ONE DAY UNTIL THE 2018 MTA WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP AT GLEN HELEN

Just in case you need a little extra time to get your trusty, but rusty, two-stroke ready to race, you better get on the stick. It’s this Saturday.

The World Two-Stroke Championship will be held at Glen Helen Raceway on Saturday, March 31, 2018. There is an $8000 purse for the 250/Open class and a smaller purse for the 125 Pro class. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

MTA WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
(FRIDAY PRACTICE AND SATURDAY RACE)
Gates: Open Friday 7am
Friday Practice: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday: Gates open 6:00 a.m.
Saturday Practice: 8:00 a.m.
Racing begins: 9:30 a.m.
Race entry: $40.00/$50.00 Post
Classes: 125 Pro and Open Pro; +25. +30, +40, +50, +60 (Novice, Intermediate, Expert), 125 Beg, 250 Beg, Open Beg, 125,250, Open (Novice, Intermediate); Plus, 50cc, 65cc, 85cc, Supermini, Women, Vintage.

LAST YEAR’S WORLD TWO-STROKE WINNERS

WYTSCDAN1A full gate of Open Pros await the start of the first moto in 2017. With classes for riders from Beginner or Pro, in every engine size, the 2017 MTA-sponsored World Two-Stroke Championship was the biggest ever. MTA has offered up an $8000 purse thanks to TCX boots for the 2018 Open Pro class and $1500 purse in the 125 Pro class.

2017 OPEN PRO RESULTS
1. Ryan Surratt (Hon)…4-1
2. Mike Sleeter (KTM)…3-2
3. Jon Ames (Yam)…2-4
4. Zach Bell (Hon)….1-6
5. Johnny Jelderda (TM)…7-5
6. Sean Lipanovich (KTM)…10-7
7. R.J. Wageman (Suz)…9-9
8. Jordyn Scalvini (Hon)…13-10
9. Travis Bell (Hon)…6-17
10. Sean Collier (TM)…16-8

WYTSCDANrobbiewageman1125 Pro winner Robbie Wageman jumps into Glen Helen’s resurrected sand section. There will be a 125 Pro class in 2018 with a purse—although not as much as the larger Open Pro class.

2017 125 PRO RESULTS
1. Robbie Wageman (Yam)…1-1
2. Carson Carr (Yam)…2-2
3. Robby Schott TM)…5-3
4. Jake Osborne (Yam)…4-4
5. Brian Medeiros (Yam)…3-8

WYTSCDANjurevichBilly Jurevich came down from Northern California to win the Vet Pro class.

OVER-30 PRO
1. Billy Jurevich (KTM)…2-1
2. Charles Castloo (Hus)…3-2
3. Dustin Nowak (Yam)…4-3
4. Philip Suhr (Suz)…5-4
5. Justin Reese (Suz)…6-6

Dutch rider Ralf Schmidt finished 5th in the Over-40 Pro class last year. This year he plans to win.

OVER-40 PRO
1. Scott Mooney (Yam)…1-2
2. James Lavender (Suz)…4-1
3. Kevin Barda (Yam)…2-3
4. Troy Cardiel (Yam)…3-4
5. Ralf Schmidt (TM)…5-4

Rodney Smith and Andy Jefferson dueled in both Over-50 Expert motos last year. Rodney took the win on a Beta.

OVER-50 PRO
1. Rodney Smith (Bet)…1-1
2. Andy Jefferson (Hus)…2-2
3. Pete Murray (Yam)…3-3
4. Jon Ortner (Yam)…4-4
5. Steve Butler (Yam)…5-6

Val Tamietti raced to second overall last year in the Over-50 Pro class, but this year he’s 60 years old and the favorite to take that crown in 2018.

OVER-60 PRO
1. Bob Casper (KTM)…1-1
2. Val Tamietti (Yam)…3-2
3. Joel Harriott (Yam)…2-3
4. Chris Cumbo (KTM)…4-4
5. Gary Jones (Yam)…6-5

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