Hallelujah it’s Spring Nationals time! It has been a mere 93 days since Mini O’s wrapped up and here we are finally hitting the road for the infamous Spring National stretch starting on the (metaphorical) beaches of Daytona then heading west to Texas for Spring a ding ding and the almighty JS7 Spring Championship at Freestone.
Side note: It’s not a Spring National, but make sure to come to the Vurb Shred Tour at Millcreek on March 13-14 for good times, dirtbikes and brews! Details here.
Now I don’t know about you wee lads but this stretch of races in early March is as notorious as it gets. Sure some of the facilities have swapped (Whitney we miss you), but the racing always proves to be some of the best. Here is a quick breakdown on some of the classes to watch out for as the next couple weeks unfold.
A and Pro Sport Classes
New kids are on the block and man did they coming out hauling ass. At the first couple of Area Qualifiers we have seen our first look at several kids moving up to a new class. Jett Reynolds and Chance Hymas did just that in AZ and looked very comfy running up front all weekend. Welcome back Hunter Yoder and also welcome to the A class! Mix those cats in with the elder statesman of the class like Levi Kitchen, Cullin Park, Jack Chambers, Tommy Rios, Carter Biese, Jace Kessler, Ryder McNabb, Luca Marsalisi, Wesley Allen and company and man, it’s going to be a good year.
Matt LeBlanc will miss the Spring National stretch as he is on the mend from a surgery in the off-season. The A class is about as high profile as it gets and these dudes are ready to send it!
We have a couple new faces in the already hella stacked B classes. We got our first look at Evan Ferry on the 250 at the Orlando MX Area Qualifier putting in some really good results against the likes of Gage Linville, Daxton Bennick, and Caden Braswell.
On top of all that we sprinkled in the first big bike duel of Ryder DiFrancesco and Nick Romano at the Riverfront MX Area Qualifier and it did not disappoint. I can’t wait to see these two battle it out for years to come!
Just wait there’s more. Gavin Towers, Jayden Clough, Talon Hawkins, Ben Garib, Ayden Shive, Sage Lewis, Sebastian Balbuena and I’m sure some other dudes I forgot (sorry). We are going to see some absolute wars out on the track these next couple of weeks!
Supermini 1 & 2
These classes have seen some guys move up and out of the class while others are moving in: Kyrstian Janik, Casey Cochran, Colin Allen, Jeremy Fappani, Jace Allred, Kelana Humphrey, Jordan Miller, Noah Viney, Leo Tucker just to name a few. Be on the lookout for that group to do some serious damage.
The only question mark I have is whether or not Haiden Deegan is going to be racing a Supermini or a 125. Haiden will be forgoing RCSX and just posted some more riding clips on the 125 so who knows what is actually happening there, guess we will all find out together.
Now the class structure for the 85s is different at RCSX from the rest of the Spring Nationals so I’m going to save us all some time and just list off the hitters.
Seth Dennis, Drew Adams, Tiger Wood, Christopher Harris, Jonathan Getz, Ryder Ellis, Deacon Denno, Evrett Clarke, Vincent Wey, Canyon Richards, Caden Dudney, Landon Gibson, Wyatt Duff along with a billion other little rippers.
Once practice is underway and we have a better grasp on what kids are riding 65s and who else may have moved up to 85s we will give an updated breakdown from the beaches of Daytona. Until then, safe travels from wherever you may be migrating from and we will see you folks at the races!