Louisiana Cross Country Series
Round 7: Desoto Motorsport Park
By Lucas Comeaux/AcadianaRacing.com
Photos by LACC Series Staff
MANSFIELD, LA, SEPT. 19, 2010
Once again, many LACC Series newbies showed up to challenge the top championship contenders. This allowed for some great racing action in many classes. A nearby air show, plenty of practice on the MX track, great Cajun cooking, and a campground volleyball session helped relieve racers of their pre-race jitters.
XC1 Expert rider Kevin Hutchinson, on his Hutchinson’s ATV Repair Kawasaki, proved yet again that he has the holeshots nailed. The defending series champion, Suzuki City/Enduro Engineering/MTA-backed Suzuki jockey Stephen Reed, KTM-mounted Chad Colvin and the rest of the field trailed Hutchinson until the pack was out of site.
Munn Racing/Fly/Arai-sponsored KTM rider Trampas Parker (13, above, and bottom photo, center) popped out in the lead at the end of the first lap and never looked back. It was quite obvious Parker’s a past World MX Champion when he flew through the motocross section blitzing the whoops, turning sets of jumps into quads, and getting everything possible out of his 450cc motorcycle.
The “visitor spotlight” at this round was on Moose Racing’s Cody Potts (37, above, and bottom photo, left) of southern Texas. Potts couldn’t get his YZ450F fired at the start, so had to carve his way through almost the entire XC1 Expert class. He worked his way up through the dust into second and, after an hour and a half of racing, ended up finishing just one minute behind overall winner Parker.
Just two days after his baby girl, Amelia, was born, Scott Equipment/Adrenaline Motorsports-backed KTM rider Andy Beebe (below, right) put in an impressive ride to grab the third podium spot, thereby collecting 18 points toward his year-end overall top-three effort. With only three rounds remaining, Suzuki City/Thermo Probe/Klim’s Stephen Sturges is still in the points lead, Trampas Parker sits in second, Stephen Reed is third, Beebe is fourth and Hutchinson is fifth.
In the XC2 Expert Lites class, Mike’s Outdoors/Woods Tank-sponsored KTM rider Clint Woods was excited to earn his first class win of the season. Second place went to Texas resident and Honda rider Manny Garza, and KTM-mounted young gun Russ Wiggers rounded out the top three. The spectators were bummed out for young Evan Shows, as the Mike’s Cycle KTM rider suffered a mechanical DNF after leading for five of six laps. Shows has made the podium before, but this would have been his very first XC2 Lites-class win. Shows will be back, as will points leader Ryan Breaux, the Performance Cycles KTM/Chuck’s Used Appliance rider who’s still fighting to fully recover from illness.
Things should get even more interesting during the final three rounds of the 2010 LACC Series, so we hope to see you there! As usual, pictures, videos and more will be posted on AcadianaRacing.com! (This round will include a helmet-cam video featuring several top riders.
The MTA Louisiana Cross Country Series is a 10-round championship series promoted by AcadianaRacing.com. Venues test each rider’s overall ability by offering motocross sections, hills, roots, occasional rocks, woods trails, grass-tracks, extreme obstacles, and more. In addition to pure speed, riders must have the endurance to push hard for more than an hour and a half. The series is made possible by title sponsor MTA, Deb’s Creative Photography, Enduro Engineering, Filter Solution, Pierce & Shows Attorneys, Moose Racing, Woods Tank, RidePG.com, BMW/Husqvarna, Bayou Suspension, KTM, Chuck’s Used Appliance Center, Honda of Lafayette, MXPrints.com, Performance Cycles, Open Throttle Moto-Parts & Accessories, Adrenaline Motor Sports, Team ¾, Cornerstone Glass, and Evangeline Specialties.
OVERALL: 1. Trampas Parker (KTM); 2. Cody Potts (Yam); 3. Andy Beebe (KTM); 4. Stephen Sturges (Suz); 5. Kevin Hutchinson (Kaw); 6. Jake Haddox (Yam); 7. Stephen Reed (Suz); 8. Clint Woods (KTM); 9. John McLemore (Yam); 10. Manny Garza (Hon); 11. Joel White; 12. Chad Colvin (KTM); 13. John Manning (BRG); 14. Tyler Mandino (Yam); 15. Hutton Woods (KTM); 16. Clayton Parker (Yam); 17. Jared Henden (Suz); 18. Brett Fontenot (KTM); 19. Corey Mouton (Kaw); 20. Christopher Roberts (KTM).
XC1: 1. Trampas Parker (KTM); 2. Cody Potts (Yam); 3. Andy Beebe (KTM); 4. Stephen Sturges (Suz); 5. Kevin Hutchinson (Kaw).
XC2: 1. Clint Woods (KTM); 2. Manny Garza (Hon); 3. Russ Wiggers (KTM); 4. Evan Shows (KTM); 5. Ryan Breaux (KTM).
NOV: 1. Joel White; 2. Jared Henden (Suz); 3. Christopher Roberts (KTM); 4. Lance Ford (Kaw); 5. Shawn Hrubes (KTM).
NOV LITE: 1. Jake Haddox (Yam); 2. Tyler Mandino (Yam); 3. Brett Fontenot (KTM); 4. Corey Mouton (Kaw); 5. Ricky Parker (KTM).
SR A: 1. Al Cravens (KTM); 2. Mark Jamroz (BMW); 3. Dwight Wheat (Hon).
JR: 1. Hutton Woods (KTM); 2. Ceylon Godfrey (Hon); 3. Andrew Zaunbrecher (KTM); 4. Chase Joubert (KTM); 5. Kaylon Guedry (Hon).
SR B: 1. Clayton Parker (Yam); 2. Robin Fair (KTM); 3. John Delozier (KTM); 4. Dave Ryan (KTM); 5. Jimmy Hardin (Hon).
SR 50: 1. Johnny Rhodes (Yam); 2. Mike Elshout (Hon); 3. Donny Graham (KTM); 4. Doug Metz (Hon); 5. Kenneth Hagen (Hon).
BEG: 1. Robbie Wallis (KTM); 2. Brandon Fair (Yam); 3. Kevin Joubert (KTM); 4. Paul Schaffner (KTM); 5. Ray Buchert (Suz).
BEG LITE: 1. Zach Rambin (Yam); 2. Alec Hadaway (Kaw); 3. Brian Burns (Yam); 4. David Shaw (Hon); 5. Wayne Varnado (Suz).
KIDS VET: 1. Brennen Reed (Suz); 2. Trey Frandria (Kaw); 3. James Walerius (Kaw); 4. Michael Beauchamp (Suz); 5. Johnny Demoura (Hon).
KIDS INT: 1. Evan Wiggers (KTM); 2. Grant Broussard (KTM); 3. Cameron Reed (Suz); 4. Noah Shaw (Kaw); 5. Tanner McIlwain (Suz).
WOMEN: 1. Kylah Van Horn (Hon); 2. Julie Broussard (KTM); 3. Shelia Monk (KTM); 4. Carolyn Reed (KTM); 5. Carrie Breaux (KTM).
PEE WEE: 1. Tyler Thomas (Cob); 2. Caid Thomas (KTM); 3. Cole Fontenot (KTM); 4. Allyson Ingo.
BEG PEE WEE: 1. Landon Shively (KTM); 2. Zorion McClarty (KTM); 3. William Walerius (KTM); 4. Nicholas Walerius (KTM).