“SPRING A DING DING”;
Recap, Revision, and Review for 2021.
Arguably one of the most intriguing racers’s on the amateur circuit right now, California’s Talon Hawkins wanted to initiate the process of racing in the year 2020, with outright speed and abundant determination. Broadcasting his steady progress throughout the off-season, his versatility and all types of racing surfaces would pay-off tremendously by the time the 2020 “SPRING A DING DING” national would come to fruition. The Texas race, although a bit of a drive from his home state, was one that had numerous riders of elite standing flocking to the central United States; all in hope, of garnering finishes that would eventually land them substantial support and aid, while traveling to their goal of professionalism. Hawkins, a Schoolboy rider for the confines of this year, was most certainly apart of the aforementioned; creating a buzz across all media outlets, that could be rivaled by few. He wasn’t all about just “showing-off” though, as his speed and veteran-like qualities on the track, were attributes that not many could replicate. And as you may have guessed, he began to wow fans at Underground, the moment festivities began for that of qualification. Wheel-tapping rollers as if they were minuscule mounds of dirt, had numerous riders behind him attempting to do the same. Yet, there was just a speckle of grace and control, they simply couldn’t muster; leading him to soar atop the leaderboards, before that of racing implications would start. Leading the likes of the Schoolboy 1 (12-17) class for quite some time, the first five laps, appeared to be flawless. Yet, Luke Kalaitzian, would continue to pester him as they entered the white flag realm. Corner after corner, the two furthered their gap over the rest of the field; making him realize, that the number thirty-six opposition, wasn’t messing around. And despite being overtaken on the last lap, his second-place finish was certainly one to brag about once back at the trailer. Moving forward to that of the 125cc (12-17) B/C class, Hawkins yearned for utter domination; leading a bundle of laps, following the onset of two separate gate-drops. Hole-shotting and taking the field from flag to flag in moto one, had his confidence seemingly at an all-time high. Much was the same in the second portion of the overall picture, where another early lead, had him edging out the best riders in his class. The masterful performance of winning both bouts created a championship aura that couldn’t be discredited; Hawkins had forecasted, that for 2020 (and beyond), his rightful brand had all the making(s) of being cemented atop the podium.