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ROUND 3 PROCEEDS DESPITE LOOMING EVICTION

Off-roaders press on despite probable eviction

PRESS RELEASE – The Guam International Raceway this past Sunday hosted Round 3 of the Monster Energy Guam Motocross Championships which was a bar banging day of racing that kicked off just before lunch and kept the high flying action at extreme levels all the way until sunset that evening. It was another great day of families coming together at the Guam International Raceway for some throttle twisting fun in the dirt.

Unfortunately, because the Guam Racing Federation was presented by the Chamorro Land Trust Commission with an eviction that’s giving the many families that use the facility the boot so to speak by the end of May of this year legal motorsports on Guam sadly may be ending for all those families.

There is some hope with several of our island’s senators stepping up who expressed their support for the Guam International Raceway and have vowed to support keeping it open and have a authored a bill that could save the race track for all those families.

Bill 56-37 has been introduced and Guam’s motorsports community is taking note on which island leaders choose to support or not. Senators San Nicolas, Quinata, Parkinson, and San Agustin 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 enthusiasts and stated they would work towards that goal. For those interested in supporting the Guam International Raceway they can go to Guamraceway.com to sign the online petition.

Round 3 racing kicked off at just after 10:30 am with a cool ocean breeze and clear sunny weather with the course conditions being perfect for another great day of motocross. With a course that has over twenty years of development and refinement the racers only concern was with going for the best that they each could give out on the course.


Highlights and Results
In the Open Motorcycle class defending champion JR Cepeda aboard his #1 plated Yamaha took the overall win while putting some distance between himself and the rest of the field towards the finish.18 Little Jon Aguon aboard a CyclesPlus Kawasaki battled it out with #31 Tim Wenden abord a KTM and took second with Wenden finishing in third. Round 3 results are as follows.
1 st #1 JR Cepeda
2 nd #18 Little John Aguon
3 rd #31 Tim Wenden
4 th #85 Blaze Aiken
5 th #20 Zack Cruz
6 th #51 Frank Rios
7 th #23 Jordan Leon Guerrero
8 th #96 Jude Sandlin
9 th #77 Gorio Perez
10 th #19 Zachary Chang
11 th #49 Bong Radam


In the Open Atv class the field of fifteen high horse powered racing quads put on a thrilling show as they
stampeded thunderously around the course. The action was non stop as riders bumped and banged as
they fought each other for position. After suffering mechanical failures in the first two rounds of the
championships #14 Pierre Banes kept his Suzuki running and took the overall round three win. Yamaha
mounted #27 James Lujan took second after a heated battle with third place finisher Kawasaki mounted #26 George Santos that saw the two come together with Lujan having to remount after being thrown off his machine. A smiling CyclesPlus mounted #4 Robert Bucek cruised through the checkers in fourth after a long race coming up from the back. Round three results are as follows:

#3 Cason Brooks took first in the 50cc Sr. class Sunday. (photo by Mo Jones)

1 st #14 Pierre Banes
2 nd #27 James Lujan
3 rd #26 George Santos
4 th #4 Robert Bucek
5 th #11j John Gilman
6 th #6 CJ Benavente
7 th #88 Cam Lorenzo
8 th #25 Sera Chargualaf
9 th #9 Daryl Camacho
10 th #11g Peter Grey
11 th #71 Kione Sandlin
12 th #8d Tony Diaz
13 th #75 Ericka Santos
14 th #23 Aaron Blaz
450cc Motorcycle
1 st #7 JR Cepeda
2 nd #1 Little John Aguon
3 rd #51 Frank Rios
4 th #96 Jude Sandlin
5 th #77 Gorio Perez
6 th #19 Zachary Chang
7 th #49 Bong Radam
250cc Motorcycle
1 st #31 Tim Wenden
2 nd #85 Blaze Aiken
3 rd #20 Zack Cruz
4 th #23 Jordan Leon Guerrero
Over 40 Vet Motorcycle
1 st #33 Tim Wenden
2 nd #51 Frank Rios
3 rd #77 Gorio Perez
4 th #49 Bong Radam
Over 55 Legends Motorcycle
1 st #51 Frank Rios
2 nd #85 Kim Aiken
3 rd #08 Jacob Blas
4 th #31 Rob Bucek
Novice Open Motorcycle
1 st #8 Kanen Arceo
2 nd #22 Mo Jones

3 rd #203 Jacob Kendal
4 th #915 Dave Bussa
5 th #31 Mariana Wenden
6 th #81 Esteban Castillo
7 th #33 Brandon Ross
8 th #530 Wesley Lane
9 th #10 Johnny Sablan
10 th #542 Wesley Degracia
11 th #66 Anthony Blaz
12 th #88 Dana Tamayo
School boy/girl
1 st #8 Kanen Arceo
2 nd #31 Mariana Wenden
3 rd #74 Damian Manibusan
Midrange Atv
1 st #6 CJ Benavente
Womens Open
1 st #31 Mariana Wenden
2 nd #88 Dana Tamayo
Kids Open Minibike
1 st #8 Jonathan Aguon
2 nd #21 Chris Leon Guerrero
3 rd #4 Landon Grey
4 th #33 Leo Limtiaco
5 th #7 Maddox Monnin
6 th #10 Tekoa Camacho
85cc Kids Minibike
1 st #8 Jonathan Aguon
2 nd #21 Chris Leon Guerrero
3 rd #4 Landon Grey
4 th #33 Leo Limtiaco
5 th #7 Maddox Monnin
6 th #10 Tekoa Camacho
65cc Kids Minibike
1 st #28 Julian Lane
2 nd #38 Travin Blaz
3 rd #11 Leo Limtiaco
4 th #100 Cannen Brooks
5 th #18 Jeriah Guzman
6 th #67 Chaene Aperocho
7 th #12 Tekoa Camacho

50cc SR Kids Minibike
1 st #3 Cason Brooks
2 nd #44 Kiko Grey
50cc Kids Minibike
1 st #6 Owen Harris
2 nd #100 Kyan Mayo
3 rd #7 Liam Ries
4 th #304 Royce Butler
5 th #27 Cannen Gumabon
6 th #23 Gianna Lane
7 th #119 Monique Monnin
Kids Mini Atv SR 1
1 st #7 Gaven Lorenzo
2 nd #18 Austin Quinata
3 rd #40 Tayden Blaz
Kids Mini Atv SR2
1 st #4 Kyan Mayo
2 nd Ava Harris
Kids Mini Atv Intro
1 st #88 Giancarlo Lorenzo
2 nd #17 Samantha Ross


Up next on 2023 GIRMAC motocross schedule will be Round 4 of the Monster Energy Guam Motocross
Championships on Sunday March 26 . The event invites everyone to the Guam International Raceway
rt15 Yigo. The event welcomes spectators free of charge.

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.

#14 Pierre Banes took the Open Atv win at Round 3. (photo by Mo Jones)

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