250/450- Sean Cantrell
Sean Cantrell and the Lucas Oil TLD KTM team are creating a lot of buzz in the amateur pits. The #37 pilot is flying through the ranks and continuing his old winning ways once again. Proceeded by a second place overall finish at the James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship and several championships at Oak Hill, Cantrell stuck it to the intermediate ranks at the California Classic winning every 250 B class known to man…the 250 B Limited, 250 B Modified, and 250 B/C classes. Sean wrapped the year up with top ten finishes at Loretta Lynn’s and at the Monster Energy Cup continuing on the trek to the top of the amateur race scene.
Women- Kaitlyn Morrow
Kaitlyn Morrow has been ripping it up in the Gold Cup Series in preparation for the Mini O’s sliding into first place overall in the Women (14+) class recently. After a big second place finish at the WMX portion of the RCSX in Daytona, Morrow came out to Loretta Lynn’s and put in her best championship fighting effort. Morrow showed amazing speed throughout the week and was in contention several times to make big moves happen. As 2016 approaches, Kaitlyn is ready to finally steal the show, something she has been so close to doing for so long now.
Supermini- Austin Black
Following impressive performances down south in Texas, Austin Black made his way out west for the California Classic. Stepping up to bat in the Supermini 1 (12-15) class, Black earned a cool third place overall. Austin continued to shine throughout the season, pulling it together at Mammoth once again taking second in the Supermini Allstars-16 and logging a slew of other strong rides on the mountain during the week. Fast forward to Loretta Lynn’s National Championships, Austin greased the Supermini 2 (13-16) ranks nearly winning the thing stealing second place overall at the prestigious event adding himself to a long list of Loretta Lynn podium legends. Black put in one of the best rides of his life at the Monster Energy Cup as well, blitzing the Sam Boyd Stadium track in front of a packed house finally finishing up in seventh for the night. Austin Black…remember the name!
65cc- Ryder Difrancesco
Truly a leader in the movement of the youth motocross culture, Ryder Difrancesco is changing the game. With an awesome deal currently in action with KHI and now Jimmy John’s jumping on board, Difrancesco is changing the way the game works. One of the youngest riders currently getting the most out of the industry, Ryder is not only wicked fast yet extremely personable and marketable! Ryder stole the show down in Texas ripping out a 65 (7-9) Limited title at Freestone. The Cali boy made the home state proud baking the competition at the California Classic in the 65 (7-9) Limited and Modified classes stealing two more titles. Ryder pushed it at Loretta’s once again, gripping and ripping his way to the top spot in the 65 (7-9) Limited class and shredding the podium floor up in the process. Expect Difrancesco to cash in big in the future…innovators such as himself refuse to take no for an answer.