HUNTER MILLER & CROSS KIRCHMEIER TOP TEXAS PROS

ON THE PODIUM: TEXPLEX UTV RACE SERIES ROUND 6

In the third Texas UTV Race Series round since the Corona-chokehold, Hunter Miller scored his second Pro Turbo victory on a shortened course at Texplex Park, and Cross Kirchmeier scored the first-ever Pro short-course win for the Honda Talon 1000R in N/A Pros. WORCS racer Ronnie Anderson made the trek from California to try to break Can-Am’s stranglehold on the Texas Pro Turbos.

Texplex Park has a land-rush start with rolling humps, much like the famed Crandon International Raceway.

Texplex runs a two-moto format with split starts in the first race and gate-picks for the longer second moto determined by first-race finishing order on elapsed time. Two scores are combined with the low score winning, like in the Motocross of Nations.

Hunter Miller took the Pro Turbo overall with a 1-2 on the shortened Texplex course, beating Hart’s 3-1 and chipping away at Hart’s points lead.

In Pro Turbo competition, the only three series winners were in the first wave, and Hunter and Cody Miller took the first two positions from the start and set a blistering pace. Points leader Kyle Hart overheated his brakes trying to run the Millers’ pace, dropping from fourth to fifth and then moving up to finish third. In the main, Cody Miller took the lead and held it for four laps, but Hart was on his tail, setting the fast lap of 2:27.032 on that fourth lap. Hart took the lead and won the race over Hunter and Cody, but Hunter’s 1-2 bested Hart’s 3-1 for the overall, with Cody third with a 2-3.

The N/A Pro 1000 heat and main were chaotic, with points leader Collin Truett  being the most consistent with a 3-3 score for second overall. Kainan Baker scored his first podium in his RS1.

In Pro N/A 1000s, Cody Martin set sail in his YXZ1000R and led all six laps of the first moto, turning the fastest lap (a 2:31.750), while Collin Truett (Pol) fought for third with Kirchmeier, who ended up fourth. In the seven-lap main, Martin again took the point and turned a 2:29.965 on the third lap before fading to sixth. Meanwhile, Kirchmeier worked up from seventh to take the lead just before the white flag with Shawn Hess second, and Honda scored a 1-2 in the main. Kirchmeier took the overall ahead of Truett and Kainan Baker (Pol).

Cross Kirchmeier scored the N/A Pro 1000 win with a 4-1 day, and this was the first major Pro 1000 victory for the Honda Talon 1000R.

Texplex cut out the whole back section, shortening the track by almost a mile, to eliminate a dusty and silty section. There were 157 entries, down from 171. The next Texas UTV series round is July 25th, and the final is August 22nd.

Tex Talk does the Texplex announcing, and the riders meeting and announcing are done over the radio for social distancing. Race registration is done online, and spectators watch and listen in their cars.

RESULTS: TEXAS UTV RACE SERIES RD6

Turbo UTV Pros

1. Hunter Miller/C-A…1-2

2. Kyle Hart/C-A…3-1

3. Cody Miller/C-A…2-3

4. Ronnie Anderson/Pol…5-4

5. Nick Burnham/C-A…6-6

6. Kory Willis/C-A…8-5

7. Thomas St. Peter/C-A…4-9

8. Nathan Wolff/C-A…7-8

9. Jordon Berza/Yam…10-7

10. William Thomas/C-A…9-11

N/A UTV Pros

1. Cross Kirchmeier/Hon…4-1

2. Collin Truett/Pol…3-3

3. Kainan Baker/Pol…2-5

4. Cody Martin/Yam…1-6

5. Shawn Hess/Hon…8-2

6. Cole Keats/Pol…7-4

7. Ken Masch/Pol…6-9

8. AJ Payne/Pol…5-12

9. Jubal Cheatwood/C-A…11-7

10. Elliott Cook/Hon…10-8

1000cc Turbo Expert

1. Ryan Tewksbury/C-A…1-1

2. Michael Dunnagan/A-C…1-2

3. Blake Helms/Pol…2-4

4. Ben Fornier/C-A…5-3

5. Quinn Wilson/C-A…3-6

1000cc N/A Expert

1. Aaron Boterf/Pol…3-1

2. Max Brill Jr./Yam…2-3

3. Pat Shamblin/Yam…1-4

4. Lake Edwards/Hon…5-5

4. Gerald Jones/Yam…3-7

1000cc Turbo Amateur

1. Allen Corbin/C-A…1-1

2. Rusty Pipes/C-A…3-2

3. Trey Thorton/C-A…2-3

4. Dominic Martinez/C-A…3-4

5. Kendall Thomas/C-A…5-5

1000cc N/A Amateur

1. Rett Byrne/Pol…1-1

2. Zachary Stewart/Hon…2-2

3. Ian Lehn/Pol…2-4

4. Shane Lewis/Yam…6-3

5. Lee Knowles/Pol…5-6

Under 1000cc

1. Dillon Fontenot/Pol…1-1

2. Rachel Cheatwood/C-A…2-2

3. Christian Gaston/Pol…4-3

4. Tyler Bunch/Pol…5-4

5. Langston Layne/Pol…3-6

Senior (45+) Turbos

1. Rusty Pipes/C-A…2-1

2. Trey Thorton/C-A…1-2

3. Buck Jones/C-A…4-3

4. John Byus/C-A…6-4

5. Jimmie Walker/C-A…5-6

Senior (45+) N/A

1. Chad Mayo/Yam…2-1

2. Gerald Jones/Yam…1-2

3. Jubal Cheatwood/C-A…5-3

4. Max Brill Sr./Yam…4-5

5. Austin Sides/Yam…7-4

Women

1. Lacy Tewksbury/Pol…2-2

2. Alyanna Baker/Pol…1-5

3. Jennifer Mayo/Pol…4-3

4.Victoria Nicholson/Pol…3-4

5. Katie Thomas/Yam…6-6

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