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ROUND 4 IN THE BOOKS WITH SMOKIN WHEELS UPCOMING

Guam Motocross Championships

PRESS RELEASE – The Guam International Raceway this past Sunday hosted round 4 of the Monster Energy Guam Motocross Championships under ideal conditions both on the course and with the weather which had graciously provided a full day of tropical blue skies accompanied by a comforting cool ocean breeze. 

It was yet another great day of racing for all the racers, along with their fans, families and friends that all came together at the Guam International Raceway this past Sunday afternoon for an adrenaline filled display of dirt roosting motocross. With the highly anticipated return after a several year absence due to COVID restrictions the APL Guam Smokin Wheels Weekend had racers buzzing with excitement Sunday along with their families who were all stepping it up a notch in preparation of this upcoming prestigious event scheduled for April 21st through the 22nd.

With international motocross stars Dr. D Doug Dubach and local boy #505 Sean Lipanovich flying in from the USA and with New Zealand’s James Robo Robinson returning for another go at our local stars, this years 40th running of the APL Guam Smokin Wheels is going to be one not to want to miss.

Joining them will be a host of racers from Japan along with the island of Saipan who are all making their preparations for what is shoring up to be a historic event.

Many of our local racers are still very concerned that because the Guam Racing Federation having been served by the Chamorro Land Trust Commission with an eviction that is giving the many island families who call the raceway their home for motorsports until the end of May of this year to get out that their days of being together with friends and family at the park will soon be at an end. 

Sadly, and most unfortunately, for all of our islands residents legal motorsports on Guam will be soon coming to an end. 

There is some hope with Bill 56-37 which is currently at the legislature and waiting on being brought forward by the current Speaker that Guam’s only home for motorsports might be able to remain. 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.

Gate drop and a pack of snarling Open MC racers dart for the lead.

Highlights and results 

In the Open Motorcycle class defending champion JR Cepeda aboard his #1 plated Yamaha took the overall win but had tough competition in the form of #31 Timothy Wenden aboard a RMP supported KTM. Wenden took the early lead in heat one and held off the champ Cepeda to the checkers for the win. Heat two saw Cepeda light up as he not only took the early lead he proceeded to smoke the rest of the field by midway. Heat one winner Wenden in the final five minutes of the heat did manage to close in on the leader Cepeda but simply couldn’t get close enough to challenge. Cepeda took the round 4 win and remains the current Monster Energy Guam Open class motorcycle championship points leader. #85 Blaze Aiken and #18 Little Jon Aguon both riders aboard team CyclesPlus Kawasaki’s battled it out fori third with Aiken taking that final step on the podium. Round 4 results are as follows.

#1 JR Cepeda took the Open MC win in round 4 Sunday.

1st #1 JR Cepeda 

2nd #31 Tim Wenden 

3rd #85 Blaze Aiken 

4th #18 Little John Aguon

5th #55 Carlo Pagelinan

6th #11 Michael Limtiaco

7th #20 Zack Cruz 

8th #77 Gorio Perez 

9th #23 Jordan Leon Guerrero

10th #51 Frank Rios 

11th #75 Jeff Rios

12th #19 Zachary Chang

13th #96 Edward Sandlin

14th #49 Bong Radam

In the Open Atv class  Kawasaki mounted #26 George Santos was flawless as he out rode and wore his competition out to sweep both heats or the win. #27 James Lujan on his Yamaha and #4 Robert Bucek on the Cycles Plus Suzuki duked it out for second with Lujan having been reeled in in the first heat by Bucek who made the pass into second only to have Lujan pull to far ahead to catch in the second heat. Lujan took second overall with Bucek left to finish in third. Round 4 results are as follows

1st #26 George Santos 

2nd #27 James Lujan

3rd #4 Robert Bucek

4th #14 Pierre Banes

5th #88 Cam Lorenzo 

6th #24 Aaron Blaz

7th #11 John Gilman

Novice Open Atv

1st #6 CJ Benavente

2nd #7 Geordyn Santos 

3rd #444 Peter Grey 

4th #71 Kione Sandlin

5th #75 Ericka Santos

6th #9 Daryl Camacho 

Womens Open Atv

1st #7 Geordyn Santos

2nd #71 Kione Sandlin

3rd Ericka Santos

Midrange Atv

1st #6 CJ Benavente

2nd #7 Geordyn Santos

450cc Motorcycle

1st #7 JR Cepeda 

2nd #1 Little John Aguon 

3rd #11 Michael Limtiaco

4th #77 Gorio Perez 

5th #51 Frank Rios

6th #75 Jeff Rios

7th #19 Zachary Chang

8th #96 Jude Sandlin

9th #49 Bong Radam

250cc Motorcycle

1st #31 Tim Wenden

2nd #85 Blaze Aiken

3rd #55 Carlo Pangelinan 

4th #20 Zack Cruz

5th #23 Jordan Leon Guerrero 

Over 40 Vet Motorcycle

1st #33 Tim Wenden

2nd #11 Michael Limtiaco

3rd #55 Carlo Pagelinan

4th #51 Frank Rios 

5th #77 Gorio Perez

6th #75 Jeff Rios

7th #49 Bong Radam

Over 55 Legends Motorcycle

1st #51 Frank Rios

2nd #85 Kim Aiken

3rd #31 Rob Bucek 

4th #08 Jacob Blas

Novice Open Motorcycle

1st #8 Kanen Arceo 

2nd #22 Mourice Jones 

3rd #66 Anthony Blaz

4th #81 Esteban Castillo #915 Dave Bussa

5th #72 Frank Fujihira

6th #180 Lole Engle

7th #193 Franklin Fujihira

8th #88 Dana Tamayo

School boy/girl

1st #8 Kanen Arceo 

2nd #180 Lole Engle

3rd #74 Damian Manibusan

Womens Open

1st #88 Dana Tamayo

Kids Open Minibike

1st #8 Jonathan Aguon

2nd #21 Chris Leon Guerrero

3rd #33 Leo Limtiaco 

4th #4 Landon Grey

5th #7 Maddox Monnin 

6th #10 Tekoa Camacho

85cc Kids Minibike

1st #8 Jonathan Aguon

2nd #21 Chris Leon Guerrero

3rd #33 Leo Limtiaco 

4th #4 Landon Grey

5th #7 Maddox Monnin 

6th #10 Tekoa Camacho

65cc Kids Minibike

1st #28 Julian Lane

2nd #38 Travin Blaz 

3rd #11 Leo Limtiaco 

4th #67 Chaene Aperocho 

5th #100 Cannen Brooks 

6th #18 Jeriah Guzman

7th #304 Riley Butler

50cc SR Kids Minibike

1st #3 Cason Brooks

2nd #44 Kiko Grey

50cc Kids Minibike

1st #7 Liam Ries

2nd #100 Kyan Mayo

3rd #6 Owen Harris

4th #304 Royce Butler 

5th #119 Monique Monnin

6th #23 Gianna Lane 

Kids Mini Atv SR 1

1st #18 Austin Quinata 

2nd #7 Gaven Lorenzo

3rd #40 Tayden Blaz 

Kids Mini Atv SR2

1st #4 Kyan Mayo

2nd Ava Harris

Kids Mini Atv Intro

1st #88 Giancarlo Lorenzo

2nd #20 Ahriene Santos

3rd #17 Samantha Ross


Up next on 2023 GIRMAC motocross schedule will be Round 5 of the Monster Energy Guam Motocross Championships on Easter Sunday March 26th. 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.

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