Guam Monster Energy Motocross Series Round 6 Press Release

1 MAY 2017 | BY TIM WENDEN

Press Release
Guam International Raceway Motorcycle and Atv Corporation
2017 Monster Energy Guam Motocross Championships
Round 6

This past Sunday the sixth round of the 2017 Monster Energy Guam Motocross Championships was held at the Guam International Raceway in Yigo. Gates at the raceway opened at 8am free for the public to enter and enjoy witnessing a full day of the thrills and spills of close motorcycle and atv racing island style. The course layout for the sixth round was challenging and had our island racers in all the many classes ranging from the 50cc kids mini classes all the way up to the full sized machine of the open motorcycle and atv classes on their feet flying high and banging bars.

Class Highlights

Open Motorcycle
When the Monster Energy Rocky Mountain Precast starting gates dropped for the start for the first of two heats of the highly competitive Open Motorcycle class it was the 31 Tim Wenden aboard his Ktm taking the lead over the field of fifteen. Wenden was closely followed throughout the course for the first few laps by Umatac’s own 389 Shane Morrison aboard a Rpm Yamaha supported machine. At the end Wenden aboard the Ktm managed to pull away and put some distance on the rest of the field as he took the heat one win with Morrison on the Yamaha in second and “little John Aguon in third.

Heat two saw the 86 Yamaha of Mike Uribe railing the first turn off the start and pinning the throttle over the fifty five foot in length table top jump. Uribes jump saw him nearly fifteen feet high and sailing for over sixty feet to take the early heat two lead. Following Uribe and challenging was the heat one winner 31 Tim Wenden who was looking as if he wanted to waste no time in taking over the lead. Rather quickly the 31 Ktm of Wenden made the move into first followed closely by the looking on fire Yamaha of 18 “little’ John Aguon and the 389 of Shane Morrison. “little” John wasn’t allowing the 31 of Wenden to pull away and was putting a lot of pressure on the heat one winner. Going into the last few laps the two front runners of Aguon and Wenden were battling wheel to wheel and had the race fans on their feet shouting out in their support for their favorite rider for whom they wanted to have take this heat two win. Sailing over the finish line jump for the checkers for first was once again the 31 of Tim Wenden for a round six sweep. Taking second in the heat and overall was the 18 Yamaha of “little” John Aguon with the 389 Rpm Yamaha supported rider of Shane Morrison taking a third in heat two and a third place overall for the round.

Also finishing overall in the Open Motorcycle class respectively were in fourth place 55 Carlo Pangelinan, fifth 86 Mike Uribe, sixth 75 Jeff Rios, seventh 51 Frank Reese, eighth 25 Larry Limtiaco, ninth 56 John Aguon sr., tenth 44 Nolan Minor, elevnth 45 Devin Castro, twelfth 83 Ceasar Whitt, and thirteenth 11 Mike Limtiaco.

With his sweep the 31 of Tim Wenden takes over the Open Motorcycle class championship points lead with 249 points over “little” John Aguon who sits in second with 241 points. Reigning and multi time champion JR Cepeda falls from first in the standings to third with 211 points after not competing in the round.

Open Atv
Getting out to the early lead in heat one of two was the current championship Open Atv points leader 7 Matt Taimanglo aboard a Yamaha with 11 John Gilman also aboard a Yamaha right behind the leader in second and with the 15 Kawasaki of Albert Garlit in third. Midway into the heat Taimanglo had pulled away and was up front controlling the lead with the 4 Robert Bucek aboard a Cycles Plus Suzuki moving his way up into second from a fourth place start. The next several laps saw a tight paint swapping battle between Taimanglo and Bucek with both riders going back and forth with the lead. Bucek was able to eventually make a block pass on Taimanglo stick and was able then to pull away for the heat one win. Taimanglo took second with Gilman third.

