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AIKEN, CEPEDA HIGHLIGHT ROUND 3

Round 3 of 10 Motocross Championships

PRESS RELEASE – Round 3 of the 10 round 2022 Monster Energy Guam Motocross Championships was held this past Sunday at the Guam International Raceway in Yigo. Racing kicked off at 10 am with the morning schedule dedicated just for all the kid’s minibike and kids atv classes and the afternoon schedule set just for the big bikes and atv’s. Once again, the hard work from a few great motocross supporters such as Phillips and Sons, Fleet Services and Rocky Mountain Precast saw that the course was prepped and in excellent condition for a full day of Monster Energy Guam championship motocross racing. 

Highlights and results

In heat one of two in the Open Motorcycle class #7 JR Cepeda aboard a Yamaha continued his winning heat streak having led every lap unchallenged in heat one. Taking second was the team Cycles Plus Kawasaki rider and defending champ #1 Little Jon Aguon who rode strong despite still not one hundred percent after suffering a training injury. 

The start of heat two saw the Kawasaki of Cycles Plus team rider Little Jon Aguon take the Local Strains Holeshot Award by taking the lead. Cepeda aboard his Yamaha was quickly on Aguon’s rear wheel on the first lap and made the pass for the lead on lap two of the twenty minute second heat.  The Yamaha of Cepeda once having made the pass to take the lead led until it took the checkers there by taking the round three overall win by sweeping the win in both heats. The #1 of little Jon Aguon took second with the rest of the field finishing as follows:

3rd #85 Blaze Aiken

4th #11 Mike Limtiaco

5th #19 Zachary Chang

6th #23 Jordan Leon Guerrero 

7th #75 Jeff Rios

8th #75 Jeff Rios

In the Open Atv class #2 Georgie Santos on a Kawasaki has been unstoppable having swept every heat win and totally dominating so far during the first three rounds of 2022. Taking second coming from the back of the field was defending champ #4 Robert Bucek aboard the Cycles Plus Ltr450.  Third place went to Local Strains team rider #27 James Lujan aboard a Yamaha with the rest of the field finishing as follows:

Jonboy Aguon on his 85cc

4th #64 George Santos 

5th #88 Camillo Lorenzo

6th #14 Pierre Banes 

7th #17 Aaron Blaz

8th #11 John Gilman

9th #24 Alan Blaz 

In the Schoolboy/girl class Ktm mounted Local Strains team rider #10 Abraham Guerrero took the win in both heats. Taking second was #25 Lawrence Limtiaco on a Kawasaki with Local Strains team rider #3 Keenan Taijeron placing third. #31 Mariana Wenden took fourth on a Ktm with #74 Damian Manibusan placing fifth.

In the Open Minibike class #31 Richard Wenden on his Rocky Mountain Precast supported Ktm had yet another serious battle with last year’s 65cc champ #18 Jonathan Aguon aboard a Kawasaki now having moved up to the bigger and much faster Open Minibike class. Wenden after battling it out with Aguon to take the lead and was able to hold onto it until with just a few laps remaining he fell over allowing the rookie Aguon to take the heat one win. Wenden was able to remount but was unable to reel in the leader and settled for a heat one second.  Heat two saw the two of Wenden and Aguon again rubbing elbows and having a tight battle for the lead and the overall win. Wenden managed to keep his ktm up righted and took the heat two win. The rest of the field finished as follows:

3rd #8 Kanen Arceo

4th #24 Isaiah Salas 

5th #23 Jonaye Cruz

6th #7 Maddox Monnin

In other class results

Open Novice Motorcycle class saw team Cycles Plus #25 Lawrence Limtiaco take the win over Local Strains team rider #20 Zack Cruz. Third went to #111 Derek Merkley aboard a Yamaha. The rest of the field finished as follows:

4th #22 Jeric Johnson 

5th #96 Jude Sandlin 

6th #22 Jeric Johnson 

7th #530 Wesley Lane 

8th #71 Justin Ferrel 

9th #32 Joey Cruz 

10th #3 Keenan Taijeron 

11th #33 Mariana Wenden 

12th #69 Derrick Larance

13th #13 Breean Larance

450cc Motorcycle class

1st #7 JR Cepeda 

2nd #1 Little John Aguon

3rd #11 Mike Limtiaco 

4th #19 Zachary Chang 

5th #75 Jeff Rios

250cc Motorcycle

1st #85 Blaze Aiken 

2nd #23 Jordan Leon Guerrero

3rd #33 Tim Wenden

Over 40 Vet Motorcycle

1st #33 Tim Wenden 

2nd #11 Mike Limtiaco  

3rd #75 Jeff Rios

150cc Kids Minibike

1st #23 Jonaye Cruz 

2nd #24 Isaiah Salas

85cc Kids Minibike

1st #31 Richard Wenden

2nd #18 Jonathan Aguon 

3rd #8 Arceo Kanen 

4th #7 Maddox Monnin

Womens Minibike

Lawrence Limtiaco riding the Open Novice Class

1st #23 Jonaye Cruz

65cc Kids Minibike

1st #2 Alize Mondia 

2nd #6 Talon Diaz San Nicolas 

3rd #11 Leo Limtiaco

4th #38 Travin Blaz

5th #28 Julian Lane 

6th #4 Landon Grey

7th #21 Christopher Leon Guerrero 

8th #50 EJ Larance

9th #24 Daniel Glen Jr. Salas

50cc Kids Minibike

1st #108 Cannen Brooks 

2nd #1 Jeriah Guzman

3rd #24 Rogen Nauta

4th #3 Cason Brooks 

5th #4 Kyan Mayo 

6th #16 Kiko Grey

Kids Mini Atv 

1st #18 Austin Quinata 

2nd #7 Gavin Lorenzo 

3rd #40 Taiden Blaz 

4th #60 Troy Larance

Kids Mini Atv Intro

1st #24 Rogen Nauta 

2nd #6 Aria Zapatos

3rd  #11 Alana Quinata 

4th #88 Giancarlo Lorenzo

5th #19 Jude Zapatos 

6th #4 Kyan Mayo 

7th #2 Ava Zapatos 

8th #1 Ashton Blaz 

9th #39 Tayliana Blaz

10th #20 Auhriene Santos

11th #38 Brooklyn LaRue

Local Strains Holeshot Winners

Open Motorcycle #1 Little Jon Aguon

Over 40 Vet #33 Tim Wenden

Open Atv #27 James Lujan

Schoolboy #10 Abraham Guerrero

Open Kids Minibike #31 Richard Wenden

Womens Minibike #23 Jonaye Cruz

65cc Kids Minibike #11 Leo Limtiaco

50cc Kids Minibike #108 Cannen Brooks

Kids Mini Atv Austin Quinata

Kids Mini atv Intro Rogen Nauta

Up next on 2022 motocross schedule will be Round 4 of the ten round 2022 Monster Energy Guam Motocross Championships and will be held on Sunday May 15h. Those interested in getting involved or are looking for more information can visit www.GIRMAC.Teamapp.com or contact Robert Bucek at 727-5381.

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