Cepeda Increases Pts. Lead In Monster MotoX

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Guam – The hard charging racers of the Monster Energy Guam Motocross Championships were tearing up the dirt on Sunday, May 20th in the village of Malojloj, Inarajan for round 7 of the 12 round series.

Dubbed the San Isidro Fiesta Motocross, the course was short, tight, but extremely exciting and laid out in a field next to route 4, in the middle of the village, for great views of the on track action for all to see. The weather was hot and conditions were dusty but with the efforts of sponsor support from Bobcat Guam the track was able to receive much needed water to help suppress the dust. Racing kicked off at 11am and saw intense race action throughout the remaining morning and into the early afternoon.

Highlights

With a field of twelve packed tightly bar to bar at the start of the first of two Open Motorcycle class heats supporters along with fans were in for an exciting race to the first turn that was guaranteed to see some bumping and shoving. At the drop of the flag riders feet were flying off the pegs as they full throttled the machines twisting and bucking on the way to the first turn. Popping out of the chaos out front was the #5 machine of Shawn Aguilo who took the lead around the first turn and onto the course. Aguilo mounted on a Cycles Plus Kawasaki kept the rest of the riders at bay but was under heavy pressure for the first half of the lap before #31 Tim Wenden shot by into the lead mounted on his Honda.  Wenden kept the lead for several laps before he succumbed to the charge from #915 Anthony Ignacio and #42 JR Cepeda.  At the end of heat one it was Anthony Ignacio mounted on his Yamaha taking the heat win with championship point’s leader JR Cepeda taking second. Aguilo was able to hold his own to take a strong third.

In heat two it was Aguilo up front again but he was past quickly by Cepeda aboard the Johnstone Supplies supported Kawasaki for the lead. With in a few laps Ignacio was also past Aguilo and putting the pressure on Cepeda for the lead. The two youngsters put on a great battle for the lead with Cepeda taking the win and Ignacio taking the runner up position.

Overall it was Cepeda taking the round 7 win extending his championship points lead to 17 points over Caleb Barretto. Ignacio took second for the round with the #59 of Caleb Barretto placing third. Rounding out the top ten respectively were #5 Shawn Aguilo, #31 Tim Wenden Honda, #3 Jacob Einloth Yamaha, #12 Devin Castro Yamaha, #33 Jake Jones Honda/TripleJ, #52 David Yamasta Kawasaki, #19 Zachary Chang Honda,

Other results

In the Kids Mini bike class #14 Andrew Ignacio continued his dominance by sweeping both heats aboard his Yamaha. Taking second was #12 Stoney Bucek aboard a Cycles Plus Kawasaki. Placing third was #13 Deven Manibusan aboard a Suzuki. #71 Mathew Sandlin on a Yamaha took fourth with #88 Ethan Camacho on a Kawasaki rounding out the top five.

In the Kids Mini Atv class Mason Manglona on the Docomo supported #49 Apex looked unstoppable in heat one enroute to the win but was denied in heat two when he suffered mechanical failure. This allowed his brother who placed second in heat one to take the lead in heat two. Marcus Manglona on the #27 Apex also supported by Docomo cruised to the win with #6 Collin Ray Cruz on his Drx in second and #66 also aboard a drx Jeric Johnson taking third. #13 Bernabe Guerrero placed fourth on a Drx with #5 Janissa Torres rounding out the top five on a Drx.

In the Open Atv class team Cycles Plus #1 Robert Bucek squeezed past #43 Andy Painter with one lap to go to take the win. Both riders were aboard Suzuki’s. Taking third was Yamaha mounted #73 Anthony Gumabon. Fourth went to GTR Motorsports backed #5 Marcus Guerrero on his Honda with fifth going to first time racer #81 Pete Manibusan on a Yamaha.

Up next will be round 8 of the 12 round Monster Energy Guam Motocross Championships at the Guam International Raceway this Sunday June 3rd. Racing starts at 1pm and is free to come out and watch. Special thanks to the people of Malojloj, the council and to the Mayor. Also special thanks to Bobcat Guam, Pine Rental Sevices, and to GTR Motorsports for the support in the construction of the San Isidro Fiesta motocross course.

Information from a press release.