Sprint Hero is excited to announce the charities for 2019.
Part of Sprint Hero’s mission is to give back. A portion of every race entry fee will be donated to some amazing charities. Be A Hero. RACE!
You will now have the opportunity to choose between four different charities when you register for your race. Pick the one that is closest to you!
For 2019, you will be able to choose between:
Mile Markers Therapy – Helping special needs kids and families of all ages.
Wounded Warrior Project – Providing programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military actions.
Make-a-Wish – Arranges experiences described as “wishes” to children diagnosed with critical illnesses.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation – Supporting clinical and translational research on breast cancer at medical institutions in the United States and abroad.
Spring Hero Racing is excited to announce the pro payout schedule for the 2019 Sprint Hero Racing Season.
100% PAY BACK TO BE SPLIT
1st – 50%
2nd – 30%
3rd – 20%
GET READY TO BEAT THE CLOCK
(Printable pdf down below)
All AMA Sanctioned Events
ROUND 1 & 2
January 5-6 / Glen Helen Raceway – Devore, CA
ROUND 3 & 4
February 16-17 / Canyon MX – Peoria, AZ
ROUND 5 & 6 – ISDE Qualifying Round
May 11-12 / Mesquite MX – Mesquite, NV
ROUND 7 & 8
June 8-9 / Cinder Hills, AZ
ROUND 9 & 10
August 24-25 / MMX, CA
Taylor Robert Dominates Sprint Hero Finale, Shondeck Nabs Championship
Peoria, AZ (4/15/2018) –Taylor Robert returned to off road competition for the first time since breaking both arms and dominated the Sprint Hero race at Canyon MX. Robert, who was injured in February, won all 12 tests on the weekend to score the victory on his Red Bull KTM, ahead of Cole Shondeck, who clinched the championship. Dalton Shirey rounded out the top three.
Riders competed on full-length loops called “tests.” Riders were started on each loop in 20-second intervals and were challenged to run a full-out lap, followed by a break. This event featured motocross tests on the facility’s motocross track. The enduro test was an ISDE-style track with single track, virgin trails, and a copious mix of terrain. There was a special section that went down into a wash and up the other side. A few of the Pros quickly figured out how to jump the entire thing, making for spectacular air
Robert had only been cleared to ride a few days prior to the event. Looking at the unique format, he figured it would be a nice way to return to competition without overstressing his body or risking further injury. Plus, it was his home track and the same place he sustained his most recent injuries.
“It felt really good to be back on the bike in my natural habitat,” said Robert. “It was a perfect way to get back into racing because you only have to run for five or eight minutes at a time and then you get to take a break. I really enjoy this style of racing.”
Shondeck finished second and edged out Justin Jones by two points to take the championship. Jones was leading the points going into this round, but a mechanical issue made him miss the final test on Saturday, which cost him the championship.
“Taylor won them all and put a spanking on us, but I got a few seconds which was cool,” said Shondeck. “It was easy to make a lot of mistakes, but you could also make up a lot of time. I fell in one of my tests, rode hard after that and I had my best time of the weekend.”
Jones just missed the championship, but said he thoroughly enjoyed the series. He said the Canyon race brought out a lot of pros and the competition was fierce, something he likes. “This is my favorite type of off road racing,” said Jones. “I think I would have been there, but that’s racing in general, so I’m looking forward to next season.”
Shirey participated in his first Sprint Hero race and he was competitive enough to snag the final spot on the podium. He enjoyed the instant gratification of knowing almost immediately where he made up, or lost, time on the track.
Destry Abbott finished fourth, just missing the podium by 20 seconds. Abbott, 45, said the format suits his age and health limitations. He was happy with the results and hopes the series will continue next season.
“I’m going to be 46, I’m still doing chemo and dealing with cancer, so I can’t be too disappointed,” said Abbott. “I think the series is awesome, and I hope Sean sticks with it. I want to see the series grow because it’s awesome. I would like to do some WORCS and some Hare and Hounds, but my body won’t work for two hours at that pace so this format is perfect for me.”
Mitch Anderson completed his sweep of the Open A title chase, winning here. The CST KTM rider said the series was perfect for up-and-coming racers like himself. “I had a really good year and put it all together,” said Anderson. “I’m happy to see the speed is there, and I’m looking forward to moving up to Pro soon.”
The inaugural season of the Sprint Hero Racing Series was a success, and each round attracted more racers, so next year the series should be bigger and better as Shondeck plans to return to defend his number one plate.
Justin Jones Wins Sprint Hero Race, Takes Points Lead
Cedar City, UT (3/11/2018) – Justin Jones won the Sprint Hero Racing Series held at Iron Mine Raceway. Jones, riding his Monster Energy Honda, beat out Cole Shondeck and Destry Abbott for the victory and took the points lead in the process. The event was the second of three being held this season.
Weather was dry on Saturday with slick and dusty conditions. Rain overnight brought the track surface around nicely on Sunday with perfect racing conditions. Jones, who finished second in the first race at Glen Helen, had to play catch up after a hard tumble during Saturday’s race. He came back on Sunday and took the win.
