Renthal at Mini O's
Posted : 18/12/2015
It was a successful weekend for Monster Energy Team Green Kawasaki athletes at the 44th Annual Thor Winter Olympics, AKA Mini O’s, held at the famous Gatorback Cycle Park in Newberry Florida over Thanksgiving weekend. Team Green riders secured 18 total championships with Austin Forkner taking 6 total winning 11 of 16 total motos.
After a successful run on the supercross track with ten overall championships, Monster Energy® Kawasaki Team Green™ prepared for the great outdoors in the soft Florida sand. Austin Forkner once again raised the bar by racing at impeccable speeds, winning five motos and three overall championships. Garrett Marchbanks turned heads all weekend, winning the Schoolboy 2 title, while teammate Joey Crown had a stand out ride winning a moto in the 450B class. Jordan Bailey showed his true Florida riding skills as he charged through the field and never finished outside the top ten.
Garrett Marchbanks rode hard on his KX™250F this weekend, determined to win another championship. Marchbanks jumped off to two great starts and went 1-1 in Schoolboy 2 and took home the #1 plate. In addition to this championship, Marchbanks was on rails in the 450B class as he sliced his way through the competition to go from last to third in five laps.
Teammates Joey Crown and Jordan Bailey portrayed their exceptional riding skills as Crown finished second overall in both 250B and 450B, third overall in 250B Limited and fourth overall in Schoolboy 2. The Florida native Jordan Bailey showed off his sand skills throughout the event, never finishing outside the top ten.
Kawasaki Team Green rider Jett Reynolds has been on everyone’s radar as he continues to pull holeshots and win championships. It was no different at the 2015 Winter Olympics as Reynolds launched out of the gate in both 85cc (9-11) motos and rode flawlessly to the checkered flag, clinching the championship. His teammate Nick Romano settled in right behind in both motos to finished second overall. Romano then carried that speed into both 65cc (7-9) classes to win four motos and both championships. Ryder DiFrancesco rode with unmatchable speed and control and took home the 65cc (7-11) #1 plate.