. Hailey’s presence couldn’t go unnoticed, forcing those in the field to ride at his pace. He was king, walking away from the SX circuit with yet another title granted to his name.