PRESS RELEASE – The Guam International Raceway was the place to be this past Sunday regardless of the threat of an approaching typhoon. The eighth round of the twelve round Monster Energy 2015 Guam Motocross Championships was held under somewhat muddy conditions which made for an abundance of bar banging out at the Guam International Raceway in Yigo. It was free to drive out and watch and besides the somewhat questionable weather conditions a fairly large crowd of family and friends were there cheering on the racers.

Race Highlights

In the Open Motorcycle class multi time reigning Guam champion #1 JR Cepeda aboard the Cycles Plus Kawasaki was once again the man to beat as he muscled into the lead and went on to take the checkers. After eight rounds Cepeda has taken a 61 point lead with 387 points over his next closest competition #277 Honda mounted Michael Shaffer who has 326 points.

The rest of the field finished round 8 as follows

2nd #75 Jeff Rios Yamaha

3rd  #277 Mike Shaffer Honda

4th  #100 Steve Turo Kawasaki

5th  #29 Brady Kruize Suzuki

6th  #15 Deven Manibusan Honda

7th  #19 Zachary Chang Honda

8th  #57 Kim Aiken Honda

9th  #47 Franklin Perez Kawasaki

10th  #52 Kenny Conley Yamaha

11th  #83 Ceasar Whitt Kawasaki

12th  #18 John Aguon Yamaha

250cc class: #100 Steve Turo and #9 Brady Kruize battle it out bar to bar this past Sunday. (courtesy photo)

250cc class: #100 Steve Turo and #9 Brady Kruize battle it out bar to bar this past Sunday. (courtesy photo)

In the Open Atv class #83 Daniel Champion aboard a Suzuki also had muscled his machine into the lead to take that class win. A heated battle for second through fourth had taken place and had the crowd on its feet as a trio of Yamaha riders were bouncing of each other as they flew over jumps and slamming each other through the turns. Once the mud and carnage had cleared it was first time racer #8 Mike Taimanglo on a Yamaha Banshee taking the second place position with his brother #7 Matt Taimanglo taking 3rd place aboard a Yamaha Yfz450 and #11 John Gilman also Yamaha Yfz450 mounted taking fourth. #83 Daniel Champion has now taken a clear lead in the championship standings with 309 points over second place in the standings #7 Matt Taimanglo who has 262 points.

In the Kids Open Minibike class reigning class champion #1 Sasha Song on his Honda swept the event to take the in and launch himself into the championship points lead.

Taking second was #75 Owen Rios on the Autoworks upported Kawasaki with #12 Yuna Song taking third. The rst of the field finished as follows

4th #23 Jordan Leon Guerrero Kawasaki

5th #4 Tobin Perez Kawasaki

6th #34 Caleb Encina Kawasaki

7th #7 Darien Chang Kawasaki

8th #94 Jessthan Pano Kawasaki

9th #11 Blaze Aiken Honda

#76 Deven Encina on the Phillips and Sons supported KTM took the win with the #50 of Owen Turo on a Kawasaki taking second. Third went to the hard charging #20 Gavin Whitt on a Kawasaki with #25 Laurence Limtiaco on a Kawasaki taking fourth.


In other results

#23 Jordan Leon Guerrero has been moving up the rankings taking a solid second in the 85cc class this past Sunday. (courtesy photo)

#23 Jordan Leon Guerrero has been moving up the rankings taking a solid second in the 85cc class this past Sunday. (courtesy photo)

450cc Motorcycle

1st #75 Jeff Rios Yamaha 45pts

2nd #19 Zachary Chang Honda 38pts

3rd #15 Deven Manibusan Honda 38pts

4th #83 Ceasar Whitt Kawasaki 33pts

5th #22 Kenny Conley Yamaha 25pts

6th #76 John Aguon Yamaha 22pts

250cc Motorcycle

1st #1 JR Cepeda Kawasaki 50pts

2nd #277 Mike Shaffer Honda 44pts

3rd #100 Steve Turo Kawasaki 40pts

4th #29 Brady Kruize Suzuki  34pts

5th #57 Kim Aiken Honda33pts

6th #47 Franklin Perez Kawasaki 31pts

Vet Over 40 Motorcycle

1st #75 Jeff Rios Yamaha 50pts

2nd #100 Steve Turo Kawasaki 44pts

3rd #83 Ceasar Whitt Kawasaki 38pts

4th #57 Kim Aiken Honda 38pts

150cc Minibike

1st #1 Sasha Song Honda

2nd #12 Yuna Song Honda

3rd #111 Blaze Aiken Honda

85cc Minibike

1st #75 Owen Rios Kawasaki

2nd #23 Jordan Leon Guerrero Kawasaki

3rd #4 Tobin Perez Kawasaki

4th #34 Caleb Encina Kawasaki

5th #7 Darien Chang Kawasaki

6th #94 Jessthan Pano Kawasaki

Round 9 of the Monster Energy 2015 Guam Motocross Championships will be held on Sunday August 30th at the Guam International Raceway. Gates open at 9am with racing set to begin at 11 30am. But up first for our islands motocross fans and racers will be the Barrigada Fiesta Motocross part of the Monster Energy Guam Fiesta Series on Sunday, August 23rd. For more information visit or contact by e-mail at

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