We all traveled to Shasta this weekend for the AMA NATIONAL SHASTA DAM GRAND PRIX Hosted by the Redding Dirt Riders. As Camp spots go this is one of my favorites overlooking the river and just below the dam, the variety of terrain welcomed every racer to a challenging course, and the weather was excellent!
On Saturday our youth Dot racers were up and all in the same A/B race. JT Baker continued his hot streak with a 1st O/A and 1st AA, Max Parker took 1st A85 and 4th O/A, followed by Mason Parker 4th B85, probate Lochlan Campbell 7th B85, Brandon Stoffel 11th B85, and last but not least with a few flat tires Calum Campbell 5th AA.
Sunday morning first up we had our B class riders racing in the A/B race. Course length was 25 plus miles and had a great variety of the fast stuff, single track, and plenty of rocks! As an overall goes this is combined with AA, A and B riders so when I tell you that 13 year old JT Baker got an Impressive 21st Overall out of 136, and 1st B-250 this is without a doubt impressive!!! Excellent job kiddo, again welcome to the A class!! Big Bro Ty Baker also with an excellent job still gutting it out with a torn ACL took 1st B-open and 43rd overall, and still leads the national points in 1st! Its ok Ty if your little brother beat you by 10 minutes, I’m sure you can still give him a snuggie and tape him to a pole! Steve Hintze made a great showing with a HOOLEESHOTTT and 4th Bvet 55th O/A, Calum Campbell had a rough weekend with a shifter coming off but pit professional Brock Campbell got him another one and back out there, only to have a 450 take him out and land on top of him burning his arm to about 2nd degree burns, he gutted it out for a 5th B-200 and 83rd O/A and still leads the Nationals 1st in points!!
The C class was the last race of the weekend and Kevin Roe is the only one left standing in the Money line and all but has the side bet wrapped up! He got a great start and had a good ride with a 3rd C senior 50 O/A and Max Parker had a couple issues, mainly the kid can barely touch and bottlenecks aren’t his friend and took a 12th in the C200 72nd O/A. and is only -3 points away from 1st in the national points .
It was a great race weekend for the Dots, thanks to all our family and friends that make these races worth going to!
Next up is our ROM at Virginia City! So until next time this is Rhodes Captain over and out!