Amateur Roundup: Who Impressed at the RCSX?

Welcome back to the Vurbmoto Amateur Roundup where Wade Raynor brings you up to speed on the latest and greatest in the world of Amateur motocross.

The Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross (RCSX) wrapped up on Monday, and as Vurbmoto’s elite East Coast correspondent, I was on site to capture the action. RCSX kicks off the Amateur Motocross season each year and 2024 was no different. What makes RCSX different than every other amateur event is the location. It starts Sunday morning directly after the Daytona Supercross round and gives amateur riders a taste of riding a real deal supercross event. While the track is tamed down, it is the only time where amateur riders get an opportunity to line up on the same gate and ride the same track as the guys they look up to on Saturday nights racing Supercross. RCSX is by far one of my favorite events that I attend, and I am already looking forward to next year.

Just like the last few Amateur Roundup posts I have written; I am going to give you a quick breakdown of riders that stood out to me while I was on track. This years RCSX started off with a ton of rain unfortunately, which changed up the race program drastically. After all the weather holds, it made the track very treacherous. The rain was giving me flashbacks to Loretta’s, but once again MX Sports was able to make it happen with a flew slight modifications.

Caden Dudney

Wow. Wow, was the exact reaction I had as I watched his first moto. Caden Dudney has been on the radar for some time now, being a past Loretta’s champion, but Caden seriously impressed me in Daytona. This guy was on it all weekend. When he got a good start, he made little to no mistakes and when he got a poor start he was able to charge towards the front. Caden won Schoolboy 2 in pretty impressive fashion, while he was up against some really tough competition. I am going to be keeping an eye on Caden Dudney this year and so should you.

Canyon Richards

We all knew Canyon Richards was fast, right? I feel like this is a pretty well-known fact. So, while I was not surprised to see Canyon run up front, I was impressed with his speed on a 250. The last time I saw Canyon ride in person was at Budds Creek a few weeks after Loretta’s and I do not believe he was riding a 250 at the time. I could be mistaken, so don’t quote me there. Canyon was able to win 450B with a top 10 in Schoolboy 2 and 250B. While he did not sweep all his classes, I thought his riding was far better than I have seen in the past. He looked super comfortable on the Yamaha and I believe we will see Canyon running up front in the next couple events he attends.

Tristan Pruitt

Tristan is another guy that has been on my radar for a little while now and he put in a few great results at RCSX once again. The moto that stuck out to me was a battle between Tristan and Carson Wood, where they would trade positions multiple times until Carson took the lead but eventually went down. Tristan was able to stay close and keep the pressure on to capitalize when Wood made a mistake. Tristan took the win in Supermini 1 and Mini Sr 2 followed up with a 3rd in Supermini 2.

Mickey Fluhart and Jarrett Tincher

I do not write about kids on 50s often because they are so young and early in their riding careers that it is hard to tell if they will continue on the path they are on or not. But these are two names that I have heard quite a few times from Loretta’s to last weekend at RCSX. Both kids have been finding success recently and I believe it may continue. Both were getting solid starts and running a great pace throughout the moto.

250A Road to Futures Class

When I saw the class list for RCSX, I did not know what to expect from this class. I knew that there was a Futures race on Saturday night and I had no clue who was lining up for the Road to Futures class. After watching the heat races, I knew there were some heavy hitters on the track. I could easily write about each guy in the top 5 but that would make this post super long and I want people to actually read it. The top five guys in this class, Drew Adams, Noah Stevens, Landin Peppered, Hamden Hudson, and Reven Gordon battled almost every lap of the race. Reven pulled about every holeshot last weekend, but Drew Adams always seemed to be there in the end. Landin, Noah, and Hamden also had strong performances finishing not too far behind the leader. These five battling it out all season is going to make for some good racing in 2024.

That is going to wrap up this edition of the Amateur Roundup, With the amount of Amateur racing coming up, this article will be back on a regular basis.

Before I go, I do need to give a shoutout to two friends of mine who raced last weekend. Dominic Stallings and Clayton Stockstill both put in some solid results with Dominic finishing fifth in 450B and Clayton finishing fifth in Collegeboy and eighhth in 250B Limited. Both guys have been putting in the work for a while now and it is starting to pay off with good results.

Until next time.

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Written by WadeRaynor

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