“On Saturday, Destry and Cole Shondeck were really going fast and I didn’t make it easy on myself,” said Jones. “I made a lot of mistakes and went down hard once. I rebounded on Sunday and conditions couldn’t have been better. We had a decent amount of rain last night and I came out on top.”
Jones enjoys the new series as it offers something for everyone. Not only does it feature 22 classes, the format also allows people of all fitness and experience levels to challenge themselves on the different tests.
“This is favorite type of racing because you have competition in your class, but you’re really racing against yourself and the clock,” said Jones. “You can really turn yourself inside out in minutes and it shows raw speed off road.”
After finishing fifth in the opener, Shondeck decided to run the whole series and was rewarded with a runner-up finish, just behind Jones. A veteran motocross racer, Shondeck said the format has helped him really come up to speed in off-road racing.
“It was an awesome weekend. The Enduro Test was super cool. The single-track section was tight and completely different than the rest of it. The GP sections were fast, but they were fun. You get a little bit of everything out here. I grew up doing motocross and I’m a little bit new to the off road stuff,” said Shondeck.
Forty-five-year-old Destry Abbott finished third on the weekend, just ahead of his son Cooper. Despite fitness levels challenged by chemotherapy, Abbott was able to put in competitive runs both days. He said the new format allows him to continue racing.
“This series is for everybody,” said Abbott. “My fitness isn’t all there. I’m still dealing with chemo and being 45 isn’t the best, so this style is really the best for me right now. You can be young or old and this is a great style of racing. This series is really going to take off. You come in, talk to your buddies and have a good time. Then you go out and do another test.”
The Sprint Hero Racing Series finishes its season at Canyon MX in Peoria, AZ. That event is scheduled for April 14-15.
Sprint Hero Racing Utah Results
1. Justin Jones
2. Cole Shondeck
3. Destry Abbott
4. Cooper Abbott
5. Steven Gibson
6. Brad Goolsby
7. Mitch Anderson
8. Bryce Shondeck
9. Austin Phillips
10. Jackson Watson
Can’t race or stay all weekend but still want to get a day in of the hottest new racing format on the West Coast?
Single day racing is now available for Sprint Hero.
Come to the track for Saturday or Sunday racing!
$55 for all classes.
REGISTRATION FOR 2018 ROUND 2 AT IRON MINE RACE PARK IS NOW OPEN
Be a part of history as this new epic series continues. Register here.
Let everyone know! Don’t let the chance to be part of history pass you by.
March 10-11, 2018 at Iron Mine Race Park.
The state has been set. Round 1 was amazing. It gets bigger and better from here!
Don’t forget, part of all race entry proceeds go to help the DA8 Strong Foundation. Be a hero. Race.
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JAN 07, 2018
The first ever Sprint Hero Enduro saw two days of intense racing at Glen Helen Raceway this weekend. At the end of 14 special tests, 3 Bros/STI Husqvarna rider Zach Bell was the overall winner thanks to his perfect sweep of day two. Zach came into the day behind Honda rider Justin Jones, who had very good scores in the enduro-oriented sections on day one. But Bell learned quickly, improving his times with every effort. He won by 25 seconds when it was all over, with Gas Gas rider Travis Coy third.
WORCS director Sean Reddish came up with the idea of a west coast Sprint Enduro series after visiting one round of the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro series back east. He brought the format out west, giving full credit to the Full Gas organizers. This season, part of the proceeds will go to the DA8 Strong Foundation. He also used former WORCS Champion Robby Bell for help in construction the course, which consisted of two separate loops; one enduro based and the other MX oriented. The riders started off each day with a single loop of the enduro section, departing in 20 second intervals. They rode that section twice more, with a short break between each run. Then they switched to the MX loop, which was run three times in the same fashion. At the start of each of these tests, the riders were queued up according to their times from the previous test, with faster riders up front. Despite it being a completely unfamiliar format to most of the riders, they seemed to under stand immediately what was going on and what to do.
Each day started off started off with a Youth Program. That was highlighted by an impressive race match up between Honda mounted Wyatt Cameron and TM rider Bradley East–Cameron came out on top. The first test of the Adult show had an unexpected twist. Ty Tremaine had the best score on an Alta Redshift electric bike. Tremaine will be riding the Alta in EuduroCross this year and was experimenting to see what else the bike was capable of doing. Unfortunately, the whole program is so new that the details of trackside recharging haven’t quite been worked out, so Ty was forced to deal with dwindling power reserves for the rest of the day. Jones was second ahead of Bell in that test, but all of the remaining tests for the weekend were won by Jones or Bell.
Eventually, Tremaine retired and that left third place up for grabs. Some riders favored the enduro tests and other excelled in the MX tests. Travis Coy and Vet A rider Brad Goolsby were outstanding on the enduro loop, while Cole Shondeck was up front in the MX sections. Kacy Martinez was also fast on the enduro loop, usually finishing in the top 10. As it turned out, the Enduro section was longer, and that was the deciding factor. Coy finished third in the end with ISDE rider Nick Stover in fourth and Shondeck fifth. Both Nic Garvin and Brandon Krause returned from injury, finishing sixth and seventh, respectively. Goolsby was the first non-pro in eighth and Martinez was top woman in 16th. For results and more info on Sprint Hero Racing, click here.
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