Wednesday Breakdown: Who Impressed at Freestone + Mega Gallery!

Welp, I called it. The weather moved through while we were asleep bringing TONS of rain that would ultimately push the racing back about an hour, which begs the question, how far into Saturday will we be racing? My guess, it’ll be a full day of racing very similar to how Mini O’s played out so long as we don’t get blown away by the 30+ mph sustained winds we’ve seen all day. No one can say they didn’t get their money’s worth here at Freestone.

Open A

Since the racing did get pushed back that meant that Open A would take the track only a couple motos into the day. It was the moment we have been looking for all week, The Levi Kitchen vs Jett Reynolds vs Chance Hymas battle royale. Unfortunately for us, Levi Kitchen checked out after grabbing the holeshot and never looked back. Chase Hymas would give chase but couldn’t quite close the gap and would take a 2nd. The battle for 3rd raged on between Luca Marsalisi and Jett Reynolds with Reynolds coming out the victor for 3rd. This wouldn’t be the last time we seen this group go at it today, more on that in a bit.

1st: Levi Kitchen

2nd: Chance Hymas

3rd: Jett Reynolds

4th: Luca Marsalisi

5th: Preston Kilroy

51 4-6 Limited

Who doesn’t love watching groms shred harder than I ever will? The 51 4-6 Limited class is the perfect blend of new riders just starting their journey and others who have been on bikes for a few years now. Maverick Gresham-Lewis grabbed the early lead but would lose it to Beckham Smith on the first lap and Smith would set sail on the class. Gavyn Welzien would fought hardest but just couldn’t close to gap and would have to settle for 2nd. Kannon Zabojnik rounded off the podium. Shout out to Reagan Heighton for sending it with the boys!

1st: Maverick Gresham-Lewis

2nd: Beckham Smith

3rd: Gavyn Welzien

4th: Jax Baker

5th: Tyler Hinton

65 10-11

The elder statesmen of the 65cc class gave us quite a show with the usual names in the mix. It was Vincent Wey and Carson Wood taking wins in their respective divisions but not without some pressure, for Vincent Wey at least. Ries Seeba kept Wey within striking distance most of the moto but couldn’t get close enough to make a move and would settle for 2nd. Carson Wood grabbed the start in his moto and proceeded to check out, leaving Ryder Ellis, Brandon Eade and Wyatt Thurman to sort out the last spots on the box. I can’t wait to see what these little groms can do In the combined final moto later this week(end).

Division 1

1st: Vincent Wey

2nd: Ries Seeba

3rd: Aidan Zigg

4th: Matt Williams

5th: Brady Olson

Division 2

1st: Carson Wood

2nd: Ryder Ellis

3rd: Brandon Eade

4th: Landen Walters

5th: Wyatt Thurman


The sun was shining, the track had dried up significantly from the morning motos and it was time for moto 2 of 250A. It was the same old same old as Levi Kitchen grabbed a start and checked out leaving Chance Hymas and company to sort out the rest until disaster stuck. Kitchen had a comfortable lead until about 3/4 through the moto when he stuffed the front end sending him over the bars extremely hard. He was down just long enough for Chance Hymas to get by but got up before Preston Kilroy and Austin Black could gain position. After that the pace settled down, at least up front. Jett Reynolds had a couple of small crashes putting him way back in the pack, but had what I would call the ride of the day coming back up to 6th passing guys like Luca Marsalisi, Max Miller, Jack Chambers and TJ Rios. *insert generic statement about both A classes being the ones to watch tomorrow here*

1st: Chance Hymas

2nd: Levi Kitchen

3rd: Preston Kilroy

4th: Austin Black

5th: Cullin Park

250 B Limited

Split divisions for the 250B Limited gave us a peek into what we can look forward to in the combined moto 2. In Division 1 we saw JR Reyes and Austin Kapoukranidis make their way to the front. Parker Ross sat alone in 3rd place while Patrick Murphy, Lane Allison and Gabriel Jairala battled it out for final top five spots.

Division 2 was the Jayden Clough show. Clough grabbed the start and lead wire to wire. Ayden Shive was on an island in 2nd place putting in solid laps while Wyatt Kerr finished in 3rd. It was a pretty uneventful race to be honest. The combined moto 2 will be a war with all of these kids looking to make their mark on the class.

Division 1:

1st: JR Reyes

2nd: Austin Kapoukranidis

3rd: Parker Ross

4th: Partrick Murphy

5th: Lane Allison

Division 2:

1st: Jayden Clough

2nd: Ayden Shive

3rd: Wyatt Kerr

4th: Hunter Cross

5th: Chase Yentzer

Thurday’s racing will *finally* wrap up first motos and hopefully they can roll through LCQ’s as well. Moto 3 of the A classes will pop off as well solidify the king of the preverbal castle leading into Loretta Lynn’s qualifying season. 

Written by Jeff Simpson

We met Jeff sleeping in a tent down the street from Loretta Lynn's... with his computer. At that point, we knew he would fit in with us. Then, he then drank all the white claw flavors none of us liked, and that's when we knew it was meant to be. Jeff officially became part of the crew.
We're terrible at asking questions, so we're not exactly sure what Jeff does for a living, but he loves petting his cats and dog, growing his beard, and living in a cornfield in Michigan. Jeff also likes to wear cycling glasses while driving his car and using his cameras. We like Jeff.

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