2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX | Day 3 - Racing | PHOTOS

Supercross finals began early Wednesday morning as the sunshine was just peeking over the treeline at Gatorback Cycle Park in Alachua, Florida. Check out our photo gallery by Jacob Souder from Day 3 of racing.

Supercross finals began early Wednesday morning as the Florida sunshine was just peeking over the treeline. The SX track was in perfect condition and stayed so all day with a little help of the hard working track crew. We watched the best of the best throw down on a technical, but fun course all day long. Tomorrow begins the outdoor portion of the amateur national on the historic Gatorback MX course.

2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
One of the best battles of the day didn’t come from the A class, it was these lil guys. Seth Dennis and Mikah Carpenter, both aboard Cobra 50 Jr’s duked it out for most of the moto. At the finish first was Dennis though who was awarded 51cc 4-6 limited champion.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Amsoil/ Factory Connection Honda’s “Smokin” Jo Shimoda. Quite possibly the fastest kid you haven’t heard of yet. Rest assured, you will be seeing the name again. He and Kawasaki’s Lance Kobusch paced each other until the very end of the Schoolboy 2, Shimoda winning by inches. Seriously though, he is surgical on a bike, no mistakes.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Tough break for Jordan Jarvis, a heavy favorite in the Girls 12-16 class was forced to DNF after mechanical failure on the last lap. Jarvis worked the entire moto to pass Katie Benson and did so on the last lap just before her bike failed. Benson is the 2016 champion.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Jordan Bailey finished 4th placed on his factory Husqvarna 450.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Sean Cantrell of Murrieta, Ca won the 450A championship. The TLD/KTM racer pulled a lead early and marched away.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
If you find yourself at a track where Haiden Deegan is riding someday, you’ll prob want to park it and just watch. The prodigy convincingly won all thee 65cc classes he competed in and is perfect so far this week.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Holeshot of the Schoolboy 1 12-16. Despite being a few spots back in the start, the race was won by Husqvarnas Jalek Swoll.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Schoolboy 1 12-16 Champion Jalek Swoll.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
On his Rides Unlimited KTM 65, Kyle Smith took home two titles today.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
After a brief and heated scuffle with Carson Brown that left Brown on the ground. Carter Halpain won the 450B limited. Halpain also won the 250B division.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Justin Cooper was untouchable in the 450 Pro Sport leading start to finish.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
In 2016 AMSoil, Factory Connection Honda back Carson Mumford hasn't had the season we had expected. The tide has changed however as Mumford was the man to beat all day. Carson was untouchable on his CRF150R, getting out front early and wasn’t contested for three championship titles.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
The path to success has been anything but straight for Challen Tennant. The Texan’s career has been riddled with injury. This morning, on his Star Racing Yamaha he started up front and left the pack. He is the 2016 250A Gatorback SX champion.Photo by Jacob Souder
2016 Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX
Start to finish, Team Green Kawasaki’s Hannah Hodges lead the Women’s 14+ division and took home gold.Photo by Jacob Souder
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