Scooter Racing Takes Over Season Opener

Supplied by Marcus Pimentel

Supplied by Marcus Pimentel

The 2019 BMRC Circuit Racing Championship held its highly anticipated season opener on Sunday, May 26th at the RUBiS Southside Raceway, St. David's.

With several rookies joining the ranks, scooter racing is returning "with a vengeance." Yellow rookie vests were scattered around the track with four new racers making their racing debuts. Three new scooter racers include Matthew Chirapoo-Simons, Jacari Renfroe, and Brandon Adams. New minibike racer, Daente Burgess, also made his racing debut in the popular youth class.

In addition to new racers joining the circuit, youth racer, Aiden Lopes, graduated from the Minibike Advanced class and officially moved up to Scooter 4T under his new team: Team Amsoil.

Alongside the rookies, Lopes and Chinapoo-Simons "provided the most entertaining hooks out of all the races," noted club president, Takara Dill. The battle of the rookies stole much of the show with a further Adams and Renfroe battling it out until Adams lost control of his scooter heading into one of the corners mid-track.

Ultimately, Blair Jones, who joined the race scene in 2018, secured his first set of victories, making a clean sweep of all three heats across the entire scooter grid. Jones said "I'd like to give a shout out to all of my sponsors: Custom Mechanic, Voca Racing, HK Scooter Performance, 2fast, and Elite Fitness."

This Sunday, June 9th, is the club's Memorial Race Day where fallen members will be remembered, including Toriano "Animal" Wilson, Navell "Beetle" Darrell, Marvin "Skinny" Robinson, Wilfred "Fly" DeGraff, and Kyle Pimental. Entry is $5 for adults and free for 2019 BMRC members, children under 17, and seniors 65 and over. There will be food vendors on hand for the day with races kicking off at 1PM.

race results for the 2019 Season Opener, May 26th:

Minibike Advanced

Heat 1:

1. Daente Burgess

2. Jediah Cumbermack

Heat 2:

1. Jediah Cumbermack

2. Daente Burgess

Heat 3:

1. Daente Burgess

DNF Jediah Cumbermack

Scooter Open

Heat 1:

1. Ricky Wade

DNF Kenneth DeSilva

Heat 2:

1. Ricky Wade

Heat 3:

1. Ricky Wade

Scooter 70

Heat 1:

1. Blair Jones

2. Marcus Pimentel

3. Matthew Chinapoo-Simons

DNF Jacari Renfroe

Heat 2:

1. Blair Jones

2. Marcus Pimentel

DNF Jacari Renfroe

Heat 3:

1. Blair Jones

2. Marcus Pimentel

3. Jacari Renfroe

Scooter 4T

Heat 1:

1. Aiden Lopes

2. Jason Pacheco

DNF Brandon Adams

Heat 2:

1. Jason Pacheco

2. Aiden Lopes

3. Brandon Adams

Heat 3:

1. Brandon Adams

2. Aiden Lopes

3. Jason Pacheco