2017 TWMXRS West Coast Open | Round 5 | Competitive Edge
That’s all folks. The 2017 TWMXRS West Coast Open, presented by SPY, has officially come to a close after wrapping up the fifth round of the series at Hesperia, CA’s Competitive Edge MX. Several hundred of So.Cal’s fastest racers headed for the High Desert facility in search of those final championship points at the last gate-drop of the series, so the excitement was at an all-time high with a few of the class championships coming down to the wire.
Over 450 riders showed up to do battle at Comp Edge for the final round of the West Coast Open with the majority of the racers lining up for the mini classes, and there was one rider that stood out among his competitors with his impressive performances. Jordan Dowell kept himself busy throughout the day, as he lined up for three separate classes in both 65cc and 85cc divisions, and he was awarded with multiple moto wins aboard his 65. The youngster out of Ventura, CA even managed to finish with a 10+ second lead over the competition aboard his 65, so for his efforts Dowell was awarded with the “SPY Breakaway Rider” award. Congratulations, Jordan!
Supermini always delivers the excitement, and it continued at round five with Brock Bennett leading the way aboard his Chaparral Suzuki. Bennett encountered some issues in the second moto of 85/150F Big Wheel Open, and he was forced to DNF, but he went on to claim two overalls in 85-150F/Supermini and 12-13 years 85/150F by making a clean sweep.
Lake Elsinore, CA’s Brandon Bridges could be heard seemingly a mile away while in the saddle of his Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke. The #731 rider was at a slight disadvantage lining up against the more powerful four-stroke machines, but that didn’t slow him down one bit. Bridges took the overall in Novice 450F with a 2-1 moto score, and he backed it up with another overall in Novice 250F.
The local boy Terry Pierce was a force to be reckoned with in the 65cc classes, as this youngster was found at or on his way to the front of the pack every time he was on the track. The Phelan, CA resident absolutely dominated every race he lined up for ultimately claiming a total of four moto wins for the overalls in Open 65cc (Beg/Amt) and Amateur 65cc.
We would like to say thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for your continued support, as well as the dedicated racers for making the TWMXRS what it is today. We’ll be taking the next few weeks off, but we’ll return to racing for the kickoff of the 2017 Terra Firma Series on July 9th at Milestone MX. Mark your calendars and we’ll see ya there!