2019 WISECO WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP: THE RACE, THE DATE, PAST WINNERS & MORE

Glen Helen’s Talladega first turn is an awesome sight, not to mention the sound, when it has when it has 40 two-strokes blasting around it. Photo: Dan Alamangos

The 2019 World Two-Stroke Championship will be held on April, 20 2019 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. The race is sponsored by Wiseco and hosted by Fasthouse. There is $10,000 in prize money up for grabs, with the 250/Open Pro winner pocketing $2700. The big bike class pays to 10th place, while the 125 Pro class splits a $2000 purse (with the payout going to fifth place).

Every class champion, in all the amateurs categories, will receive a special embroidered jacket and Wiseco trophy.

WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP SIGN-UP/PRACTICE/RACE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 19: There is a two-stroke-only practice on Friday, April 19, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20: Gate opens at 6:00 a.m./Practcie is at 8:00 a.m/ Races start at 10:00 a.m.
PRE-ENTRIES: Open now. $40 per class/$30 second class/$50 Pro entry. To pre-enter Click Here.
INFORMATION: Go to www.glenhelen.com or call (909) 384-9342.

RECAP OF LAST YEAR’S WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP

To the victor goes the spoils—and it’s all that much sweeter when you win after thinking you had thrown the victory away. Zach Bell gave it everything he had on the last two laps to win the 2018 World Two-Stroke Championship. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

250/OPEN PRO RESULTS
1. Zach Bell (Hus)…1-1
2. Darryn Durham (Yam)…2-2
3. Talon Lafountaine (KTM)…4-3
4. Ryan Surratt (Hon)…3-6
5. Richard Taylor (Suz)…7-8
6. Dalton Shirey (Hus)…6-9
7. Dennis Stapleton (KTM)…9-11
8. Doug Dubach (Yam)…11-10
9. Justin Jones (Hon)…19-5
10. Beau Baron (Hon)…12-13
Other Notables: 11. Brian Medeiros (KTM); 14. Nick Schmidt (Yam); 17. Arik Swan (Hon; 18. Sean Lipanovich (Hon); 22. Mike Brown (Hus); 24. Sean Borkenhagen (Kaw) 28. Chris Fillmore (KTM).

This was the last lap pass. Zach Bell (100) roared up behind Darryn Durham (159) and that caused Durham to run wide on this sand berm. Bell never hesitated, he cut so hard to the left that it looked like he was going to go down, but this move put him in the lead within 100 feet of the checkers. Photo: Mark Chilson

This was the margin of victory for Zach Bell (100) over Darryn Durham in the Pro class. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Everyone expected a battle between Mike Brown (3) and Zach Bell (100), but this is all they got. Mike suffered a flat tire on the first lap. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Dennis Stapleton (184) leads Richard Taylor (44) and Nick Schmidt (79). Dennis ended up 7th overall, Taylor 5th overall and Schmidt 14th overall (after crashing big in the second moto). Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Robbie Wageman won the 125 Pro class at the 2018 World Two-Stroke World Championship. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

125 PRO RESULTS
1. Robbie Wageman (KTM)…1-1
2. Carson Carr (KTM)…2-2
3. Sean Borkenhagen (KTM)…3-4
4. Colton Aeck (Yam)…5-3
5. Broc Shoemaker (Yam)…4-5
6. Robby Schott (TM)…8-6
7. Mitch Anderson (Yam)…9-7
8. Brian Medeiros (KTM)…6-10
9. Brent Rouse (Hon)…11-8
10. Jake Osborne (Hon)…10-12
Other Notables: 11. Dustin Nowak (Yam); 12. Cody Whitsett (Kaw); 13. Kyle Mace (Yam); 14. Bradley Olsen (Yam); 15. Kevin Jones (Yam).

Dutch racer Ralf Schmidt (73) went 3-4 for fourth in the Over-40 Expert class.

OVER-40 EXPERT RESULTS
1. Pat Foster (Yam)…1-1
2. James Lavender (TM)…2-2
3. Justin Crawford (KTM)…4-3
4. Ralf Schmidt (TM)…3-4
5. Scott Mooney (Yam)…5-5
6. John Haskel (Yam)…6-6
7. Drago Atanasovski (Yam)…7-8
8. Dan Bonham (Hus)…9-7
9. David Cincotta (Hus)…8-9
10. Aaron Howell (Yam)…10-13

Andy Jefferson (17) swept both motos of the Over-50 Expert class at the 2018 World Championships.

OVER-50 EXPERT RESULTS
1. Andy Jefferson (Hus)…1-1
2. Jonathan Levey (KTM)…2-2
3. Jim Chamberlain (Suz)…3-4
4. Val Tamietti (Yam)…5-3
5. Mike Monaghan (Yam)…6-5
6. Dan Alamangos (KTM)…7-6
7. Dean Olsen (Yam)…8-7
8. Pasha Afshar (TM)…10-8
9. Rob Deeds (Yam)…9-9
10. Gary Dellegatte (Yam)…4-DNF

Randel Fout (13) is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet—unless you meet him on the entrance of a one-line corner. He came from behind to win both motos of the Over-60 Expert class on a box-stock Yamaha YZ125. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

OVER-60 EXPERT RESULTS
1. Randel Fout (Yam)…1-1
2. Bob Casper (KTM)…2-2
3. Val Tamietti (Yam)…3-3
4. Mike Monaghan (Yam)…5-4
5. John Atwood (Yam)…4-6
6. Joel Harriott (Yam)…6-5
7. Chris Cumbo (KTM)…7-7
8. Pete Vetrano (Yam)…8-9
9. John Fitz (Kaw)…8-10
10. Mike Marion (Yam)…10-12

EVERY WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPION (2010-2018)

If you thought the downhills were steep at the 2018 World Two-Stroke Championship, you should have been at the inaugural event in 2010. Husqvarna-mounted 2010 Champion Bobby Garrison demonstrates the angle of the dangle. Photo: Jody Weisel

PAST WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONS (2010-2018)
2010 …Bobby Garrison (Hus)
2011 …Austin Howell (Yam)
2012 …Michael Leib (Hon)
2013 …Sean Collier (Yam)
2014 …Sean Collier (Yam)
2015 …Mike Sleeter (KTM)
2016 …Mike Alessi (Suz)
2017 …Ryan Surratt (Honda)
2018 …Zach Bell (Hus)

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