Thank you to all that help make this possible; Hoosier Tire West, Ben’s Asphalt, Chief Trucking, Gates Gforce, Method Wheels, Rugged Radios, Liqiu Moly, Anti-Gravity Batteries, DROW Offroad, CMI, Sandcraft, PRP, ORW, Langston Motorsports, ATC, Speed Strap, Roll Design, ELKA, Branch Engineering, Hansen’s Welding, Sneeky Tuned
Mid America Offroad park was once again host to the Visions 2023 off-road racing event. Fantastic facility in Jay OK, and the MAO Race Series personnel were very hospitable to us out of town race teams. The local home track racers, not so much. This was a full week of racing, so let’s take this day by day.
Tuesday’s racing included Wyatt in the Youth 250 Mod Class and Mason in the Youth 1K Class. Both races, 5 laps each, results from the first set the grid for the 2nd, lowest combined points is the class winner. Wyatt started out from P14 on the grid in Race 1, locals’ way on penalizing the out of towners, and made it all the way up to P3 while he struggled a little with the new bigger engine CBR chassis. In race 2 he started from the front row and was battling hard for in the P3 position when on the final lap he was slammed hard in the back and flipped the car. The car landed back on all fours and Wyatt was uninjured, but his overall finish was dropped to P5. Mason started P18 in his first race, again locals’ way on penalizing the out of towners, and made it into P2 by the end of the first race. This placed him also on the front row for Race 2 where he took the hole shot and never looked back, leading the whole race, ahead of multiple Factory Polaris drivers, crossing the line 10 seconds ahead of P2 and First Place Overall.
Weds & Thurs was the next races on schedule for Mason only in the adult Amateur 1K NA class. Wednesday’s race 1 was cancelled due to bad weather from the early morning hours, this left only Thursday to race in an extended 6 lap event. Mason once again started P18, same reason, and drove hard thru the stacked 21 car field, by the time the mid race mandatory caution was thrown he was up to P9. Mason was able to gain 5 more positions in the final 3 laps, crossing the line P4, only 10 seconds the Factory Polaris driver in P1.
Friday was Wyatts turn to shine in the Ultra 4 Youth races. These are endurance based 35-minute races running all 3 youth classes together. Wyatt started in the 2nd row in the faster 250 Mod class, and shortly moved into P2. While running down the leader Wyatt experienced a steering issue, dropping to P5 after repairs were made. With little time left on the clock Wyatt moved to P4, then on the last corner just before the finish line, passed Maggie Flores (also in a CBR chassis) for P3, putting himself on the podium. For fun the boys then headed over to the Pit Bike track for some additional racing on their Honda 110’s. Mason ended up P5 in his motos against the professional adults. Wyatt hole shotted the youth field in both his motos and came home in P1 in both motos, earning him his first win of the weekend.