250/450 class- Darian Sanayei
Washington’s Darian Sanayei topped the charts in the deep list of big bike riders with wins. Darian’s consistency lasted all season long, beginning at the Thor Winter Olympics in 2014. Darian was on point during the Supercross portion of the week, racking up first overall in 250 Pro Sport. Sanayei reiterated the fact that he could and would be a threat for the top spot at the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross event. Keeping his winning streak alive in Florida, the #457 machine stole another pair of huge wins in both the 250 All-Star A/B and 450 A/Pro Sport classes. The amount of momentum built up by the Kawasaki backed shredder was tough to match all season long, carrying all the way into Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Darian remained among the top of the class, swiping multiple second place overall finishes in the stacked 250 A and 450 A classes. Sanayei could also be seen competing indoors at select Arenacross events, overseas aboard finely tuned Monster Energy Kawasaki machines, as well as at round 12 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship where he slid across the finish with a sixteenth! Appearing to have his Supercross skills dialed in at the Club MX open ride day, chances are you’ll see this shredder jumping off a pro gate again somewhere soon at a track near you. You’re liable to find the newly changed #857 rider line up just about anywhere…and if you do run into him at the track in 2016 be ready for a show.
85cc class- Jett Reynolds
It was pretty tough to stop Jett Reynolds in 2015 and not much or many were able to accomplish that. Jett put his Kawasaki on the top of the podium at every single event he went to at least once. The James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship marked the first stop and he didn’t disappoint either blasting off to an 85 (9-11) title right off the bat. Titles from Oak Hill and the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross also decorate the Reynold’s walls after an impressive spring run. It didn’t stop in the east either. Jett rocketed to a pair of 85 (9-11) Stock and Modified wins at the California Classic earning just a little more momentum and bragging rights before Mammoth and the big dance at Loretta Lynn’s came around. Sticking to the plan, Jett clicked off wins up on Mammoth Mountain and then left Loretta Lynn’s the 85 (9-11) and (9-11) Limited champion earning himself the AMA Youth Rider of the Year honors in the process.
65cc class- Maximus Vohland
Maximus Vohland tops the 65 charts…and rightfully so! Vohland was a force to be reckoned with winning just about everything he competed for. The King of the West blasted off wins at the California Classic and Monster Energy Mammoth Mountain Motocross sweeping through the 65 (10-11) Limited and Modified classes with great ease. Granite Bay, California’s Vohland put his Acerbis backed KTM back in the front of the pack at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch as well. Battling it out through the rough, hot, Tennessee trenches Max locked down first place overall in the 65 (10-11) Limited class and just barely missed out on a clean sweep at LL going second place in the (7-11) class. Vohland certainly set a nearly unmatchable pace in 2015 and after such success we wouldn’t expect any less from the young prodigy.
50cc class- Sam Garoutte
Sam Garroutte has been on the rise all year long. Sam earned himself fifth overall last year at Mini O’s, a solid platform to build on. Putting in a lot of work over the winter, Garroutte left California and headed to the James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship and wasted no time getting to the action, winning the 51 (4-6) Limited and earning third overall in the 51cc Limited 6-7 class. Garroutte stole the show in the 51 (4-6) Limited class at the California Classic as well, claiming wins at nearly everything he competed in. Sam barely missed the top spot at Loretta Lynn’s grabbing himself a very promising second place overall score at the Ranch. With such success at a young age, the sky is the limit for big Sam!