The Lake Havasu City BMX yearly Arizona State and Gold Cup qualifiers took place last weekend.

More than 300 riders, with 70 motos participated Saturday afternoon and evening. “Block racing” was utilized event promoter Morriah Solano said in an email to RiverScene. Solano said the format worked well and helped with rider count on and off the track.

Photos Brandon Etheridge

Below are results of local riders.

50-year-old: Sean Redman riding in the 46-50 Cruiser class for local LHC team The Heat placed 3rd overall.

55-year-old: Grant Whitus in the 51-55 Cruiser class also riding for The Heat placed 2nd out of 6 in his main.

9-year-old: Leelen Ray raced in 9 novice class made his mains and placed 5th out of 6.

8-year-old: Joshua Esquerra, Jr., rides for Havasu Landing Resort in the 8 Intermediate class finished with a 4th out of 7.

11-year-old: Tanner Wright also riding for The Heat in 11 Intermediate class finished with a 3rd out of 7 riders in his main.

14-year-old: Parker Rice and Brandon Eckland both raced in the 14 Intermediate class. Parker finished with a 2nd and Brandon with 3rd out of 7.

42-year-old: Jon Baskette racing for The Heat, in the 36-40 Intermediate class finished with 2nd.

6-year-old: Brodie Ray raced in the girls expert class finished with 3rd overall.

8-year-old: Stevie Welte racing for AZ Bicycle Worx, FAHQ racing in 8 expert girls class finished with 4th.

10-year-old: Charli Baskette racing for Rizen Unlimited in 10 girls expert class raced 5 other girls to qualify for her mains, she battled hard but fell short.

11-year-old: Cayden Brinson-Gill racing for Bartlett Painting in the 11 expert class made his mains and placed 7th out of 8.
12-year-old: Canyon Smith racing for The Heat in the 12 expert class made his mains and placed 5th out of 5.

17-year-old: Dyllan Solano, who was racing for Fasthouse/Bell Powesports and Flowvision Company in the 17-20 expert class qualified for his mains and ended with a 3rd out of 4.

After the race, Dyllan Solano accepted a factory offer from Racer Concepts. He will finish this year as part of their team, and will continue 2021 as a Racer Concepts Factory Rider.

Morriah Solano said the race wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the parent volunteers, Anderson Dodge for donating hotdogs and hamburgers for the track to sell, Fernandes Bobcat and Excavating for helping move bleachers, McCaitlin Electric for installing new lights, and Jackpots for assisting with more portajons.

Photos Brandon Etheridge

Photos Brandon Etheridge


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