Mixing it up on the central coast
Words and photos by Called To Creation
Video by Mitch Nuyens and Sebastian Bauer
It was another sell out crowd of participants for the third round of the California Enduro Series, run by Keith DeFiebre/CCCX and held at Toro Park near Monterey. The venue sits just a few miles east of the world famous Laguna Seca Raceway, home of the Sea Otter Classic. The trails were challenging and the weather warm. One unique aspect of this round was the mixed start; racers were allowed to choose which stage they wanted to start, with pros and experts choosing between stages 1 and 2 and sport and beginner choosing between stages 3 and 4. Check out these images shot by CES official photographer Called To Creation throughout this fun event.
The event began with open practice on Friday at 12pm. Many riders chose to come a little later in the day.
Views for days.
Loose, tight switchbacks required sharp handling skills.
Race packet pick up.
ASJ contributing editor Lauren Gregg (left) is no stranger to the pro podium. Here she poses for a shot with Amy Morrison who took the win for Pro Women.
The motorhome life is so enduro!
Taking a moment.
Girls Rock leaders take on enduro.
Scott Chapin pinned as always.
ASJ ace juggler Michele Lamelin moonlights as a CHP officer on the CES course, writing “tickets” for the fastest times in the TRP Brake Zone.
So. Much. Focus.
Women’s TRP Brake Zone Speed Trap
1st – Tracie Nelson at 27.5
2nd – Amy Morrison at 26.8
3rd – Madison Giger at 26.5
Men’s TRP Brake Zone Speed Trap
1st – Keith DeFiebre at 33.2 mph
2nd – Tom Doran at 32.6 mph
3rd – Ashton Smith at 32.2 mph
Beginner Men – Nathan Davis
Beginner Women – Hanna Fleming
Sport Men – Trenton Guthrie
Sport Women – Brittany Cavaletto
Expert Men – Keith DeFiebre
Expert Women – Madison Giger
Pro Men – Dillon Santos
Pro Women – Amy Morrison
Women’s Pro Podium – 1st Place: Amy Morrison 17:20.8, 2nd Place: Essence Barton 17:30.1, 3rd Place: Ali Osgood 17:45.2, 4th Place: Janea Perry 17:49.8, 5th Place: Lauren Gregg 17:51.4
Men’s Pro Podium – 1st Place: Dillon Santos 15:05.7, 2nd Place: Evan Geankopolis 15:09.8, 3rd Place: Ian Massey 15:16.5, 4th Place: Cory Sullivan 15:22.0, 5th Place Ryan Gardner 15:24.9
Join CES on June 25-26 for round four, the VP EnduroFest at China Peak Mountain Resort above Huntington Lake in the Sierra!