In heat two it was the 15 Kawasaki of Albert Garlit that rocketed out into the early lead with the 7 of Taimanglo in second and the 4 of Bucek in third. Bucek made a quick move past Taimanglo when Taimanglo over shot the inside of a tight turn that followed a technical double jump. Bucek then looked to have set his sights on the 15 of Albert Garlit who had pulled away into the early lead. Once again it looked as if paint was going to be traded as the 15 of Garlit refused to bow down to the relentless attacks from the Cycles Plus Suzuki rider. Bucek was taking rocks to the chest that were being shot out as if from a canon by the big 450 motor of Garlits Kawasaki as he chased the leader. The pass on Garlit was important for Bucek and if made would reward him the points to move into the championship lead. By the midway Bucek made the pass that finally would stick allowing him to pull away for the heat two win and the overall. Taimanglo also did battle with Garlit and made the move to take second with Garlit placing third. Fourth was 11 John Gilman with Rosie Castro taking Fifth on her Yamaha. With his round six sweep Bucek takes the championship points lead by a single point with 219 points over the 7 of Matt Taimanglo with 218 points. Third in the points is rookie rider 22 Rosie Castro with 152 points..

In other class results
In the Over 40 Vet class 75 Jeff Rios aboard his Honda supported by Autoworks took the win with the 51 Yamaha of Frank Reese in second and Kawasaki mounted Larry Limtiaco taking third. Fourth went to John Aguon sr. with 83 Ceasar Whitt in fifth.

In the 450cc class 18 “Little” John Aguon took the win aboard his Groundup Services supported Yamaha and with Yamaha mounted 86 Mike Uribe in second. Third was 75 Jeff Rios, fourth went to 25 Larry Limtiaco, fifth was 56 John Aguon sr., sixth was 83 Ceasar Whitt, and seventh was 11 Michael Limtiaco.

In the 250cc class 31 Tim Wenden took the win aboard his Rocky Mountain supported Ktm. Second was Rpm Yamaha supported rider 389 Shane Morrison. Third was 55 Honda mounted Carlo Pangelinan. Rounding out the rest of the field were respectively 51 Frank Reese, 44 Nolan Minor and 45 Devin Castro.

In the Schoolboy class 94 Jessthan Pano aboard a Kawasaki took the win with 112s Sasha Song in second.

In the Open Novice class 94 Jessthan took his Kawasaki to another class win with 21 Sade Pitter on her Pittshop supported Kawasaki in second and 901 Robert Terrel on his Yamaha in third. Fourth went to 24 John Aguon with 112s Sasha Song rounding out the op five.

In the 150cc class Owen Rios and 30 Sasha Song put on the bar banging battle of the day with Rios just nudging out Song for the win.

In the 85cc class 101 Arthur Manglona swept the class for the win with 76 Devin Encina taking second and 25 Laurence Limtiaco in third.

In the 65cc class Laurence Limtiaco swept the win in both heats with 31 Richard Wenden in second and 52 Dakota Concepcion in third. Fourth was 44 Nolan Minor, fifth was 222Kenneth Tedtaotao and sixth was 22 Wyett Santos.

In the 50cc class Jerisha Aguon took first with 3 Elle Maume in second. Third was 20 Jace Calvo and fourth was 18 Jon Agoun.

In the Mini Atv class 2 Wyett Santos dominated once again to take the win with Valance Minor in second and 7 Mia Taimanglo in third. Fourth was 27 Camerish Chaco, fifth was 22 Karter John and sixth was 222 Jordan Chargulaf.

The seventh round of the 2017 Monster Energy Guam Motocross Championships will take place on Sunday May 21st out at the Guam International Raceway. Racing starts at 11:30am and again the public is encouraged to come witness all the bar banging racing action free of charge. For more information including the full championship schedule along with practice and race heat schedules please visit and down load the GIRMAC Team App at https://girmac.teamapp.com/dashboard. Those seeking more information can also contact Public Information Officer Robert Bucek at 727-5381.