Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s rider Haiden Deegan lead the team with five victories at the 51st annual Thor Mini O’s Winter Olympics. He kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with a pair of supercross titles, taking top honors in the 250 Pro Sport and 450 Pro Sport classes.
Deegan continued to shine with more championships in the motocross program, topping an all-Yamaha podium in the 250 A class and securing tiles in the 250 Pro Sport and 450 Pro Sport classes. For his dominant performance, he earned the prestigious Dunlop Silver Tire Award as well as the Pro Circuit Platinum Pipe Award.
His new teammate Daxton Bennick enjoyed a successful debut with the team, grabbing the holeshot en route to his first title in the supercross 250 A class, and giving the Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing squad a Mini O’s sweep of the pro classes.
The NSA/Yamaha Rock River/Parts Unlimited/Moose team also had a successful week in Florida. In supercross, Wyatt Thurman won both the 85cc (9-11) and 85cc (9-13) class titles. In motocross, Kade Nightingale took the motocross win in the 65cc (7-9) class. Avery Long left with a pair of championships as well, winning the supercross 450 B class and the motocross 450 B Limited class, while Crockett Myers secured the crown in the motocross Collegeboy (16-24) class aboard his YZ450F.
Adding to the bLU cRU’s supercross title tally was MTF/ Morgantown Powersports’ Mitchell Zaremba who took home championships in the 450 B Limited and the Collegeboy (16-24) classes. Tech Service/DC III Suspension/FXR’s Ashton Arruda won both the 250 C Jr. (12-17) Limited and 250 C Limited championships in supercross and then capped off the week with a motocross title in the 250 C Jr. (12-17) class. Also securing a pair of supercross championships was Hillview Motorsports/PR2/Fly’s Steve Roman in the Junior 25+ and Vet 35+ classes.
MTF/FXR/DWR’s William Jordan took the crown in the supercross 450 C Limited class and went on to secure a second title in the class in the motocross category. Also scoring championships in supercross was EBR/Altus Motorsports/Fly’s Julien Beaumer in the Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C class and Simi Valley Cycle/ Pro-Circuit/ Monster Energy’s Reven Gordon in the 125 (12-17) B/C class. Rounding out an impressive 16 championships for Yamaha in the supercross category was Jarrett Tincher in the 51cc (4-6) Shaft DR Limited class.