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Photos by Dan Alamangos. Jon Ortner and Debbi Tamietti

Colton Aeck, who was seriously injured in the Supercross series, made his racing return at REM. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

The bad news for the REM regulars is that REM Motocross is heading into its summer break—it is a forced break from racing with their friends, buddies and rivals for one month. But, if they have to take time off from Glen Helen, they decided to make the most of it at the last round (for awhile). As always the big classes were the Over-50 Intermediates, followed in size place by the Over-50 Experts, Over-60 Experts, Over-50 Novices and Over-60 Intermediates.

R.J. Wageman (621) won the 450 Pro class. Here, R.J. is chased by Shaun Hillion and Colton Aeck (526).  Photo: Debbi Tamietti

450 Pro
1. R.J. Wageman
2. Shaun Hillion
3. Colton Aeck

MXA’s Dennis Stapleton spent the first moto on a 2018 Yamaha YZ450F, but… Photo: Debbi Tamietti

250 Pro
1. Daniel Vanderziel
2. Brian Medeiros
3. Gordon Keller

…switched to a 2018 Honda CRF450 for the second moto. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Over-40 Expert
1. James Lavender
2. Alan Jullien
3. Ralf Schmidt

Daniel Vanderziel took the 250 Pro class win with a  1-1 day. Photo Dan Alamangos


Over-40 Intermediates
1. Jay Sexton
2. Kenny Maddux
3. Jason Goss

Sean Collier came out on his KTM 450SXF to play around. He raced the first 450 Pro moto and then raced with the Over-50 Experts to get in and out quicker. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Over-40 Novices
1. Louie Romo
2. Pete Vetrano
3. Kenneth Clark

Brian Medeiros went 2-2 in the 250 Pro class. Photo: Jon Ortner


250 Novices
1. Ryan Foster
2. Nathan Pietronico
3. Jestin Moore

R.J. Wageman has started his own beef jerky company, featuring photos of his buddies racing on the packages. Photo: Dan Alamangos

Vet Novices
1. Cody Emmert
2, Mark Taylor
3. Louie Romo

Val Tamietti kept his win streak alive. Val hasn’t lost a race this season since New Zealander Tony Cooksey signed up in the wrong class for the first moto and then switched classes for the second moto—and passed a surprised Val for the win. It’s confusing, but it was a sign-up error. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

250 Beginners
1. Cole Sexton
2. Hunter Taft
3. Chase Schmitz

Andy Kirker’s day job is to race Baja, but he’s more than happy to return to his motocross roots. Andy went 2-2 behind Val Tamiett’s 1-1. Photo: Debbi Tamietti


A blast from SoCal’s past—Warren Reid and Greg Toyama showed at REM to hang out with their old friends (and Randy Skinner). Toyama lives in Australia and Warren works for Honda. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Over-50 Experts
1. Robert Reisinger
2. Ron Shuler
3. Joe Sutter

Jim O’Neal got to battle with the Over-60 and Over-65 guys. Jim is the current Over-70 World Vet Champion. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Over-50 Intermediates
1. Joe Melton
2. Randy Skinner
3. Steve Watson

John Caper works at Mechanix Wear and is Jim O’Neal’s son-in-law. Caper went 3-3 in the Over-60 Intermediates. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Over-50 Novices
1. Glenn Pietronico
2, Carmen Cafro
3. Milano Atanasovski

Brian Martin broke his hip and wrist when he was hit head-on by a wrong-way rider at a practice day. His friends rebuilt his bike for him and gave him new gear. He’s back on the track. Photo: Dan Alamangos


The Over-40 Expert class was won by New Zealander James Lavender. Second went to South African Alan Jullien. Dutchman Ralf Schmdit (73) was third. Photo: Dan Alamangos

Over-60 Experts
1. Val Tamietti
2. Andy Kirker
3. Pete Vetrano

Jay Sexton took the Over-40 Intermediate class victory. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Over-60 Intermediates
1. John Bosanko
2. Steve Chandler
3. John Caper

Milano Atanasovski (122) had a 3-5 day in the Over-50 Novices. Photo: Debbi Tamietti


Parker Avanve flew the American flag on his helmet, while riding an Austrian Husqvarna sponsored by a French company. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Last week MXA’s Jody Weisel rode four different 2018 bikes. This week he focused on only one bike—a 2018 Husqvarna FC450—and on shooting jet streams of roost on the downhills. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

“Take it from me kid, the world will be a lot different when you’re 5.” Photo: Jon Ortner

“Take it from me kid, the world will be a lot different when you’re 55.” Photo: Jon Ortner

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