JS7 Spring Championship Scouting Report: B Classes Up for Grabs

Welcome to Part II of the unofficial official preview for the greatest race on earth, the JS7 Spring Championship at Freestone MX. If you happened to miss Part I where we took a deepish dive into the Supermini Class, first of all shame on you, and secondly, you can check it out HERE.

Now that we have shamed you, lets talk the almighty B Classes.

STACKED! The new year has brought some new faces to the class as Team Green teammates Krystian Janik and Enzo Temmerman have taken the step up from Supermini into the B classes. We have also seen some title favorites make the move out of the B classes as Ryder DiFrancesco, Ben Garib, Gage Linville, Bryce Shelly, Patrick Murphy and Nate Mason, who were all up front back in November, have left leaving some space for new faces to emerge. Let’s take a look at some of the cats to keep an eye on. 

Haiden Deegan #38: The kid needs no introduction and neither does his abilities on a dirtbike. After an entire winter on the Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha he is looking comfy as ever grabbing a win over some of the class at this past weekends LLAQ at Gatorback in 250 B in a dress rehearsal for Spring National season. It won’t come easy as the rest of the class is hot on his heals.

Haiden Deegan #38

Daxton Bennick #241: Dax is no stranger to the B class as he is looking to make, what could be, his last year in the class the best yet. “The winter has been awesome. I’ve been at Baker’s Factory training for Spring Nationals,  I’m so pumped for Freestone. It’s been two years since I’ve been there… it was probably one of my favorite tracks so I’m happy to get back out there,” Bennick told us when asked about his offseason. If Dax can pair that ever famous Baker’s Factory strength and conditioning with his raw speed we could be in for a hell of a week in Wortham, TX. 

Evan Ferry #75: Lil Red is entering his second year of B class racing and is looking to lock some titles down before the inevitable jump to A happens at some point. The B class hasn’t gone quite as smooth as Ferry would have hoped but he has proven to be a threat for a win on any given day as he showed us back in November. Hopefully we will get to witness a proper head-to-head battle with the aforementioned riders of Deegan and Bennick. 

Preston Boespflug #28: The kid from Washington is looking for a little bit of redemption from Mini O’s as we head into Spring National season. Preston turned in podium results last year at this very race and I look for him to keep that Texas momentum rolling through the week. He signed with Team Green late last year, so it should be interesting to see how he does with his new ride.

Preston Borespflug #28

Noah Smerdon #44: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Noah has been in the states for a few years now and as time passes, the kid keeps getting better and better. “The winter was great for me. I’ve improved a lot since Mini O’s and found lots of speed around the track. I’m feeling confident in myself heading into the Spring Nationals,” said Smerdon. “I look forward to racing the factory guys like Daxton Bennick, Haiden Deegan and Evan Ferry. I really believe I can mix it up with them!” Heck, you can’t argue with him as he was right in the mix with most of that lineup just a few short days ago. 

Noah Smerdon #44

Don’t worry Avery Long, Julien Beaumer, Mark Fineis, Mitchell Zaremba, Slade Varola, Jordan Renfro, Noah Stevens and of the other 69 kids in the class, we didn’t forget about you either. There are a whole gaggle of up and comers looking for their breakout ride to put everyone on notice. Who will be next? We will find out over the new few weeks. 


  1. We also love you, The Dude! Stay tuned as we’ll have a ton of coverage from Daytona and Freestone!

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