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Hawaiian racer Brian Medeiros celebrates his 250 Pro victory with a “low five” to buddy Dan Alamangos. Photo: Debbie Tamietti
First, let’s get the weather out of the way. Last week the temperature at Glen Helen was 106 degrees. This week it was 102 degrees. To hear the REM motocross racers talk about the difference, you would have thought that a blizzard had just rolled off the Pacific Ocean. Freezing temperatures aside, 4 degrees is amazingly noticeable to people dressed in multiple layers of leather, carbon fiber, Nylon, plastic and fiberglass.
As you might expect riders from places with typically hot weather did very well at the weekly REM motocross races this weekend. Hawaiian Brian Medeiros won the 250 Pro class for the third straight week, while Kuwaitti Adulatif Alkhanna took the 250 Novices (102 in Kuwait isn’t considered hot). Other impressive foreign winners were Holland’s Ralf Schmidt in the Over-40 Expert class and Sweden’s Stefan Adriansson in the 125 Two-Stroke class.
Dutchman Rald Schmidt (73) took the Over-40 Expert crown in front of David …
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Article / post by: Jody Weisel