2021 10 HOURS OF GLEN HELEN

Photos by Mark Kariya

Stover, Aeck and Redondi started off in front and finished in front.

The 2021 running of the 3 Bros. 10 Hours Of Glen Helen took place this weekend and once again it was held half in daylight and half at night. The race started at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and finished at 2:00 a.m. with around 70 very weary teams. The course was simple by the standards of the Glen Helen Endurance series, mostly taking place in the lowlands around the Glen Helen International course, the Lucas Oil truck stadium, the REM track, a few sandwashes and a trip through the parking lot of the San Manuel Amphitheater. It was around 7.5 miles with lap times in the 15-minute range. When it was all done, the GasGas team of Nick Stover, Colton Aeck and Giacomo Redondi finished with a lap to spare over Robby Bell’s Precision Concepts team, which featured Trevor Stewart and JP Alvarez. As usual, things turned around in the middle of the night. Darkness came with Bell’s team looking like it had everything under control. Their lead held up through most of the night, but with less than two hours to go, the Kawasaki KX450X broke down. “We pushed it all the way back to the pits,” said Bell. “We stripped all the light stuff off it, changed it over to the impound bike and got going.”
In the end they salvaged second.

Trevor Stewart turned in the fastest single lap time of the event for the Precision Concepts team.

Stover was pumped to win the event for the second year in a row. “The guys rode great and put in solid laps with minimal mistakes. We had an awesome pit crew who got us in and out and on the move.”
The Ironman class had 18 riders who were willing to suffer through the night. The Ironman class has evolved into an all-out race–there’s no taking it easy or stopping to rest. Michael Fichera turned in 39 laps (compared to the overall winner’s 45). And he wasn’t the only one. Stewart Marshall finished just 29 seconds behind him. This year there were three youth riders who teamed up on a Suzuki 85 to complete 36 laps. Linkin Esquivel, Maximum Esquivel and Evan Shine collected the win and the honor of being the youngest team to finish. For full results go to www.glenhelen.com.

Linkin and Max Esquivel teamed up with Evan Shine to complete 36 laps on a Suzuki RM85.

AA OPEN CLASS 
1st #1 Gas Gas NICK STOVER,
2nd #94 Kawasaki ROBBY BELL
3rd #710 KTM TYLER NICHOLSON
4th #n24 Yamaha TREVOR HUNTER
5th #855 KTM MATTHEW CANEPA
6th #56 KTM SHANE LOGAN
7th #506 Honda FORREST MINCHINTON
8th #55 KTM JESSE CANEPA
9th #605 Husqvarna STEVE ROBERTS
10th #228 Husqvarna JARETT MEGLA
11th #316 KTM CONNOR KILMARTIN

Michael Fichera topped the Ironman class.

IRONMAN
1st #48 Yamaha MICHEAL FICHERA
2nd #140 KTM MARSHALL STEWART
3rd #660 Husqvarna MAX SHAPIRO,
4th #223 KTM MASON STIFFLER PHELAN
5th #164 Yamaha TANNER AUTRY
6th #212j Husqvarna TONY NOLEN
7th #v126 Honda JOSHUA DALTON
8th #329 Yamaha MICHAEL BOCANEGRA
9th #813 Honda TYLER STARK
10th #316v KTM THOMAS DUNN
11th #241 Honda BRYAN KOOIMAN
12th #246 Yamaha DAVE NAVARRO
13th #11 Honda PARKER JOHNSON
14th #26 Yamaha ANTHONY BIONDO,
15th #045 Yamaha JACQUELINE CARRIZOSA
16th #146h KTM DAVID MILLER
17th #423 Husqvarna BRIAN SHUTT
18th #394x KTM CHAD CURZON

3 Bros was represented well.

125-250 EXP/INT
1st #51 KTM MIKAYLA NIELSEN
2nd #171 Yamaha ANDREW JENNINGS
3rd #1x Yamaha TANNER ENGEN

251-OPEN INT
1st #218 Husqvarna DANIEL LICK
2nd #107 Honda TATE KAPLAN
3rd #h454 Honda BRIAN FARRIS
4th #126 KTM HYLES HERSHLEY
5th #106 Honda MAGUIRE SULLIVAN

Josh Dalton rode the rebuilt Honda that was featured in the January, 2021 print edition of Dirt Bike.

30 YRS EXP/INT
1st #v210 Yamaha JAMES RANDOLPH

30 YRS NOV/BEG
1st #247 Husqvarna TOMMY LUHRS
2nd #990 Husqvarna TODD POTKAY ,
3rd #111 Honda JUSTIN COLLINS

40 YRS EXP/INT
1st #0813 KTM TODD DAVIS, A

40 YRS NOV/BEG
1st #346 Honda MATTHEW HERALD
2nd #519 Honda CESAR TORRES
3rd #77s Honda JUSTIN MCNEIL
4th #177x Suzuki CURTIS BLACKWOOD

Kawasaki KDX honor was upheld by Matt Saul.

BUSINESS
1st #33x KTM BRIAN BOLDING
2nd #220 Yamaha CHRIS MCLEMORE,

FAMILY CLASS
1st #996 Honda TYLER SCROGGINS,
2nd #357x Yamaha BRANDON ALEXANDER
3rd #41 KTM FRED PINNEY
4th #231 Honda MIKE HUBER

At the rider’s meeting, Ron Lawson explained that it would get dark. Most believed him, but not all.

251-OPEN NOV/BEG
1st #196 Husqvarna OSKAR KRISTJANSSON
2nd #134 Honda DAN DRAGO,
3rd #152 KTM TRISTEN ACKLEY
4th #127x Husqvarna JEREMY SILVER
5th #209s Yamaha ANDREW VANCE
6th #711 Yamaha ADRIAN BENITEZ
7th #62 Honda ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
8th #99 Honda ANDREW MCNEIL
9th #157 Kawasaki MATT SAUL
10th #552 KTM NEAL FARRELL
11th #72 Honda NOAH BRUCE

125/250 NOV/BEG
1st #x112 Yamaha WYATT BURKE
2nd #710h Honda ANGIE WRIGHT

MINI 85cc
1st #9 Suzuki LINKIN ESQUIVEL HELENDALE,

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