The last national of the 2013 national season was in Kissimmee, FL at the Silver Spur arena. The Profile team was ready to get the 3 day race weekend underway and bring home some shiny Disney Cups as well as grab a few extra points going into Tulsa.
Charlie Golwyn, aka Mr. Prickle Pants, got things started off right. He had a dominating performance winning every moto and main, all 3 days in both the 6 and under open and 6 expert classes. Not only did he have triple-double wins but he now has 2 Disney Cups to take home. While it was Profile’s Chandler Denton on this month’s Pull magazine cover, if Charlie keeps us this pace, he will have a cover shot soon too!
Caleb Minthorn decided to break out his cruiser since there was no Junior Development class this weekend. He ended up making the podium on both Friday and Saturday for third place each day. That’s 2 cruiser podium finishes. In his 17-18 expert class, he had the second largest group of the weekend with almost 40 riders and quarters. Caleb’s training paid off with smooth rides and transfers into the quarter and into the semis in this ultra-tough class. On Sunday, he was in the semi and poised to transfer but got pushed up and over the third turn. He was so far over and into the stands he could have signed autographs!
Racing 13 girls, Lauren Lanzalotta, started the weekend off right on Friday with a solid performance in her motos and making the main event. She got a tight squeeze on the first straight and took an 8. On Saturday, she again had solid motos and made it to the semi.
Chandler Denton racing 19-27 expert was riding high and showing why he landed a Pull magazine cover this month. He had one of the biggest classes of the weekend, but managed to get out of the motos and through the quarters, semis and into the mains all 3 days. Chandler finished with a 3 on Friday, a 6 on Saturday, and a 2 on Sunday and he took second overall for the Disney Cup challenge.
Racing 12 cruiser and 12 expert, Casey was strong all weekend long with a main event appearance each day. On Friday it was in his 12 expert class where he brought home a podium with a 3rd. On Saturday and Sunday it was in his 12 cruiser class with a 4th and a 5th finish.
Tanner Engle racing 13 expert was looking good in the motos all weekend. He was smooth and fast in the semis but was not able to get into the main.
Tyler Faoro, racing Elite Men, showed up on Friday with his new frame that he picked up at Interbike. He was getting the Dkoi bike frame dialed in and was really enjoying it. Tyler’s cheering section was also in attendance in their custom 954 checkered flag dresses. They helped him make it out of the motos but he was not able to make it all the way to the main.
John Pringle had a great weekend making 4 out of his 6 main events including all 3 days in 46-50 cruiser. On Friday after getting some traffic in the first straight he took a 6 but turned it around on Saturday with a 3rd and a 5th on Sunday. He also made his expert main on Saturday and finished 7th.
The team will be headed to Tusla at the end of the month to put it all on the table at the Grand National Championships. Thank you to Jim, Nancy, Charlie and the Profile staff for supporting the team and to Gus for always being there. Also thank you to our team sponsors, Fly Racing, Hyper Bikes, MAXXIS, Feedback Sports, Sun Rims, Sinz, ODI Grips, KMC Chains, Monster and Vapor Designs.