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Day Four at Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

Aug 092021

By Pat Schutte

Day Four of the 40th running of the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship saw multiple Monster Energy athletes win overall class championships! It was a heck of a day on the track as the M-claw logo has become a mainstay on the individual moto podiums and overall class championship podiums.

All totaled Monster Energy athletes brought home three overall championships on Friday (250 Pro Open, 125cc C, and Mini Sr. 1), and set themselves up in a good position for a whole mess of titles on Saturday.

250 Pro Sport


BAM! Just like that Monster Energy has its first overall champion as Washington’s Levi Kitchen (Yamaha) put his YZ250 F on the box in 2nd place in the third and final moto, securing the overall championship with 3rd-1st-2nd finishes. One of the pre-race favorites to win, Kitchen overcame a first moto penalty that snatched the race win from him (jumping on a safety flag), by rallying back to lead the opening lap of the 250 Pro Sport's third moto. Kitchen would falter a bit on lap two, dropping back a position or two, but was able to put the hammer down and get back into 2nd place by lap six.


Equally cool news in 250 Pro Sport was the effort put up by Kawasaki-mounted Chance Hymas. The Idahoan would come out of the start in 2nd, take the lead on lap two, and never relinquished it through the checkers. Hymas’ 1st place third moto finish would put him ahead of moto 1 winner Preston Kilroy (Suzuki) in 2nd place overall (7th-2nd-1st). So real nice going for Chance as well.


Mini Sr. 1 (12-14) & Mini Sr. 2 (13-15)


These blazing fast dudes, just a click away from the big bikes, get a big mention here as three Monster Energy racers swept the top three overall positions in Friday’s Mini Sr. 1 class final moto. Tennessean Drew Adams (Kawasaki) would place 2nd in the moto to capture the overall class crown, while Jeremy Fappini(KTM) placed 3rd in the moto and 2nd overall. The moto 3 Mini Sr. 1 race winner, California’s Landen Gordon (Husky), would finish in 3rd place overall (1st-11th-1st). A lot of ones there, but one too many as Landen still had a great weekend.


In Mini Sr. 2 actions, it was Gordon who climbed to the highest podium rung for Monster Energy, placing 2nd overall with a 2nd-1st-6th effort on the weekend. Fappini also ran well, making the overall class podium with 6th-3rd-2nd place finishes. So nice going, guys!


125cc C


Illinois’ Keegan Rowley (KTM) is the champion on the bikes that make the wildest noise at Loretta’s! The classic high-pitched 125cc ‘Brrrraaapppp,’ requires clutch control mastery in order to keep ‘er on the pipe and is close to the heart of all the old dudes limping around Loretta’s. Rowley’s got a new fan base as he delivered, going 3rd-1st-1st for the overall win. He railed his KTM in 1st place from start to finish and won by a whopping 23 seconds over 2nd place Cason Pinkston (Yamaha).

Supermini 2 (13-16)


Danger Boy Haiden Deegan made amends for his 39th place class finish earlier in the week by leading the class’ second moto from the third lap through the checkers. So dominant was Deegan that his best lap time, a 1:56.985, was a hat-lifting, brow wiping four seconds faster than the second-fastest time (that by Monster Energy’s Krystian Janik) and Deegan won by ten seconds. But don’t feel bad for Illinois’ Janik as the Kawasaki racer sits in 1st place overall after two Supermini 2 motos. Also, Monster Energy’s Adler Caudle (Oklahoma/KTM) who won the opening moto, sits in 2nd overall with 1st-8th finishes.


250 B Limited


Monster Energy’s Georgian Flash, Gage Linville (Yamaha), put his stock YZ250F up on the box in 2nd place overall, with an 8th-1st-2nd this week. Linville needed the win in order to clinch the title, he went for it after a 9th place start, and moved into 2nd place on lap five but ran out of time in a 5.5-second loss to Matt Jorgensen (KTM). Still, great going, Gage. Stay on the gas in 250 B!


125cc (12-17) B/C


South Carolina’s Collin Allen was off our radar earlier this week, but stepped ‘er up with a podium finish and locked down the 2nd place overall finish in the 125cc (12-17) B/C class’ final moto. Allen railed his YZ125 to a 2nd place position after the opening lap and held on through lap eight before dropping to 3rd. A class fast lap of 1:59.598 put him well upfront with the lead bikes and he held on to the podium finish, locking down 2nd overall with a progressively better 5th-4th-3rdplace effort. Solid work, Collin!


Also, Allen’s currently in 5th place (10th-3rd) after two motos in Schoolboy 1 (12-17) B/C.

Saturday marks the final day of competition at the 40th running of the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.