Boyers Farm Romney, WV was the site for Rd 5 of the SXCS.
This round, like round 4, was marketed as a Sprint Cross which is also known as
a Sprint Enduro. SXCS has hosted a variety of events in 2019.
round was the famous Hangover Hare Scramble which drew over 500 racers. The
Sprint Enduros generally do not bring in the masses as a full on Enduro or a
full on Hare Scramble. They are more of a hybrid that is slowly catching on.
This weekends event challenged the C and B riders to 6 special tests that
included Grass Track, Cross Country, Woods Loops and Hill Climbs. Basically the
best of everything in one day.
Trail Pros, the track designers, did an
incredible job. I just happened to pre ride most of the trails on Saturday just
to dust off some cobwebs and had an absolute blast. No I didn’t race it LOL. My
talents are more in the admin areas. Even those are as questionable as my
In the morning the youth would break in the soil with 7
Special Tests. Originally advertised as 6 but the kids insisted in a 7th test
due too the intense fun. With not a single objection off they went. 12-13 Super
mini racer Ranger “Danger” Emmons would immediately start cutting the grass
track like a weekday landscaper besting series favorite Kenito #22 by 13
Hoping to make a comeback in
test 2 woods section, Kenito would make a day ending wrong turn at a downed
ribbon putting him onto the adult course and losing a minute: 40. Regardless
Ranger would continue with excellent laps times and would hold the lead this
day. Kenito would settle for 2nd in class and 2nd for the day. 3rd Overall went
to 7-11 85 racer Carter “Pretzel” Przemelewski.
In the Juniors it was Mason
Tsakanikas who would charge from test to test taking no prisoners. 2nd would go
to Luke “Use the Force” Boyer. Keeping them on their toes and applying the
pressure was Tanner Emmons. Was a great day at the Emmons ranch as Maddy Emmons
would also take a 1st in 65 novice as well as the overall on a shortened youth
course followed by Kasey Gribble and Landyn Dalmasso.
In the main event it was the “Brothers Ross” taking the top
2 podium positions after all 8 Special Tests. “Ride on Motos” Luke and Jake
Ross would race in the dust and then the rain as the weather would shift from
completely dry and dusty to rain and grease by test 7. Nick Mellinger was
holding on to 2nd place most of the day but 3rd place overall (1st in 250A)
Jake Ross had his bike set up for mud and when the rain came he had some of the
fastest lap times of the day that would allow him to pass Mellinger by test
In the end it was Luke Ross, Jake
Ross and Nick Mellinger for the overall.
AMA Off Road Commissioner
AMA East Hare Scrambles Coordinator