GBC Motorsports riders earned several class wins in the season-opening round of the 2013 Dirt Series at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, Calif.
The Quad Pro class proved to be not only an exciting battle in both motos, but it marked the return to competition for the former ATV pro and current GBC Motorsports Sales Rep Kory Ellis. Battling all day long with defending champion Dylan Dixon, Ellis passed Dixon on the last lap during the first moto to take the Race 1 win. Race 2 ended up much the same, with another late pass by Ellis locking away the Overall win. It was a good start to the season for the pair of GBC riders and featured strong performances on GBC Bomb Squad MX tires.
“The Dirt Series is really run well and it looked like so much fun last year that I decided to give it a go at the opener,” says Ellis. “We’re thrilled to once again be a part of the Dirt Series. GBC Motorsports is proud to support local race series like this because it gives us the chance to interact with the young racers that are going to carry this sport into the future.”
GBC Motorsports decided to celebrate its successful year in ATV and UTV racing by looking back at the performance of its sponsored riders in 2012.
Kayla Smith made her mark in 2012 with impressive performances throughout the year. Kicking off the WORCS season with a third place finish in the SXS Production 700 class, Smith would go on to land on the podium five more times in six races. With class wins at Race Town 395 and the Honolulu Hills finale, Kayla proved that she is capable of racing at a high level for any racer. The fact that she is 16 years old (and that some of her competitors have been racing since before she was born) makes her talent and vision behind the wheel even more remarkable. Smith finished the series in third place in her class aboard her GBC Dirt Commanders.
Yamaha Quad-X Racing Series
Dylan Dixon was one of the most talked-about up-and-comers on the West Coast racing scene, and his strong performances in the Quad-X Racing Series have something to do with that. Finding the podium in seven out of ten races, Dixon’s run through the Pro-Am class was highlighted by a Round 8 class win at Speedworld MX. Dixon improved on his second place 2011 finish by winning the Pro-Am class in 2012, and is on the verge of breaking into the Pro ranks.
GBC Motorsports riders continue to perform well in Southern California’s Dirt Series aboard their Bomb Squad MX tires.
GBC’s Dylan Dixon is having a breakout season in the 450 Pro class but did not race this round at Competitive Edge MX Park. Dixon holds on to a solid points lead after winning each of the first three rounds.
Joey Berg was coming off of two straight wins in the 450 Pro-Am class. Berg experienced some difficulties and finished Round 4 in seventh, but retains his second place position in the class standings.
GBC Motorsports traveled to Riverside, Calif. for the second round of the Dirt Series at Milestone MX this weekend.
Dylan Dixon was once again the star of the day, taking both holeshots and winning both motos on his way to another overall win in the Quad 450 Pro class using his GBC Motorsports Bomb Squad MX tires.
Joey Berg made his first go at the Dirt Series at Milestone, posting a win in the Quad 450 Pro-Am class. Berg also took both holeshots and won both motos and is tied for the class lead.
The eight-round Dirt Series opens with over $65,000 worth of cash prizes and contingency awards. That includes STI Tire & Wheel, which has posted $2,500 in contingency dollars at every event. STI will also be providing trackside support through Triumph Motorsports. Visit Triumph’s Anthony Martin and crew for details on STI contingency and if you need tires, mounting or other race-related products and services.
The program includes ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes. Practice is offered on Saturday as well as from 7-8:30 a.m. on Sunday; the first gate drops at 9:15 a.m.
The makers of the popular Friday Night Lights summer and fall MX/ATV race series have developed a new race series for local riders of all levels to compete at various tracks and locations in southern California. The first race of the series is May 20 at Cahuilla Creek in Anza, Calif. Click here for more information about the series.
Racers interested in participating in the GBC Bucks program for the Dirt Series must complete a GBC Bucks form for each event and return by mail or fax to the following:
Attn: Rider Support
222 S. Harbor Blvd. Suite 700
Anaheim, CA 92805