Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge 2016

Kyle Cunningham was the man of the day, going 1-1 in Open Pro after battling with his teammate Jimmy Albertson in both Motos at the Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge.

Pro-Am Challenge 2016 | Day 1 | 450 Class

Tucked away in the tall trees of east Texas, on the state’s oldest continuously running race track, there is a tradition. For 25 years Swan Raceway has offered a large purse for any Pro racers to come throw down in the reddest dirt you’ve ever seen. The event has gained popularity over time and the Pro talent has grown deeper. This weekend, $25,000 brought in Pros such as Kyle Cunningham, Jimmy Albertson, Chase Marquier, Ben Lamay, Vann Martin and more. Thirty-nine Pro entries, and over 1,000 total event racer entries make this the biggest year for the Pro Challenge to date.

Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge 2016
Chase Marquier, fresh off of his first pro season finished 10th in the first moto and DNF in 2nd.Photo by Jacob Souder
Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge 2016
Teammates Kyle Cunningham and Jimmy Albertson locked in a first lap battle of the 2nd 450 moto.Photo by Jacob Souder
Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge 2016
Jimmy Albertson giving Kyle Cunningham chase. Albertson started up front in both motos but couldn’t hold Cunningham off. Jimmy finished 2nd overall.Photo by Jacob Souder
Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge 2016
Zach Williams, all the way from Elko, MN rode solid and consistent all day finishing 3-3 behind Cunningham and Albertson.Photo by Jacob Souder
Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge 2016
Former amateur all-star, Johnny Marley dusted the boots off and drove from native Oklahoma to try and take home some money.Photo by Jacob Souder
Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge 2016
Texas prodigy Vann Martin is currently rebuilding his career after a few years of serious injuries.Photo by Jacob Souder
Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge 2016
Kyle Cunningham was the man of the day, going 1-1 in Open pro after battling with his teammate Jimmy Albertson in both Motos.Photo by Jacob Souder
Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge 2016
An appearance by Sean Hackley Jr.Photo by Jacob Souder
Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge 2016
Lane Shaw of Houston went 9-10.Photo by Jacob Souder
Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge 2016
450 Open Pro Moto 1 start.Photo by Jacob Souder
Swan Raceway Pro-Am Challenge 2016
John Short from Pilot point, Texas finished 6-6.Photo by Jacob Souder