2020 Mini O’s Amateur Coverage
DREW ADAMS - 85CC (9-11)
The 85cc (9-11) class, housed athletes that had recently transitioned from the 65cc machine(s). The smaller engine and chassis combinations were great, for certain; however, it was aboard the 85cc motorcycle, where they could truly fly and conquer the majority of obstacles that all sorts of big-bikes could topple, too. Therefore, when coupling the talent of this age bracket, with the specific engine specification they were aboard, fireworks were a sure bet to take place as the gate would fall and the green flag waved. Looking to tackle the competition with might, was none other than Drew Adams. The Chattanooga native was nothing short of spectacular with his skillset on the 85cc machine, riding in the division for quite some time. His large stature allowed him to throw the bike around, maneuvering into tight crevices and small windows of opportunity, that others simply couldn’t replicate. Meanwhile, newfound 85cc competitor Seth Dennis, looked to “wow” the audience in his own right, throwing a series of whips and scrubs aboard his number 930 KTM 85cc machine. Klark Robbins, nestled into third, did what was necessary to attain the bronze position; as the pecking order of Adams, Dennis, and Robbins, led the field into a daunting heat two performance. Landon Gibson at this point in time left no room to spare over the likes of Canyon Richards and Ely Gross. Landon wasn’t able to be contained, flying into the multitude of sweepers on the outer portions of the track, with a handful of throttle and slight feathering of the clutch. Managing to find the slimmest of inside ruts as well, he kept the majority of “race-lines” held within his grasp. This would force Richards to be pushed into second, while Ely Gross, aboard the number seventy-one KTM, held onto third respectively. Both forces (heat one and heat two) would unite for the main event, where it was Landon Gibson pulling the hole-shot. Shortly thereafter though, would Drew Adams initiate his bid for the lead. Putting the Kawasaki where he wanted, his pure ability to muscle the chassis around lent him well, especially during the section of track where the bumps were largest. This event spanned seven laps, and with each circuit, so too would Adams lead grow. Klark Robbins though, was putting in a noteworthy ride himself, for second. As the final horn sounded, and the engines would cease, it would be Adams declared as champion; with Robbins and Gibson following in tow.