It just seems like the MDRA races can’t catch a break with the weather on race day this year. At Evansville, Saturday practice was near perfect with great conditions all day long leading into the Supercross race that night. As Sunday rolled on in, the weather stations had various number of green blobs all over their radar maps and the Evansville staff plus the riders were all gambling on missing the rain. For the most part, a couple of showers came in during the race day (oddly during both Open A/B motos) and some fell early in the morning. But overall, it could have been a lot worse and the riders enjoyed the fast flowing program that got them out early. Let’s check out the top riders of the day that faired well in the slippery conditions at Evansville.
Young Ashton Irion had a solid day at Evansville in the 50 (7-8) and 50 (4-8) Open classes grabbing overall wins in each class. Irion looked to have the track down as he did some jumps none of the other 50cc riders were doing. Always fast at Evansville, Irion was on the gas all weekend including the supercross race the night before. However, Irion would lose one moto to Dominic Amilcare, who won the 1st 50 (4-8) Open moto. In the MDRA 6 points, Amilcare leads the way in both 50cc classes as Irion is 5 points behind in 2nd in the 50cc (7-8) class.
New Jersey’s Jordan Jarvis sure can blend in with the boys out on the track as her speed, in the slippery conditions at Evansville, was right up there in the 65 and 85 classes. Jarvis took the win in 85 (9-11) C and 2nd in 65 (7-11) C. Jarvis is looking forward to race in the new Girls class at Loretta Lynn’s this summer (after qualifying for it of course) and hopes to bring a #1 plate back to Jersey.
Brick, NJ native Alec Wademan took the Junior Mini (9-13) overall win over a very fast Austin Daniels. Daniels had the speed but the slippery track at Evansville didn’t help him out much as Alec was consistent and swept both motos in the class.
Honda rider Kameron Page stuck out in the 250 A and the 4 Stroke/Collegeboy classes with 2 overall wins at Evansville. It definitely looks that Kameron has been well suited with his new Hondas already.
Kawasaki rider Corey Recla was on it at Evansville with a huge sweep in the Open B class and a 2nd place overall going 1-2 (against Kameron Page’s 2-1) in the 4 Stroke/Collegeboy class. Recla had the speed to stay with Page during both 4 Stroke/Collegeboy motos at Evansville and looked impressive out there.
Jeremy Cook is no stranger to the top of the result sheets as he took the Open A and +25 A classes with 1-1 sweeps at Evansville. Billy Gallagher and Kameron Page both gave Cook a run for his money in the Open A class but Cook stayed on top at the checkers each time.
Zach Thomas looked very controlled and consistent all weekend at Evansville. A sweep in Open C and a 1-2 finish for 2nd overall to Kawasaki ride Cole Gabel (2-1) in 250 C had him up front all day long. He looked so good that it got our heads scratching that he was in the C class. Great rides all weekend though for Zach on the weekend.
Billy Gallagher had home track advantage at Evansville and showed great speed in the Open A class for 2nd overall with a 3-2 finish. In the 2nd moto of Open A, he lead Jeremy Cook for a few laps before Cook was able to get by late in the moto. But Gallagher kept close right to the checkers.