TWMXRS Terra Firma Series | Round Three | Perris Raceway
We've reached the halfway point in the 2018 Terra Firma Series, presented by SPY after returning to Perris Raceway this weekend for the third stop of the Southern California tour. Perris Raceway has been a staple in the TWMXRS since day one, and it's always exciting returning to California's oldest motocross track because some of the largest turnouts have amounted while at the Perris, CA facility.
The 470+ race entries flooded the gates of Perris in the early morning hours before lining up for battle, and amongst these several hundred racers, Brandon Milstead managed to stand out amongst his competitors with his come-from-behind charge to the front of the pack during the second moto of 30+ Pro. The #8 has been a frequent sight at TWMXRS for a number of years now, and can be usually be found at or near the front of 30+ Pro and Vet Expert Open, so it was a little out of the ordinary to see Milstead fighting for position. It didn't take long, though, for the Yamaha rider to put on a charge that took him all the way to second place by the time the checkered flag came out. Milstead's hard charge not only gave him a second overall in 30+ Pro, but it also earned him the "SPY Breakaway Rider" award. Congratulations, Brandon!
A number of impressive performances were witnessed this weekend, but the most outstanding showing came from the #47 machine of Matthew Hubert. The Yamaha rider was on fire all day, as he accumulated a total of six race wins making it an undefeated day for the Riverside, CA local. Hubert has been on an absolute tear throughout the Terra Firma Series, presented by SPY, and it was no different at round three as he went home with with three separate overalls in 250 Intermediate, 450 Intermediate and Open (Non-Pro).
One of the largest mini classes at round three was the ever-competitive Open 85-150F/Supermini division, and it was Orange Brigade KTM's Hunter Yoder that came out on top. The Supermini class hosts the oldest and most talented of the mini bike racers, so to come out with a two moto wins for the overall is nothing short of impressive. Not only did "Master Yoder" make a clean moto sweep in Supermini, but he backed it up with another two moto wins for a second overall in 12-13 years 85/150F.
The 125cc Open class is one of our favorite classes to watch, as it features young, aggressive up and comers aboard 125cc two-strokes that aren't afraid to get their hands dirty on the racetrack. Tyson Johnson was the man to beat at round three after locking in both moto wins for the 125cc Open overall, as well as a 2-3 moto score in 250 Intermediate for third overall.
Thanks to all who joined us at Perris Raceway for another exciting weekend of racing, and we look forward to doing it all over again for round four of the Terra Firma Series, presented by SPY, which is slated to be held at Glen Helen Raceway on August 20th. See ya there!