2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX | Day 2 - Heat & Qualifying Races | PHOTOS

This year marks the 45th annual amateur national at Gatorback Cycle Park in Alachua, Florida

This year marks the 45th annual amateur national at Gatorback Cycle Park in Alachua, Florida. The facility boast three national caliber racing courses, two of which are used for competition this week. Monday-Wednesday is the supercross track is competed on and Thursday-Saturday are dedicated to the outdoor national championship. Tuesday was the final day of heat races and qualifying for the supercross main events Wednesday.

2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Dawn's early light. Parker Ross wore a large American flag early this morning on his way to victory in the second heat of the 65cc 10-11 Limited.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
To put it simply, Haiden Deegan is a beast. The son of freestyle motocrosser Bryan Deegan won his 65cc 7-9 heat 2 today convincingly and clearing sections most of the 450c class racers weren’t doing.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Texan Carter Halpain won heat 2 of the 450B Limited on his EBR Performance YZ450f.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Great racing early in the morning between Suzuki backed Crockett Myers and Rides Unlimited Nathanael Thrasher. Thrasher would overtake Crockett late in the moto and win heat 2.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
From Bayside, NY., Team Green Kawasaki’s Nicholas Romano marched away from the competition in the 85cc 9-11 heat 2.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Challen Tennant was flawless in the second heat of 250 Pro Sport this morning. The recent addition to the Star Yamaha racing team talent will be a force in the Pro ranks soon.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Supermini 2 holeshot, race was won by Juan Valderrama.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
In Supermini 2 heat 2, Carson Mumford was sailing a HUGE wall jump on his Amsoil Honda CRF150R.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Team Green Kawasaki’s Jett Reynolds finished 2nd in heat 2 of the 85cc 12-13.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Garrett Marchbanks from Coalville, UT aboard his Team Green KX250F won heat 2 of the 250B.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Recent acquisition of the Team Green Kawasaki team, Carson Brown dominated the second heat of the 450B class.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Colton Eigenmann, of Titusville, FL, finished 3rd in 125B/C 12-16 division heat 2 on a Yamaha YZ125.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Gael Ruiz Del Campo of Cariro, Georgia had impressive ride in the 85cc 12-13 class, finishing 2nd placed in the 2nd heat aboard his Husqvarna.Photo by Jacob Souder
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