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MOTOCROSS ROUND 5 ON EASTER SUNDAY

Last event before Smokin Wheels on April 21-23

PRESS RELEASE – The Guam International Raceway hosted Round 5 of the Monster Energy Guam Motocross Championships on Easter Sunday under great conditions for a fun family day that began with an Easter egg hunt followed by some high energy racing in the dirt. Children of all ages along with adults racing in their respective age and displacement classes each put on a spectacular show for friends and family in attendance.

Round 5 was the last opportunity for racers to fine tune their craft in a competition setting before the much anticipated 40th running of the APL Smokin Wheels Weekend that is scheduled for April 21-23. Racers from several countries including the mainland U.S. are set to compete against Guam and Saipan’s best motocross riders.

Although with the CLTC eviction lying heavy on the minds of our racing families the families themselves are all trying to keep positive and with the upcoming APL Smokin Wheels Weekend they hope that our island with realize what a great treasure having a motorsports park is for their island. Bill 56-37 has the support of Senators San Nicolas, Quinata, Parkinson, and San Augustin who have all been in attendance at the raceway in support of the racers, their families and keeping the Guam International Raceway open for all the islands people.. For those interested in supporting the Guam International Raceway they can go to Guamraceway.com to sign the online petition and contact their senators in support of bill 56-37.

Highlights and results 

In the Open Motorcycle class defending champion JR Cepeda aboard his #1 plated Yamaha took the early lead with #85 Blaze Aiken on the Cycles Plus Kawasaki and #31 Tim Wenden aboard his RMP supported KTM following close behind. The three went unchallenged to the checkers with Cepeda taking first and Aiken taking second with Wenden in third. Heat two once again had Cepeda up front leading the charge with Aiken and Wenden in tow. By midrace Aiken and Wenden capitalized on a Cepeda mistake dropping Cepeda to third with Aiken now leading and Wenden in second but closing in on first. Aiken aboard the Kawasaki took the win and the overall round 5 championship. Wenden took second in heat two but placed third overall for the round with Cepeda second overall. Results are as follows:

50cc #6 Owen Harris squeaked by for the win on Easter Sunday. (photo by Moe Jones)

 1st #85 Blaze Aiken 

2nd #1 JR Cepeda

3rd #31 Tim Wenden

4th #18 Little John Aguon

5th #20 Zack Cruz 

6th #51 Frank Rios 

7th #75 Jeff Rios

8th #96 Edward Sandlin 

9th #77 Gorio Perez 

10th #49 Bong Radam

11th #23 Jordan Leon Guerrero

12th #19 Zachary Chang

In the Open Atv class #27 James Lujan on his Yamaha took the early lead in heat one of two with Suzuki rider #14 Pierre Banes and #24 Aaron Blaz on a Yamaha in second and third respectively. Coming up from a fifth and sixth place start was #88 Camillo Lorenzo on a Yamaha and CyclesPlus team rider Robert Bucek on a Suzuki. Kawasaki mounted #26 George Santos had a mechanical issue and retired early on in the heat. Bucek quickly got past Lorenzo early in the heat and after a several lap battle made the pass on Blaz to take over third where he then began to close in on Banes running in second. Bucek made a block pass stick on the #14 Banes in a tight hairpin corner. Late in the heat with Bucek aboard the Cycles Plus Suzuki now in second slowly catching the leader Lujan Bucek kicked it up a gear and caught Lujan where the two put on great battle for the lead with Bucek taking the win with Lujan second and Banes third.

In heat two #26 George Santos and the #27 of Lujan were out in front battling for the lead with Santos pulling a sweeping block pass to get by Lujan for the heat two win. Lujan took second and with his two two finshes the overall round 5 championship with Bucek second and Banes third.

1st #27 James Lujan

2nd #4 Robert Bucek

3rd #14 Pierre Banes

4th #88 Cam Lorenzo 

5th #24 Aaron Blaz

6th #26 George Santos

Novice Open Atv

1st #71 Matt Sandlin

2nd #7 Geordyn Santos 

3rd #444 Peter Grey 

4th #75 Ericka Santos

Womens Open Atv

1st #7 Geordyn Santos

2nd #75 Ericka Santos

Midrange Atv

1st #7 Geordyn Santos

450cc Motorcycle

1st #7 JR Cepeda 

2nd #1 Little John Aguon 

3rd #51 Frank Rios

4th #77 Gorio Perez 

5th #75 Jeff Rios

6th #49 Bong Radam

7th #96 Jude Sandlin

250cc Motorcycle

1st #85 Blaze Aiken 

2nd #31 Tim Wenden

3rd #20 Zack Cruz

4th #23 Jordan Leon Guerrero 

5th #19 Zachary Chang

Over 40 Vet Motorcycle

1st #33 Tim Wenden

2nd #51 Frank Rios 

3rd #75 Jeff Rios 

4th #49 Bong Radam

5th #77 Gorio Perez

Over 55 Legends Motorcycle

1st #85 Kim Aiken 

2nd #08 Jacob Blas

3rd #31 Rob Bucek 

4th #51 Frank Rios

Novice Open Motorcycle

1st #8 Kanen Arceo 

2nd #22 Mourice Jones 

3rd #10 Johnny Sablan

4th #66 Anthony Blaz

5th #31 Mariana Wenden

6th #88 Dana Tamayo

School boy/girl

1st #8 Kanen Arceo 

2nd #31 Mariana Wenden

Womens Open

1st #31 Mariana Wenden 

2nd #88 Dana Tamayo

Kids Open Minibike

1st #8 Jonathan Aguon

2nd #21 Chris Leon Guerrero

3rd #4 Landon Grey

4th #7 Maddox Monnin

5th #10 Tekoa Camacho

85cc Kids Minibike

1st #8 Jonathan Aguon

2nd #21 Chris Leon Guerrero

3rd #4 Landon Grey

4th #7 Maddox Monnin

5th #10 Tekoa Camacho

65cc Kids Minibike

1st #28 Julian Lane

2nd #67 Chaene Aperocho 

3rd #100 Cannen Brooks

4th #38 Travin Blaz

5th #18 Jeriah Guzman

50cc SR Kids Minibike

1st #3 Cason Brooks

2nd #44 Kiko Grey

50cc Kids Minibike

1st #6 Owen Harris 

2nd #7 Liam Ries

3rd #100 Kyan Mayo

4th #27 Cainen Gumabon 

5th #119 Monique Monnin

6th #23 Gianna Lane 

Kids Mini Atv SR 1

1st #40 Tayden Blaz

2nd #7 Gaven Lorenzo

Kids Mini Atv SR2

1st #4 Kyan Mayo

Kids Mini Atv Intro

1st #88 Giancarlo Lorenzo

2nd #17 Samantha Ross

3rd #20 Ahriene Santos


Up next on 2023 GIRMAC motocross schedule will be Round 6 of the Monster Energy Guam Motocross Championships on Saturday April 22 at the APL Smokin Wheels Weekend. The Guam International Raceway Motorcycle and Atv Corporation expressed their gratitude to have had such a great facility as the Jose and Herminia Calvo Memorial Offroad Park at the Guam International Raceway Yigo to be able to enjoy quality time with family and friends throughout these past 20 years. They ask all their friends and families to please continue to support their goal of safety, sportsmanship and the family. They also ask for all of islands leaders to support Bill number 56-37. Those interested in getting involved or are looking for more information can visit www.GIRMAC.Teamapp.com or contact Robert Bucek at 671-727-5381 on Guam.

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